ABOUT TECHSYDNEY


TechSydney is an entrepreneur-led industry group that
connects and promotes Sydney's tech industry

WE'RE GROWING SYDNEY'S TECH ECOSYSTEM

We’re committed to making Sydney one of the most desirable places in the world to have a high-growth tech company.

Great ecosystems support everyone in them and provide the right conditions to succeed. To achieve this we’re working with the industry, federal, state and local government, media, business and Australians everywhere.

We understand the power of technology to create change and we’re working to ensure everyone sees the benefits of our industry.

Our community is diverse and bursting with ideas, drive and talent. We want to see it take its place at the top. Why not join us?

WHY WE STARTED

In 2013, Google commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to produce a report on the Australian start-up ecosystem. The resulting report found that with the right conditions, tech could be the driving force of the Australian economy and a major job creator by 2033.

In 2015 it looked from the outside like Sydney’s tech community was thriving: there was more funding, more start-ups, and more government support than ever before. However, in reality Sydney was slipping down the global ecosystem rankings compared to other cities around the world.

The tech community identified a need for an industry group to help reverse this slide and support Sydney to become a Top 10 ecosystem – and TechSydney was born.

OUR TEAM

Dean Dean McEvoy - CEO and Co-Founder

Dean is a start-up founder, advisor and investor. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded Australia’s first group buying site, Spreets.com in 2010 (which was bought by Yahoo7) and recently launched his 4th start-up, IconPark.com.

Dean is evangelical about his hometown being the best place in the world to live – and committed to making it the most desirable place on earth to grow a high-growth tech company.

Fleur Fleur Brown - Co-Chair

Fleur Brown is an entrepreneur who has made a significant impact on Australia’s innovation and start-up ecosystem over the past decade.

Fleur is the Founder and CEO of the PR Agency, Launch Group, and she also recently founded and is the Executive Director of the TV Show ENTREPRENEURS on SkyBusiness News. She is a Co-Founder of innovation festival TEDxSydney.

Kim Kim Heras - Co-Chair and Co-Founder

Kim is a General Partner at 25 Fifteen and Co-Founder of TechSydney. He is a massive advocate of startups in Sydney having founded an array of businesses, including PushStart. He also helped build Fishburners.

Bede Bede Moore - Director

Bede recently returned to Sydney after 15 years abroad, including five years running tech companies in Indonesia. He is in charge of TechSydney's 2018 strategy and deployment.

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