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What does it take to build and scale a tech business all the way to a billion dollar valuation? From Idea to Unicorn is here to find out. With a series of events made for everyone from early-stage startups to mature scaleups, this is a chance for anyone working within the tech sector to hear from some of our nation's best minds, revealing the secret sauce that you need to know.

Scaleup Series // Event 3

Sydney Startup Hub, Level 1

May 4th, 4pm - 7pm

Scaling with the best people - how to get your teams and partners right

  • Talent masterclass: securing the best in a competitive market // Fireside chat with Angelina McMenamin, Head of talent at Wisetech
  • How to build a poach-proof culture at a tech company // Presented by Anthony Koochew
  • Getting the mix right: Founder lessons on scaling with teams, partners, and providers // Panel with Symon Thurlow, Richelle Nicols, and Peter Brocklebank
  • Drinks and networking to finish

Scaleup Series // Event 4

Sydney Startup Hub, Level 1

May 5th, 4pm - 7pm

Going to the next level - setting yourself up Unicorn-style

  • Going Global, and how to get it right // Fireside chat with Aussie Unicorn, Linktree
  • Raising Capital: The ins and outs of late stage finance from a legal expert // Presented by Sophie Mao, LegalVision
  • Raising Money in an Uncertain World: Founder lessons on securing real money // Panel with Tom Humphrey, Martin Karafilis, and Sebastian Stevens
  • Drinks and networking to finish

Previous Events In The 'From Idea To Unicorn' Series

Startup Series // Event 1

Sydney Startup Hub, Level 6

April 6th, 4pm - 7pm

Building strong from day one - getting your teams, partners, and products right

  • Building a superstar team: How to get, and keep, the best talent // Fireside chat with Alex Hattingh
  • Building a company with purpose: Unleashing your unique experience to solve a specific problem // Presented by Adele Moynihan
  • Getting s#!t done: Founder lessons on scaling quickly with the right people and partners // Panel with Bree Kirkham, Steve Grace, and Brad Delamare
  • Drinks and networking to finish

Watch the recording of the event below (note: there is an echo on the audio which is fixed at the 12 min 20 seconds mark)

Startup Series // Event 2

Sydney Startup Hub, Level 6

April 7th, 4pm - 7pm

All about the money - raising, pitching, and pricing masterclass

  • When and how to raise properly for you // Fireside chat with Airtree's Richard Lin
  • 5 things you need to know to nail your fundraise // Presented by Joel White from Ansarada
  • Secrets to a raise: Founder lessons on preparing, prospecting, and pitching with success // Panel with Cheryl Mack, Jethro Cohen, and Isabella Rich
  • Drinks and networking to finish