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Hosted by That StartUp Show

That Startup Show is hosting a series of talks and panel discussions live from the Technology & Gadget Show, featuring an exclusive fireside chat with Jon Carroll, Director of Prototyping from Sphero – the creators of the BB-8, with insights from special Expo guests and Mc’s: such as respected tech journalist Dinushi Dais, co Founder of Lemonade Stand Sean Qian, “Hackathon Queen” Bajaboarder Michelle Mannering, Vic Hyperloop creator Zac McClelland, Phoria co Founder and CEO Trent Clews-De Castella, AR/VR expert David Francis, IoT specialist Jessica Reesby, co Founder Women in AR/VR Carli Johnston, CEO Paul Bennett Spaceship Financial and many more, plus the latest innovations from leading brands such as Bosch, Telstra,  and Toyota. We’re also inviting all Kidprenuers (anyone of school age) at the Technology & Gadget Expo to pitch their best ideas for a startup/invention or business to our special guest panel for some fantastic prizes and a chance to be on the next season of That Startup Show !

MC’s

Anna Reeves, CEO & Co Founder That Startup Show 

Anna is a creative entrepreneur, producer and writer with a passion for culture change storytelling. She has worked for leading media production houses including CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade as a business affairs & brand manager. She has written and produced company culture videos as part of transformative workshops for global organisations such as the Accor Asia Pacific Hotel group, Qantas BT, Westpac Group, KPMG, Vodafone, and AusPost. She created and produced That StartUp Show, a web-series focused on start up culture with a global viewership of over one million. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Law from Australian National University and was accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts for drama/acting. 

David Francis Head of Sales, APAC Zappar

David Francis has been client-facing in the AR industry since 2011. He has worked with some of the world’s leading AR companies and first spoke at AWE in 2014. Since then, David has conceived and produced AR and VR for many global brands, across multiple verticals, including Target, Toyota, Nestle, 3M, Konica Minolta and Toys R Us. David now represents Zappar in Asia Pacific, one of the fastest growing regions for AR/VR, is a co-founder of Virtual Method and is a keynote speaker for AR/VR throughout Australia and Asia.

Guest Hosts

Dinushi Dais, CEO Dinushi & Power and That Startup Show Guest Correspondent

Dinushi is a journalist and producer, she was also the chief reporter of Australia’s leading startup news site StartupSmart, where she spearheaded the podcast series ‘The Audacity to Fail‘ featuring guests such as Shark Tank investors Janine Allis and Steve Baxter, and ‘Starting Change’, now on iTunes, to encourage the creation of profit with purpose across the business sector. She now heads up her own company producing professional storytelling content, and is a guest correspondent for That Startup Show.

Michelle Mannering, Marketing Director Bajaboards

Michelle is known in Melbourne as the “hackathon queen” for her unwavering leadership in the startup community. She has worked with North Melbourne FC, Microsoft and Melbourne Uni and ran Carlton Connect. She is currently the Marketing Director of Bajaboards, an electronic skateboard company and is a regular speaker, MC and mentor at startup and tech events. She has an undergraduate degree in Science with a major in Chemistry and a Masters of Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne.

Jessica Reesby, Director Reesby Elite IT Recruitment

Jessica been nominated for Diversity Awards and has cemented her name in the Australian Technology Market. Her passion for the IT Community and equality has led her to lecturing at major universities and talking on panels at Melbourne’s biggest technology events. She runs the largest IoT Meetup in her spare time.

About That Startup Show

That StartUp Show is an award winning live / online TV series focusing on the fast-growing entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it.  It’s Australia’s no 1 show about startup culture. Shot in downtown Melbourne, the series is hosted by Webby award nominated & leading satirical new anchor Dan Ilic and features comedy, banter and rising startups pitching to make it big to those who have already made it big around the world. That Startup Show produces a seasonal TV show and hosts live events with collaborative partners to fulfil its mission of fostering positive, diverse and inclusive startup culture.  www.thatstartupshow.tv  @tsushow

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