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How do I get to Cockatoo Island? +

Cockatoo Island is very easy to get to.

Public Ferries run to and from the island every 30 minutes. You can come and go as you please. To check times and locations, head to Sydney Ferries website.

In addition to the public Ferries, we are running a special private Ferries service from 1 King Street Wharf, in Darling Harbour at 8am to drop travellers to Cockatoo Island. We have some fun planned for this trip and we recomend you take this option if it's available to you.

What if I want to leave early? +

You can leave Cockatoo Island at any time. Public ferry services run from early morning until 11pm and leave on average every 20-30 minutes. We are also running a private ferry service at 6pm.

What is the Sunrise Island Ferry? +

We have a very special, private ferry service running first thing in the morning, and at the end of the day. This is by far the best way you can travel to Cockatoo Island. You will meet other converence attendes, we have a special welcome planned, and maybe some improptu activities on the boat ride.
The ferry departs at 8am from 1 King Street Wharf (Captain Cook Terminal). If you're coming via public transport, get off the train at Wynard Station an take the Wynard Walk down to Barangaro. Once you hit the water TURN LEFT and walk 300m.

How do I download the mobile app? +

Head here

How many workshops can I attend? +

At most you could attend 4. Workshops are 30 minutes long and arranged in to Tracks. Each track contains 2 workshops. Travellers elect one or two tracks to attend. Check the schedule of workshop times. Capacities are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

How do I sign up for Workshops? +

After you have purchased your ticket to Sunrise Island, download the mobile app. Create your profile, then open the Agenda and favourite only the worlshops you will attend. This will create a personal agenda for you. Capacities for each workshop are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

How do I sign up for Startmate Mentor Experience Powered by AWS? +

After you have purchased your ticket to Sunrise Island, download the mobile app. Create your profile, then navigate to the Mentor icon. From here you can apply. Spaces are limited. You will be notified one week prior to the conference if we have matched you with a mentor.

Can I choose which mentor I am placed with? +

No. Based on the challanges you highlight in your application, we will match you with the most suitable mentor.

What time does Sunrise Island start/finish? +

Boats leave at 8am. First speaker at 9:30am. Final speaker at 5:30pm. After party starts at 6pm, finishes at 9pm.

Do I have to RSVP to workshops? +

Yes. You will receive an email when we begin taking registrations.

Will food and drinks be provided? +

Yes your ticket includes lunch, coffee, water and snacks which will be available throughout the day. Please bring your own drink bottle if you can

Will there be a coat check? +

No we are not running a coat check.

Will there be wifi? A place to work? +

Yes, and if you must, yes. There will be a small co-working space set up. And limited wifi throughout the island. We encourage all travellers to set their OOO to full be present at Sunrise Island

Is there an after party? +

Yes we are hosting an afterparty which will run until 9pm. We have live music, drinks and some weird stuff planned.