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 Curtis
Program Manager, Visiting Entrepreneur Program
02 9265 9480

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

Visiting entrepreneur program – Extend reality with Amy Peck

25 November 2019

With Amy Peck, Founder Endeavor VR

Launch Into Space - a future in STEM

22 November 2019

With Dr. Christyl Johnson, Deputy Director, NASA

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: Thursday, 6 February 2020