YPO Innovation Week Unites Global Innovators for Angels and Unicorns Event

Signature Event in Sydney Will Feature Cutting-Edge Insights from a Selection of the Area’s Most Innovative Thought and Business Leaders

SYDNEY, Australia, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its third annual YPO Innovation Week, YPO will host Angels and Unicorns in Sydney, Australia, convening business leaders around the world to explore the best ways to invest in the unicorns of tomorrow.

YPO Innovation Week is a series of more than 50 events conducted in over 30 countries throughout the world from 7-11 May 2018, featuring dynamic global innovators who will come together to share best-in-class business strategies as well as timely and relevant insights that are fueling innovation and shaping the future of global business over the next decade.

Angels and Unicorns will include panel discussions with the country’s most promising startups and most successful venture capitalists.

“Australia is a hotbed of innovation, with so many impressive companies showcasing true innovation as they scale up and grow exponentially,” says Angels and Unicorns Chair Ian Gardiner, Head of the Startup Division for Aus/NZ for Amazon Web Services. “This event will offer unique insights for YPO members on how to really choose the next ‘unicorn’ to invest in.”

Featured speakers include:

  • Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager of Amazon Australia
  • Flavia Tata Nardini, Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Space Technologies
  • Matthew Koertge, Managing Director of Telstra Ventures
  • Andrea Gardiner, CEO and Founder of Jelix Ventures
  • John Henderson,  Partner of Airtree Venture Capital
  • Niki Scevak, Co-Founder of Blackbird Ventures
  • Benjamin Chong, Partner of RightClickCapital

YPO Innovation Week is a global event during which the world’s most innovative companies share their inspiration and insights. YPO Innovation Week is designed for YPO leaders who are responsible for vision, strategy, information and technology who are charged with driving innovation — across industries and sectors.

Through signature Innovation Week events, live two-way interactive video casts and livestream events, business leaders will learn how to keep pace with innovation trends on a global scale, innovate and disrupt industry practices, nurture and develop value-creating ideas across organizations and positively impact communities, industries and the world.

Additional Innovation Week signature events will be held between 7-11 May 2018 in major cities including London, England; Nairobi, Kenya; New York, New York, USA; Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Silicon Valley, California, USA.

For more information, visit the YPO Innovation Week website.


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