Visiting entrepreneur program

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

VEP 2022 program: Future TBD

Visiting Entrepreneur Program 2022: It’s a wrap

In 2022 the Visiting Entrepreneur Program ran from 22 June to 1 July. Under the theme of ‘Future TBD’, we brought 11 global entrepreneurs together with the local ecosystem to deliver 17-inspiring events. The program of events questioned everything from a travel guide to decarbonisation, to the future possibilities of the metaverse and health game changers.

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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 covered the metaverse, synthetic biology and artificial intelligence, through to cybersecurity, decarbonisation and quantum technology.

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

Conversations with global thinkers

Since launching in 2017, the program has presented more than 100 curated events for over 10,500 members of the local tech startup ecosystem with over 90 partner organisations. 

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem.

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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.

Past and current 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, EY, Fishburners, Folklore Ventures, General Assembly, Greening Australia, Grumpy Sailor, HATCH: Taronga Accelerator Program, 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, 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 Grounds, The Studio, The Warren Centre, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Sydney Business School, UNSW Founders Programs, University of Technology Sydney, UTS Startups, Women in Innovation, Zambesi