Spark Festival 2017 Program

Our 2017 festival was bigger than ever, featuring a massive program of 104 events, attended by 9000+ startups, innovators and entrepreneurs of every stripe.

The next Spark Festival will take place in Sydney, and across all of NSW, over two big weeks from October 19 through to November 2 2018. Please get in touch if you'd like to get get involved!

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Everything IoT Global Leadership Summit 2017

Everything IoT Global Leadership Summit 2017

12 October 2017
8:00am — 6:30pm
Australian Technology Park
$195 – $995 (2 day conference)
Sydney Innovators Breakfast

Sydney Innovators Breakfast

12 October 2017
7:30am — 10:00am
International Towers Sydney
Free
Impact Investment Evening with Investible

Impact Investment Evening with Investible

12 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:30pm
Canva
Free
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Blade Runner cometh or just another Industrial Revolution?

Blade Runner cometh or just another Industrial Revolution?

13 October 2017
7:00am — 9:00am
Westpac, Barangaroo
$27.33
Simple Steps to Global Success

Simple Steps to Global Success

13 October 2017
8:30am — 11:00am
Stone & Chalk
Sold Out
She Hacks 2017

She Hacks 2017

13 October 2017
6:00pm — 5:00pm
ING Direct, Margaret St
FREE (Finishes on Saturday)
Spark Festival Open Day @ Collaboratory

Spark Festival Open Day @ Collaboratory

13 October 2017
9:00am — 5:30pm
Collaboratory, Parramatta
Free
Millennials in Motion

Millennials in Motion

14 October 2017
11:30am — 2:00pm
The Old Clare Hotel
$0 – $11.44
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ANZ & Robogals Kids Robotics Workshop

ANZ & Robogals Kids Robotics Workshop

14 October 2017
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sydney Town Hall
Sold Out
Startup Speaker School

Startup Speaker School

14 October 2017
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
$42.03 – $74.55
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Free two-hour Code Camp!

Free two-hour Code Camp!

14 October 2017
9:00am — 11:00am
Sydney Town Hall
Sold Out
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Kid's Business Workshop

Kid's Business Workshop

14 October 2017
3:00pm — 5:00pm
Sydney Town Hall
$11.58
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Commercialising Research

Commercialising Research

16 October 2017
2:00pm — 7:30pm
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Free
Medical Cannabis, An Emerging Industry - Seedlings 2017

Medical Cannabis, An Emerging Industry - Seedlings 2017

16 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Tank Stream Labs
$29.83
CityIgnite

CityIgnite

16 October 2017
9:00am — 5:00pm
Sydney Town Hall
$195 - $1,995 (2 day conference)
Insights into Startups - Marketplaces

Insights into Startups - Marketplaces

16 October 2017
6:30pm — 8:00pm
The University of Sydney
Free
Martin Place Fitness Festival

Martin Place Fitness Festival

16 October 2017
7:00am — 3:00pm
Martin Place
Free
Remarkable Seed Money Pitch Session

Remarkable Seed Money Pitch Session

16 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:30pm
PwC Barangaroo
Free
Social Hack: IoT & Work

Social Hack: IoT & Work

16 October 2017
5:30pm — 9:00pm
Lendlease
Free
Gear-up and Refresh your IP

Gear-up and Refresh your IP

17 October 2017
7:30am — 9:00am
Three76 Hub, Newcastle
Free
Enterprise UX Masterclass

Enterprise UX Masterclass

17 October 2017
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Tank Stream Labs
Free
How to Thrive in the Entrepreneurial Future of Work

How to Thrive in the Entrepreneurial Future of Work

17 October 2017
5:30pm — 8:00pm
wework, George St
$0 – $11.58
Building Your Business: Hacks to Increase Your Success

Building Your Business: Hacks to Increase Your Success

17 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Tank Stream Labs
$16.84 – $22.08
Futures.edu

Futures.edu

17 October 2017
9:00am — 5:00pm
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
$60
Hack Reality

Hack Reality

17 October 2017
10:00am — 2:00pm
State Library of NSW
$49 – $94
Meet the Australian EdTech Community

Meet the Australian EdTech Community

17 October 2017
6:30pm — 8:30pm
WeWork Pyrmont
Free
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Meet the ON Tribe powered by the CSIRO

Meet the ON Tribe powered by the CSIRO

17 October 2017
5:30pm — 6:30pm
The Commune
Free
Fishburners Public Pitch Night

Fishburners Public Pitch Night

17 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Fishburners
Free
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How AI and Machine Learning are transforming industries forever
Vibewire Open Evening

Vibewire Open Evening

17 October 2017
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Vibewire
Free
Martin Place Fitness Festival

Martin Place Fitness Festival

17 October 2017
7:00am — 3:00pm
Martin Place
Free
Social Hack: IoT & Food

Social Hack: IoT & Food

17 October 2017
5:30pm — 9:00pm
Lendlease, Barangaroo
Free
How to Go From Startup to Silicon Valley

How to Go From Startup to Silicon Valley

17 October 2017
6:00pm — 7:30pm
University of Sydney CBD Business School
Free
Chatbots explained!

Chatbots explained!

18 October 2017
1:00pm — 2:30pm
Microsoft Pitt St Store
Free
How to create "real" experiences

How to create "real" experiences

18 October 2017
6:30pm — 9:00pm
The Hatchery
Free
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Artificial Intelligence in Your Business

Artificial Intelligence in Your Business

18 October 2017
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Tank Stream Labs
Sold Out
Fintech 101: Your checklist for Fintech Success

Fintech 101: Your checklist for Fintech Success

18 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
KPMG, Barangaroo
Free
Ignite Impact – Strategy in Action Masterclass

Ignite Impact – Strategy in Action Masterclass

18 October 2017
1:30pm — 4:30pm
Social Impact Hub
$208 – $403.41
Ignite Impact – Storytelling & Pitching Masterclass

Ignite Impact – Storytelling & Pitching Masterclass

18 October 2017
9:30am — 12:30pm
Social Impact Hub
$208 – $403.41
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Korean Kangnam Style Startups - Korean Accelerators and Startups
The Neuroscience of Confidence: Nailing your Pitch

The Neuroscience of Confidence: Nailing your Pitch

18 October 2017
7:30am — 9:00am
Tank Stream Labs
Free
Why Start a Startup?

Why Start a Startup?

18 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Fishburners
Free
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STEAM Popup Education Space & Coding Sessions

STEAM Popup Education Space & Coding Sessions

18 October 2017
10:00am — 2:00pm
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Free
Behavioural Economics Lab for fintech & financial product designers

Behavioural Economics Lab for fintech & financial product designers

18 October 2017
10:00am — 12:30pm
University of Technology Sydney
Sold Out
Innovation Lecture 2017 with Professor Andrew Harris - Sydney

Innovation Lecture 2017 with Professor Andrew Harris - Sydney

18 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
The Westin Hotel
$20 – $60
Challenge the Funder: Learn How to Raise Capital for Your Startup

Challenge the Funder: Learn How to Raise Capital for Your Startup

18 October 2017
5:30pm — 9:00pm
Clarence Professional Group
Free
Scale your Sales for International Growth

Scale your Sales for International Growth

18 October 2017
12:30pm — 2:00pm
Tank Stream Labs
Free
The Future of Human Connection

The Future of Human Connection

18 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:30pm
Vibewire
Free
How to Raise Early Stage Capital in 2017/2018

How to Raise Early Stage Capital in 2017/2018

19 October 2017
12:30pm — 2:00pm
ESIC Hub at Barangaroo
Free
BIOmimicry

BIOmimicry

19 October 2017
6:00am — 9:00pm
Snepo, Fablab
Free
Startup Stories - Darren Shafren, Viralytics

Startup Stories - Darren Shafren, Viralytics

19 October 2017
7:30am — 8:30am
Three76 Hub, Newcastle
Free
The Future 50 Years of Space Activity

The Future 50 Years of Space Activity

19 October 2017
4:30pm — 6:00pm
Cicada Innovations
Free
The Lab: Learn how to talk to Users

The Lab: Learn how to talk to Users

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Tank Stream Labs
$12.58
Jumping In The Deep End

Jumping In The Deep End

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:30pm
General Assembly HQ
$16.61
Ask Me Anything: Breakfast with Atlassian Co-Founder Scott Farquhar

Ask Me Anything: Breakfast with Atlassian Co-Founder Scott Farquhar

19 October 2017
7:45am — 9:00am
Atlassian
Free (Exclusive to Pledge 1% members
IMMERSIVE Meetup

IMMERSIVE Meetup

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
State Library of NSW
Sold Out
Startup&Angels: Emerging Markets Focus

Startup&Angels: Emerging Markets Focus

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Wework George St
25 - 40
Pozible x SSE Startup Pitch Night

Pozible x SSE Startup Pitch Night

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Free
Fish Tank

Fish Tank

19 October 2017
10:00am — 2:00pm
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Free
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Up and Coming in Agtech: GrowLab Pitchfest

Up and Coming in Agtech: GrowLab Pitchfest

19 October 2017
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Cicada Innovations
Free
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Around The Block: A Tour of the Aussie Blockchain Startups - Showcase & Tal...
Networking In Nature 'Spark Festival Edition' with Jay Spence

Networking In Nature 'Spark Festival Edition' with Jay Spence

19 October 2017
7:15am — 8:45am
Piccolo Me Cafe (Royal Botanic Gardens)
$16.84
Bridging the gap from Entrepreneur to Leader/manager

Bridging the gap from Entrepreneur to Leader/manager

19 October 2017
7:45am — 9:30am
Australian Institute of Management
$35 – $48.02
Regional Incubators: Building Communities

Regional Incubators: Building Communities

19 October 2017
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Multiple Locations
Free
Angel Investing: A Portfolio Approach

Angel Investing: A Portfolio Approach

19 October 2017
8:00am — 10:00am
EY Sweeney
Free
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Tipping the Balance – Indigenous Female Founders

Tipping the Balance – Indigenous Female Founders

19 October 2017
6:00pm — 8:00pm
International Towers, Barangaroo, Tower 2
Free
Sydney Angels Power Hour: Success Stories

Sydney Angels Power Hour: Success Stories

20 October 2017
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Stone and Chalk
Free
DASH Open Day: Free Co-working Desk & Lunch

DASH Open Day: Free Co-working Desk & Lunch

20 October 2017
9:00am — 5:00pm
Dantia Smart Hub
Free (2 day event)
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Massive Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt (MESH) at Spark Festival

Massive Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt (MESH) at Spark Festival

20 October 2017
3:00pm — 6:00pm
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship
Free
The Best Tools and Services to Run Your Startup!

The Best Tools and Services to Run Your Startup!

20 October 2017
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Tank Stream Labs
Sold out
A Day in the Life of an Ultimo Startup - Walking Tour

A Day in the Life of an Ultimo Startup - Walking Tour

20 October 2017
11:30am — 2:45pm
University of Technology Sydney
Free
Blockchain: the Myths, Movers and Market Makers

Blockchain: the Myths, Movers and Market Makers

20 October 2017
4:00pm — 6:00pm
Lakeba Manly
Sold out
The Future of Jobs in the World of Fintech

The Future of Jobs in the World of Fintech

20 October 2017
7:30am — 9:30am
Stone & Chalk
Free
Initiate 48 - Build Your Very Own Startup

Initiate 48 - Build Your Very Own Startup

21 October 2017
9:00am — 6:00pm
Fishburners
$48.32 – $64.06 (Full Weekend Event)
Initiate 48 - Build Your Very Own Startup

Initiate 48 - Build Your Very Own Startup

22 October 2017
9:00am — 6:00pm
Fishburners
$10 – $64.06