Startup Daily and AWS invite you to a unique panel and networking event to boost your founding spirit: AWS Think Big. In a series of short, sharp chats, Startup Daily Editor and Host Simon Thomsen will talk to leading founders, VCs and tech leaders who have scaled up. As the adage goes… “a shared problem is a problem cut in half”.

Learn from their hits and misses. Make connections. Drinks and snacks are ours. Don’t mention it.

AWS Think Big AGENDA:

Conversation 1: Global from Day One – How to Bring Your Startup to the World

How thinking like a global startup from day one can help you grow your business the right way. Of:

  • Tom Humphrey, investor @ Blackbird. Tom is an investor at Blackbird Ventures – a venture capital firm that boosts Australia and New Zealand’s most ambitious founders.
  • Hartley Pike, CEO @ Sitemate. Hartley is co-founder and CEO of Sitemate. Originally a civil/construction engineer, at Sitemate he is responsible for aligning Sitemate’s product-driven growth strategy with the international go-to-market team.

Conversation 2: Partners – Who you need and when you need them

From early stage angels to board members, learn how to build a network and when to engage with them. Of:

  • Taryn Pieterse, director @ Rampersand. Taryn is a lead investor for Rampersand, an early-stage Tech VC investor. Taryn works in deal sourcing and is a post-investment portfolio company advisor.
  • John Kearney, Head of Startups at AWS. John is Head of Startups at AWS, where his focus and passion is enabling startups to build, launch and scale their startups.

Conversation 3: How best to use the money you have and when to raise more?

Raising capital and setting up your cash flow job for long-term success. Of:

  • Tom Smalley, Investment Manager at Skalata Ventures. Tom is an Investment Manager at Skalata Ventures, a start-up venture capital firm with a portfolio of over 40 companies across Australia.

DATE: Wednesday 12 October 12

4 pm – arrival,

16.30-19.00 – panels + networks

PLACE:

The Quantum Terminal, Eddy Avenue 1

Central Station Grand Concourse, L1, Haymarket NSW 2000

(Watch the video with the location of the entrance to the venue)

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