Simple Steps to Global Success – Spark Festival Sydney

Friday, October 13, 2017    
8:30 am - 11:00 am


Stone & Chalk
Level 2 AMP Tower, 50 Bridge St, Sydney
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Please join Stone & Chalk, Intuit, PayPal, the Entrepreneurs’ Program and the Global Innovation Forum for a breakfast discussion on simple steps Australian startups, small businesses and solopreneurs can take to succeed globally.

Discuss secrets of startup and small business global success: Hear from global entrepreneurs about the opportunities they see from global markets, challenges they face and technologies and best practices they use to engage globally.

Learn simple steps that encourage global success: Private and public sector advisers will provide advice and best practices to help Australian firms go global.

This forum is being held as part of Spark Festival Sydney. It is free and open to the public:


Please register here.


8:30 – 8:55 am
Registration, breakfast and coffee

8:55 – 9:00 am
Welcome and goals for the discussion

9:00 – 9:15 am
How the Australian Government can inspire outward-facing businesses 
Featuring The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Small Business

9:15 – 10:10 am
Secrets of startup and small business success: Lessons from global entrepreneurs
Cibby Pulikkaseril, Co-Founder, Baraja
Graham Ross, Founder and CEO, Kusaga
Dr. Catriona Wallace, Founder, Flamingo
Moderated by Claire Pillsbury, Global Innovation Forum

10:10 – 11:00am
Simple steps to encourage global success: Advice from private and public mentors
Bianca Bowron-Cuthill, Head of Customer Care, Intuit QuickBooks Australia
Topaz Conway, Commercialisation Adviser, Entrepreneurs’ Program
Jennifer Kay, General Manager, Entrepreneurs’ Programme
Brian McDonnell, Director of mid-market and small business, PayPal Australia
Alex Scandurra, CEO, Stone & Chalk
moderated by Jake Colvin, Global Innovation Forum