B2B Rocks 2017 & 1st Startups Awards – 28 September 2017

Our friends at B2B Rocks have run conferences on B2B & SaaS startups since 2003, with three conferences in Paris and the first in Sydney last year. B2B Rocks are bringing their conference series back to Australia for a second time. It is shaping up to be a great conference.

Come along to B2B Rocks 2017 and learn from world-class experts, pickup fast on latest insights and techniques and meet doers shaping the B2B ecosystem.  The conference will feature leading founders, investors and experts in the B2B and SAAS space, including Jason Wyatt from Marketplacer, Chris Gilbert from Equitise, Bridget Loudon from Expert360, who came 4th in the July Techboard Ranking, Nicolas Chu from Sinorbis and many more. The conference will take place in Sydney, Thursday 28 September 2017 at Lendlease Headquarters in Barangaroo. Over the coming week we will be bringing you a series of interviews of speakers from the conference. See the interviews below.

Who should participate?

  • B2B startup founders or tech entrepreneurs developing a SaaS
  • IT, Marketing or HR executives with a focus on innovation
  • Investors who want to meet early stage to series B startups
  • Journalists looking for the latest technology trends in the B2B space

As a new introduction to the event this year, there will be the 1st startup pitching competition where the 10 best B2B startups from APAC will be selected to pitch in front of a judging panel comprising of top VCs, angel investors and technical advisors from Microsoft during B2B Rocks.

The best B2B startup will be granted a $US120,000 Azure sponsorship (BizSpark Plus Program). There will be several other prizes from other partners to help you take your startup to the next level in APAC and a great chance to find new clients among our 250+ attendees for the 2nd Sydney edition of this acclaimed conference for B2B startups and leaders.

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Democratising Equity Investment: Equitise’s Chris Gilbert on the changing landscape of investment in Australia.

Chris Gilbert is building a business to change the way average Australians invest. Co-founder of Equitise, Chris and his partner Jonny Wilkinson created an equity crowdfunding platform so novel that they couldn’t initially launch it under Australian lending regulations.  In his latest interview for Techboard Robin Block from MitchelLake sat down with Chris to understand the inspiration for Equitise and gain insight into how digital platforms are changing the relationship between investors and entrepreneurs.

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Anywhere, Any Product, Any Service, Anywhere in the World: Marketplacer’s Jason Wyatt speaks with Techboard about bringing online trading to every imaginable product

Jason Wyatt is building a marketplace of marketplaces. With his co-founder Sam Slater, Jason has taken the technology and experience they pioneered creating BikeExchange — an aggregate online marketplace for bikes — to build a template that can be used for any purpose. Marketplacer is bringing the disintermediated economy to markets in an accessible and readymade format. Robin Block from MitchelLake sat down with Jason to understand the method by which they intend to expand, how they built their marketplace community and what the future holds for Marketplacer.

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Revolutionising the Consulting Profession: Techboard speaks with Bridget Loudon

Bridget Loudon is an entrepreneur turned management consultant turned entrepreneur, again. In 2013, she co-founded Expert360, a platform that allows companies to find and engage top vetted consulting talent for project work.  Expert360 has more than fifteen-thousand high-quality consultants, has raised more than $18 million in venture funding and is poised to expand internationally. Expert360 came 4th in the Techboard Ranking for JulyMitchelLake’s Robin Block sat down with Bridget to understand the roots of Expert360 and provide insight into how online marketplaces are set to change the world of consulting.

Bridget is speaking at B2BRocks Sydney on 28 September 2017.  Read more about or book tickets to B2BRocks. Techboard has partnered with B2BRocks and will be bringing you more interviews with some of the great presenters who will be presenting at the Conference. Sign up to make sure you don’t miss out on some more great interviews.

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Building a Digital Bridge to China: Techboard speaks with Nicolas Chu

Nicolas Chu is the CEO & founder of Sinorbis — a ‘cloud based marketing platform that enables western companies to do digital marketing in China.’ Sinorbis is seeking to both accelerate and capitalise on the rise of Asian consumer markets — working to create a bridge between the world and 751 million Chinese internet users that sit within a unique, highly regulated and difficult to crack online ecosystem.  Founded at the end of 2015, Sinorbis has raised $3.9 million in two rounds of funding and is entering a period of exponential growth. Robin Block from MitchelLake sat down with Nicolas to understand the opportunities and challenges in the Chinese market, and the solutions on offer at Sinorbis.  

Nicholas is speaking at B2BRocks Sydney on 28 September 2017.  Read more about or book tickets to B2BRocks. Techboard has partnered with B2BRocks and will be bringing you more interviews with some of the great presenters who will be presenting at the Conference. Sign up to make sure you don't miss out on some more great interviews

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