22 August 2014

Want to have your own tech start-up?

Join Michael Cameron, RMIT alumnus and founder of successful travel website Rome2Rio, as he discusses the ups and downs of founding a tech start-up.

Event details




12.30 to 1.30 pm


Building 12, level 10, room 2, City campus

Further details

Rome2Rio is a successful start-up providing multimodal travel search options. In this talk, Founder and COO Michael Cameron will discuss:

• the ups and downs of founding a tech start-up and lessons learnt along the way

• start-up ecosystem including incubators, investors, press, advisers, meet-ups and crowd funding

• US versus Australia – how their tech corporate and start-up cultures compare

• hot topics including big data, internet of things, consumer web, mobile, business-to-business and other marketplaces

• other Aussie start-up success stories, such as Retailmenot, 99designs and Atlassian.

To register, go to School of Computer Science and Information Technology’s Facebook.

Michael Cameron completed his PhD in computer science at RMIT in 2006 before relocating to Seattle to work on Microsoft Bing search engine. He returned to Melbourne and co-founded Rome2rio with fellow ex-Microsoft developer Bernie Tschirren. Together they have raised $2.8 million in funding and grown the business to nine full-time employees. Rome2rio receives 3.4 million unique visitors per month.

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