CityIGNITE program set to fire up startups


Sydney entrepreneurs looking to kickstart their business dreams are set to be inspired at CityIGNITE.

The two-day event will see public and private sector business leaders showcasing smart city solutions through new technologies, data sharing and strategies to support local business people.

The event will bring together over 200 business, research and technology leaders with local startups.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the event was in keeping with the City’s ongoing commitment to creating an environment that supports local tech and small business.

“CityIGNITE will be a great platform for businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs to see how data and technology can drive decisions about jobs, healthcare and transport for Sydney’s businesses, residents and visitors.

“This will showcase tech startups and offer smart city solutions that bridge the gap between government, business, academia and investors.

Moore said the event provided the perfect opportunity for the city to support Sydney’s already strong entrepreneurial scene.

This will showcase tech startups and offer smart city solutions that bridge the gap between government, business, academia and investors.

“It will help us attract and retain talent and retain Sydney’s competitiveness on the global stage.”

CityIGNITE director, John Pozoglou said attendees should expect panel discussions, incubators, and seminars from thought leaders as well as a pitchfest for tech startups and small businesses.

“At its heart, CityIGNITE is about bringing together City and government leaders, business and technology leaders, incubators, accelerators, startups and research institutions to find solutions to major city challenges,” Pozoglou said.

“It provides a platform for the development of technology innovation ecosystems that will stimulate economic growth and unlock opportunities through partnerships.”

CityIGNITE will take place at Sydney Town Hall from 16 – 17 October as be part of the 10-day startup event Spark Festival, which is also sponsored by the City. 
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