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Everyone has an idea but execution is everything. We have designed a series of workshops to help you become better executors. Overcome obstacles and move closer toward the future you want to create.

Zambesi is a collective of founders and leaders from high-growth technology companies who share their skills through small-group, face-to-face workshops. Zambesi offers masterclasses in topics including product management, growth, branding, leadership, capital raising and public speaking.

Workshops run in groups of two. Travellers choose a track (eg Growth) which contains two workshops. There are no keynote speakers while the workshops are running.

Capacities are limited. To register, purchase your ticket to Sunrise Island

 
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Growth

Principles of growth marketing and the secrets of social success

Workshop 1: Building a growth engine with Tim Doyle, Head of Strategy & Growth at Koala

Workshop 2: The secrets of social success with Mark Baartse, CMO of Showpo

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Being a great Founder CEO

Managing yourself: productivity, sustainability, stress and resiliance

Workshop 1: Productivity and sustainability with Jamie Pride, Former CEO Realestate.com, Author Unicorn Tears.  Sponsored by KPMG High Growth Ventures

Workshop 2: Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation for Founders with Peter Huynh, Co-Founder & Partner, Qualgro Partners. Sponsored by KPMG High Growth Ventures

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Scaling Up

Build a remote team and take the right legal steps to ensure you're ready to scale

Workshop 1: How to build a remote team with Ted Tencza, Head of Engineering at Prospa

Workshop 2: Ensure you're taking the right legal steps to ensure your company can scale with Anurag Verma, Practice Leader at Legal Vision

 
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Pitching your startup

Build the perfect business pitch and HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR FOUNDER BRAND TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Workshop 1: Build your pitch with Alan Jones, M8 Ventures / KPMG High Growth Ventures / Startmate

Workshop 2: Public speaking masterclass with Fleur Brown, TEDxSydney

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Getting Paid

Strategies for maximising conversions at checkout, and preparing to accept payments from anywhere in the world

Workshop 1: How to maximise conversions at checkout with Daniel Miller, Maria Korotkikh from Stripe

Workshop 2: Building for global scale and sales from day 1 with Denis Ruderman, Mario Emmanuel, Stripe.

Raising capital

raise money better and How to prepare for investment and run DD process

Workshop 1: How to run an investment process, target the right investors and create deal momentum with David Kenney, Partner at Hall Chadwick AND Rebekah Campbell, Founder Zambesi and Hey You.

Workshop 2: How to prepare for investment and run DD process with Sam Riley, Cofounder CEO Ansarada

 
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Building marketplaces

Strategies to build two-sided marketplaces and how to scale fund flow for new marketplace business models

Workshop 1: Strategies for building a two-sided marketplace with Stacey Jacobs, Founder CEO TidyMe

Workshop 2: Scaling fund flow for marketplace business models with Judy Phey and Kevin Keohane, Stripe

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People and culture (morning)

Building a workplace people love and make quality decisions

Workshop 1: Team culture with Mahesh Muralidhar, Head of People Operations Airtasker

Workshop 2: How to make quality decisions with Mike Knapp, Co-founder Shoes of Prey

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People and Culture (afternoon)

Setting your values and create an inclusive and diverse company

Workshop 1: Doing the best work of your life - how to build a high performance startup culture with Jen Mumford, Safety Culture

Workshop 2: How to define company values that actually mean something with Didier Elzinga, Co-founder of Culture Amp

 

Agile Product Management

Product management masterclass and best practice agile development

Workshop 1: Best practice agile with Sarah Atkinson, Co-founder Pragmateam

Workshop 2:Product Management  with James Frankel, Canva

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Tech Team Leadership

How recruit engineers and structure your team to scale

Workshop 1: Recruiting Engineers with Anthony Sochan, Think and Grow Inc

Workshop 2: Structure your team to scale with Chris Iona, Future Pass (formerly Hipages)

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Product manufacture and distribution

Manufacturing product

Workshop 1: How to manufacture in China with Elyse Daniels, Founder Exodus Wear

Workshop 2 Manufacturing in Australia with Julie Stevanja, Founder & CEO Stylerunner

 
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Growth Hacking

How to growth-hack using email and facebook to get lots of users fast!

Workshop 1: Use email to growth hack your way to success with Tony Blank (USA), Director SendGrid.

Workshop 2: Yes you can still growth hack using Facebook with Jared Codling, Slingshot Accelerator

Leadership

Scaling effective teams with less process and the secrets behind successful cofounder partnerships

Workshop 1: Scaling effective teams with Dom Price, Atlassian

Workshop 2: Cofounder dynamics with Michelle Duval, Founder Fingerprint4Success 

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Sales for B2B Businesses

Build a sales playbook and role-play sales techniques

Workshop 1: Build a scalable sales playbook with Andy Farquharson, CEO Winning by Design

Workshop 2: Sales role-play training. Teacher TBD.

 
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After the investment

Building your leadership team FOR SERIES B AND BEYOND and manage your burn

Workshop 1: Fireside chat - Building your leadership team for Series B and beyond with Kevin Griffiths  (MitchelLake), Martin Beeche (Cofounder CEO Prosper Education), Graham Jackson (CEO Fluent Commerce), Mehdi Fassaie (Founder Fluent Commerce) AND Genevieve Gilmore (CPO Prosper Education) 

Workshop 2: Strategies to reduce burn and increase your runway with Reeta Dhar, Westpac

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Intro to AI and ML

Getting Started with AI and Demystifying Machine Learning

Workshop 1: Getting Started with AI, Evan Crawford, AWS

Workshop 2: Demystifying Machine Learning, Evan Crawford and Alastair Cousins, AWS

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Going Global

Market entry strategies for China and the US

Workshop 1: Develop your US strategy with Francis Vierboom, Cofounder Propeller AND Trena Blair, CEO FD Global Connections

Workshop 2: Develop your China strategy with Andrea Myles, CEO China Australia Millennial Project

 

Security

Cybersecurity for everyone and how to prevent fraud

Workshop 1: Essential cybersecurity for business leaders by Craig Davies, Former Head of Security, Atlassian

Workshop 2: Online fraud: Trends, behavior and prevention, Bridget Clarkson and Mathieu Cadet, Stripe

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Brand strategy

What makes a great brand and how to get yours right from the start

Workshop 1: Road test your brand, Simon LeCouteur, Founder Collaborateur.

Workshop 1: Develop your personal founder brand, Nicola Hazell, SheStarts Director

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Alternatives to VC Funding

Access money you might not realise is available: grants, government incentives and venture debt

Workshop 1: Grants and incentives with Sam Ung and David Kenney, Hall Chadwick

Workshop 2: Using venture debt to scale your startup with Karthi Sepulohniam, Partners for Growth AND Andy Tsao, Silicon Valley Bank

 
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Public Relations

How to get in the media and get your message across in interviews

Workshop 1 and 2: How to get media and get your message across, with Liz McKenzie, Head of Comms at Canva.

 

 
 
 
 
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