Join us on Wednesday, 1 May, at Sunrise Australia, presented by Blackbird, to connect with a diverse range of individuals, including mentors and peers, and discover new tools and perspectives to enhance your journey. This event celebrates innovation and creativity, bringing together the Australian and New Zealand startup communities to envision future possibilities.

Sunrise is a unique blend of creativity, technology, and ambition, fostering the convergence of diverse ideas. Immerse yourself in the startup culture, participate in shaping its future, and experience a cultural celebration unlike any other. Engage with stories of triumph and failure, explore future possibilities, and witness creativity in action across three stages.

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*Tickets sold via Blackbird

General Admission Tickets include lunch, drinks and snacks during the day and access to all Sunrise programming.

Sunrise Australia is presented by Blackbird at Carriageworks.

Blackbird is an Australasian venture capital firm whose mission is to invest in wild hearts, with the wildest ideas, right from the beginning. Their portfolio includes more than 100 of the most successful Aussie and Kiwi startups including Canva, Zoox, SafetyCulture, Culture Amp, Halter and Propeller Aero.

Joe Brumm – Creator of Bluey
Peter Singer – Widely regarded as the “world’s most influential living philosopher”
Kirsha Kaechele – Artist and curator at Mona Museum and founder of Material Institute
Adam Gilmour – CEO and Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies
Lisa Miller – Founder of Wedgetail VC
Dr. Kate Mason – Founder of Hedgehog + Fox and author of “Powerfully Likeable” (Penguin Random House


+ More to be announced

Trent Janson – Furniture Designer
Tanya Singer and Errol Evans – Highly skilled wood (punu) Artists.
Josh Ross – Co-founder of Humanitix
Andrea La Mesa – Co-CEO of The Life You Can Save and Former Director of Airbnb Experiences
Louise Pfeiffer – Director of Philanthropy at The Life You Can Save
Lucy Wark – Founder of Normal

Paloma Newton – Fractional CMO for hire at Stella Startups and Vinemaker of Grapevine
Kirstin Hunter – Managing Director of Techstars Australia and Vinemaker at Grapevine
Dave Murphy – Renowned flow state coach and breathwork expert
Dan Brockwell – Co-Founder & Head of School at Earlywork
Lauren Humphrey – Co-Founder of Tandem and The Mintible
Elicia McDonald – Partner at Airtree

Please contact Sunrise with any accessibility requirements via email 

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