Visiting entrepreneur program

Learn from global experts about the transformative technologies tackling the major challenges of our time.

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The visiting entrepreneur program is a series of free events where global and local experts explore the latest technological breakthroughs and innovations in a specific field. Past themes have included artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, social enterprise and cleantech.

A key component of our tech startup action plan, the program aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, and raise awareness of Sydney’s tech startup ecosystem globally.

Since its November 2017 launch, the program has presented more than 71 curated events for over 6,500 members of the local tech startup ecosystem with over 90 partner organisations.

2021 program

Biotechnology and quantum technology are fields of boundless possibilities in tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time. These technologies have the potential to cure cancer, beat diseases, feed a global and growing population and address environmental impact.

Australia’s chief scientist Dr Cathy Foley and international entrepreneurs Po Bronson, Nabiha Saklayen, Rebecca Krauthamer and Ilana Wisby discussed how biotechnology and quantum technology are transforming our world. Catch-up on our June series of events below.

Previous programs

Thank you to our event partners

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

Event partners include:

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