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2018, © LaunchVic & Thrive Conference
CONFERENCE

LaunchVic invites you to

Join Us at #ThriveConf18
Geelong

Wednesday, 5th December 2018

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About Thrive Conf

LaunchVic is excited to host the first Thrive Conference on Wednesday 5 December in Geelong.

If you have a passion for growing startup activity in your local community and want to build your networks with likeminded people, then THRIVE is the conference for you!

Hear from local and international experts on topics such as how to build a startup community, building startup infrastructure and more!

Aimed at those working in local council, co-working and innovation hubs in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, the conference will provide a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and how to harness startup activity in small communities.

Overview of the all-day program includes:

  • Putting Victoria on the MAP
  • Activating Ecosystem: The Global Benchmark
  • Growing in Victoria
  • The Startup Action Plan
  • The Startup Toolkit
  • Learnings from Local Government
  • Startup perspectives from Local Government
  • Lightening Talks: Building Communities
  • Getting the data: Mapping Victoria’s ecosystem
  • Accelerating Accelerators
  • The Role of the State

About LaunchVic

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup agency. We were established by the Victorian Government in March 2016 as an independent agency responsible for developing Victoria’s startup ecosystem.

LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem.

With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, we aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians.

Our focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

Our Mission

To lead the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem by supporting startups and investors to sustainably grow and deliver economic and cultural benefits for both Victoria and Australia.

Schedule

Schedule

Time

Wednesday 5 December

10:00 amWelcome
City of Greater Geelong
10:10 amPutting Victoria on the Map
Kate Cornick - CEO, LaunchVic
10:30 amActivating Ecosystem: The Global Benchmark
Keynote: JF Gauthier - Founder and CEO, Startup Genome
11:00 amGetting the Data: Mapping Victoria’s Ecosystem
Bronte Adams - Director and Founder,
dandolopartners
11:20 amGrowing in Victoria
Eleanor Toulmin - Founder, MimicTec
11:30 amBREAK
11:40 amThe Startup Action Plan
Michelle Fitzgerald - Chief Digital Officer and Smart City Office Manager, City of Melbourne
11:55 amThe Startup Toolkit
Corrina Bertram - Partner, KPMG
12:10 pmLearnings from Local Government
Tristonne Forbes - Founder, Pathwize
12:25 pmPanel: Startup Perspectives from Local Government
Michelle Fitzgerald - Chief Digital Officer and Smart City Office Manager, City of Melbourne
Corrina Bertram - Partner, KPMG
Tristonne Forbes - Founder, Pathwize
Tim Ellis - Manager Economic Development and Events, City of Greater Geelong
Facilitator: Kate Cornick
12:50 pm LUNCH
01:50 pmLightening Talks: Building Communities
Peter Dostis - CEO, Runway Geelong
Josh Lipscombe - Co-Organiser F*ckUp Nights Melbourne and Community Lead, LaunchVic
Judy Anderson - CEO, Startup Victoria
Leighton Wells - Founder and CEO, Pivot Summit
02:30 pmVictoria’s Digital Hub
Bronwen Clune - GM Digital, LaunchVic
02:40 pmBREAK
03:00 pmGetting the Infrastructure Right
Mark Corrie - CEO, Western BACE Limited
Matt Pfahlert - CEO, ACRE
Facilitator: Bronwen Clune
03:45 pmAccelerating Accelerators
Peter Dostis - CEO, Runway Geelong
Andrew Lai - Co-Founder and MD, SproutX
James Tynan - CEO, Startmate
Facilitator: Tristonne Forbes
04:30 pmRole of the Government
JF Gauthier - Founder and CEO, Startup Genome
Mathan Ratinam - MD, CivVic Labs Accelerator
Facilitator: Bronwen Clune
05:00 pmNETWORKING AND DRINKS

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Speakers

Speakers

Michelle Fitzgerald

Chief Digital Officer and Smart City Office Manager, City of Melbourne

Michelle Fitzgerald

Tristonne Forbes

Founder, Pathwize

Tristonne Forbes

Josh Lipscombe

Co-Organiser, F*ckUp Nights Australia and Community Lead, LaunchVic

Josh Lipscombe

Judy Anderson

CEO, Startup Victoria

Judy Anderson

Tim Ellis

Manager Economic Development and Events, City of Greater Geelong

Tim Ellis

Dr Bronte Adams AM

Director and Founder dandolopartners

Dr Bronte Adams AM

Mark Corrie

CEO, Western BACE Limited

Mark Corrie

Bronwen Clune

Digital Director, LaunchVic

Bronwen Clune

Matt Pfahlert

CEO, ACRE

Matt Pfahlert

Corrina Bertram

Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG

Corrina Bertram

Kate Cornick

CEO, LaunchVic

Kate Cornick

Peter Dostis

CEO, Runway Geelong

Peter Dostis

James Tynan

CEO, Startmate

James Tynan

JF Gauthier

Founder & CEO, Startup Genome

JF Gauthier

Eleanor Toulmin

CEO and Co-Founder of MimicTec

Eleanor Toulmin

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Mathan Ratinam

MD, CivVic Labs Accelerator

Mathan Ratinam

Leighton Wells

Founder and CEO, Pivot Summit

Leighton Wells

Andrew Lai

Co-founder and MD, SproutX

Andrew Lai

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Location

The Pier Geelong,

Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road,

Geelong VIC 3220

Date

5th December 2018

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