Women Love Tech is excited to be a sponsor for CeBIT 2018 and one of the events we are looking forward to most is the Australia StartUp Conference and PitchFest.
On May 15- 17, 80 start-ups will showcase their new-wave technologies on the show floor at CeBIT Australia. You’ll get to see a huge range of emerging technologies from engineers who merge artificial intelligence and machine learning creating biometric technologies, to industrial design for hi-tech devices in medical, agriculture, industry and consumer industries. Plus the NSW Government-backed, Jobs for NSW, will also showcase 16 start-ups assisted through its support programs.
“Start-ups are the future of our economy and with the right backing they can develop and deliver new products and services that lead to jobs for the people of NSW and Australia,” said Acting Premier, The Hon. John Barilaro, MP.
Australia already has a healthy start-up industry and it’s on the rise with foreign investments totalling over US$555 million last year. NSW has 44 per cent of the nation’s start-ups, and this will get a boost from the recently opened Sydney Startup Hub in the city’s CBD.
Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs Australia commented on the new start-up exhibition zones on the show floor.
“CeBIT Australia hosts the largest start-up showcase in Asia-Pacific,” he said. “This year the CeBIT StartUp hub features a fantastic series of presentations on the FutureTech Stage. IoT, FinTech, AI and Machine Learning, and the start-up industry itself will all be covered by leading industry experts.
“The StartUp Zone will feature three StartUp Co-Working spaces, a new feature for 2018 which allows start-ups the opportunity to meet new potential clients, business partners or investors, network and share ideas, and engage with VCs and angels on the show floor,” said Mr Stockbridge.
The CeBIT StartUp Conference, on Thursday 17 May will deliver a series of inspirational sessions, where a host of experts will participate in panel discussions and presentations about the growth, challenges and opportunities for start-ups.
CeBIT PitchFest is one of Australia’s premier-up launch start pad platforms. This year’s finalists will be announced in early May.
Previous winners of PitchFest have gone on to become multi-million-dollar, multinational companies. They include the Look Who’s Charging merchant database which helps Australians easily identify the merchants that charge to our credit cards, NetHealth which provides comprehensive software solutions for the medical industry, and the revolutionary TouchOne Smartwatch Keyboard.
This year’s finalists will be announced in early May.
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