Visiting entrepreneur program

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

VEP 2022 program: Future TBD

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.

CROSSROADS: hype x disruption

We live in a pivotal time in human history. The rapid diffusion of ideas, trends and technologies disrupts society and economies. At this crossroad, what will be indelible, what will bring about positive progress and what will unleash irreversible consequences?

Join global entrepreneurs and innovators as they explore artificial intelligence, sustainable and responsible solutions across all industries, the quantum sector, ethics and inclusion. Discover what will outlive the hype, discern the opportunities from the noise, and consider equitable impact.

The program launches on 21 June 2023 with Galit Ariel, TechnoFuturist. Galit will deliver a keynote on The tech we all deserve, exploring the impact of technology on our everyday lives and futures.

Join one or all sessions.

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. The 2023 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

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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