July Mentor Roulette & Fireside Chat with Andrew Lacey
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

July Mentor Roulette & Fireside Chat with Andrew Lacey

  • DocuSign

Register here for the Andrew Lacy Fireside Chat | your ticket includes free drinks and nibbles!

Fireside Chat with Andrew Lacy | 6pm to 8pm

The inspirationally disruptive Andrew Lacy is our guest this month. "Disruption excites me - it creates opportunities to delight customers, to grow new markets and to build innovative businesses that didn't exist before." 

Andrew co-founded Tapulous, one of the earliest, big mobile games makers for the iPhone even before Steve Jobs announced that he would open the platform. Disney recognized and acquired the hugely successful Tapulous in 2010, and Andrew went on to run Disney's mobile studios and help them adapt to a freemium gaming world. In 2013, Andrew moved to Europe and founded Zaptravel, a disruptive personalization travel meta-search business that was doing voice search and chat-bots before that was even a thing. Zaptravel sold to Lebara in 2015 where, as Chief Product Officer, Andrew launched a migrant Netflix-like service and money transfer for global migrants.  Andrew's latest passion is genomics and a new business he recently founded, Basegenes, that brought him back to the Silicon Valley.

While Andrew has Law and Commerce degrees from University of Melbourne and an MBA from Stanford University, he goes where the biggest problem is to be solved - so is just as likely to be heads down in the code as he is working on the business side of things. 

Grab your ticket now - drinks and nibbles included!

Support

Massive thanks to DocuSign for the generous use of their executive briefing centre.

Founders Lunch - June 2017
Jun
23
1:00 pm13:00

Founders Lunch - June 2017

Join us for the June AFN Founders Lunch, a great get together for founders to reconnect and share advice and insights.

We are half way through the year and it's a great time to check-in with fellow founders over lunch; how is your year shaping up? What game-changing advice have you've gathered in 2017 and would like to share? Perhaps you have a burning question for fellow founders, to see how they are dealing with the same challenge!

Looking forward to seeing you there and remember to buy your tickets here - before they sell out!

 

Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Cathy Edwards
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Cathy Edwards

  • Perkins Coie

We are excited to share that Cathy Edwards will be our guest at AFN's May Fireside Chat. 

Cathy is a founder and entrepreneur specializing in mobile and algorithmic big data products. Many Aussies in tech will also recall Cathy co-founded Chomp, an app search engine, which was acquired by Apple in 2012.

April Mentor Roulette + Happy Hour
Apr
13
4:00 pm16:00

April Mentor Roulette + Happy Hour

  • DocuSign

This month's Community Happy Hour is being a bit supercharged - in addition to bringing the Aussie (and Kiwi) Tech Community together for a Happy Hour like we always do, we're also hosting a special Mentor Roulette session for those folks who can make it to help a new crop of tech companies succeed.

Founders Lunch - April 2017
Apr
7
1:00 pm13:00

Founders Lunch - April 2017

  • Town Hall

Our second Founders-only Lunch will be held on April 7th at Town Hall. With so many good connections being made during these informal lunches, we're looking forward to the first founder-only event for Q2 being a great success - make sure you buy your tickets before they sell out!

Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Bardia Housman
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Bardia Housman

  • 934 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Bardia Housman, a serial entrepreneur who can share not just his hard-won lessons building and selling two well-known technology companies, but also his insights from returning to Sydney a couple of years ago.

Open House Happy Hour - February 2017
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

Open House Happy Hour - February 2017

This is our first Open House Happy Hour, hosted by the great folks at Nitro! Come along and (re)connect with other members of the Aussie (and Kiwi) startup community and enjoy Aussie beer, wine and some snacks too!

Founders Lunch - February 2017
Feb
10
1:00 pm13:00

Founders Lunch - February 2017

  • Town Hall

Our first Founders-only Lunch will be held on February 10th at Town Hall. After our October and December events were sold out, we're looking forward to this first founder-only event for 2017 being a great success - make sure you buy your tickets before they sell out!

Founders Helping Founders - 16 Jan 2017
Jan
16
3:00 pm15:00

Founders Helping Founders - 16 Jan 2017

  • Salesforce Tech + Products Center

Founders are uniquely placed to help other Founders succeed. Join more than 50 early stage founders and dozens of mentors for an afternoon of advice, support and networking, followed by a Happy Hour - all thanks to our friends and hosts, SalesForce!

Happy Hour & Fireside Chat with Maria Sipka from Linqia
Nov
3
5:30 pm17:30

Happy Hour & Fireside Chat with Maria Sipka from Linqia

  • 338 Main Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States

After the success of our last Happy Hour + Fireside Chat with Craig from Airtree, we've decided to host our next AFN in a similar vein - informal, fun and friendly but with a chance to learn something new too!

We're charging a lowly $5 and that includes drinks - so be sure to register at Eventbrite to reserve your spot!