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Hypergrowth & AI: Spotting opportunity through the noise

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Hypergrowth & AI: Spotting opportunity through the noise

We're living in a time where countless technologies seem to be emerging to disrupt our everyday experiences: Generative-AI, GPT, Automation. As entrepreneurs seeking to make generational change and impact, how do you separate the hype from the opportunities? What are the genuine factors we need to pay attention to, how do we develop the critical thinking skills and lenses to understand the ways the world is evolving?

Join us for a fireside chat where Martin Karafilis, CEO of Fishburners will sit down with Visiting Entrepreneur Chris Yeh, Co-Author of global phenomenon Blitzscaling, to explore disruptive ideas and growth innovation in tech. This is your opportunity to gain insights from an intimate conversation between two world-class global entrepreneurs and learn from the most impactful minds in business. 


  • 5.00pm-5.30pm – Networking & catering 
  • 5.30pm-6.15pm - Chris Yeh fireside chat with Martin Karafilis 
  • 6.15pm-7:00pm - Post-event networking 
  • 7.15pm - Event ends 


The venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you would like to discuss specific needs, please contact Sharon Li on 1800 959 351.

About Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh is the co-founder of the Blitzscaling Academy and Blitzscaling Ventures. Chris has founded, advised, or invested in over 100 high-tech startups since 1995. He is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, and the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, of the New York Times bestseller, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University, with distinction in both, and an MBA fro  Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar.

About the Visiting Entrepreneur Program

This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, an annual City of Sydney initiative that connects international entrepreneurs with our local startup ecosystem. The 21 – 28 June 2023 program will explore the current wave of ideas, trends, and technologies disrupting society and economies. Discover what will outlive the hype, how to discern the opportunities from the noise, and the considerations for equitable impact. See the full program at #VEPSyd

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2023 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

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