Visiting entrepreneur program, Sydney

Visiting entrepreneur program, Sydney

Supporting Sydney's tech ecosystem

International entrepreneurs Robert Hsiung, Nina Xiang and Lon Wong spoke at a series of free tech events from 8 to 12 April 2019.

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Globalising Sydney's tech ecosystem

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

This program is a key component of our tech startups action plan. The program is produced with over 60 industry partners. The Australian Government's program for entrepreneurs and its national innovation and science agenda also support the program.

Since its November 2017 launch, the program has delivered more than 64 curated events for over 5,300 members of the local tech startup ecosystem.


Alex CurtisProgram Manager, Visiting Entrepreneur Program
02 9265 9480

  • Events
  • Launch into space with Dr Christyl Johnson, NASA
    Friday 22 November 2019
  • Book now – free

    Blast off into space with Dr Christyl Johnson.

    She’ll speak about her journey at NASA, starting off as an intern to becoming the first female African American deputy director for Technology and Research Investments at NASA Goddard.

    Hear all about her astronomical achievements, as well as her exciting work to help young women pursue careers in STEM.

    “If you want to participate in the space industry, there’s room for everyone” – Dr Christyl Johnson

    She’ll speak about her journey and experiences, and provide tips for pursuing a career in STEM and how to launch a career in space. Dr Johnson will also address why the time for space tech is now!

    This event is part of the visiting entrepreneur program, produced by the City of Sydney with StartCon and Generation Entrepreneur.

    Darling Square Library
    Friday 22 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 7pm
  • Extend Reality with Amy Peck, CEO & Founder of EndeavorVR
    Monday 25 November 2019
  • Book now – free

    Amy Peck, founder of EndeavorVR and current Senior Director of Enterprise Content at HTC Vive Studios, will discuss the intricacies of AR, VR and XR (Extended Reality) and how it has changed lives and is continuing to shift our futures.

    Peck’s forte is distilling complex technologies into meaningful solutions across multiple verticals and business lines.

    Her passion for XR technology will be evident as she chats about her own personal mission of seeing XR become available and accessible to all, and discusses how XR can fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives and change the way we work, learn, communicate and play.

    This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, produced by the City of Sydney with StartCon and The Studio.

    Darling Square Library
    Monday 25 November 2019 from 6pm to 7pm

Thank you to our event partners

The visiting entrepreneur program is produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem.

Event partners include:

Academy Xi, Airtree, Antler, Artesian, Atlassian, Asialink, Australia India Business Council, Australian Computer Society, Blackbird Ventures, BlueChilli, Canva, Charles Sturt University, Cicada Grow Labs, Cicada Innovations, CollectiveHub, ConsenSys, Cryptonomics, EduGrowth, EnergyLab, Fishburners, General Assembly, Haymarket HQ, Heads Over Heels, HiveMind, Hoist, IDX, Incubate, Innotribe, Innovation NSW, InnovationAus, Inside, Inspiring Rare Birds, International Towers, Investible, Jobs for NSW, Julie Demsey, KPMG, LinkedIn Women, Maas, Macquarie University, Mirvac, muru-D, NCIE, Prismatik, Ramen Life, Remarkable, Right Click Capital, SBE Australia, SheEO, SheStarts, Slingshot, Smart Company, Spark Festival, SproutX, StartCon, StartSomeGood, Startup Daily, Startup Digest, StartupAus, Stone & Chalk, Sydney Startup Hub, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Sydney University, Tank Stream Labs, Tech Crunch, Tech Ready Women, TechSydney, Textbook Ventures, The Studio, The Virangana Project, The Warren Centre, Tranby, Tyro, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Sydney Business School, UNSW Founders Programs, University of Technology Sydney, Women in Innovation, Zambesi

Australian Government. Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Business Entrepreneurs' Programme. Australian Government. National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Visiting entrepreneur program videos

CityTalks Sydney: Our future with Artificial Intelligence and its rise in China

8 April 2019

With Robert Hsiung, MD Udacity China, and Nina Xiang, founder China Money Network

How Far Ahead is China in AI, and Why

11 April 2019

With Nina Xiang, founder China Money Network

New Trends in Blockchain: Cross-chain Transactions and The Consensus Stack

10 April 2019

With Lon Wong, founder & CEO ProximaX

Tech's Hottest Jobs of the Future

29 November 2018

Experts discuss the 4 most in-demand jobs of the future, as listed in the latest Talent Gap Report

Masterclass: Brand + Community

25 October 2016

With Matthew Brimer, co-founder General Assembly

From Success to Significance

17 May 2018

With Mark Brand, CEO Mark Brand Inc.

How Blockchain will Transform the Future

25 October 2018

With Joseph Lubin, co-founder Ethereum, and Mark Pesce

Me, Myself and AI

17 May 2018

With Liesl Yearsley, co-founder A.kin

Democratising technology – Jim McKelvey on the Square revolution

10 May 2019

Technology for Social Good

4 June 2018

With Stephanie Hannon, CPO of Strava, and Holly Ransom

Workshop: Introduction to Product Management

5 June 2018

With Stephanie Hannon, CPO of Strava

The Future is Female: why women entrepreneurs are changing the world

20 November 2017

With Vicki Saunders, CEO of SheEO, and Naomi Simson


Last updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2019