South by Southwest (SXSW) celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries and has a culture of fostering creative technology startups.
With just under one week to go before SXSW kicks off, Global Victoria’s technology trade team have been busy fine tuning a business program to support 14 Victorian tech scaleups and 23 delegates who are ready to take on the world.
Global Victoria’s delegation covers a diverse range of industries, including automotive, health and wearable tech, energy, workforce management, music tech, education, customer communications management, software indexing and mapping and speakers bureau.
Delegates primary objective is to:
- increase their export sales and awareness of business capabilities in the US market
- improve their business networks
- enter into a joint venture
- partner with or form a strategic alliance
- establish an office in the US
- raise capital.
Global Victoria’s SXSW Delegation
The companies participating on the mission are:
- 2Me Corporation Pty Ltd
- Aplas Pty Ltd
- carbonTRACK LTD
- CoTé Software & Solutions Pty Ltd
- Handdii Pty Ltd
- InternMatch Pty Ltd
- Open HD Pty Ltd
- SmartrMail Pty Ltd
- Video My Job Pty Ltd
- Vumero Pty Ltd
- Your Creative Pty Ltd.
About our Supporters
As one of the most influential tech companies in the feature film, postproduction and television broadcast industries, Blackmagic Design is proud to support the Victorian Government’s delegation of scaleups to SXSW.
Having been a tech startup in 2002, company founder Grant Petty believes in the spirit of people wanting to make the world better, in the power of startups and the growth of businesses founded on creativity.
Grant Petty: CEO & Founder of Blackmagic Design
Because of Grant Petty, nearly every new film, TV show, commercial, music video, live concert you watch was created with Blackmagic Design products.
Since 2002, Grant Petty has grown Port Melbourne’s Blackmagic Design to become the most influential technology maker in the film, TV and live event worlds.
Grant, founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design, has become one of the world’s leading innovators of creative video tech. His goal was – and still is today – to empower creativity by making film, television and AV production equipment affordable for everyone.
Blackmagic Design, with more than 1,100 employees in seven countries, has tens of millions of customers around the world. This includes Oscar winning cinematographers to 15 year old students and streamers; and projects from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Game of Thrones, Mad Max: Fury Road, Rocketman, John Wick and Avengers: End Game.
With a history of helping over 300 overseas companies set up operations in Australia, CoSec has launched a new service to support Australian companies to set up and expand in the USA. CEO and Co-founder, Blair Lucas is looking forward to supporting businesses in the delegation on how to manage their US expansion.
As CEO & Co-founder of CoSec, Blair leads an international team of business specialists with a global reach in over 25 countries.
Blair manages CoSec’s business and relationships throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, as well as the company’s expansion into the USA. As Nominee Director for over 30 companies operating in Australia, Blair applies his in-depth knowledge of the Australian corporate regulatory environment to help offshore companies with their international expansion.
An experienced international business professional, Blair spent many years engaged in investment consulting and legal affairs in China. This practical experience in China includes various capital raisings, cross-border transactions, and corporate and commercial law.
Blair holds an LLB and A BA (Hons), as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from Governance Institute of Australia. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.