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Friday 2 December 2016,
Geelong, Victoria

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:

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.

Can I get involved?

Want to volunteer at this year’s Pivot Summit?
Download the brief then APPLY HERE

Do you run a business that might be able to provide services or products to Pivot?

Contact hello@pivotsummit.com.au for more information about how you can be part of Pivot Summit 2016 and beyond.

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.

Download the sponsorship slide deck or contact sponsorship@pivotsummit.com.au