Australia's First Sextech Hackathon

Brisbane March 23-25, 2018

What is this?

This is your chance to collaborate and get involved with the fast-growing sextech industry. Join a team or bring your own idea and work on solving issues related to sexuality through technology.

This may include new ways to deliver sexual education, products and services for sexual health and wellness, as well as new solutions to dealing with sexual harassment.

Who can join? 

We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you’re a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager, therapist or sexologist. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results. 

In particular, we are focused on making space for, and elevating the voices and perspectives of, women-identified people, although we support inclusion of all genders and sexualities.

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Why hack sextech? 

Sextech is a fast-growing industry gathering global attention for its huge market predictions.

According to The Guardian, the global sextech industry has been estimated at $30B and is growing at more than 30% a year, potentially outpacing high-growth tech sectors like drone manufacturing. 

The core of products and services are designed around relationships, bringing new ideas of intimacy, pleasure and desire to the human experience. While there is plenty of potential in this space, it is largely untapped. 

We believe that women-identified technologies and thinkers can influence the direction of this market, while also changing the cultural conversation and attitudes toward female sexuality

MEET OUR International Sextech Mentors & Speakers

Renowned thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs in the fields of technology, sexuality and gender equality from US, Europe and Australia: Polly Rodriguez (USA) is the Creator and CEO of Unbound, a sex toy subscription service. Polly is passionate about making sex better for women and opening up the discussion about sexual health. Mal Harrison (USA) is a clinical sexologist, eroticism philosopher, digital anthropologist, TEDx speaker, and the founder of the Center for Erotic Intelligence. Previously she served as resident sexologist & advice columnist for the Museum of Sex where her research on the internal clitoris went viral. Aurelie Salvaire (France) a French social entrepreneur who has collaborated with Oxfam, Ashoka and Impact HUB networks and launched TEDx BarcelonaWomen event and community in 2012. She founded Shiftbalance is a think-and-action tank collecting, producing and spreading information on everyday sexism and existing solutions. Victoria Cullen (Australia) is a sexual function specialist in a multidisciplinary cancer clinic in Melbourne. She helps patients optimise their sexual potential after treatment side effects and is currently researching this topic for her design-led PhD. Victoria also co-founded the world's first academic sex toy design course at RMIT University.

Renowned thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs in the fields of technology, sexuality and gender equality from US, Europe and Australia:

Polly Rodriguez (USA) is the Creator and CEO of Unbound, a sex toy subscription service. Polly is passionate about making sex better for women and opening up the discussion about sexual health.

Mal Harrison (USA) is a clinical sexologist, eroticism philosopher, digital anthropologist, TEDx speaker, and the founder of the Center for Erotic Intelligence. Previously she served as resident sexologist & advice columnist for the Museum of Sex where her research on the internal clitoris went viral.

Aurelie Salvaire (France) a French social entrepreneur who has collaborated with Oxfam, Ashoka and Impact HUB networks and launched TEDx BarcelonaWomen event and community in 2012. She founded Shiftbalance is a think-and-action tank collecting, producing and spreading information on everyday sexism and existing solutions.

Victoria Cullen (Australia) is a sexual function specialist in a multidisciplinary cancer clinic in Melbourne. She helps patients optimise their sexual potential after treatment side effects and is currently researching this topic for her design-led PhD. Victoria also co-founded the world's first academic sex toy design course at RMIT University.

weekend hack Format

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