Startup&Angels Sydney #13, Wednesday 12 December 2018 @Optus Innovation Hub - Startup&Angels
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

11-31 York St, NSW 2009

Come and meet startup founders, investors and advisors talking about their inspiring journeys!
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
11-31 York St, NSW 2009, from 6pm to 9pm.
Wine, beer, cheese and food included!

Discover our speakers!

Sylvain Mansotte

Co-Founder & CEO @Whispli

Sylvain arrived in Australia in 2005 and has over 18 years experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, M&A, Corporate Real Estate and more recently Risk & Fraud. He has worked in various industries including Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Electrical Equipment and Banking. Sylvain is the Co-founder and CEO at Whispli, a secure, anonymous two-way communication and Case Management SaaS platform. Whispli was born after Sylvain uncovered one of the largest corporate frauds in Australia a few years ago and realised at the time that there was not one truly independent whistleblower service provider allowing anonymous two-way communication.

Whispli provides a secure, anonymous, and cost-effective whistleblower communication & case management solution. Whether managed internally or outsourced to a third party, our easy-to-use platform lets your people speak up safely and without fear. By using Whispli, our clients have received reports and investigated thousands of disclosures. Whispli has protected their brand and financial reputation, along with building a culture of accountability with their employees.

Cameron Cortazzo

Managing Director The Plug

After studying for 4 years and working in sales and digital marketing for an extra 2 years Cameron has seen the struggles that come with the post university process and how many people it effects. So Cameron has now started The Plug to help share his tips and tricks for dealing with the transition from Uni to work but also, training, mentoring, networking and eventually placing graduates in their first jobs and building a job ready cohort of young passionate graduates.

The Plug aims to help bridge the gap between university and the workforce by making sure they can both feed off each other. Giving graduates practical, real life projects to work on to add to their portfolio to help them get real life experience and actual jobs. All the while providing an affordable service that is much needed for startups, business owners and anyone looking to connect more with the digital and social world.

Joséphine de Parisot

Co-Founder at Modsie

Josephine is a Parisian fashion addict and the founder of Modsie. Previously, she was the director of a second-hand luxury website for 5 years in France and utilised her degree in Intellectual Property law working against counterfeiting for a global luxury brand. She is our in-house authenticity expert and has been trained by famous worldwide designer houses.

Modsie is a social marketplace to buy and sell authentic pre-loved fashion products between members of its community. Modsie acts as an intermediary between the buyer and the seller. Our Quality Control team inspects all products before it reaches the wardrobe of its new owner and has zero tolerance for counterfeits. With integrated secure payment options, transactions are safe for the buyer and for the seller.

Garry Visontay

General Partner @Right Click Capital

Garry is an entrepreneur and investor who has started and grown five businesses in a variety of industries. He is a General Partner at Right Click Capital, an investment firm that specialises in identifying and investing in high-growth, early-stage Internet-based businesses; co-founder and Chairman of RecruitLoop; Chairman of Oneflare; Chairman of Generation Entrepreneur and past Chairman of DesignCrowd. He serves as a mentor, guest speaker and panellist at various start-up, entrepreneurship and university programs.

Right Click Capital is a founder led firm investing in technology businesses that want to go global faster and have started their journey in Australia, New Zealand or South East Asia. The firm’s partners have all founded multiple successful technology businesses, and have extensive operational and investment experience. Right Click Capital is the Australian member of Draper Venture Network, a global alliance of venture capital firms with over 600 portfolio companies around the world.

David Cox

Founder and CEO @QAMC

David Cox is an Executive Chef with specialisation in large-volume, high-risk catering, particularly airlines and convention centres. His has won catering contracts for Qantas, Etihad and Macquarie Bank and previously worked for embassies and Russian oligarchs. He has felt the pain and stress of managing kitchens with few technical solutions available; it is his mission to build hardware/software catering systems that free chefs from primitive compliance processes and allow them to focus on cooking.

By using primitive, pen-and-paper methods for food safety compliance, large-volume caterers have high risk profile and are inefficient. QA meet Chef is a software/hardware solution that solves these problems, raising productivity and enabling unprecedented food traceability.

Morgan McCarthy

Founder @Screen Dopamine

Morgan’s experience spans careers in marketing, business development and event management from a wide variety of industries and brands. His background in psychology as applied to these industries has allowed him to develop unique ways to approach and innovate and create new revenue streams for many companies. His current ventures include an innovation company called Triggersparks and a digital engagement platform called Screen Dopamine.

Most people would agree there is way too much advertising thrown at us daily and the amount of waste that the advertising and marketing industry produces, of a physical and digital nature, is gargantuan. As a result people in general seem to be more disengaged, less open to the world and resistant to new ideas. Screen Dopamine is on a mission to reduce marketing waste and reengage audiences by creating the perfect way for people to connect with information.

Thanks to our venue partner!

The Optus Small to Medium Business Team have joined the Sydney Startup Hub which is the first of its kind in Australia and is unmatched in the southern hemisphere in terms of its size and density – this is an ecosystem that fosters innovation, collaboration and technological thought leadership, based in York Street, Sydney.

This space represents a genuine opportunity for Optus to work alongside Small to Medium Businesses and Startups to understand their challenges better and augment solutions accordingly, enabling Optus to provide a great user experience to help Small to Medium Businesses.

Events such as Masterclasses, Innovation Challenges, Hackathons and Networking Activities will be delivered through the Optus Innovation Hub which also houses two User Experience Labs; combining technology with SMB expertise to ideate solutions for SMB challenges.

Thanks to our community partners!

S&A Sydney