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The Art of Strategic Partnerships to Grow your Business

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American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and life-coach Tony Robbins famously said, “The quality of your life is by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different.”

One method of nurturing business relationships is through strategic partnerships. Strategic partnerships are a formalised agreement by two parties who agree to a specific set of terms.

How can you ensure a win-win within your strategic partnerships so that you can effectively grow your brand or business?

To ensure strategic partnerships are mutually beneficial — whether it’s between startups or large organisations — an agreed purpose, well-defined objectives, and clear terms must be made before entering the partnership.

At our panel The Art of Strategic Partnerships to Grow your Business, our expert speakers will explore:
What are business partnerships?
How do the biggest brands, companies and startups make strategic partnerships? What’s their process?
Why are partnerships valuable to companies?
How can businesses make the most out of strategic partnerships?


Tashi Dorjee
Co-founder and Chief Space Office of TwoSpace

Tashi is the Co-Founder and Chief Space Office of TwoSpace, a Sydney-based startup that turns underutilised restaurants into a network of co-working spaces. Today, TwoSpace has grown networks not only in Sydney but also in Melbourne; with members having access to gorgeous restaurants, rooftop bars, and beachside lounges with ocean views. TwoSpace is gearing up to launch a global network, with the first international coworking community growing in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Paul Barker
Head of Partnerships Valiant Finance

Paul is the Head of Partnerships at Valiant Finance, a small business lending platform and advisory service. Through his career Paul has worked in the UK and Australia with major banks, payment providers and other financial service providers and has a broad ranging network in Australia to C level.

John Szabo
Head of Partnerships, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

John Szabo is the Head of Partnerships at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia’s No.1 Young University. John’s primary focus is to create sustainable, strategic whole of university partnerships, built on trust, common purpose and mutual benefit. UTS is on its path to be a world‑leading university of technology, underpinned by its distinct practice-oriented model of learning. Innovation and entrepreneurship education are key drivers in its curriculum, preparing students for the future of work. An integral building block of UTS’s success, since its inception, has been to be outward looking and focused on partnering with industry.

Partners: Two Space