Steve Sammartino had his first business before the age of 10 running an organic egg farm before the words organic or startup had been invented. The first phase of his ‘adult’ career was in Marketing working his way into senior executive roles in global consumer goods companies and advertising agencies. He escaped his cubicle for the first time in 2005 and founded rentoid.com – a peer to peer renting portal. After exiting more than 4 years ago he has embarked on a number of crazy projects including putting a Lego space shuttle into actual orbit, building a jet powered bicycle, and crowd funding to build a full size Lego car with an engine made of lego, which runs on air. Steve now travels the world helping companies transition from industrial era thinking into the digital age. He is about to release his first book with publisher Wiley on the technology revolution called ‘The Great Fragmentation’. He is a board member of multiple companies including Tomcar Australia (Australia’s first car startup in over 50 years) he Guest lectures in Marketing at Melbourne University, writes for the ABC on business & technology issues and his blog has over 30,000 readers a month. He is about to release his first book.
About #sydswedu 2014
When: 27th June 2014 – 29th June 2014
Where: Muru-D Campus, 363 Oxford St., Paddington, NSW Australia.
Event Website: http://sydneyedu.startupweekend.org/