Fred Schebesta, co-founder of global fintech Finder.com, has been announced as a headline speaker at the Proptech Forum to be held in Sydney next month.
One of Australia’s most respected entrepreneurs, the best-selling author, cryptocurrency expert and international speaker will discuss How To Create a Global Tech Business.
The Proptech Forum, hosted by Proptech Association Australia (PTAA), is a full-day live program designed to explore the topic: Disrupting the Disruptors.
PTAA founder and president Kylie Davis said Fred had a long and successful track record of business disruption globally, making him an ideal candidate to open the conference.
“Fred was just 26 years old when he entered the highly competitive comparison market, before expanding globally and revolutionising the comparison site into a fintech,” Kylie said.
In his presentation, Fred will look at the key stages of growing a proptech from an MVP into a self-sustaining global business, telling his story of Finder and how he learned to turn his weaknesses as a founder into his super power.
Finder is now Australia’s leading comparison website, and the group receives more than 10 million visits globally each month.
Fred joins a stellar speaker lineup including Sarah Bell from AIRE, Nigel Dalton from Thoughtworks, Peter Schravemade from REACH, Mina Radhakrishnan from :Different, Pete Matthews from Realtair, Eleanor Creagh from Proptrack and Melissa James from CSIRO.
Kylie said the Proptech Association team had been working hard to deliver a unique conference to bring the proptech industry together, supporting collaboration and innovation.
“This is a full-day event designed by proptechs, for proptechs so that we can unpack some of the big issues affecting our industry collectively and start some discussions,” she said.
“Disrupting the Disruptors will examine the technology happening adjacent to the proptech sector and the market forces that are likely to start impacting us, new legislation on the horizon and where collaboration can support our innovation growing faster, becoming stickier and more successful.”
In the afternoon, round table discussions include themes such as big data, integrations, environment and sustainability and scaling.
“This will give us an opportunity to put our best brains together, collaborate around common ideas, help each other innovate and work out how we can improve our industry, making it stronger,” Kylie said.
“If you’ve ever wanted to meet the proptechs playing in your space, this is the place to be.”
The Proptech Forum will be held on October 13 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney from 8.30am to 5pm. Tickets are just $295 including GST for members or $395 for non members.