Major Sponsors

Jobs for NSW

Jobs for NSW is a proud sponsor of Spark Festival. A private sector–led, NSW Government backed initiative, Jobs for NSW is tasked to deliver on the Premier’s number one priority of creating jobs.

Managing a fund of $190 million over four years, Jobs for NSW has developed a portfolio of products to assist with the growth of NSW businesses and in particular, startups and fast-growth small to medium enterprises known as ‘gazelles’.

To view full details of these programs, visit or phone 1300 JOB NSW (1300 562 679).

City of Sydney

“Sydney is home to Australia’s highest concentration of tech startups and we’re developing a global reputation for supporting innovation,” City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone.

“We’ve developed an action plan for supporting tech startups to make sure Sydney is a place where entrepreneurs can quickly scale innovative businesses and create the jobs of the future. Events like Spark Festival Sydney will help us build the skilled and connected community we need to make that happen."

“The three-year funding for Spark Festival Sydney is another step in creating a sustainable, long-term program of events to help us support and attract tech entrepreneurs.”


Pledge 1%

We've pledged 1%, and you should too!

Spark Festival is proud to have joined Pledge 1%, a global movement supported by Atlassian, which is creating a new normal where companies of all sizes integrate giving back into their culture and values.

Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to causes of their choice.

Spark Festival is excited to join Pledge 1%’s network of founders, entrepreneurs and companies around the globe that have committed to giving back.

As well as pledging 1% ourselves, this year Spark Festival will be offering all founders the opportunity to join Pledge 1%, or find out more, as part of the registration for Spark Festival events.

Major Supporters


WIRO (Workers Compensation Independent Review Office) is an independent statutory office with a variety of roles, which include dealing with complaints about insurers as well as managing the provision of legal assistance for injured workers. We reduce red tape, time and costs for injured workers, employers and the Workers Compensation Scheme and aim to resolve disputes with claims quickly and easily.

The Start Society

The Start Society is the independent grassroots industry body for Australian tech startup entrepreneurs. Founders helping founders to start, connect and grow globally. The Start Society provides a lot more than just support, we are helping to build a new hyper connected nation and we are doing it one global tech startup business at a time.

Media Partners

Time Out Sydney

Time Out is Your ultimate guide to Sydney. Discover the city's best things to do, culture, dining, nightlife, bars and theatre.