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What’s next in a Future T.B.D?

2 Lacey Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Friday 1 July from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us to explore how to navigate an ever-evolving landscape, what's next on the innovation horizon and what it means for our shared future.

Visiting Entrepreneur Tim Kentley Klay describes himself as a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker and thinker.

Tim is hard-wired to expand what is possible, he has demonstrated this in having founded and grown three successful businesses – Zoox, XYZ Studios, Crayon and his current venture, HYPR. He sees his companies as the engines that make great ideas happen.

Join Tim as he sits down with Holly Ransom to explore frontier technology, how he navigates an ever-evolving landscape, what he sees as next on the innovation horizon and what it could mean for our shared future. And what would a conversation be with Tim without asking about Zoox, the autonomous mobility company he founded that was acquired by Amazon?

Following this unwired chat and Q&A on what’s next in the future of technology, innovation and so much more, stay and be part of the celebration in the closing event of the 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur Program.

The closing event of the 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur Program is delivered in partnership with Canva. We look forward to seeing you in person in Surry Hills courtesy of our host Canva - enjoy the beautiful venue, drinks and nibbles, and vibe.

Moderator: Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent

In Conversation: Tim Kentley Klay, Co- Founder, HYPR & Zoox


  • 4:30pm: Arrival, grab a drink, nibbles and get ready for the Conversation with Tim

  • 5pm: In Conversation with Tim Kentley Klay

  • 5:30pm: Live Q&A from the audience

  • 5:45pm: Wrap up, thank you and celebration of the official close of 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur begins

  • 6:30pm: Event concludes

About Tim

Tim is a creative and technical entrepreneur. He is the founder of HYPR, an AI robotics company developing mobility systems that improve as they move. Previously, he was the founder of Zoox, an autonomous mobility company acquired by Amazon. In 4 years, he built Zoox into a company valued at $3.2 billion, raised $800 million in 2 rounds, hired 500 people, and filed 125 patents across software, hardware and design as he architected the development of a ground-up, vertically integrated autonomous mobility ecosystem. In 2020, Tim was named the Global Australian of the Year in the annual Advance Awards

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2022 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access and communication needs please contact Julie Macey, Tech Startups Program Manager on 9265 9850.

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of everyone at our City of Sydney venues is our top priority. If you plan to visit, you must be familiar with the processes and measures in place and follow Covid-safe rules during your visit. See our website for the most up-to-date entry requirements and what to expect when visiting.

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