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2023 Sydney Growth Masterclass & Networking

Program Outline

The interactive sessions and panellist discussions will equip you with knowledge, contacts and resources to develop and advance your businesses in challenging international markets.

You will have the opportunity to learn from a range of industry experts, government representatives, past ATC winners and Judges as well as network with fellow semi-finalists and eco-system partners. 

The two-day program is provisional.

8.30 AM

Arrival tea / coffee

9.00 AM

Official Welcome

Led by Warwick Sherf, Director of Export & Export Programs Investment NSW

9.15 AM

Elevator Pitches: Meet your fellow Semi-finalists

9.45 AM

The Forks in the Road – Learnings From 15 Years of Building a Company – Presentation

Speaker: John Pitman (Krunchbox) 

10.45 AM

Morning tea break

11.05 AM

Intro to Capital Raising – Presentation

Speaker: Nick Roberts (Scalare Partners)

11.35 AM

Raising Capital at Every Stage of Business Acceleration
– Panel Discussion + Q&A

12.15 PM

Managing Your Finances – Presentation

Speaker: Jenny Li (Scalare Partners)

1.00 PM

Lunch break

1.45 PM

Writing & Pitching a Business Plan – Presentation + Working Session 

Workshop led by: Pat Mooney (Impact Tech Ventures)

2.15 PM

Leadership & Culture: Attracting & Building High-Performing Teams
 – Presentation 

Speaker: Sean Garvey (Odgers Berndtson)

3.00 PM

Afternoon break

3.30 PM

The Essential Art of Presenting – Presentation

Speaker: James O'Loghlin

5.00 PM

Cocktail Networking Event

What past participants said about previous ATC Programs

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OMAR ZUAITER

Emudent (Semi Finalist)

"First and foremost the entire event was very well organised to the level of fine details. It was designed to make the participants feel very comfortable and focus on the event, rather than run around to get coffee or a meal. The premises, communication, logistics, catering were superb. The panels were world-class, thorough, relevant and though provoking. The networking opportunities were priceless. Well done."

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OWEN BEARD

Universal Field Robots

"This is one of the few events aimed at scaleups, not just early startups, so it's great to have been able to learn more relevant information and not just rehash prior learnings."

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CAROLYN MEE

Sound Scouts (Semi Finalist)

"The panels were great and the opportunity to ask lots of questions was invaluable."

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KURT ALEXANDER

Quick Safety (Semi Finalist)

"Workshops presenters were approachable, welcoming and supportive.”

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EBONY FIETZ

AdAlta (2018 Winner)

"I liked the format of the sessions, getting the panel to introduce themselves and allowing a lot of questions from the audience.  The breadth of the speakers was really good, representing a good cross-section of  industries."

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SANDRA AST

AusSI Systems (Semi Finalist)

"The opportunity to network and connect with other serious businesses has been very valuable."

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MARK TRENCHARD

Hydrox Technologies
(Previous ATC Winner)

"There was a great selection of quality speakers with excellent topic choices for each of the sessions. The material presented was very relevant for all businesses at the workshop. Also, a good location and great catering."

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SHANE BALLINGAL

Protective Innovations

"Masterclass was great, was beneficial to get all that information and also network with other companies in similar situations, and some companies which are now looking to come onboard as clients of ours."

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MATTHEW LICKWAR

Ynomia (Finalist)

"Great speakers; well organised. Dedication of ATC team members and the ability to bring together so many people and engage over two days was impressive."

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