Kick. Start. Smart. Sydney Debut


Hosted alongside XERO, our inaugural one-day conference set out take ideas from start line to start-up

Kick. Start. Smart. Sydney Debut

Last week saw Collective Hub host our first-ever Kick. Start. Smart event in Sydney. There was a palpable buzz on the day as everyone took their seats and, considering the audience reactions as the day unfolded, it was certainly warranted.

Our talented line-up of speakers, expertly guided by our MC, Switch Inc. founder Phill Nosworthy, imparted a steady stream of business lessons, learnings and advice to our attendees, who awaited every word with perched pens. While sessions covered the ins and outs of business, from securing funding, nailing that pitch, sourcing a supportive mentor and bouncing back from mistakes, magic was happening during the breaks too as attendees networked with community members, speakers, vendors and other members of the Collective Hub community. Watch this space!

This inspirational day couldn’t have happened without our major sponsor, XERO, and our exhibitors: Macleay College, Toby’s Estate, MOO, The Accounts Studio, Social Playground and Vanessa Megan. A huge thanks goes to all our speakers: Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin (founder and CEO of BlueChilli), Jeremy Wortsman (founder and director of The Jacky Winter Group), Mim Haysom (general manager of M&C Saatchi, Sydney), Rebekah Campbell (co-founder and CEO of Hey You), David Rohrsheim (general manager of Uber ANZ), Dan Gregory (president and CEO of The Impossible Institute), Lizzy Abegg (co-founder of Spell and The Gypsy Collective), Vincent Lebon (founder and designer of Rollie), Declan Lee (co-founder of Gelato Messina), Mark McDonald (co-founder of Appster), Andy Lark (chief marketing officer at XERO), Julie Stevanja (co-founder of Stylerunner), Paul Schulte (creative director & partner at The Keystone Group) and artist Gemma O’Brien.

A special thanks also goes to Pearsons Florist, Australian Technology Park, Macleay College volunteers, Fiji Water and all our attendees.