May 31st

Carriageworks, Sydney


MAY 31ST 2017 - carriageworks, sydney

Founders helping founders

They’re contrarian. They think differently. They’re often outcasts and they have the ability to just magic things into existence. At The Sunrise Conference we’re bringing together founders from some of the most successful Australian startups to tell their stories. Join Australia’s startup community, be inspired and learn what it takes to make it in the startup game. Find out more



Founder - Shoes of prey

Jodie Fox

Jodie is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at - the world's first website where women can design their own shoes. Started in 2009, Shoes of Prey broke even at 2 months, hit multimillion dollar revenue in under 2 years and today is a global multimillion dollar enterprise, with more than 6 million pairs of shoes designed and $24.6 Million USD in funding to date. 

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founder - Culture amp

Didier Elzinga

Didier Elzinga is the CEO and Founder of Culture Amp - the world's leading all-in-one employee feedback and analytics platform and one of Australia's fastest growing technology startups with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco, New York & London. He was previously the CEO of Rising Sun Pictures (leading visual effects company for Hollywood films such as Harry Potter and X-Men) and founder of Rising Sun Research (winner of a Technical Academy Award).

founder - Zola

Shan-Lyn Ma

Shan-Lyn Ma is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zola. Launched in October 2013, Zola is an online wedding registry for millennials. In just three years, Zola has become the fastest growing wedding registry in the country, growing to over $100m in revenue. Over 7 million guests have attended a Zola wedding and $350 million in gifts have been added by Zola couples.


Highlights from 2016


Ticket Prices




A very limited number of early bird tickets are available. To gain access, head here and follow the instructions:

  • Entry to the conference
  • Barista coffee in the breaks
  • Lunch



Sorry you missed on the earlybird but this is still the best value for money in town. Included in the ticket price.

  • Entry to the conference
  • Barista coffee in the breaks
  • Lunch



We have a very small numbers of these tickets available. 

  • Entry to the conference
  • Barista coffee in the breaks
  • Lunch
  • VIP Breakfast
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • Upgraded lunch option





Carriageworks is housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards at Wilson Street, Redfern. The distinctive nineteenth century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops have been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.


Sponsors and Partners


We couldn't put The Sunrise Conference on without the generous support of our partners. If you'd like to join them and help us make The Sunrise bigger and better than ever, get in touch.

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