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The event was put on at no charge by Hub Sydney, and attracted the support of the City of Sydney and Telstra to help make it happen. Aside from graciously allowing laptop- and tablet-toting entrepreneurs to take over a public park, the City of Sydney allowed the Agape Food Truck to serve the area, and helped with providing power. Lord Mayor Clover Moore dropped in to give her support to Hub Sydney, which is due to open in April.
With coffee and power taken care of, Telstra provided the other lifeblood of startups — internet connectivity — supplying a number of wireless hotspots so that entrepreneurs could get online. The connection was a bit sketchy, as demand sometimes outstripped supply, but no one was about to start arguing for fibre to the park or a cost-benefit analysis on doing so.
A number of members from the various co-working spaces in Sydney also showed up, answering the crowd's questions. While that might sound like a repeated sales pitch, the spaces are actually very different in culture, if not location.