Especially for startups: CeBIT StartUp 2013


Tuesday, 14 May, 2013



Especially for startups: CeBIT StartUp 2013

CeBIT StartUp 2013 is a dedicated three-day event for Australia’s vibrant and growing startup ecosystem.

CeBIT StartUp 2013 features:

  • More than 100 startup companies from retail to agribusiness to biotech, sharing access to the 32,000 business users that will visit CeBIT Australia.
  • A startup conference with topics ranging from access to capital and funding, to enterprise investment approach, and success strategies for entrepreneurs.
  • Pitch and Funding Day - show-floor and hook-up room pitches with an audience of serious investors from corporate, institutional and private funding sources.

The event focuses on the opportunities and collaboration between entrepreneurs and investors, business users and the government sector.

Co-produced by Deutsche Messe Worldwide and TiE Sydney, CeBIT StartUp brings new elements into the conversation: from mainstream business to disruptive commercial innovators and entrepreneurs, from corporate, institutional and private investors to researchers and government policymakers.

CeBIT Australia hosted the first ever international startup event in this country in May 2008 with the Transaction 2.0 conference, bringing Jason Calacanis from Sequoia Capital to Australia. Since that time, the startup sector has grown to become a small but promising part of the Australian economy, with the potential to be a major contributor to Australia’s GDP in the next 20 years, past the current mining boom period.

CeBIT StartUp 2013 brings more people and more disparate organisations to the table.

Deutsche Messe has particular expertise in ICT and industrial technology events. In Australia, Deutsche Messe has deep connections into large multinational companies, venture capital funds, public and private research institutions, and tight partnerships with local, state and federal governments.

CeBIT StartUp 2013 brings these relationships together to create a platform that connects people, ideas and institutions for mutual benefit. CeBIT StartUp’s structure is based on the huge Code-N event held in March at CeBIT in Hanover. Housed in a dedicated exhibition hall, and featuring a cross-industry line-up of global speakers from business, government, finance and the startup community itself, this German-designed event was outcome driven. At the same time, successful Silicon Valley models inspire CeBIT StartUp’s pitch and funding day format.

Deutsche Messe brings this format to Australia for the first time, in the largest investment the company has made in this country since CeBIT Australia was first launched in 2002.

Government partnerships CeBIT

Australia is officially partnered with the New South Wales Government and the City of Sydney. And it has a long-term relationship with the Australian Government. CeBIT Australia enjoys the continuing support of the Prime Minister, the NSW Premier and the Lord Mayor of Sydney.

In 2013, CeBIT Australia and the CeBIT StartUp event will feature the strongest ever participation of political powerbrokers and policymakers.

Who will be there?

CeBIT StartUp 2013 brings together the range of people who will drive this sector - from those with the entrepreneurial spirit, to investors looking for insight and opportunity, to business mentors looking for a different approach.

Three Days of Disruption: Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 May 2013 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.

Hall 6 of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre will host up to 100 Australian and international startup companies in pod-style booths in a dedicated, high-energy area of the CeBIT Australia 2013 showfloor.

The technology startups are from:

  • IT, internet and e-learning
  • Mobile
  • Entertainment/consumer
  • Financial and banking technology
  • Transportation, fulfilment and logistics
  • Cleantech, clean energy and sustainability
  • Food technology and agriculture
  • Medical and biotech
  • Mining and resources

Entry to the CeBIT StartUp exhibition is through CeBIT Australia general registration, giving direct access to over 32,000 business visitors that are expected through the doors.

CeBIT StartUp conference - Wednesday 29 May

The Conference focuses on entrepreneurship, the opportunities the Australian and the global market presents, the possibilities enterprise and capital support has to offer for startups, and maximising the potential for all parties involved in the growth of a new, promising economy in Australia.

CeBIT Startup Pitch and Funding Day - Thursday 30 May

Leveraging Deutsche Messe’ links into the trade and investment community, including both private and public sectors, drawing on its deep government relationships, this event brings together high growth, quality curated Startups, great ideas and highly driven entrepreneurs with the best-of-breed mentors and investors Australia can offer.

Register now to be involved: http://mycebit.com.au/visitor/tickets#startups.

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