Dip your toe into the startup world through Liminal*

What's it all about?

Lived a life of hierarchical career paths?

Full of ambition & ideas?

We see you.


Liminal* is an immersive week-long series of online talks and workshops with leading startup operators and coaches. As well as high energy breakout sessions. Hosted by Blackbird Ventures and Startmate. 


Intrigued by a career in startups? Not sure how to get there or what that could look like? Liminal* is designed for the inquisitive minds - those hungry to join a startup. The aspiring operators, corporate refugees, those made redundant from covid and graduates searching for purpose and eager to enter the startup world.

Tap into ideas at Liminal* that will lead you down the career you’ve always wanted.


Hear from world-leading women operators and coaches from Culture Amp, Airbnb, Uber Eats, Willow, Brex, eBay and more. Attend breakout networking sessions with fellow kindred spirits - currently operating in a startup or dreaming of being in one.


*Liminality: the quality of ambiguity that occurs in the middle of a rite of passage, when you no longer hold your pre-ritual status but not yet begun the transition to the status you will hold when the rite is complete.

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You can drop into this event at any time.


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Monday 27 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

Tuesday 28 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday 29 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

Thursday 30 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

Friday 31 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am

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Jodie Auster

GM APAC, Uber Eats

Join Jodie for an inspiring keynote opener to the Liminal* Conference, on her big career pivots into technology and what she learned along the way.

Aubrey Blanche

Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp

Join The Mathpath Aubrey Blanche, Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, to learn how you can evolve your programs to create fair experiences for every employee and build better, safer products.

Laura Chambers

CEO of Willow Pump

In this session, Laura Chambers will share her career adventure and how she overcame ceilings and roadblocks along the way. You’ll hear why Laura advocates for “half-steps” when it comes to career progress.

Roli Saxena

Chief Customer Officer, Brex

Join Roli Saxena, for a fireside discussion on her career journey and why she believes this breadth of experience is valuable in building a holistic career.

May Samali

CEO, Ventures at High Resolves

In this session, May will take you on a (condensed) journey of self-discovery, you’ll walk away with a toolkit of techniques to help you visualise and actualise the possibilities for your professional life.

Michelle McHargue

Operating Partner, Costanoa Ventures

In this session, she'll share how to break into the startup world - focusing on updating your resume, interviewing remotely, setting goals and surrounding yourself with advocates to propel your career, and more.


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