And in true entrepreneurial style it is releasing 250 full attendance tickets at a substantially discounted price for two weeks, or until tickets run out, beginning today, March 2, 2016. You can buy Day 1 or Day 2 for A$149 or the two days for $199. Details are here.
The event has been a sell-out for the past six years. It will be held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
The 2015 conference had a unique speaker line-up of international tech industry superstars, including 9GAG CEO and co-founder Ray Chan, Megaupload and Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the Godfather of Growth Hacking Sean Ellis, and Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie.
This year, StartCon will feature even more world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, on top of high quality workshops and a 100-booth expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth start-ups in Australia.
Day 1 will focus on Startups and Day 2 on Growth Marketing. The event will include a pitch competition, Capture the Flag (network security challenge), and a 2-day hackathon, with thousands of dollars in prizes.
StartCon, formerly SydStart, established in 2009 has grown into Australia’s largest start-up and growth conference, expo, and entrepreneur community. The StartCon community has been supported by Freelancer.com since 2011. Around 5,000 tech startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. Mark Bouris, the Wizard of Oz, Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road and Kim Dotcom, the most wanted man on the Internet and founder of Megaupload.com, headlined the event in 2015.
Last year’s event attracted over 2000 attendees. The conference was designed to enrich Australia’s technology and entrepreneurship sector by providing a forum for entrepreneurs and start-ups to learn from leading technology founders.