Frequently Asked Questions


LAUNCH Festival


1. Who is this event for?

  • LAUNCH Festival Sydney is for Entrepreneurs/Founders, Investors, and anyone who wants to learn more about the startup/tech industry. We will have content ranging from how to build, scale, and launch startups. We also have a separate session for those interested in Angel Investing (Angel University - June 17th - PAID Ticket holders only). We're fortunate to have an all-star line up of Silicon Valley & local Australian Entrepreneurs & Investors who have been through it all. Check out our agenda & speakers page for more information.


2. How many startups/founders will be attending this event?

  • There will be over 1000 startups & founders attending LAUNCH Festival Sydney 2019.


3. Why Sydney?

  • Over the past 10 years, we've hosted LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, with an annual turnout of 15,000 attendees (Entrepreneurs, Investors, Corporates, Enthusiasts). Last year (2018), we decided to take LAUNCH Festival International, and we couldn't have been happier than to host it in Sydney. We chose Sydney because of the rapid-growing startup ecosystem and innovation taking place in the city. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be back in Sydney for the second year of LAUNCH Festival Sydney.



  • On June 17th (day before Festival) we will be hosting an Angel University class at SMC. Angel University is a 4-hour course for those interested in investing in early-stage startups, as well as professional angel investors. The content will include: sourcing deals, evaluating startups, negotiating deals, portfolio and bankroll management, and post-deal efforts.

  • Angel University is only available to paid ticket holders.

Startup Competitions

  •  TBA - Check back soon!


International visitors


1. I'm not from Australia, do I need a VISA to attend the conference?

  • Yes, generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter Australia must first obtain a VISA. Visit our "International Visitors" page to see which VISA you will need.