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SMC CONFERENCE & FUNCTION CENTRE

june 18-20 agenda

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Monday

June 18

Angel University

(Paid Ticket Holders Only)

12:00PM - 4:00PM

  • Open to all Summit & VIP ticket holders

  • Four-hour course for those interested in becoming professional angel investors.

  • Curriculum is designed for angels who have done 0 to 100 investments.

  • Focuses on five key topics: sourcing deals, evaluating startups, negotiating deals, portfolio and bankroll management, and post-deal efforts.

  • Instructors: LAUNCH Venture Partners, Mike SavinoBrian Alvey & Jason Calacanis.

  • Location: SMC Conference & Function Centre.

Tuesday

June 19

8:00AM Registration & Demo Pit. Sign up for Office Hours with Jason Calacanis

10:00AM - 12:30PM MORNING SESSION

Future of Angel Investing & Startup Funding: Matthew Dellavedova, Basketball player & angel investor, Kendrick Nguyen, Republic; Andrea Gardiner, Jelix Ventures

Rob May, BotChain, TallaIs There an ICO in Your Future? How to Figure Out if Blockchains Are Right For Your Existing Business

Maren Kate Donovan, Recruit: Lessons Learned from Zirtual: Best Hiring & Firing Practices

Startup Tune-up: On-stage pitching & office hours with Jason Calacanis

12:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch & Demo Pit

2:00PM - 5:00PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Seven Things I've Learned Growing My Startup: Adir Shiffman, Catapult Sports; Jo Burston, Job Capital

Startup Competition: Equity Crowdfunding with Republic

Startup Competition: Best of Crypto/Blockchain

Startup Competition: "I wish this startup existed!"

Wednesday

June 20

8:00AM Registration & Demo Pit. Sign up for Office Hours with Jason Calacanis

10:00AM - 12:30PM MORNING SESSION

Future of Venture Capital: Ben Narasin, NEA; Stonly Baptise, Urban.us; Samantha Wong, Blackbird Ventures

Andy ArtzSocial CapitalIf Warren Buffet Were a Marketer: How to Think About Your Customer Acquisition Like a Value-Oriented Investor

Whitney Sales, Acceleprise: Optimizing Your Sales Pipeline

Startup Tune-up: On-stage office hours with Jason 

12:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch & Demo Pit

2:00PM - 5:00PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Get the Edge! Raising Money from Incubators & the Government: Fiona Rose, Jobs for NSW; Amado Guloy, Rex 

Jenn Lim, Delivering Happiness: Building & Sustaining Culture

Startup Competition: Best of Year One

Startup Competition: Best of Frontier Tech

Awards: category bests & overall winner of LAUNCH incubator spot with $100,000 investment 

Thursday

June 21st

Startup Safari Day

Morning Session: 11AM

Topic: Raising funding for early stage startups in Australia

Hosted by: MYOB

Location: 

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

Parquetry Hall

Building J

651-731 Harris St

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Afternoon Session: 1PM

Topic: How to Launch Ventures: As a Startup or with a Corporate Partner

Hosted by: 

BCG Digital Ventures & Product Hunt Sydney

Location:

BCGDV Offices, 1/80 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

limited seating - first 100 registrants will be able to register.