Spark Festival 2016

The festival may be over for 2016 but the sparks will continue to fly! Please get in touch if you'd like to be involved in Spark Festival 2017.

The 2016 Spark Festival program saw over 6000 attendees at 100 events across 57 venues and 15 tracks or themes.

Lady Problems Hackathon

Lady Problems Hackathon

15 October 2016
9:00am — 6:00pm
Blue Chilli, CBD
$10
Everything IoT Summit 2016

Everything IoT Summit 2016

17 October 2016
8:00am — 7:30pm
Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
$392.45
IoT
Exponential @ Pollenizer - HEALTH.XO

Exponential @ Pollenizer - HEALTH.XO

20 October 2016
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Pollenizer, Millers Point
Free
ANZ & Robogals KIDS Robotics Workshop

ANZ & Robogals KIDS Robotics Workshop

22 October 2016
10:00am — 12:30pm
Stone&Chalk, CBD
SOLD OUT!
Interactive Event for Brilliant BusinessKids

Interactive Event for Brilliant BusinessKids

22 October 2016
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Stone&Chalk, CBD
Free
Born Global Keynote, Panel and Networking

Born Global Keynote, Panel and Networking

24 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:30pm
We Work, CBD
$0 – $21.89
Capital Raising from Business Angels

Capital Raising from Business Angels

24 October 2016
5:30pm — 8:30pm
muru-D, CBD
$31.50
How to land a job at a startup

How to land a job at a startup

24 October 2016
12:30pm — 1:30pm
General Assembly, CBD
Free
Designing Public Services for the Digital Age

Designing Public Services for the Digital Age

24 October 2016
9:00am — 2:00pm
Customs House, CBD
Free
Refugee Talent Speed-Dating Event

Refugee Talent Speed-Dating Event

24 October 2016
9:00am — 12:00pm
Stone&Chalk, CBD
Free
Silicon Paddock Launch

Silicon Paddock Launch

24 October 2016
2:00pm — 5:00pm
Thirsty Crow Brewery, Wagga Wagga
Free
Digital Technology in a 'Fat Finger' Industry

Digital Technology in a 'Fat Finger' Industry

24 October 2016
5:00pm — 7:30pm
PwC, CBD
Free
Free Co-working Space During the Entire Spark Festival

Free Co-working Space During the Entire Spark Festival

24 October 2016
9:00am
Casoni, Darlinghurst
Free (ends on Thursday 4:00pm)
BIO-TEXTILES - AS PART OF THE SYDNEY SPARK FESTIVAL

BIO-TEXTILES - AS PART OF THE SYDNEY SPARK FESTIVAL

24 October 2016
9:15am — 11:45am
UNSW, Kensington
Free
Beyond Binary: Quantum capabilities in Australia and Sydney

Beyond Binary: Quantum capabilities in Australia and Sydney

25 October 2016
7:30am — 9:30am
The University of Sydney, Business School CBD Campus
Free
Fireside chat: Raising Capital in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Fireside chat: Raising Capital in Singapore and Southeast Asia

25 October 2016
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Haymarket HQ, Haymarket
$15-$30
Futures.edu

Futures.edu

25 October 2016
8:30am — 5:00pm
UTS Business School, Ultimo
$220
The Age of Autonomous Machines

The Age of Autonomous Machines

25 October 2016
7:45am — 9:30am
Gilbert + Tobin, Barangaroo
$27.50
IoT
The Founder's Journey

The Founder's Journey

25 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:00pm
muru-D, CBD
Free
How to build a successful cyber startup and scale

How to build a successful cyber startup and scale

25 October 2016
7:30am — 10:00am
AON Risk Solutions, CBD
Free
Ecosystem Talk: ESIC Hub

Ecosystem Talk: ESIC Hub

25 October 2016
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Stone & Chalk, CBD
$16.67
LVL UP:  Future of Fintech in Australia

LVL UP: Future of Fintech in Australia

25 October 2016
6:00pm
Xero, CBD
Free
Sheila Flavell Exclusive Breakfast Event

Sheila Flavell Exclusive Breakfast Event

25 October 2016
7:30am — 9:00am
British Consulate General, CBD
Free
Paging Doctor Robot

Paging Doctor Robot

25 October 2016
6:30pm — 8:00pm
Royal North Shore, St Leonards
$10-$30
Founders Raising Capital

Founders Raising Capital

25 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Hall Chadwick, CBD
Free
How to Make it in America

How to Make it in America

26 October 2016
5:30pm — 8:00pm
Adroll, The Rocks
Free
Journey of a Digital Health Startup

Journey of a Digital Health Startup

26 October 2016
5:30pm — 9:00pm
Swaab Attorneys, CBD
$15.75 – $26.25
Human vs Machine: Artificial Intelligence

Human vs Machine: Artificial Intelligence

26 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Fishburners, NSW
Free
Cyber Security Pitchfest

Cyber Security Pitchfest

26 October 2016
3:30pm — 7:30pm
Atlassian, CBD
Free
Sydney Product Designers

Sydney Product Designers

26 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Web Directions HQ, Surry Hills
SOLD OUT!
Smart Cities and IoT

Smart Cities and IoT

26 October 2016
5:00pm — 9:00pm
Commonwealth Bank Innovation Lab, CBD
Free
IoT
Innovators Re:volutionising Energy

Innovators Re:volutionising Energy

26 October 2016
4:00pm — 6:30pm
Parliament of New South Wales, CBD
SOLD OUT!
The Value of Experience Design

The Value of Experience Design

26 October 2016
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Sydney University, Darlington
Free
Seed Money: Launch Event

Seed Money: Launch Event

26 October 2016
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Tank Stream Labs, CBD
Free
Women in Fintech Meetup

Women in Fintech Meetup

26 October 2016
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Stone & Chalk, CBD
$15.00
Mind, Body, Soul Challenge // Day 1

Mind, Body, Soul Challenge // Day 1

26 October 2016
8:30am — 9:30am
Martin Place
Free
Play Dodgeball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

Play Dodgeball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

26 October 2016
1:30pm — 2:00pm
Martin Place [Urban Playground]
Free
Play Basketball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

Play Basketball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

26 October 2016
1:30pm — 2:00pm
Martin Place [Urban Playground]
Free
Spark Festival // Martin Place Urban Playground // Day 2

Spark Festival // Martin Place Urban Playground // Day 2

26 October 2016
7:00am — 3:00pm
Martin Place [Urban Playground]
$0 – $36.75
EduGrowth - Launch Event

EduGrowth - Launch Event

26 October 2016
8:00am — 9:00am
Fishburners, Ultimo
Free
Sunrise Silent Disco Yoga in Martin Place

Sunrise Silent Disco Yoga in Martin Place

26 October 2016
7:00am — 8:00am
Martin Place
$40.43
Enterprise UX – Engaging and Design Thinking in the Corporate World

Enterprise UX – Engaging and Design Thinking in the Corporate World

26 October 2016
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Tank Stream Labs, CBD
Free
The Changing Landscape of Australian Financial Services

The Changing Landscape of Australian Financial Services

26 October 2016
12:00pm — 2:15pm
Gilbert+Tobin, Barangaroo
$120 - $180
Calm Before the Swarm

Calm Before the Swarm

26 October 2016
8:30am — 10:30am
University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus
$10-$30
Building a robot hardware ecosystem in Sydney

Building a robot hardware ecosystem in Sydney

26 October 2016
11:00am — 12:30pm
The University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus
$10-$20
Masterclass: Regtech and the Reconceptualization of Financial Regulation

Masterclass: Regtech and the Reconceptualization of Financial Regulation

26 October 2016
8:00am — 9:00am
Stone & Chalk, CBD
$16.67 – $42.79
Personal Mentoring Session with Andrew Coppin

Personal Mentoring Session with Andrew Coppin

26 October 2016
10:30am — 12:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Personal Mentoring Session with Fred Olive

Personal Mentoring Session with Fred Olive

26 October 2016
12:30pm — 2:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Personal Mentoring Session with Curt Shi

Personal Mentoring Session with Curt Shi

26 October 2016
1:30pm — 2:30pm
Martin Place
Free
d.school - Design Thinking

d.school - Design Thinking

27 October 2016
6:30pm — 8:30pm
University of Sydney, Darlington
$36.75
Raising money in China: failures, lessons & successes

Raising money in China: failures, lessons & successes

27 October 2016
6:30pm — 9:30pm
Haymarket HQ, CBD
$9.5 - $19.5
Making Sense of the Sydney Startup Ecosystem

Making Sense of the Sydney Startup Ecosystem

27 October 2016
5:00pm — 7:00pm
muru-D, CBD
SOLD OUT!
STEAM Pop-up Education Space

STEAM Pop-up Education Space

27 October 2016
10:00am — 3:00pm
Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
Free
A Seat at the Strategic Table: the ROI of Design

A Seat at the Strategic Table: the ROI of Design

27 October 2016
6:30pm — 9:30pm
Ansarada, CBD
Free
B2B Rocks

B2B Rocks

27 October 2016
9:00am — 6:00pm
Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
$199
IFSHECANICAN: A Rare Birds Panel

#IFSHECANICAN: A Rare Birds Panel

27 October 2016
7:00am — 9:00am
Stone&Chalk, CBD
Free
The Vision Workshop

The Vision Workshop

27 October 2016
6:30pm — 8:30pm
Swaab Attorney's (Level 4), CBD
$40.95
Cyber 101 for your Startup - understanding your minimum viable security

Cyber 101 for your Startup - understanding your minimum viable security

27 October 2016
8:00am — 10:30am
Aon Risk Solutions, CBD
Free
Mind, Body, Soul Challenge // Day 2

Mind, Body, Soul Challenge // Day 2

27 October 2016
8:30am — 9:30am
Martin Place
Free
Play Dodgeball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

Play Dodgeball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

27 October 2016
1:30pm — 2:00pm
Martin Place [Urban Playground]
Free
Play Basketball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

Play Basketball // Martin Place [Urban Playground]

27 October 2016
1:30pm — 2:00pm
Martin Place [Urban Playground]
Free
Women in Tech Breakfast

Women in Tech Breakfast

27 October 2016
7:30am — 9:00am
Gravity Coworking, CBD
$15
Sunrise Silent Disco Yoga in Martin Place

Sunrise Silent Disco Yoga in Martin Place

27 October 2016
7:00am — 8:00am
Martin Place
$40.43
Market Ready

Market Ready

27 October 2016
4:00pm — 5:00pm
DTO Sydney Office, Surry Hills
FREE
Personal Mentoring Session with Deeps Desilva

Personal Mentoring Session with Deeps Desilva

27 October 2016
10:30am — 12:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Personal Mentoring Session with Ben Haylock

Personal Mentoring Session with Ben Haylock

27 October 2016
10:30am — 12:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Personal Mentoring Session with Stefan Knight

Personal Mentoring Session with Stefan Knight

27 October 2016
12:30pm — 2:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Personal Mentoring Session with Chris Clark

Personal Mentoring Session with Chris Clark

27 October 2016
12:30pm — 2:30pm
Martin Place
Free
Great Idea! Now what?

Great Idea! Now what?

28 October 2016
9:00am — 1:00pm
muru-D, CBD
$15.75
Fish Tank

Fish Tank

28 October 2016
10:00am — 2:00pm
Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
Free
Funding Startup to IPO Workshop

Funding Startup to IPO Workshop

28 October 2016
9:30am — 5:00pm
HallChadwick, CBD
$195 (Spark Special!)
Top 10 tips on starting a startup

Top 10 tips on starting a startup

28 October 2016
8:00am — 9:00am
General Assembly, CBD
Free
Startup Grind with Matt Mickiewicz

Startup Grind with Matt Mickiewicz

28 October 2016
7:00am — 9:30am
Pivotal Labs
$15-$20
Masterclass: Theo & Theo

Masterclass: Theo & Theo

28 October 2016
8:00am — 9:00am
Stone & Chalk, CBD
$16.67 – $42.79
Ecosystem Talk: ANZ

Ecosystem Talk: ANZ

28 October 2016
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Stone & Chalk, CBD
Free
The MBA & The Entrepreneur

The MBA & The Entrepreneur

28 October 2016
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, CBD
Free
Australian Payments Council: Challenge Design Workshop

Australian Payments Council: Challenge Design Workshop

28 October 2016
9:00am — 5:00pm
APCA Offices, Martin Place
Free
Climathon Sydney

Climathon Sydney

29 October 2016
9:00am
Aeona, Surry Hills
Free (full weekend)
Igniting an Innovation Mindset- Rapid Prototyping

Igniting an Innovation Mindset- Rapid Prototyping

31 October 2016
9:00am — 12:00pm
UTS, Broadway
$300
Wearables Sydney Meetup

Wearables Sydney Meetup

2 November 2016
6:00pm — 8:30pm
Fjord, Pyrmont
Free
Australian Technologies Competition Showcase

Australian Technologies Competition Showcase

2 November 2016
1:30pm — 5:30pm
Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour
Free
Immersive Hack: Sydney Inaugural Augmented and Virtual Reality Hackathon

Immersive Hack: Sydney Inaugural Augmented and Virtual Reality Hackathon

4 November 2016
6:00pm
Fishburners, Ultimo
$0 – $94.50 (Full Weekend Hackathon)
Techfugees Australia Hackathon with Young People

Techfugees Australia Hackathon with Young People

5 November 2016
9:00am
ICE, Parramatta
Free (full weekend)
FREE | MONEY

FREE | MONEY

7 November 2016
6:30pm — 9:00pm
Pollenizer, Millers Point
Free
Direction

Direction

10 November 2016
9:00am — 5:00pm
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
$999 (2 day conference)
Seed Round Meetup

Seed Round Meetup

10 November 2016
5:30pm — 7:30pm
BDO Sydney
Free