APAC Entrepreneur Summit 2012


This one-day summit will connect you with leaders in the entrepreneurial community across the Asia Pacific region – start-ups, investors, government representatives, and journalists. The summit, moderated by James Tuckerman, Editor of Anthill Online, provides a unique platform to debate the issues facing tech entrepreneurs in the APAC region, generate your curiosity as we discuss the key elements on the journey from innovative minds to a market validated idea as well as see a handful of carefully selected start-ups representing the best new tech businesses in the region today.

The Summit agenda has been co-created with an advisory panel of investors and BizSpark start-ups from our community. As well as ensuring plenty of time to network, our day includes:
  • Official event welcome by Deputy Premier of New South Wales Andrew Stoner, Minister for Trade and Investment.
  • Keynote sessions from Dan’l Lewin (Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft).
  • Panel sessions discussing VC trends in the APAC region.
  • A Start-up Showcase of some of the most promising BizSpark start-ups from across APAC. After a rigorous selection process, these companies will pitch live in front of an audience of investors and a panel of expert judges.
  • Special access to the Imagine Cup Showcase and Worldwide finals.
  • The confirmed speakers, judges and panel include:

    • Andrew Stoner (Deputy Premier, NSW Government)
    • Dan’l Lewin (Microsoft, Silicon Valley)
    • Richard Kerris (Nokia, US)
    • Jeff Paine (Founders Institute, Singapore)
    • Stuart Richardson (Adventure Capital, Melbourne)
    • Bill Bartee (Southern Cross Partners, Australia)
    • David Rowe (UniSeed, Australia)
    • Liz Atkinson (A League of Extraordinary Women, Australia)
    • Sebastien Eskersley-Maslin (Blue Chilli, Australia)
    • Vivian Stewart (Hall Capital, Sydney Angels, Australia)
    • Doron Ben-Meir (Commercialisation Australia)
    • Michelle Deaker (One Ventures, Australia)