Friday 28 June
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Registration & Coffee
Say hello to your fellow founders over coffee and croissants.
9:30 - 9:40 AM
MC Kimberley Lee will open the conference and run us through the day.
9:40 - 10:00 AM
Kate Kendall will discuss the background behind the rise of the indie way.
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Bryce Adams from Metorik on scaling a solo indie business to $1M ARR.
10:45 - 11:30 AM
Hugh Stevens from Sked Social on ‘How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bootstrapping’.
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Panel host, Sian Simpson, will interview Stuart Hall from Appbot, Kai Brach from Offscreen magazine, and Alex Zaccaria from Linktree on the culture of indie companies.
12:15 - 1:30 PM
Lunch & Giveaway
Free time to mingle and grab lunch at one of Melbourne’s local cafes.
1:30 - 2:15 Pm
Tim Lucas from BuildKite will be interviewed by Matt Allen on indie investor relations and incentivizing indie teams.
2:15 - 3:30 PM
Panel host, Dominic Powell from Smart Company, will interview Kate Morris from Adore Beauty, Matt Vitale from Birchal and Pozible, and Ayla Toyokawa from Wedsites & Themeboy, on alternative forms of funding including investor buybacks, equity crowdfunding, and self-funding.
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Relax over afternoon tea.
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Paul Du Bois from Appenate on “Stuff I've learned bootstrapping a no-code app platform”.
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Panel host, Alan Tsen from Stone & Chalk, will interview Lauren Crystal from Hassl and Ben Schwarz from Calibre on going global with your ops and payments. Thanks to our gold partner Stripe for curating this panel.