Wednesday 31 October 2018

100 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Startup&Angels Sydney #12 will be part of the Spark Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs and startups.
Come and meet startups, investors and advisors talking about emerging markets!
Learn more about startups & founders from Australia & Emerging Markets!
An exclusive and relaxed networking event gathering startups and angels
Learn from amazing and inspiring stories from those local and global entrepreneurs. Get visibility and connect with founders, business angels & investors
WeWork, 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009, from 6pm to 9pm.
Wine, beer, cheese and food included!

Discover our speakers!

Samson Korawali

Co-Founder and Head of Digital @KK Consultancy

Samson has 15 years of industry experience working on multiple digital projects locally and internationally across the education, mining, government, and corporate sectors. Also an entrepreneur, Samson owns multiple tech startups in Sydney, working and developing biometric solutions using fingerprint and face recognition technology, developing and engineering mobile apps as well as using his game development skills to simulate 3D Visualisations for clients in the mining, architectural and government sectors.

KK Consultancy LTD is a design company based in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea and Sydney Australia. We provide a wide range of modern design services bringing together over many years of professional practise and management internationally within the creative and construction industry.

Sveva Federica Semi

Lead VC Analyst @Artesian

Sveva is Lead Analyst at Artesian and is looking after the management and construction of two early stage funds counting 60 investments and Artesian’s late stage fund. She is also leading two major projects, focused on data analytics and social impact investing.

Artesian is a full-stack VC operating in Australia and China. We invest in scalable high growth potential startups from Seed stage to Series A+ across different industries.

Khair Afdhalul

Founder @CakapCakap

We live in a society that depends on the media as a source of entertainment and information that we can receive instantly through the Internet.This is even more true in Indonesia that has become one of the biggest online markets worldwide. As part of the millennial generation living in the era of digital technology and application, Khair wants to promote the potentials of the Eastern and less developed part of Indonesia throughout online media (educating – entertaining – engaging). is an alternative online media for Indonesian millennials and high-tech generation. Discover a variety of interesting information with attractive visualisation that educating, entertaining and engaging!

Gary Cobain

Co-founder and CEO @PokitPal

Gary has more than 20 years experience leading and scaling IT & Telecommunications businesses in different geographies. He started his career as an engineer in Ireland before moving into his first commercial role with a multinational IT company. He then founded an IT startup business which business grew quickly to become the industry leader in its field, before it was acquired by a large mobile operator. He moved to Australia 5 years ago to lead the B2B division of a multinational communications company working in developing markets in the South Pacific.

PokitPal is an Australian Fintech business, it is a unique mobile marketing platform that eliminates the need for loyalty cards and discount vouchers in the retail sector. PokitPal have recently secured multinational agreements with Mastercard and Visa. The agreements enable PokitPal to connect to the financial switching infrastructure of the two companies and in doing so, PokitPal services can be delivered to more than 5 Billion consumers worldwide. These partnerships have been carefully selected to assist PokitPal to scale internationally.

Olivier Capelle

Founder @Swell for Good

Olivier has been leading sales and marketing responsibilities in Tech companies. At Apple, he has been working on large-scale Education projects with local governments for which he developed innovative learning programs helping children in disadvantaged area. With a strong passion for the ocean and water sports and a desire to support local projects in remote destinations,  he launched Swell for Good in 2018.

Swell for Good is a social enterprise with a mix of kitesurfing trips and sustainable projects in remote communities. Swell for Good believes that kitesurfers or water sports lovers can contribute to local impact while they are traveling.  Swell for Good trips were conceptualised to address social, environmental, education and entrepreneurship challenges by bringing passionate, skilled and open-minded members.

Claire Douangmala

Marketing & product design @Blockchain Studio

Claire is leading the Marketing and Product within Blockchain Studio. She possesses more than 15 years of experience in the digital and innovation by working for Consulting companies, Corporations and Startups.

Launched in April 2018, with the support of Maltem Consulting Group and ENGIE Group, Blockchain Studio is a software company dedicated to accelerating the Blockchain adoption. We strive to increase the knowledge on Blockchain technologies, simplify the usage and accelerate the implementation of decentralised applications for businesses. Thanks to a strong core team of tech experts in the Blockchain and digital technologies, we have a deep understanding of developers’ needs and the current lack of standardised solutions. We craft our products to fill the gap and encouraging transparency to move faster.

Thanks to our venue partner!

Once a wool storage facility, this Sydney office space has been transformed into a beautifully designed home for WeWork Pyrmont. The designers left lots of the period details in place on the third and fourth floors, such as the original rough timber beams. Offices attracting both newly founded startups and established companies overlook the Sydney coworking space’s massive atrium. Parking is available on-site, and there’s easy access to the freeways. The jewel of Pyrmont is, of course, Darling Harbour, where you’ll find fast ferry access to other parts of the city. Also on the waterfront is the International Convention Centre Sydney, bringing even more business traffic to the Pyrmont area. There’s no better place to base your Sydney office space than WeWork Pyrmont.

Thanks to our community partners!

S&A Sydney