LAUNCH Festival Sydney 2019

Bringing the largest startup conference from Silicon Valley to Sydney, Australia. Featuring tactical growth talks, investor/VC panels, startup competitions, and more.


Hosted by Angel Investor & Entrepreneur, Jason Calacanis

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Why Attend?


Learn all aspects of growing your startup, hiring for your startup, and raising capital for your startup.

Meet investors and founders working on a range of products, from consumer apps, to healthcare, to robotics, and everything in between.



Two days filled with high-quality content from top tier Silicon Valley entrepreneurs & investors.

Angel University is a one-day course for individuals interested in becoming professional angel investors.


What is LAUNCH?

Our mission at LAUNCH has always been to support founders and inspire innovation. Since 2009 (the year our founder Jason Calacanis started this conference in Silicon Valley), we've had the great pleasure of providing value to the startups & founders that we come across.

The value comes in many different forms, such as:

Funding: By hosting this conference, we’re able to meet founders of many amazing startups that we often invite to our accelerator in San Francisco, and invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into them. To date, we've invested in over 200 startups. Our notable investments include Uber, Robinhood, Thumbtack, Desktop Metal, Wealthfront, DataStax, Calm, Tumblr, Trello.

Education: We’ve been hosting a 2x weekly podcast called This Week In Startups with 60M+ downloads, and have brought on guests such as Ev Williams, Chris Sacca, Chamath Palihapitiya, Patty McCord, Brit Morin, Esther Dyson, David Sacks & many more notable founders and investors.

Our Network: By attending our events, you get access to all the founders/startups and investors that we invite. Our audience for these events is typically 80% founders and 20% investors.

Here's what we experienced in 2018

Andy Artz, Social Capital

Crushing Customer Acquisition

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Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH

Office Hours / Startup Tuneup


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Ben Narasin, NEA

Samantha Wong, Blackbird

Stonly Baptise, Urban.Us

Global Venture Capital



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How to Get to

Our Event

If you have any questions, please email, and we'll get back to you within 1 business day.

SMC Conference & Function Centre

June 17th - 20th, 2019

Some of our 2019 Speakers

Rahul Vohra


Rahul is Founder & CEO of Superhuman, the fastest email experience ever made, with a 70k product waitlist. Previously, Rahul founded Rapportive, which sold to LinkedIn in 2012.

David is Co-Founder & CEO of MasterClass, where he is leading the company’s re-imagination of online education. Fun fact: He sold his first company in middle school.

David Rogier


Charles Hudson is Managing Partner & Founder of Precursor Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in promising software and hardware companies.

Charles Hudson

Prescursor Ventures

Buy a Ticket






  • All Benefits of Summit plus...
  • First three row of classroom style seating
  • Invite to Speaker Dinner Tuesday Night
  • Invite to Founder Dinner Wednesday Night
  • Classroom Seating With Desk
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Video Content - Delivered in 48 Hrs.
  • Access to Angel University (June 17th)

Founders That Raised Money From LAUNCH in 2018

"Taking part in LAUNCH was a game changer for us. Our story and business model changed a lot, we met globally renowned investors and raised financing beyond our goals. Jason's network is immense and he opened it up for us."

Peter Davis


Christopher O'Halloran

"The conference program and speaker line up, which included experienced entrepreneurs and investors from some of the most credible funds in the valley was second to none and easily one of the best startup conferences I have been to."

Join us at LAUNCH Festival Sydney from June 17th to 20th, in Sydney.




June 17 - 20, 2019

Sydney, Australia

Use offer code UNICORN15 for 15% off tickets. Code expires soon.