The Startup Ecosystem in Australia

Boom or Bubble?

The Startup Ecosystem in Australia
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10/Oct/2019 from 18:00 a 21:00

Sydney, The Executive Centre, Level 24, Three International Towers, 300 Barangaroo Ave.

In recent years, Australia has become one of the most attractive markets in the world for both startups and investors. Cities like Sydney and Melbourne have been ranked as some of the most start-up friendly places in the world. Is this the reality for founders? What does it take to succeed? What type of support is available from the government, incubators, accelerators and investors? Can Australia keep up with the global pace and produce more ?unicorns? in the near future?

Join us at this panel discussion moderated by IESE Professor Heinrich Liechtenstein to learn more about the current state of the startup ecosystem in Australia. Our esteemed speakers include Anthony Millet (Partner at Antler), Noga Edelstein (Co-founder of UrbanYou, Non-Executive Director of SBE Australia) and Georgie Drury (CEO and Founder of Springday).


6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Welcome & News from IESE Business School
6:45 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&As
8:00 p.m. Networking Session
9:00 p.m. Event closes



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    Professor of Financial Management

    Professor Liechtenstein holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from The Economics School of Vienna, Austria, a Master's degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School, and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Graz.

    Professor Liechtenstein specializes in entrepreneurial finance, management of wealth and governance of entrepreneurial families. He is co-author on several publications on private equity. His ongoing research in this field focuses on operational value creation in private equity, impact investing and governance of entrepreneurial families.

    Professor Liechtenstein lectures in the MBA and Executive Programs.

    As a consultant he collaborated with leading families and financial institutions and serves on the board of family controlled foundations.

    Prior to his academic career, Professor Liechtenstein was engaged in the family owned Liechtenstein Global Trust (LGT) dealing with ultra high net worth individuals. He also advised families within the Boston Consulting Group and established and sold two successful businesses.