NSW is the region’s hub for ICT and this includes an expanding start-up sector. PwC estimates that the Australian start-up sector could deliver $109 billion to the economy and create over half a million jobs by 2033.

CeBIT places itself firmly at the centre of the start-up community by making technology start-ups integral to the event through the:

StartUp Exhibition Zone
StartUp Conference

Find out how you can participate below.

Exhibit @ Startup

CeBIT Australia StartUp Stand

CeBIT StartUp Conference

Delegates at the CeBIT StartUp Conference will be presented with a dynamic line-up of speakers including successful start-ups who have transitioned into multi-million dollar companies, as well as investors, VCs and angels plus government agencies dedicated to helping start-ups succeed. 

The CeBIT Australia 2018 StartUp features will be announced in the coming months. Speakers from 2017 included:

Chief Executive Officer, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

Chief Executive Officer, Pollenizer

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Intelledox

Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot

Partner, AirTree Ventures


At the CeBIT PitchFest, a number of the StartUp exhibitors get the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges. Winners of the competition have gone on to become huge business successes and include Touch One, Ingogo, Mathspace & NetHealth.

The 2017 winner was regional NSW start-up, Look Who’s Charging. Read the media release to find out more.

CeBIT would also like to congratulate the companies selected as finalists for the CeBIT PitchFest:

Sound Scouts
Smart Grid Energy
Share with Oscar
Look Who’s Charging
Hosonto Middleware

Full details of the CeBIT Australia 2018 StartUp program will be released in the coming months on this page.

“PitchFest presented a great opportunity for us, to share our vision and our innovative solution that will transform how chronic medical conditions are managed, to a range of investors, corporations, potential users and government agencies. It was a very competitive process, and one we feel unearthed a range of fantastic opportunities, we cannot wait to share our product with the CeBIT community as it continues to grow.”

Vidya Nallamad, from NetHealth – winner of the CeBIT PitchFest 2016.

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The CeBIT StartUp Exhibition Zone

CeBIT has 75 heavily subsidised stands available within the exhibition for Australian start-ups meeting the criteria below and approval of the CeBIT team. Meet with investors, venture capitalists, angels, government officials and potential customers from the public sector, enterprise and SMEs as well as networking with fellow start-up entrepreneurs.


  • Less than 15 employees
  • Less than 3 years in business
  • Technology driven start-up
  • Unique product/service delivered through technology
  • Scalable product/service
  • Never exhibited at CeBIT as a sole exhibitor


  • Subsidised Stand Package: $550 + GST
  • Public Liability Insurance*: $237 + GST
* All exhibitors need to provide a $20 million public liability cover for the period of the exhibition to meet venue requirements. Alternatively, this can be purchased via the CeBIT organisers, Hannover Fairs Australia.


  • 2.5m x 1.5m stand with carpet
  • company name and stand number on stand signage
  • 60 word listing in the CeBIT app and in the online directory
  • Logo and link featured on the CeBIT website
  • 70 watt enviro light and power point
  • 115cm high bar table and 2 bar stools
  • 2 exhibitor passes


Due to heavy demand the subsidised stands sell out fast. To avoid disappointment, complete the online expression of interest form now to be considered in the selection process.

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