Thursday 8 March 2018


100 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009


Learn more about startups & founders from Australia & Emerging Markets!
An exclusive and relaxed networking event gathering startups and angels
Sponsored by Microsoft


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Constantine Georgiou

Co-Founder of @TheFounderLab

Constantine Georgiou is a serial Founder who has coached, incubated and invested in over 300 startup founders. As Co-Founder of The Founder Lab he builds better Founders through coaching, boot camps, peer circles and retreats. He is best known for helping Founders become investable, rejection-proof and fail-proof.

The Founder Lab purpose is to build better Founders through activity based programs such as Bootcamps, Retreats and Founder Circles. Many offerings help Founders develop innovative ideas and business models but nothing exists to prepare founders for the treacherous journey ahead. Until now. The Founder Lab, built by Founders for Founders, we develop winning capacity and capability to de-risk ventures and improve the odds of achieving those pioneering feats.

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Naby Mariyam

Founder & Ceo of @CoverHero

Naby Mariyam has 20 years of experience in research, Education, Management consulting and start-ups in the last 5 years. She is passionate about AR/VR, Machine learning and Technology. She Represented Australian and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in berlin 2017. She is an advocate for Diversity of thought in technology and women in leadership.

Coverhero is an intelligent insurance Robo advisor that helps to understand, buy and manage your insurance in one place. When you download the app, the first thing you do is upload your existing insurance policies (incredibly easy with the Gmail Scanner). Coverhero advisor analyses your insurance needs and gives you visibility on where you are underinsured. Coverhero intelligently shops the market on your behalf, keeping your insurance portfolio optimised.

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Samson Korawali

Founder of @Reelae

Samson has 15 years of industry experience working on multiple digital projects locally and internationally across the education, mining, government, and corporate sectors. Currently a Co-Founder of 4 companies, partner of 2 businesses and a consultant to a University in Sydney, all within the Digital and Technology sector.

Reelae is a revolutionary new software product that enables an educator to determine student contributions through online remote group work. Reelae provides full collaboration between students in real-time and capture valuable information once assignments are submitted through the system. Reelae is seeking to measure student’s contribution to a group. Whether it’s an essay or a visual presentation, Reelae will extract data from each user that will quantify their input and contribution towards the group assignment.

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Adam Cook

Investments Associate at @AirTree

Adam has a combination of investment banking, operational and investing experience. He helped leading tech businesses raise growth financing, and advised on M&A and IPOs, including companies such as Just Eat (raised c.£1bn on the LSE) and Fuzebox (raised $100m in private capital).

Airtree Ventures is an early and growth stage venture firm backing world-class Australian and Kiwi entrepreneurs. They have had success investing in marketplaces, global SaaS businesses, next generation finance, digital commerce, and media and marketing platforms. Ultimately, they invest in disruptive businesses in any sector looking to reshape traditional industries. They support founders to achieve their vision. They are the only Australian venture firm with a globally top decile track record. 

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Nicolas Gambini

Co-Founder & Ceo of @Notiloplus

Nicolas has created Notilo Plus in 2016, after 14 years of experience in consulting and automotive industries. He is in charge of the development and industrialization of the product range, as well as the strategy of the company.

Notilo Plus is a French company that develops, produces and commercializes intelligent underwater drones for both recreational and professional applications. Notilo Plus aims to position itself as a global expert in the field of autonomous underwater embedded solutions, thanks to its unique technological bricks and data-centered business model. Its first product, the drone iBubble, is the new standard for underwater shooting in scuba diving and all sea-side activities:

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Sharon Lowe & Ash Rosshandler

Co-Founders of @Sponsorshops

Ash is one of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs. With over a decade in start-ups Ash launched Karma Currency and GoodCompany. Sharon is an Australian entrepreneur who has worked with ASX and Fortune 500 companies around the globe as a management consultant. As a team Sharon & Ash are excited to make a dollar (actually LOTS of them), whilst making a difference (a REALLY BIG difference).

Sponsorshops is an always on marketplace designed to simplify the way brands and organisations engage and transact with sponsorships. Sponsorship is a $60B global business. But currently it’s incredibly costly and difficult for the sponsees to find, attract, engage and transact with new corporate sponsors. And up until now it was equally impossible for sponsors to find opportunities based on price, location, interest, demographic, benefits and rights. Sponsorshops is the new home for Sponsorships.

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!

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.

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