Sydney’s thriving technology and creative start-ups are making this city the Southern Hemisphere’s Silicon Valley. To support this exciting growth, we’ve created 66 Meet-Ups, a networking group gathering Sydney’s creative entrepreneurs, investors, media and City officials.
On this space, as well as during exciting meet-up events, 66 Meet-Up members aim to share ideas, create partnerships and connect with other start-ups and entities in order to succeed.
Be at the 66 Meet-Up Launch on Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 5.45pm at Madison’s Cafe Restaurant, 1 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. Guest speakers are: Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP and Fishburners Co-Founder, Peter Davison.
Clover Moore is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney. She was elected Lord Mayor of Sydney in March 2004 and re-elected in 2008, and has been the independent MP for Sydney (previously Bligh) since 1988.
Under her leadership, the City of Sydney recently welcomed 16 cultural and creative tenants into office spaces, studios and shopfronts at 58-72 Oxford Street. It’s part of the City’s Cultural and Creative Spaces initiative to rebuild the precinct’s reputation as a thriving creative hub.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP will speak about the growing number of startup and creative businesses in technology, arts and crafts, fashion and publishing, as well as traditional and digital media industries in Sydney, as well as the City of Sydney’s strategies to support that growth.
Peter Davison is the founder and seed investor of Fishburners, a collaborative co-working space in Sydney supporting over 100 entrepreneurs. Fishburners has hosted over 50 of Sydney’s most exciting upcoming startups, including 99dresses, OrionVM, GoCatch, GradConnection, Zeromail and DesignCrowd.
Before co-founding Fishburners, Peter left his senior management role at Melbourne IT to start a small VC firm in Silicon Valley with a University friend in the late 1990s. The firm’s big investments at seed stage in PayPal and early stage in Anonymizer.com both led to substantial financial exits. Peter then returned to Australia and started up his own internet media firm which he sold before undertaking a law degree in New Zealand for “fun”.
Peter is currently undertaking a PhD in entrepreneurship at UNSW and looking for more opportunities to help inspire as many startups as possible.