A lot has been happening down at Sydney Startup Weekend HQ with a flurry of exciting news since our last post. So much has been happening we simply couldn’t keep it all to ourselves! 😛
- Firstly – tickets are nearly sold out! There are less than 15 tickets left so get your registration in quickly. These are bound to be snapped up very soon.
- We also have a location confirmed for the weekend! The amazing people over at UTS have come on board as a platinum sponsor, joining Quickbooks, and allowed us to use their facilities for the weekend. The organising team has been over this week to have a look at the building (and sample the catering of course!) and we were blown away. Our competitors are going to be in good hands next weekend!
- We have also had another Gold sponsor come on board to join PayPal, Microsoft, Coder Factory and ElanceOdesk. Marque Lawyers is one of Sydney’s premier law firms and we are really excited to have their support for our weekend and to be there for the competitors going forward with their new business ventures!
- We have had some awesome new Judges and Mentors sign on including someone who just raised $4.5 million in a new round of funding, someone in charge of a $20 Million early stage capital fund and someone who is head of UX at one of the big four banks – and that is just a taster! Check out their bios on our main page to find out more! (bit.ly/sydneysw)
- Judges (UPDATED)
Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin (CEO/Founder at BlueChilli)
Peter Bradd (Founding Director/Fishburners)
Rui Rodrigues (Managing Partner/Tank Stream Ventures)
Hamish Hawthorn (CEO/ATP Innovations)
- Coaches (UPDATED)
Daniel Gammell (Investment Manager – OneVentures)
Murray Hurps (General Manager – Fishburners)
Nicole Kersh (Entrepreneur / Digital Strategist
Kath Purkis (CEO at Her Fashion Box)
Gen George (Founder and Managing Director at OneShift)
Pete Cooper (Founder of SydStart)
Ned Moorfield (CEO/Co-founder at goCatch)
Phil Morle (CEO at Pollenizer)
Yvonne Everett (Angel Investor)
Paul Bennetts (Investment Manager/Airtree VC)
Patrick Crooks (Founder/Fusion Co-innovation Labs)
Daniel Nelson (Head of Enterprise Development/Braintree Payments)
Pete Argent (CEO/Co-Founder at Coder Factory)
Sean McVeigh (CCD Capability Lead, Digital Channels CBA)
Remember! Last 15 Tickets so get in quick!!!