Experts suggest local start-ups ideally placed for global domination

- October 20, 2017 2 MIN READ

Aussie entrepreneur and co-founder of, Fred Schebesta, has suggested Aussie start-ups are ideally placed for global success.

Schebesta will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming StartCon conference which will take place in Sydney in December. He encouraged Australian start-ups to adopt a big picture focus and look beyond local when launching their business.

“I would encourage start-ups to be at the centre of the business action. Sydney’s CBD is a great location to set up a tech start-up, attract international talent and investors to become a global player,” Schebesta said.

Schebesta suggested the city’ light rail project would transform the city and attract innovators to the CBD.

“The biggest opportunity Australia has right now is to stop thinking like an island and act like a global player. By having an international focus, businesses can open up enormous revenue and growth potential,” Schebesta said.

StartCon will bring together more than 4,000 start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders to hear 60 international and local expert speakers. There will also be 35 workshops, 50 exhibitors and the country’s largest start-up pitch competition.

Fred Schebesta from says it’s a great time to kick off a new business

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said StartCon, which is sponsored by the City of Sydney, would further boost the city’s thriving start-up ecosystem.  The Lord Mayor said the council’s support of StartCon was part of its commitment to investing in Sydney’s “knowledge economy”.

“This will help Sydney’s start-up community grow by giving local entrepreneurs good opportunities to network, business insights and practical pointers for launching and expanding a dynamic business.

“Through our economic development strategy and tech start-up action plan, we’re committed to creating a sustainable, long-term program of events to help us support and attract tech entrepreneurs

CEO Cheryl Mack said the focus of this year’s conference will be sharing information and providing education to start-ups.

“By bringing international speakers from top companies around the world, we’ll be giving the audience access to global minds, which will go a long way to helping Australian startups become global, sustainable businesses,” she said.

StartCon will take place at Sydney Randwick Racecourse on Friday 1 December to Saturday 2 December can be found at and

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