Major Sponsors

Jobs for NSW — Opportunities for Startups

Jobs for NSW is a proud sponsor of the 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, start-ups and fast-growth small to medium enterprises known as ‘gazelles’.

For those businesses that meet the criteria, it offers performance-based financial support that matches the needs of the different stages of business growth.

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

City of Sydney — Supporting Innovation

“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.”



As the professional association and peak body representing Australia’s ICT sector, ACS delivers authoritative independent knowledge and technology insights, building relevant technology capacity and capability that catalyses Australian innovation and speeds the adoption of technology for the benefit of commerce, government and society.

Pledge 1%

Spark Festival is proud to be a part of Pledge 1%, a global movement 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. Does this change?

Major Supporters


WIRO 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.


What­ev­er your busi­ness, Swaab takes it seri­ous­ly. Estab­lished in 1981, Swaab has grown to become a haven for inno­va­tion, entre­pre­neur­ship, fam­i­ly busi­ness, SMEs, cor­po­rates, high-net-worth indi­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ment clients.



Marque is a Sydney-based commercial law firm with 7 partners, gun lawyers, a surprisingly cool website, no pretensions to superiority other than in lunchtime netball, and a genuine commitment to cake. Marque’s ambitions are shamelessly big. We aim to change the world. Law is our chosen toolbox. It’s what we’re good at. It’s what we love doing.  Its law, done differently.