A recent start-up economy study undertaken by PwC and commissioned by Google Australia forecasts high-growth technology companies could contribute 4 per cent of gross domestic product (or $109 billion) and add 540,000 jobs by 2033 from a base of about 0.2 per cent of GDP today.
However, the dividends promised by the sector will bloom only if action is taken to address several areas of market failure relating to culture, skills, markets, funding and regulation.
CeBIT has become the focal meeting place for start-ups within Australia through the Startup conference, exhibition zone and PitchFest.
Dynamic, fascinating, innovative and brilliant ideas abound at CeBIT StartUp.
With a breadth of knowledge from investors, VC’s, Angels, entrepreneurs and former start-up’s that have transitioned onto multi-million dollar, multi-national companies this is not to be missed for those about to start a new business and existing businesses to stay ahead of the pack.
View the StartUp Conference agenda here.
The CeBIT StartUp conference is directly followed by CeBIT StartUp PitchFest where StartUp exhibitors will pitch business ideas to a panel of esteemed judges.
This fast paced interactive competition will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as brilliant ideas are pitched. Winners of the CeBIT StartUp PitchFest have gone onto become multi-million dollar, multi-national companies. Previous winners include Ingogo, now installed in thousands of taxis across Australia and Mathspace which has grown phenomenally in just a few years short years to be available in over 20 countries.
Find out more about PitchFest here.
CeBIT has 75 subsidised stands within the exhibition for Start-ups. 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-ups. Visit the start-up page to see if you qualify for a subsidy.
Established technology companies will also be on display within the CeBIT exhibition, provide you with a one-stop-shop of the latest business technology.
Over 300 exhibiting organisations will make sure you are up to date with the latest innovations. There will be 12 zones for you to discover: