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September 12, Cockatoo Island


8:00 AM

8:30 AM

Sunrise Island Ferry Departs
Be greeted upon arrival and escorted under rock and earth to Sunrise Island. Collect your badge, decorate it and grab a coffee

9:30 AM


9:45 AM

Keynote - Sam Sicilia
CIO of Host Plus

10:45 AM

Keynote - Laurie Yoler
Zoox Board Member, Former Tesla Board Member

11:45 AM


12:00 PM

Startmate Mentor Experience powered by AWS
Get 30 minutes with a mentor. Solve a real challange.

Zambesi Workshops Session 1

  • Room 1: How to Build a Growth Engine with Tim Doyle and The Secrets of Social Success with Mark Baartse
  • Room 11: Productivity and Sustainability with Jamie Pride and Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation for Founders with Peter Huynh
  • Room 3: How to Get Media with Liz McKenzie and Get Your Message Across with Mat Beeche
  • Room 5: Build Your Pitch with Alan Jones and Public Speaking Masterclass with Fleur Brown
  • Room 7: Grants and Incentives with Sam Ung, David Kenney and Using Venture Debt to Scale Your Startup with Karthi Sepulohniam, Andy Tsao
  • Room 10: Team Culture with Mahesh Muralidhar and How to Make Quality Decisions. with Mike Knapp
  • Room 9: Best Practice Agile with Sarah Atkinson and Product Management with James Frankel
  • Room 4: Recruiting Engineers with Anthony Sochan and Structure Your Team to Scale with Chris Iona
  • Room 8: How to Manufacture in China with Elyse Daniels and Manufacturing in Australia with Julie Stevanja
  • Room 2: How to Maximise Conversions at Checkout with Daniel Miller, Maria Korotkikh and Building For Global Scale and Sales from Day 1 with Denis Ruderman, Mario Emmanuel
  • Room 6: Fireside chat - Building Your Leadership Team for Series B and Beyond with Kevin Griffiths, Martin Beeche, Graham Jackson, Mehdi Fassaie, Genevieve Gilmore and Strategies to Reduce Burn and Increase Your Runway with Reeta Dhar

1:00 PM


2:00 PM

Startmate Mentor Experience powered by AWS
Get 30 minutes with a mentor. Purchase your Sunrise ticket and apply

Zambesi Workshops Session 2
  • Room 3: Doing the best work of your life - how to build a high performance startup culture with Jen Mumford and How to Define Company Values That Actually Mean Something with Didier Elzinga
  • Room 5: Use Email to Growth Hack Your Way to Success with Tony Blank and Yes You Can Still Growth Hack Using Facebook with Jared Codling
  • Room 7: Scaling Effective Teams with Dom Price and Cofounder dynamics with Michelle Duval
  • Room 8: Build a Scalable Sales Playbook with Andy Farquharson and Sales Role Play Training with
  • Room 4: Road Test Your Brand with Simon LeCouteur and Develop your Personal Founder Brand with Nicola Hazell
  • Room 6: Develop Your US strategy with Francis Vierboom, Trena Blair and Develop your China Strategy with Andrea Myles
  • Room 1: How to Run an Investment Process, Target the Right Investors and Create Deal Momenturm with David Kenney, Rebekah Campbell and How to prepare for investment and the due diligence process while maintaining 100% business confidence with Sam Riley
  • Room 11: Strategies for Building a Two-Sided Marketplace with Stacey Jacobs and Scaling Fund Flow For Marketplace Business Models with Judy Phey, Kevin Keohane
  • Room 9: Getting Started with AI with Evan Crawford and Demystifying Machine Learning with Evan Crawford and Alastair Cousins
  • Room 10: How to Build a Remote Team with Ted Tencza and Ensure You're Taking The Right Legal Steps to Ensure Your Company Can Scale with Ursula Hogben
  • Room 2: Essential Cybersecurity for Business Leaders with Craig Davies and Online Fraud: Trends, Behaviour and Prevention with Bridget Clarkson, Mathieu Cadet

3:00 PM


3:15 PM

Cedar Anderson
Founder of Flowhive

3:45 PM

Katherine McConnell
Founder of Brighte

4:15 PM

Tobi Pearce
Co-founder of Sweat

4:45 PM

Panel featuring
Cliff Obrecht (Canva)
Flavia Tata Nardini (Fleet)
Rory San Miguel (Propeller)
Natalie Nguyen (HyperAnna)
Hosted by Ian Gardiner

5:30 PM

Closing remarks

5:45 PM

Sunrise Island After Party