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Friday 2 December 2016,
What is Pivot Summit.
Pivot Summit was founded by Leighton Wells, Geelong based marketing strategist and Chief Operations Officer of Runway Geelong.
Pivot Summit is a unique mix of new and emerging technology, entrepreneurship, ideas and creative thinking, moulded into an exciting, multi-day, multi-venue event in Geelong.
The vision is for Pivot Summit to grow into a larger, more diverse, creative event like SXSW in Austin, Texas. Following the success of the inaugural 2015 event, Pivot Summit 2016 attracts world-class speakers and exhibitors and will be offering four core themes:
- Startups and entrepreneurship
- Digital inclusion
- Jobs of the future
- New and emerging technologies
In addition, Pivot Pitch will present a unique platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to pitch their ideas and present to a select panel of world-experts and angel investors.
With key delivery partners such as Telstra Digital, City of Greater Geelong, Fluid, Enterprise Monkey, tandemVox, Codeacious and Perfect Events, Pivot Summit is the premier, must-see technology event of the year.
Organised by the NFP Pivot Summit Inc. the organising committee includes:
- Leighton Wells // @leightonwells
- Mike Beck // @Fluid_MikeBeck
- Jennifer Cromarty // @jencromarty
- Aamir Qutub // @aamirqutub
- Martha O’Sullivan // @MarthaOSullivan
- Toby Durden // @toby_durden
The organising committee are ably supported by a network of like-minded professionals; the Pivot Champions, advocating for and driving interest in Pivot Summit.
A short history of the event
A snapshot in time – of Geelong in the 1860’s – when Geelong was a bustling port and rail hub – with goods being shipped to Melbourne, Ballarat and the Western District. Geelong was known as “Pivot City”, with some businesses still containing the word Pivot today.
When brainstorming a name for the event, the Pivot Summit Inc. committee thought Pivot Summit was a great way of referencing Geelong and also using a startup-tech term.
It was a name that immediately had universal support – not only because of its heritage but because of the critical moment in a young businesses lifecycle when it either “pivots” to respond to market forces / to capture that essential niche / to seize an opportunity – or it stands still and fails.
Pivot Summit is a unique partnership with Telstra, leveraging the support of the Telstra Australian Digital Summit in Sydney – Pivot is essentially its sister event. This partnership was forged after Telstra were approached with the idea that an event like theirs could also be held in a regional location such as Geelong, a tech hub in its own right.
The idea quickly gathered steam and broad community support and here we are – in year two of the event with many more years to come.
Become a sponsor
In 2015, Pivot’s inaugural year – attendees were universally positive about attending the event with 98% of attendees saying they would attend the following year.
More than the satisfaction level however, the event provided sponsors with significant social media reach, trending no. 2 on Twitter in Australia for 6hrs.
As a first year technology event – the quality of speakers, topics and presentations attracted a lot of attention making for great brand exposure.
Sponsorship opportunities are broad – from major sponsorships, through to exhibiting, sponsoring a VIP dinner and bulk ticket purchases.
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