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The Biggest Startup Conference in Australia is Back!

29th and 30th October 2015 | Sydney Town Hall, Australia

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Learn the secrets to hyper hockey stick growth

Australia’s largest startup conference has teamed up with the world’s biggest internet marketing community to bring you two jam-packed days full of actionable insights from the best startup entrepreneurs and growth marketers in the world.



Actionable insights from the best startup entrepreneurs and growth marketers in the world.

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Fast track your startup to traction

Over 90% of startups fail due to lack of traction. Defy the odds and learn from the other 10%.



Learn from the greatest minds

Network with world class speakers and some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country



Supercharge Your Growth

Use the strategies shared on Day 2: Warrior Forum 2015 to supercharge your growth



Crush the Competition Today

Learn the secrets that have grown some of the most successful companies and crush the competition.

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Day 1

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Learn the secrets from world class startup founders on how they started and grew their companies to success.

  • Cyan Ta'eed
  • Matt Barrie
  • Goran Stefkovski
  • Andrew Hyde
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  • Many more speakers*

  • Meet the upcoming startups in the Australian tech scene and connect with like minded businesses.
$ 249 AUD

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Day 2

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Supercharge your online marketing with actionable keynotes presented by the most respected Internet Marketing authorities.

  • Ray Chan
  • Sean Ellis
  • Oli Gardner
  • Nick Robinson
  • John Rampton
  • Zaky
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  • Many more speakers*

  • Workshops to learn from and interact with internet marketing experts and look at the greatest products in the internet marketing world.
$ 299 AUD

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2 Day Ticket

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Get full, unrestricted access to SydStart + Warrior Forum 2015. Learn the secrets to startup and online marketing success with the SydStart 2 Day Ticket.

  • Save $49 on Single Day Ticket Prices!

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  • Full access to both Day 1 & Day 2 keynotes where you'll learn powerful strategies your startup can use to experience explosive growth and master Internet Marketing
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  • Ray Chan, Cyan Ta'eed, Andrew Hyde, Sean Ellis, Goran Stefkovski, Oli Gardner, Christopher Koch, Nick Robinson, Matt Barrie, John Rampton and many more.
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  • Access to all internet marketing workshops and exhibitors on both days
$ 499 AUD

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*Exact day/times for speakers may change.

The biggest line-up of speakers sydstart has ever had

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Mark has been innovating for years, challenging the business landscape with disruptive models across a range of different industries. In the 90s Mark pioneered securitisation via his Wizard Home Loans business, teaming up with major distribution partners across Europe to provide cheap mortgages and undercut the banks. In 2004 the mortgage book of Wizard had swollen to over $19 billion and the business was subsequently sold to General Electric for over $500 million.

Post his departure from Wizard and in the hangover of the GFC, Mark saw another opportunity, within the consumer finance sector. Struggling independents were either winding up or being sold to bigger institutions, resulting in far less players and competition. Armed with his profile and a new holistic and technology driven wealth model, Mark set up Yellow Brick Road. After proving the concept, Mark strategically partnered with Nine Entertainment Co. and Macquarie Bank to engineer and market a full suite of financial service products, accessible to everyday Australians, not just the wealthy. Yellow Brick Road, is now an ASX listed company with over 209 physical distribution points nationally, a strong digital strategy, loan book of $30.8 billion under advice, $400m in funds under management and annual revenues of over $165 million for the 2015 financial year.

In recent years Mark’s focus has broadened to industries across; technology, biotech, resources and media – holding executive and non-executive positions in each. In 2010, insolvent and distressed micro security company, TZ Limited appointed Mark as Executive Chairman to negotiate the business’s rehabilitation. Today, TZ has a string of valuable multi-national contracts, strong cash flow and no debt. Via his non-executive roles, Mark also provides advice to the management of listed biotech, Anteo Diagnostics and resources company, Serena Resources.

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One of Australia’s Most Trusted Business Voices
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ENTREPRENEUR. ACTIVIST. MUSICIAN. BUSINESSMAN. HACKER. GAMER. THE MOST WANTED MAN ON THE INTERNET.

KIM DOT COM
Founder of MegaUpload.com

Kim Dotcom is the world's most controversial Internet enterpreneur. He founded file hosting service MegaUpload.com in 2005 which rapidly became the 13th most visited site on the Internet with over 180 million registered members, generating over $175 million in income. Kim's latest venture is an anti-censorship network called MegaNet, which will seek equity via a crowd-funding campaign set to launch in January 2016. As well as being a serial entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom has founded a political party, is an avid musician and has reached the world's #1 status in Modern Warfare 3, beating over 15 million players with over 150,000 kills.

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2 Billion Page Views and 100 Million Active Users Per Month

Ray Chan
Founder of 9GAG

Ray Chan is the cofounder of one of the most popular user-generated entertainment sites on the Internet, 9GAG.com, which attracts over 2 billion page views every single month.

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The Godfather of Growth Hacking

Sean Ellis
CEO & Founder of GrowthHackers.com and Qualaroo.com

Sean Ellis has led growth and marketing at some of the most successful technology companies including Dropbox, LogMeIn and EventBrite. In 2010 he coined the term “growth hacking” and began a movement of hyper growth among technology startups globally. Sean is now the founder and CEO of growth community, GrowthHackers.com and quantitative survey company, Qualaroo.com.

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FOUNDER OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CREATIVE ECOSYSTEM. 1.75 MILLION ACTIVE BUYERS & A QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS EARNED

Cyan Ta'eed
Co-Founder of Envato

Founded in 2006 in Cyan's parents garage, Envato is a creative eco-system, encompassing the largest digital marketplace in the world. Its 5 million members buy and sell digital stock and services, and Envato has delivered a quarter of a billion dollars of earnings to their community of creatives so far. Cyan is also the founder of New Day Box, an initiative that mobilises women to make boxes of skincare and cosmetics for women in domestic violence crisis accommodation.

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Helping establish the technology entrepreneur industry in Sydney and Australia.

Mick Liubinskas
Co-Founder of Pollenizer

Mick Liubinskas is a high energy, technology entrepreneur, investor and industry leader. He programmed his Commodore 64 at age 12, sold computer networks at age 17, raised capital for a business at 22 and ran marketing globally for Kazaa at 26. Mick is often known as Mr Focus due to his strong drive for starting small and fast, embracing failure on the road to success and avoiding the entrepreneurial distractions. For the past 18 years he has co-founded 12 technology startup companies, including starting Pollenizer with Phil Morle. This has included evaluating 1,000′s of ideas, building first products, launching globally, raising capital, closing businesses, selling businesses and all the emotional rollercoaster rides in between.

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Helping Businesses Raise capital from public markets

Rory Cunningham
Business Development Manager at ASX

With ten years’ experience in financial markets at companies such as Perpetual and Fidelity Investments, Rory is a strong believer that Australia’s capital markets are an excellent platform for funding technology and high-growth companies. For the last three years Rory has been responsible for the development of ASX’s listings business; promoting the exchange as a capital raising venue to both domestic and international companies.

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HELPING OVER 100,000 STUDENTS SOLVE PROBLEMS WITH CODE

Nicky Ringland
Co-Founder & Lead Puzzlesmith at Grok Learning and Outreach Officer for the National Computer Science School

Nicky believes that a solid computer science understanding is vital whether you want to fight climate change, make the next blockbuster movie or unlock the secrets of the universe, so she co-founded Grok Learning, bringing top tier STEM education into classrooms and homes around the world. Nicky also helps run the Girls' Programming Network and the National Computer Science School, Sydney University's CS4HS program, and any other outreach projects she can sink her teeth into. Nicky is also a current PhD student in Computer Science in the field of Natural Language Processing.

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"I've seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet"

Oli Gardner
Co-Founder of Unbounce.com

Oli Gardner is the cofounder of leading landing page creator and conversion tool, Unbounce.com. He is arguably the best person on the planet when it comes to landing page and conversion rate optimization and has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet.

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From $100,000 to $80,000,000 Revenue in 3 years

Nick Robinson
CMO of Quest Nutrition

Nick Robinson is the Chief Marketing Officer and was the very first employee at Quest Nutrition. He leveraged the power of storytelling, community and technology to rapidly grow Quest Nutrition over 57,000% in the first 3 years, taking the company to over $80,000,000 in revenue. Quest Nutrition has become the 2nd fastest growing private company in the US according to Inc Magazine.

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GROWTH HACKED HIS WAY TO BECOME THE LARGEST C2C MARKETPLACE IN INDONESIA WITH OVER $150 MILLION IN GMV IN 2014 IN FOUR YEARS.

Zaky
Co-founder & CEO of Bukalapak.com

Zaky founded Bukalapak in 2011, which has experienced hyper-growth in the last four years. Now at 28 years old, he is managing a marketplace of two million daily unique visitors and 1.5 million monthly listings. Bukalapak is the 14th most visited website in Indonesia. Zaky is one half of an Indonesian technology power couple- he is married to Diajeng Lestari, the founder & CEO of HijUp.com, B2C fashion for the muslim world market. Both are 500 startups companies.

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Mr Market. Over $35 billion of public markets transactions including over $8 billion of IPOs on the ASX and NYSE.

Christopher Koch
Former Director, Technology, UBS Investment Bank

Christopher Koch spent nearly a decade in investment banking, focusing on internet and technology companies and working on IPOs such as Carsales.com on ASX, Zhaopin.com on NYSE, and advising SEEK. He worked on over $35 billion of transactions including over $8 billion of IPOs on the ASX and NYSE. He is now Deputy CFO at Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.

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Chief Executive of the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.

Matt Barrie
Chief Executive Freelancer.com

Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com is an award winning entrepreneur, technologist and lecturer, having won numerous awards including being named the inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He is also one of the worldwide Linkedin Influencers, along with Richard Branson, Barack Obama and Deepak Chopra, where he writes on the topics of entrepreneurship and technology.

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ESTABLISHED THE WORLD'S FIRST MUSLIM E-COMMERCE FASHION WEBSITE AND LARGEST IN INDONESIA. BOOTSTRAPPED & DOUBLED SALES EVERY YEAR.

Diajeng Lestari
CEO & Founder of HijUp.com

HijUp sells apparel specifically created for Muslim women and also includes clothing, accessories, and more. A pioneer of the online e-mall concept and one of the fastest-growing retail outlets in the country, the brand is a harbinger for both fashion and e-commerce in Indonesia. Since 2011, HijUp.com has doubled sales each year and is the largest Muslim ecommerce website in Indonesia. HijUp.com has also reached 125,000 YouTube subscribers with 20 million views. In Feb 2015, HijUp.com raised funds from a syndicate of global investors including 500 Startups, Fenox Venture Capital & Skystar Capital.

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#3 Online Marketing Influencer in the World - Entrepreneur Magazine

John Rampton
CEO of Due.com

John Rampton is a serial entrepreneur and more recently the CEO of invoicing company, Due.com. He is a regular contributor to some of the biggest publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Inc Magazine and The Huffington Post. In 2014 John was named #3 online marketing influencer in the world according to Entreprenuer.com.

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The Technology Brains Behind Kogan.com's $400m Ecommerce Empire

Goran Stefkovski
Chief Technology Officer @ Kogan

Goran Stefkovski is the Chief Technology Officer of Australia’s largest online department store, Kogan.com.au, which has grown over 200% every year since inception in 2006. He has a strong passion for drones and how they are changing the world.

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Helping launch the businesses of over 100,000+ Entrepreneurs

Andrew Hyde
Founder of Startup Weekend

Andrew Hyde is the founder of StartupWeekend.com, holding weekend hackathons in more than 400 different cities in over 100 countries. Startup Weekend has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs launch over 8190 startups. Andrew has also worked at startup incubator TechStars and has created events such as TedxBoulder.

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MARKETING SPECIALIST AT THE WORLDS MOST SUCCESSFUL INBOUND MARKETING COMPANY

Niti Shah
Asia Pacific Marketing Manager

Niti Shah is a content strategy, email and conversions specialist on the marketing team at HubSpot, a marketing software company. Originally from Boston, she was at HubSpot's US headquarters for 2 years before transferring over to start the content strategy for Asia Pacific out of HubSpot's Sydney office.

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THE QUEEN OF SOCIAL MEDIA WITH OVER 1.2 MILLION FOLLOWERS

Jane Lu
Founder & CEO of ShowPo

Jane Lu is the CEO and Founder of Showpo, one of Australia's most exciting online retail brands for women's clothing. Grown on the back of social media, Showpo has over 727,000 Instagram followers, over 490,000 Facebook fans, and last year celebrated $10 million in sales.

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Mark Bouris Joins Forces with Uber for #UberPITCH
UBERPITCH SYDNEY
POWERED BY
THE MARK BOURIS SHOW

UberPITCH is your chance to get in front of some of Australia’s most accomplished entrepreneurs. Whether you have an ‘uber’ idea for an app or you’ve spent your weekends conjuring up the next big thing — request a ride from 10am – 4pm on Thursday 29 and if successful you will have seven minutes to pitch your idea and in turn will receive seven minutes of feedback before being dropped off. Top pitches of the day will appear on Bouris’ new web series, The Mark Bouris Show (markbouris.com.au), for the chance to secure funding, mentoring, prizes and a trip to San Francisco to meet with prominent Venture Capitalists.

Hosted by One of Australia’s Most Trusted Business Voices
How to
#UberPITCH your idea

Step 1 – Open the Uber app between 10am – 4pm on Thursday 29 October and slide over to the “UberPITCH” view.

Step 2 – Request an UberPITCH ride.

Step 3 – If your request is accepted, a car will arrive in minutes with one of the five business leaders.

Step 4 – Pitch your idea. You’ll have 15 minutes, so make it count!

Note – rides will be limited and demand will be high – you may need to request more than once.

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Sydstart pitches

Get in front of Sydney's top investors and mentors who can propel your startup to the next level. Get the attention of the world's leading media and press - like BRW, Business Insider & The Next Web.

5 lucky finalists will have the opportunity to share the main stage with our world class speakers to pitch their startups in front of 2000 people! Top prizes includes 120k in hosting credits from Softlayer and the ability to fast track through Muru-D's accelerator program

More Info About Sydstart Pitches
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Meet the UberPITCH Panel
Team Member
Matt Barrie
Chief Executive Freelancer.com
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ROXY JACENKO
Chief Exectuive of Sweaty Betty PR
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DANIEL PETRE
Partner at AirTree Ventures
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JOHN WINNING
Founder Appliances Online
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SARAH-JANE CLARKE
Co-owner Sass&Bide
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SydStart and Warrior Forum 2015

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