20-25.June Melbourne, VIC

Startup Week

Hosted by Startup Victoria
About Startup Week

Victoria’s startup community is booming and it keeps getting bigger and better! Startup Victoria is really excited about all the great things that are happening in our community and we want everyone to know about it.

That is why we are running Startup Week, now in its third year. We hope you will join us in celebrating the diversity and breadth of Melbourne’s startup ecosystem.

In addition to events taking place all over the city, the widely popular Office Hours will make their return. Office Hours creates the opportunity for early stage founders to book 30 min meetings with more established founders, investors, and experts. The initiative has allowed founders to raise investment, establish mentor relationships and enjoy a myriad of other benefits.

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Startup Week's Schedule

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A Taste of the 'Fo - Morning Session

Here's a unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of one of Australia's most successful startups.

  • Where: Level 2, 6 Palmer Pde Cremorne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Vinomofo

Join us Monday 20 June to learn from some of the brightest minds in the Melbourne startup scene.

  • Where: 700 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Melbourne Accelerator Program

Here's a unique opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of one of Australia's most successful startups.

  • Where: Level 2, 6 Palmer Parade, Cremorne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Vinomofo

In this session, Felicity Pantelidis (Chief Operating Officer at Slater and Gordon) will be sharing her insights on the benefits of goal setting, professional development and mentoring in advancing the careers of women.

  • Where: Level 2, 6 Palmer Parade, Cremorne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Vinomofo

At the event, there will be 4 lightning talks from companies and individuals with deep experience in the data science industry, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

  • Where: Inspire9
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Data Science Melbourne

This is an interactive and fun workshop that equips you to take control of your career and to find ways of doing work that you love.

  • Where: Dimension5, Level 1, 10 Dorcas Street South Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Dimension5
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Startup Grind Hosts Péter “HP” Halácsy (Prezi)

Péter “HP” Halácsy is the co-founder and technology leader of Prezi, the global company that has revolutionised the way we deliver presentations.

  • Where: Xero, 6 Elizabeth Street Hawthorn, 3122
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Startup Grind

This session will cover some of the common methods used by attackers, and the simple mistakes startups and developers make in getting the product ready to ship. Some real world cases mixed in with some short demos will show attendees that being a small startup is no excuse for being an easy target.

  • Where: Teamsquare
  • Check out more info and register HERE
ResponSight

Join a trio of expert startup lawyers as they examine the must-know legal issues for entrepreneurs.

  • Where: TBC
  • Check out more info and register HERE
LawHack Melbourne

Come join us for one day free co working at MBTC, Australia's only Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency focused co working space. We'll also be having a selection of MBTC member businesses giving 3 minute pitches from 7-8pm in our 60 seat capacity events space.

  • Where: Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center (MBTC)
  • Check out more info and register HERE
MBTC

Join an inspiring and educational panel featuring some of Australia's great female entrepreneurs, business owners, founders and leaders.

  • Where: 524 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Square

In partnering with Startup Week, we’re opening our Doors for a FREE trial of the space on Tuesday 21st June.

  • Where: Dimension5, Level 1, 10 Dorcas Street South Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Dimension5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open Day at Collective Campus

As part of the Startup Victoria Startup Week, Collective Campus would like to open our doors and invite you all to visit our community, and the members who populate it.

Come and enjoy a day of free coworking in our space and hear from partners who call CC home.

  • Where: Level 1, 20 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Collective Campus

Demystify the media with this publicity masterclass designed for businesses, entrepreneurs, and hustlers.

  • Where: Collective Campus
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Collective Campus

We will be giving Melbourne locals to chance to tour the YBF and learn more about our Open Innovation Platform, as well as the supercharged startup ecosystem that calls YBF home!

  • Where: York Butter Factory, 62 King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Check out more info and register HERE
York Butter Factory

Join us for this unique opportunity to come together and discuss new trends and innovative ways to better understand, manage and govern information for better business decisions.

  • Where: The Savoy Tavern
  • Check out more info and register HERE
InfoCentric and Alex Solutions

Join the Culture Amp team to Geek-out over Start Up Tech, Brand development & hear what it really takes to create a successful Tech Start Up from the ground up!

  • Where: Electron Workshop- 31 Arden St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Culture Amp

What businesses can we create to solve today’s social issues? Do solutions already exist or do we need to think smarter?

  • Where: Social Traders, Level 2, 136 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Social Traders

In this eye-opening workshop, Dr. Michael Brenner (USA) will show how to improve one’s ability to influence others and how doing so can positively affect leadership.

  • Where: Dimension5, Level 1, 10 Dorcas Street South Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Dimension5
10:00AM - 12:00PM
How We're Using UX to Design the Ultimate Startup, Product & Culture

In this 2 hour experience, we will demonstrate how applied user experience design can be woven into your start-up processes, practices and embedded in the core of your business. Start-ups have the best opportunity to apply user experience design to their new business - a distinct competitive advantage to incumbents in the market.

  • Where: Foxley HQ - Level 4, 405 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Foxley

In this 3-hour intensive workshop you will go through core concepts to all successful startup ideas.

  • Where: Teamsquare
  • Check out more info and register HERE
BlueChilli

Please join us for this special event, specially tailored for StartUp Victoria, and be inspired by the newest developements using state-of-the-art technology.

  • Where: Deakin Motion.Lab
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Deakin Motion.Lab

A talk/fireside chat with the CEO of Myer, Richard Umbers. Event will be live webcast to Fishburners Sydney and possibly to a venue in Adelaide as well.

  • Where: The Arena at NAB
  • Check out more info and register HERE
InnovAction

Imagine a world where a lack of money wasn't a barrier to launching your ideas and bringing your dreams to life

  • Where: One Roof Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
GiveGet

Level 3 Pitch Night is all about facilitating introductions for B2B startups to enterprise clients or partners.

  • Where: Level 3 - Level 3, 145 Russell St, Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Versent

Join us for a conversation with the tech disruptors who are sending shock waves through their industries.

  • Where: 12A, 45 William Street Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
General Assembly

Discover actionable strategies to grow your business and inspire your audience. Come to a night of fun, networking, special guests, presentations & give aways. Tickets limited - this event will sell out.

  • Where: Revolver Creative Co Working Space
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Melbourne SEO & Video

Launchcode, KPMG, and FINSIA warmly welcome you to join Del Irani (finance anchor, ABC News) and guest panel for a topical discussion on the latest trends and topics impacting millennials, technology, and finance.

  • Where: KPMG, 147 Collins Street Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Launchcode

We're opening Gravity to StartUp Victoria delegates, and inviting you to tour our workspace with our Space Concierge, and also work from our space for the day - free of charge!

  • Where: Gravity Coworking, Level 13, 114 William Street, Melbourne
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Gravity Coworking

You will learn what we look for in entrepreneurs, the nature of early-stage businesses and our views on how to approach VC’s for fundraising.

  • Where: York Butter Factory, 62 King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Check out more info and register HERE
SquarePeg Capital
TBC
Open Day at Inspire9

Inspire9 is a community to support startups, freelancers and creatives in their growth.

Come check out the space, see who is working on what and meet the community at the Startup Victoria Pitch Night

  • Where: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Melbourne VIC 3121
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Inspire9

These are 25 minute, One-on-One, informal meetings to discuss the state of your current or projected tech startup idea. Come with questions and we'll help get you set up with some answers.

  • Where: Teamsquare
  • Check out more info and register HERE
BlueChilli

At the event, 4 startups will be pitching on stage, with a judging panel and the audience providing feedback, questions and finally selecting the winner of the event.

  • Where: Level 1, 41 Stewart Street, Melbourne VIC 3121
  • Check out more info and register HERE
Startup Victoria
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Changing the way we think about work

This workshop will teach you a way of running a business that creates a culture of alignment, engagement, innovation, collaboration, discipline, accountability, and high performance.

  • Where: Inspire9
  • Check out more info and register HERE
The disruptive Business Network and O'Connells OBM

Office Hours

Meet our founders, investors and industry experts



SARAH HAMILTON

SARAH HAMILTON

Co-Founder and CEO at Bellabox

Scott Handsaker

Scott Handsaker

CEO and Co-Founder of Attendly

Dougal Edwards

Dougal Edwards

Founder and CEO at Bright Arena

Morgan Ranieri

Morgan Ranieri

Co-founder at YourGrocer

Michelle Bourke

Michelle Bourke

CEO at Artlivemedia

ALAN DOWNIE

ALAN DOWNIE

Co-founder and CEO at Macropod Software

Alex Holmes

Alex Holmes

Head of Creative Marketing at Envato

Wendy Kozica

Wendy Kozica

Board Member at DayOne Response

Lisa Hennessy

Lisa Hennessy

Board of Directors Switch Automation

Brad Dunn

Brad Dunn

Executive director at Nazori in Melbourne

Adrian Stone

Adrian Stone

Angel Investor and Founder of Angelcube

Paul Naphtali

Paul Naphtali

Co-founder and managing partner at Rampersand

Heidi Holmes

Heidi Holmes

Co-founder at Mentorloop

Laura McKenzie

Laura McKenzie

CEO at Scale Investors Ltd

Luke Marshall

Luke Marshall

Head of Spotfires

Alon Tamir

Alon Tamir

Founder & Director at Studio Proper

Dave Slutzkin

Dave Slutzkin

Startup GM and CTO at Versent

Will Dayble

Will Dayble

Founder, Fitzroy Academy and Squareweave

Tom LeGrice

Tom LeGrice

Co-founder PetHomeStay

Geoff Gourley

Geoff Gourley

Impact Investor

Geoff Gourley

Adam Milgrom

Strategy & Impact, VP at Giant Leap Fund

Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron

Angel Investor & Partner at Giant Leap Fund

Mark Harbottle

Mark Harbottle

Co-Founder: 99designs, Flippa, SitePoint

Troy Westley

Troy Westley

Co-founder & CEO at CareMonkey

Rod Cuthbert

Rod Cuthbert

CEO at Rome2rio

Nigel Neal

Nigel Neal

Advisor & Shareholder

Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Founder/President of Melbourne Angels

Bevan Clark

Bevan Clark

Investor & Co-founder RetailMeNot

Sheryl Thai

Sheryl Thai

CEO at League of Extraordinary Women

Brigitte Smith

Brigitte Smith

Co-founder & Managing Partner at GBS Ventures

Jacqui Bull

Jacqui Bull

Co-founder Sidekicker

Tom Howard

Tom Howard

Co-founder of Adioso & Mobile and web app developer

Hannah Browne

Hannah Browne

State manager Cevo

Caroline Vu

Caroline Vu

Chief Impact Officer at Impact Investment Group

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Host an event

Startup Week is back and bigger than ever. This year, Startup Week will take place from the 20th-25th of June and is an opportunity to showcase and connect with everything happening in the ecosystem.

We are currently taking Expressions Of Interest from organisations/ individuals who would like to run an event/ hold open office hours during the week. If you want to get involved, fill out the EOI form by clicking here.

Take meetings

One of the contributing factors of Silicon Valley's success is the pay-it-forward culture, which is inherent to the community. We believe that creating an equivalent culture of giving here in Victoria is an important part of building a sophisticated and successful ecosystem.

With the Startup Victoria's Office Hours, we are looking to enhance the existing culture of advice and assistance that is already in place. We want to lower the barrier to entry for new founders looking to break into the community, and accelerate the learning of the experienced founders already competing in the marketplace.

To become an expert, click here.

Become a partner

The organisation of first-class events like Startup Week help to make Melbourne one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. Nothing would be possible without the generous contribution of our Partners.

Our Partners are passionate about creating More Founders & Better Founders. The packages we offer are perfect for businesses with products or services for startups. It is an excellent way to contribute to building the community, and making your presence known.

Contact Thomas Anbeek for more information on becoming a Startup Week Partner.

TESTIMONIALS

Startup Week 2015

About the Office Hours:

“That’s where the best source of support for startups comes from – people who have been successful in startups before”

Morgan Ranieri Co-founder @ YourGrocer
“The Startup week was excellent, particularly the one on one mentor program. This is very motivating to see world leading startups around us, and to hear feedback from founders. This has helped to shape my business model and I believe will be absolutely instrumental in shaping our likely success.”
Adam Keleher Managing Director @ MyPackage.com.au
“The seminars and workshops at Startup Week are great, because I get to learn from people who started successful startups before.”
Isabelle Wallace Student