NSW @ SXSW Sydney

SXSW is coming to Sydney for the first time, where the tech and innovation, games, screen and music industries converge with culture for unexpected experiences and discoveries.

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Discover the new in NSW

We're all looking for new opportunities, new possibilities.
A place to feel inspired, to feel connected, to feel new.
Where new perspectives collide and new ideas come alive.
Where startups start up,
and tomorrow's leaders thrive.
You'll find this all in NSW.
A place to feel moved,
to feel energised,
to feel like anything is possible.
Discover the new in NSW.

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NSW House

Embark on a journey at NSW House, discover new ideas from thought-provoking speakers, forge meaningful connections, and experience cutting-edge tech whilst savouring the diverse flavours of NSW.

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Kickstart meaningful conversations, visit the NSW Hub at the ICC's Tech and Innovation Expo for one-on-one expert guidance on working, investing, and studying in NSW.

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NSW on the Program

Discover SXSW sessions curated by the NSW Government across Screen, Sound, Gaming, Tech, Innovation, Defence, Startups and more.

What's on 

NSW House @ SXSW Sydney

Start your journey in NSW and discover the new at NSW House. Listen to thought-provoking keynote speakers and panels from a cross-section of new-world thinkers. Join meetups and forge meaningful connections that will open doors to new opportunities and fresh perspectives.

Experience cutting-edge tech and innovation activations that spotlight the finest from NSW's thriving tech scene. And taste the diverse flavours of NSW, alongside city views and daily drinks on the Sundeck.

Explore the NSW House program

When: Tuesday 17 October, 12:30pm to 5pm; Wednesday 18 October, 8:30am to 5pm; Thursday 19 October, 9am to 5pm

Where: Collider, 477 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000

NSW Hub @ SXSW Sydney

Find the knowledge you need to start your journey in New South Wales. At the NSW Hub, meet our experts for one-on-one, informative discussions about studying, working, investing and living in NSW. Speak to education experts. Connect with the right people to expand your network. Get insider tips on applying for a grant to help take your business further.   

Located at the Tech and Innovation Expo at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, this is the place to hear about upcoming opportunities and gain practical support and information.  

Start a conversation, make it happen. 
Secure your entry to the Tech and Innovation Expo

When: Wednesday 18 to Saturday 21 October, 10am to 5pm

Where: ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000 

NSW on the Program

Hear from some of NSW's most innovative and creative minds across Screen, Sound, Gaming, Tech, Innovation, Defence and Startups. Located across multiple venues throughout Sydney, listen to their ideas as voted by you, the public, to the official SXSW Program.

Explore the SXSW Conference Program

When: Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Where: ICC Sydney, JMC Academy, UTS, Powerhouse Museum

Tech Central - Walking Tour

Join us on a walking tour to explore the number one top ranked startup ecosystem in the Southern Hemisphere. Tech Central is a vibrant and creative 24-hour district to work, live and play and this is a great opportunity to learn more about our First Nations community, connect with our stakeholders and find out about opportunities in the district.  

Let our experts guide you through Tech Central's innovation ecosystem so you can discover game-changing startups, scaleups, gourmet food and cultural hot spots.

Learn more

When: Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Where: UTS Business School (Building 8), Platform 14/28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo, NSW 2007

SXSW23 - Sydney Startup Hub Tour

Your chance to explore the home of over 370 startups, The Sydney Startup Hub is the highest density startup space in the Southern Hemisphere.

Discover how this vibrant hub supports and connects its community during this whistle stop tour.

Spaces are strictly limited so register quick!

Register for the tour

When: Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October, 10am to 11am

Where: Sydney Startup Hub, Level 1, 11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

Contact us

NSW at SXSW Sydney enquiry form

Let us point you in the right direction. Email us at marketing@enterprise.nsw.gov.au or complete the form below.

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