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Wed, 24 Feb



TSL Global Startup Series: The New Working Norm

A panel discussing global perspectives on the new working environment

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TSL Global Startup Series: The New Working Norm
TSL Global Startup Series: The New Working Norm

Time & Location

24 Feb 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEDT


About the event

Join us for the first of our Global Startup Series for 2021.

As we start to adapt to the new normal and to living with the COVID-19 global pandemic, have you wondered how startups in other countries are coping?

In this session, we chat with startups and startup experts/advisors from around the world about what they've done to survive in the new working environment and how they have adapted to this new way of working.  Join our panel as we discuss:

  • what is happening around the globe (what is the "new norm?") and how the startup industry is coping
  • the emergence/resurgence of remote working
  • case studies of successful global expansion in the current environment

Panellists Chris Almond, Co-Founder, Sourcr, (Australia & UK) Chris co-founded Sourcr in 2017. Sourcr is Australia’s first choice to find your perfect recruiter for any requirement. Their mission is to shine a light on the industry’s best recruiters and enable them to help more employers and candidates than ever before. David Brown, Business Development Director, San Francisco Landing Pad, Austrade (Australia & USA) David manages Austrade’s San Francisco Landing Pad and advises on market entry and go-to-market strategies, business development, growth, scaling operations, customer acquisition, and customer success. He brings recent startup experience to his role after spending two years as employee no. 1 in the US for an Australian tech company where he led the company’s expansion into the North American market. Prior to his time in San Francisco, David ran his own hospitality business in Sydney and worked as a Private Equity/M&A lawyer in Sydney and London. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency specialising in connecting Australian businesses to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

Bas Mawhin, VP Sales & Marketing, SHORE Solutions (Asia) An advocate of the remote life, Bas works with people around the world advising business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and other experts on how to embrace the offshore talent potential into their operational DNA. He works with clients to continuously drive for success, increase operational productivity, and build a strong company culture with access to a global talent pool. SHORE is a provider of outsourcing services with a difference—we’re recognised as being highly client-focused and operationally excellent. We serve global clients with requirements for contact centre, back office, marketing, and tech services. Matt Meltzer, Founder & CEO, Sage Corps (USA) Matt's experience living and working abroad inspired him to create Sage Corps in 2013...on a legal pad! Sage Corps is a global career accelerator program that sends university students to work abroad with global startups across 15 cities on 5 continents. Separately, Matt is the co-founder and co-director of Experience Lab at Penn, a bridge program from college to career for recent graduates. In his former life, Matt was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he represented Latin American companies in U.S. litigations. Matt graduated cum laude from Northwestern Law School, and summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied International Relations and Spanish. When he isn't parachuting into global startup ecosystems or working with students, Matt spends his time fighting "bad guys" with his two sons, baby daughter, and his incredibly patient and loving wife.

Moderated by: Anita Baccam, Head of Events, Tank Stream Labs

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