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It's time to awaken your motivation from hibernation. Get your brain unlocked by joining Melbourne's entrepreneur event of the year for a kick-ass day of action to take you to the next level.


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It's time to awaken your motivation from hibernation. Get your brain unlocked by joining Melbourne's entrepreneur event of the year for a kick-ass day of action to take you to the next level.



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10 AM - 4 PM

Join 250+ of Australia’s emerging leaders and innovators at HEXPO — and unlock the next level.

Wherever you are in your life - student, graduate, early career, startup founder or transitioning your career - this event will take you to the next level, your way.

Our awesome sponsors and partners

9:35 am - 9:45 am

10 minutes

HEX Team

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to HEXPO! What's ahead for the day of epicness to help you unlock the next level.

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Jeanette Cheah
CEO & Co-Founder, HEX

How Exponential Intelligence could be your unfair advantage

If IQ is all about how smart you are, and EQ is all about how well you can manage people… then what on earth is eXQ? – and how can we use it to predict who will rise to be leaders in the workplace? In this engaging and thought-provoking session, you’ll learn all about harnessing and increasing your own XQ (Exponential Intelligence), and the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets which will set you apart as a leader or founder in the rapidly-changing, technical and creative world.

30 minutes

8:45 am - 9:35 am

Registration + Morning Tea

Get ready for the day ahead. Come early to network, with  some morning tea and coffee to help you settle in.

50 minutes

12:20 pm - 1:10 pm

Lunch break

Rejuvenate and reset while networking with everyone.

50 minutes

11:45 am - 12:25 pm

40 minutes

Emerging Leaders Level Up: A Talent Showcase

From Silicon Valley to Singapore, we have enlisted our alumni to showcase their XQ to you all. From founders to Big Tech. 

Panel Showcase
From team at Atlassian, Salesforce & AWS

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

Jahin Tanvir
CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship

The Art of Personal Branding: Unleashing authentic leadership

Discover the secrets to crafting a compelling personal brand that reflects your unique voice and resonates with others. Explore strategies to unleash your innate leadership qualities and inspire positive change by aligning your values, strengths, and purpose to cultivate an authentic leadership style that drives impact and fosters meaningful connections. Join us to uncover the art of personal branding and tap into the power of your authentic leadership to leave a lasting legacy in your personal and professional journey.

30 minutes

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

30 minutes

The Gig Economy: The rise of side hustles and freelancing in Australia

Let's talk about side hustle. From money to launch, how does it work and why over 2 million people in Australia joined the venture. Should you too?

Benjemen Elengovan
Founder & CEO at MyGigsters

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Revealing Soon
Futuristic Thinker

Pitch Please

We've invited the pitch winners of HEX International Programs to share their winning ideas. This is a dynamic session to help elevate and stimulate your creativity and possibility!

30 minutes

3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

35 minutes

Unlocking Your Skills and Experiences to the Next Level

We are going to share with you how HEX is creating opportunities for students, early career professionals, and startup founders to challenge themselves, learn new skills, and take their careers to the next level. Stay tuned for more updates!

Jaclyn Benstead
CXO & Co-Founder, HEX

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing ceremony

Wrap up the HEXPO 2023.

15 minutes

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


F*ckup night  x The best party ever

Come to join us at the ultimate mingling opportunity at the HEXPO after-party. Starting off with the hilarious 'f*ckup night' hosted by Garry from Tractor Ventures, where people get to share their personal failure stories. Then, dance a night away with all the coolest kids in town.

Garry Williams
Engagement Director, Tractor Ventures

10:35 am - 11:00 am

25 minutes

Career Transformation Fireside

Who said your career has to be one straight line? Hear Jane's story on how she leveraged her career transition experience to a successful career trajectory.

Jane Kou
VC & PE Partnership Lead at Stripe

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Dinner time + Floor transformation

Time to transform our event into the afterparty. Come back when the clock strikes 5:30pm!

75 minutes

9:45 am - 10:10 am

25 minutes

The Future of Workplace Culture

The future of work isn't in an office, and it doesn't abide by the 9 to 5. In this session, we'll define what flexibility truly means when it comes to work, explore how cross-functional teams produce diversity and creativity, and understand why psychological safety is non-negotiable at work and what impact it has on innovation and risk-taking. By combining all these elements, leaders in tech will build a future where work fits into lives and not the other way around.

Victoria Beal
Managing Director, People & Partnerships at Submarine

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm

30 minutes

Building an Empire: The Story of Australia’s Most Successful Digital Bank

Join one of Australia's top FinTech leaders, Dominic Pym on how to go from startup to creating a large-scale technology business.

Dominic Pym
Co-Founder, UpBank & Director, Fintech Australia

10:10 am - 10:35 am

25 minutes

Play the Passionate Game

Life is fickle and short. It can change in an instant, and we spend so much of our time at work. So let's make it count. In this wholesome and inspiring session, Leon shares how he infuses passion, authenticity and all-round good vibes into his work – and how this has helped him unlock the next level of his leadership and life pathway. 

Leon Belobrov
Principal Product Manager, Mobile Apps APAC at SEEK

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Networking break

Speed networking like a boss!

15 minutes

2:40 pm - 2:55 pm

Networking break

Mingle with the speakers, chat with the pitch winners and get ready for the Keynote sessions!

15 minutes

 Get ready to unlock the next level 

This event is for:

⚡️ Founders

⚡️ Startup Community

😎 Early Careers

😎 Career Transitioners

🚀 Emerging Leaders

🌟 Managers

🌟 L&D Manager

🌟  HR Manager

👑 Educator / Teachers

😎 Graduate

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Get ready for networking opportunities, a celebration of your achievements, and thought-provoking discussions on the future of work. HEXPO will help you find another gear, challenge yourself, and actually get stuff done. 

$99 Final GA
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Full-day pass + After-party
On sales until 27 September @ 12pm.

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Last Seat VIP Ticket

Full-day pass + After-party + Intimate VVIP Dinner with speakers and partners.

F*ckUp Night

Join our after-party from 5.45pm onwards. F*ckup night + networking.

The day plan

Thursday 28th September 2023 @ Melbourne, Australia

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Keynotes + Sessions


Legends + Mentors

Our awesome sponsors and partners

Experience the next level at HEXPO

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Collaborate and mingle with like-minded people who are ready to take their careers to the next level.

Future of work

Our sessions focused on emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and personal development, equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving professional landscape. 


Be prepared for interactive sessions and unique experiences that will make this celebration truly unforgettable. 

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Immersive experience

If you can count on one thing about HEX - we love to push imaginative possibilities #IYKYK

Our location is 109 Munster Terrace, North Melbourne.

We are aiming for HEXPO to be the event of the year. We're building the next generation’s inspiration and opening the entrepreneurial pandora’s box. Imagine an immersive experience where you get transported into a space where your creativity can run wild. Sounds awesome, huh?

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🎙 Speakers

Learn from the best. As always, the HEXPO team is curating a stellar roster of innovation leaders to share their journeys and experiences with the community.

Jane Kou

VC & Partnership Lead at Stripe

Jane works with leading venture and private equity funds across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Stripe, Jane was a founder of a marketplace startup, Bring Me Home, and is now a mentor for Blackbird Giants and Startmate Accelerator.

CEO & Co-Founder at HEX

G20 Young Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Innovators List, 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australians; 'Entrepreneurship' Winner.

Dom Pym 

Co-Founder at UpBank

Australian Fintech Leader of the Year 2022. Founder of Euphemia, and Director at Fintech Australia. Co-founder of Up, Ferocia, Pin Payments, and Clear Interactive.

Sarah Tan

Product Designer at Atlassian

Designer specialising in Product Design (UX/UI), Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) and Global Top 100 Women of the Future.

Victoria Beal

Managing Director at Submarine

Senior operations, people & strategy manager with a customer first mindset with a mission to help innovative people and companies to deliver meaningful impact.

Jahin Tanvir 

CEO of the Australian School of Entrepreneurship

3-time TEDx speaker, board director, and social commentator. The 40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians. UNICEF Ambassador.

CXO & Co-Founder at HEX

CEO of Gorillacom an ecommerce and product development company that develops unique and niche targeted online retail properties.

James Kay

Account Manager at AWS Startups

James support startups by advising on their commercial and technology strategies to help them to scale and grow at AWS Startups.

Dickie Currer

Head of Partnerships & New Markets at StartUp Network

The hype man for the Australian Startup Ecosystem. He's also passionate about breaking down international borders to innovation.

Kimberley Petryshyn

Solution Engineer at Salesforce

Kim empowers organisations to deliver exceptional customer experiences and drive great business outcomes.

Benjemin Elengovan

Founder & CEO at MyGigsters

Passionate about making Self-employed financially secure. Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 and 40under40 SA.

Leon Belobrov 

Principal Product Manager, Mobile Apps APAC at SEEK

A decade in digital leadership, startup mentorship, and tech inclusion advocacy. Supporting immersive learning for all.

David Swan 

Technology Editor at The Australian

David is one of the nation’s leading technology reporters and editors. He appears regularly as a tech expert on news and radio/podcasts. He was also awarded one of the Australia's best tech journalists in 2017 and 2018.

Shirley Pham

Product & Experience Lead at HEX

The Jane of all trade. Shirley is an experienced Marketing and Product Experience with a demonstrated history of working in both NFP and B2B industries.

Charlie Perelini 

Marketing & Growth at HEX

HEXPO2023 one and only MC. Charlie is our CVO (Chief Vibe Officer) in his own rights. One of the key members bringing HEXPO to live.

Garry Williams 

Engagement Director at Tractor Ventures

Tractor Ventures Tech Investment,  Innovation Ecosystem Strategy & Engagement specialist.

Josh Lipscombe

Investment Manager at LaunchVic

Driving the Melbourne startup ecosystem growth, Josh is a community gun looking to empower startups.

Mia J. Besorio

Writer & Podcaster at AngelFired

Mia J. Besorio is an internet gremlin. She has worked for and alongside brands, agencies, publishers, labels, and talent teams predominantly in the music, fashion, and lifestyle space.

Kaylene Langford

Founder & Editor at StartUp Creative

Kaylene is a proud Guringai woman, passionate entrepreneur, coach & writer/speaker for a hugely popular online platform that educates, inspires and supports creative entrepreneurs and future innovators.