Visiting Entrepreneur Program

Things to do, Talks and discussions
Visiting Entrepreneur Program
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Hear from international big thinkers who’ve created globally renowned companies

Successful international entrepreneurs are leading discussions, workshops and mentoring sessions to inspire Sydney people to develop experimental business ideas. The City of Sydney is hosting these events to support the local community of tech-startups and foster growth in the sector.

The program runs from May 17 to June 8, and features entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. Co-founder of Square – the company that produces those little white eftpos readers – Jim McKelvey is on the bill, beside Liesl Yearsley, who’s the CEO of artificial intelligence company Akin. The June events are free and will feature Stephanie Hannon, the chief product officer at health and fitness startup Strava, who has also worked at Google, Facebook and Eventbrite.

On June 4, 6pm, Hannon will be giving a free talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 6pm about using Technology for Social Good, from providing aid during natural disasters to helping cities make better-informed decisions. The following morning at the University of Sydney, Hannon will use case studies and her own experience to run a product management workshop. On Wednesday June 6 at 6pm at the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship she’ll tackle Resilience – What I Learnt from Failure, which includes one of the most highly publicised failures of 2016 – the Hillary for America presidential campaign, on which Hannon worked.

On Thursday June 7, 6pm the topic at Haymarket HQ is Let's Talk Fitness Tracking, Community Platforms & Analytics, wherein local engineers, designers and researchers can pitch ideas for digital fitness tracking and community platforms.

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