Hear the real stories behind the success of those who have been around the block.
Get hands on with the technology shaping the future.
- Dan Ross, MD of Optimizely
- Fiona Wynn, Head of Innovation at Australia Post
- Juan Carlos Lopez, Head of Product at RACV
Talk, Play, Party
- Karen Stocks, Former MD of Twitter Australia
- Susan Brown, MD of Girls in Tech
- Alicia Naples, Ex-Senior Director of UX at Magic Leap (USA)
The Sports Edition: How digital is changing the game
- Justin Rodski, CMO at Essendon Football Club
- Nick Atkinson, Digital Marketing Manager at Nike
- Kane Washington, Digital Program Manager, Cricket Australia
- James Johnson, Regional Director of Demandware
How can the old and new work together in order to stimulate the economy and drive growth?
- Paul Baron, Group Manager Online Marketing at Tourism Victoria
- Pradeep Philip, CEO of LaunchVic
- Julie Stevanja, Founder and CEO of Stylerunner
- Col Kennedy, Global Head of Marketing and E-commerce at Cotton On
- Helen Souness, MD at Etsy Australia and Asia
- Matthew Denman, General Manager at Uber
- Nigel Dalton, CIO REA Group
- Blake Hutchinson, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Xero
Innovation is not something you create, it is something that people have within and events like these are great catalysts to bring it forward.Juan Carlos LopezGM of Products at RACV
The sandwich is a trap. The soup is cowardice. Make the salad.Alysha NaplesFormer Senior Director of UX at Magic Leap
Just be bold. Everyday, all the time. Fear holds us back so much, what's the worst that can happen? You just get a bit of a bruised ego, but guess what? The ego is very resilient and it will come back.Karen StocksFormer MD of Twitter Australia
In Richmond, Melbourne, we are blessed with do-ers. Silicon Block Party is a vital meeting of the tribes - people getting together.Nigel DaltonCIO REA Group
Hire the best people you possibly can, and grow them.Helen SounessFormer MD of Etsy, currently CEO of RMIT Online
Engineering has often been associated with nerdiness and social isolation, that really isn’t the case. There needs to be a better portrayal of the career options available that are actually pretty modern and innovative.Julie StevanjaFounder and CEO of Stylerunner
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Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation set up to create More Founders and Better Founders. Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.
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Visual Domain is an online video production company with offices throughout Australia. They know how to create content that works, for any business, in any industry.
REA Group Limited is a multinational digital advertising company specialising in property. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:REA), they operate Australia’s leading residential, commercial and share property websites, realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au and flatmates.com.au.