Boy oh boy is there a lot going next weekend with the arrival or SXSW Sydney to the startup capital of Australia! If you didn't manage to snag a badge (or couldn't quite justify the ~$1k ticket price), you're in luck - there's loads of events going on that you can still attend during the festival week.
We've curated all the events we could find that were relevant to the startup and VC ecosystem for you here - you're welcome!
TUESDAY Aussies Scaling Up to the World Meetup in Sydney Hosted by: Workforce BluePrint at Stone & Chalk When: 5:30 - 7:30pm / Where: Stone & Chalk Scaleup Hub Sydney / 💰: FREE What to expect: Networking, Speaker Panel, Musical Performance, AI-crafted beer Register After Dark Hosted by: AfterWork Ventures, Techstars, Cut Through Venture & Verve Group When: 5pm - late / Where: Abercrombie Hotel, Chippendale / 💰: $50 What to expect: Mingling, Standup Comedy, F*ck Up Nights, DJ & Dancing Get tickets
WEDNESDAY First Nations Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Breakfast Meetup Hosted by: NSW Government When: 8:30 - 10:00am / Where: Collider, Haymarket / 💰: FREE What to expect: Panel Discussion, Networking Register Pause Terra (beta) Hosted by: Pause Fest When: 3:00 - 5:00pm / Where: WeWork Pyrmont / 💰: FREE What to expect: An out-of-the ordinary storytelling & networking experience structured with five “thematic games”. Register The Startup Network Sunset Social Hosted by: The Startup Network, Think & Grow When: 5:00pm / Where: Think & Grow Office, Sydney / 💰: $20 What to expect: A relaxed evening of networking and good vibes. Get tickets
THURSDAY Morning Coffee Startup Mixer Hosted by: Qapita & Overnight Success When: 8:00 - 9:00am / Where: Auvers Dining Darling Square / 💰: FREE What to expect: A free coffee and a casual meet & greet to get your day started. Register (to get your free coffee!)
Startmate Demo Day (& Afterparty? 👀) Hosted by: Startmate When: 6:20pm / Where: ICC Sydney / 💰: $20 What to expect: 13 startups from the Startmate Winter23 Accelerator cohort pitching their hearts out. Register Operations Nation's International Ops Festival Networking Drinks Hosted by: My Startup Gig, Safety Culture When: 5:30 - 8:30pm / Where: Safety Culture HQ, Surry Hills / 💰: $10 What to expect: Networking & Drinks Note: To attend, you must work in an operations or similar role at a startup or scale-up. Register FRIDAY SexTech Meetup Sydney Hosted by: Bryony Cole & Garry Williams When: 8:30am / Where: The Commons, George St / 💰: FREE
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**Garry Williams explains it better than we ever could. Register Founders Bar #2 Hosted by: LUNA Startup Studio, Kinde, Common Code, Stone & Chalk When: 6:00 - 9:00pm / Where: Stone & Chalk Sydney Scaleup Hub / 💰: FREE What to expect: One big ‘happy hour’ to meet industry professionals, creatives, corporates, and career-enhancing connectors. Note: This is an ‘encore’ event from Founders Bar #1 which will be held on Thursday night, but is only open to SXSW Badge holders. This event is open to all - yay! Register
FRIDAY - SUNDAY Autonomous AI Agents Hackathon Hosted by: Annie Liao & The Builders Club When: Friday 5:30pm - Sunday / Where: 9 Castlereagh St, Sydney/ 💰: $15 for non SXSW badge holders What to expect: Friday: AI mixer + team forming Saturday: Co-working / building + workshops Sunday: Demo to industry leaders (AWS, SuperAGI etc) Register
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