Visiting entrepreneur program, Sydney

Visiting entrepreneur program, Sydney

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Globalising Sydney's tech ecosystem

The visiting entrepreneur program brings high profile international entrepreneurs to Sydney to share their expertise and knowledge with the local tech startup community with a range of events, including mentoring sessions and workshops.

The program aims to strengthen the local startup ecosystem and support entrepreneurs to start and grow successful global businesses. It will help foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and raise awareness of Sydney's tech startup ecosystem locally, nationally and globally.

In November 2017, the City of Sydney and partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem hosted more than 25 events as part of the inaugural program. 

Partner organisations included co-working spaces, incubators, accelerators and university innovation hubs.

This program is a key component of our tech startups action plan and is presented with the support of the NSW Government.

NSW Government


Alexandra Curtis
Program Assistant

November 2017 program

In November 2017, 3 international entrepreneurs participated in a range of events to share their expertise and connect with the people growing Sydney's innovative tech companies.

The program included public talks, roundtables, breakfast forums, workshops, mentoring sessions and more, produced by the City and key organisations in the Sydney startup ecosystem.

The organisations included Tech ReadySpringboardmuru'dFishburnersStone and ChalkTech SydneyBlue ChilliHatchery+Cicada InnovationsSydney School of Entrepreneurship and other accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces in our local area. 

Visiting entrepreneurs included:

Vicki Saunders Vicki Saunders, serial entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change makers and leading advocate for female entrepreneurship. Vicki is founder of SheEO, a global initiative to radically transform how we support, finance and celebrate female innovators.
Jager McConnell Jager McConnell, CEO of Crunchbase, the leading platform used by millions of entrepreneurs and investors looking to discover innovative companies and the people behind them.
Marcus Segal Marcus Segal, General Partner at UpShift Capital and mentor at Google Launchpad, ex-partner of Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley's leading accelerators and ex-senior vice-president of operations at Zynga, a global gaming platform.


Last updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017