Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia, Sydney Nov 16

Hard to believe that TechCrunch’s first Startup Battlefield Australia is just one month away. The Sydney event on November 16 at ATP’s Locomotive Workshop will present a tremendous day of programming and an epic competition to find early-stage best startups across Australia and New Zealand.

TechCrunch and our partner, Elevacao, are very pleased to announce the agenda for the big day, which includes many speakers that we have announced and some new ones as well, including WhatsApp’s Anton Borzov, Y Combinator’s Avichal Garg joining us to discuss mobile product development, and Blackbird co-founder Bill Bartee and Airtree co-founder Daniel Petre, on board to talk about the past, present and future of the ANZ startup scene. Please join us at the show or participate in Startup Alley.

November 16 – Locomotive Workshop, ATP, Sydney

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks: Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch) 

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM
Fireside Chat with Spencer Rascoff (Zillow)
Zillow’s CEO delves into real estate marketplaces and the leadership equation to scale growth

9:25 AM – 9:30 AM
How the Startup Battlefield Works with Mike Butcher (TechCrunch)

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Startup Battlefield Session 1
Judges: Dean Foley (Barayamal), Avichal Garg (Y Combinator), Dean McEvoy (TechSydney), Catriona Wallace (Flamingo) and Samantha Wong (Blackbird Ventures)

10:30 AM –  10:50 AM
Fireside Chat with Aaron Patzer (Vital Software)
Serial founder (Mint, Fountain) and machine learning expert discusses AI’s role in product development and his experience on both sides of the acquisition experience

10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM
Strength in Diversity: How and why to make inclusion a foundation in every startup
In conversation with Dean Foley (Barayamal), Greg Moshal (Prospa) and Catriona Wallace (Flamingo)

11:05 AM – 11:50 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION: The Future of Voice
Julian Boot (EQUiEM), Dave Budge (Isobar), Martin Davie (Alkhemy), John (JP) Paitaridis (Optus Business), Andy Powers (Clique) –  moderated by Stuart Richardson (YBF)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Startup Battlefield Session 2
Judges: Anton Borzov (WhatsApp), James Cameron (AirTree Ventures), David Gowdey (Jungle Ventures), Kavita Gupta (ConsenSys Ventures) and Melissa Widner (NAB Ventures)

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Fireside Chat with Mike Cannon-Brookes (Atlassian)
The Atlassian co-founder on Atlassian’s growth story: what went right and what went wrong

12:50 PM – 1:35 PM

1:35 PM – 2:35 PM
Startup Battlefield Session 3
Judges: Petra Andrén (Cicada Innovations), Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective), Dean Dorrell (Carthona Capital), Ian Gardiner (Amazon Web Services), Duncan Turner (SOSV) and Eloise Watson (Rampersand)

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
ANZ Startup Ambitions: Past, Present and Future
In conversation with Bill Bartee (Main Sequence Ventures) and Daniel Petre (AirTree Ventures)

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
Blockchain, ICOs and The Future of Everything?
In conversation with Simon Cant (Reinventure), Dr. Jemma Green (Power Ledger) and Kavita Gupta (ConsenSys Ventures)

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM

3:25 PM – 4:10 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Going Deep on Blockchains and ICOs
Simon Cant (Reinventure), Avichal Garg (Y Combinator and Bitwise Hold 10 Crypto Index ​Fund), Dr. Jemma Green (Power Ledger) and Kavita Gupta (ConsenSys Ventures)

3:40 PM – 4:40 PM
Startup Battlefield Finals
Judges: Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures), Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch), Aaron Patzer (Vital Software), Melanie Perkins (Canva) and Elaine Stead (Blue Sky)

4:10 PM – 4:50 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Cross-border funding and growth in Asia — Sponsored by Telstra Ventures
Marcus Bartram (Telstra Ventures), David Gowdey (Jungle Ventures) and Duncan Turner (SOSV) – moderated by Brendan Yell (SendGrid)

4:40 PM – 5:05 PM

The Funding Scene in Silicon Valley
In conversation with Chris Boshuizen (Data Collective), Wesley Chan (Felicis Ventures) and Michael Sharkey (Autopilot)

5:05 PM – 5:30 PM
The Asia Opportunity: Finding cross-border growth and investment 
In conversation with David Gowdey (Jungle Ventures) and Duncan Turner (SOSV)

5:30 PM – 5:55 PM
Building and Scaling Mobile Products: Learn from two top practitioners
In conversation with Anton Borzov (WhatsApp) and Avichal Garg (Y Combinator, former Facebook product director)

5:55 PM – 6:05 PM
Startup Battlefield Australia Winners Announced

6:05 PM

7:00-10:00 PM
After Party

Hope to see you there! Grab your tickets here.