• Global Design & Strategy firm that Transforms Businesses at Scale

    Global Design & Strategy firm that Transforms Businesses at Scale
    Frog

  • Content Makers, Designers and Producers Beyond Reality and Accross Platforms

    Content Makers, Designers and Producers Beyond Reality and Accross Platforms
    Mixed Reality

  • Artists, Technologists & Makers Working at the Frontiers of Visual Narrative

    Artists, Technologists & Makers Working at the Frontiers of Visual Narrative
    The Mill

  • 14 workshops, 23 experience, 39 speakers, 75 startups, 96 panelists – 1 event

    14 workshops, 23 experience, 39 speakers, 75 startups, 96 panelists – 1 event
    Pause 2017

  • The World's First and Largest Hardware Accelerator

    The World's First and Largest Hardware Accelerator
    HAX

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Pause is Australia's premier Creative, Tech and Business event empowering creators since 2011.


Put yourself into fast forward at Pause 2017, with three full-throttle Creative, Tech and Business days. Advance yourself with a different perspective. More speakers to be announced soon.

Pause Startup Expo 2017: Apply now. Demo. Pitch. Win.

A proven platform for success, the Pause Startup Expo is a real acceleration point – whatever the stage of your startup journey.   APPLY HERE DEADLINE 12 DEC 2016 Past exhibitors have gone on to achieve incredible things:...

News
  • AMP New Ventures

    A short introduction into AMP's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know before...

    Tech
  • Ex Magic Leap /USA

    Reimagine the way that digital information is present in our lives, as recent breakthroughs in VR and AR allow digital...

    Creative
  • Bahama Belle

    The challenges faced by startups are not dependent on age of experience. Get the lowdown form Pause’s youngest speaker...

    Business
  • Pixar Animation Studios /USA

    The session looks at the evolution of characters in Pixar’s animated features and how advances in technology has...

    Creative
  • Typism

    Creativity is just like a muscle – it needs exercising regularly. Learn how Creativity Fitness can enhance your...

    Creative
  • Carthona Capital

    A short introduction into Carthona's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know...

    Tech
  • VicHyper

    A local look at the futuristic Hyperloop concept from the driving forces behind a team that has defied global...

    Tech
  • PUSH Collective

    Get stuck in to what sets the great examples of storytelling apart from the bullshit strategies and campaigns, and why.

    Creative
  • Bec Brideson

    Women are the fastest emerging economy – more than India and China put together twice over. Brideson cracks open what...

    Tech
  • The Mill /USA

    There are many misconceptions that immersive media is prohibitively expensive or inaccessible. Prepare to break down...

    Tech
  • Beattie Wines

    A successful global entrepreneur herself, Beattie is committed to supporting the growth of startup culture in Victoria...

    Tech
  • Frog /USA

    Harry West shares his thoughts on how design thinking may have made everyone a “designer', but, when everything is...

    Business
  • Josephmark

    ‘Innovation’ may have lost all meaning, but that’s only because Australia’s doing it wrong – find out how, as a...

    Business
  • TANK

    Hear how TANK has challenged the notion of design-based business to develop relevant, meaningful customer experiences...

    Business
  • Thumbtack /USA

    When well-defined, a company’s core values act as an important guide for every action taken. Hear about Thumbtack’s...

    Business
  • Isobar

    Dive into self-drive with the lowdown on autonomous car technology

    Tech
  • Scale Investors

    A short introduction into Scale's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know before...

    Tech
  • Etsy /USA

    Get answers to burning questions about building products globally, successfully and for culturally diverse users.

    Tech
  • Rome2rio

    Forget being a unicorn, sustainable startups are cockroaches. Michael Cameron of Rome2rio presents his lessons.

    Tech
  • The University of Sydney

    Learn first-hand from a leader in the field about developments in the quantum technology set to spark a new, worldwide...

    Business
  • all future everything /LTU

    Bringing you insights from the bleeding edge of technological and creative development in augmented, mixed and virtual...

    Speakers
  • EM Advisory

    A short introduction into EM Advisory's portfolio and how they can help your business scale or IPO like a champ.

    Tech
  • SapientNitro

    As Natural-Language-Processors, AI and voice-based interfaces improve, discover how human computer communication,...

    Creative
  • Castor & Pollux

    Encouraging an industry that has been nearly completely democratised to think more laterally and move towards the...

    Creative
  • Rampersand

    A short introduction into Rampersand's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know...

    Tech
  • Covo /USA

    In today’s ‘always on’ world it’s easy to become feel overwhelmed by work. Learn how shifting the balance can enable...

    Creative
  • Pozible

    A short introduction into Pozible platform, it's successful projects and how can you use it to your funding advantage.

    Tech
  • Flaunt Marketing

    A mind-boggling look at how the over 50s have taken over the world and what actions need to be taken as a result.

    Business
  • Shelli Trung

    A short introduction into Shelli's investment portfolio, it's successful startups and what do you need to know before...

    Tech
  • Büro North

      Soren Luckins launches a rallying call for true creatives to put down their digital tools and start dealing in...

    Creative
  • VicHyper

    A local look at the futuristic Hyperloop concept from the driving forces behind a team that has defied global...

    Tech

Build Your Own Chat Bot

As the team breaks down some of the foremost concepts and myths around AI, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the...

Creative

Raising Start-Up Capital in Australia

In an interactive session designed to answer the burgeoning questions around raising start-up capital, we hear from...

Tech
Upcoming Events

Pause 2017 - Different Perspective

11 November 2016
Fed Square, Cnr Swanston and Flinders St.

Restless by Nord

Modern day technology is beautiful and scary the same time, it is already unclear if it solves more problems than it...

Motion

Pixeltogether

Pixel Together is the website builder that gives designers the power to easily create the site they’ve imagined. Eliminating the hassle of restrictive templates and hacking away at code, its drag and drop editor places creative control...

2016

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