OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 176

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Tactics to Grow Your Business Fast

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

This session will provide an insight into the growth structure of tech companies and is especially relevant for startups and small businesses looking to acquire, convert and retain new customers.

How to Boost Your Holiday Sales

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

Join GA and eBay for an insightful panel discussion with top eBay sellers on how they plan to maximise their Christmas sales.

The Australian Hydrogen Conference

ONLINE | Australian Hydrogen Council | Multi-Day Event

Exploring the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, and our international export opportunities.


Growth Marketing 101 with Nicole Liu

ONLINE | Blackbird | 8.00AM AEDT

In this session, Kin Fertility founder Nicole Liu will help you demystify growth marketing and develop your approach. She'll teach you how to define what growth is for your business, growth marketing strategies for early stage startups, and how to measure success.

Local Innovator Series #2 Lana Hopkins

ONLINE | Prismatik | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

In the series second interview, get to know Lana Hopkins, a startup advisor and most recently, co-founder of AiR. Lana is also the founder of Mon Purse, a "design your own handbag" business launched in 2014.

Built with Biology

ONLINE | Tech23 | 4.00PM AEDT

Tech23’s Impact Circles invite attendees to explore and canvas what existing, potential and future deeptech customers, investors and collaborators may want – while helping conversations to flow and connections to be made!

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks for Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Business

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

Learn how edu-entrepreneur Paula Mills built several award-winning businesses via really simple and free LinkedIn networking strategies.


SEO Content Workshop

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

Perfect for small business owners, copywriters looking to move into an Online Marketing role or in house/freelance Copywriters looking to get better SEO value out of their content, this workshop will teach students the updated techniques to produce current best practice SEO content.

Venture Summit

ONLINE | youngStartup Ventures | Multi-Day Event

VSVC3 will be an engaging and immersive [live] interactive virtual summit providing startups the opportunity to gain the visibility they need and investors access to vetted deal flow.


FireTech 2020 Summit

ONLINE | FireTech Connect | 9.00AM-12.00PM AEST

FireTech 2020 brings together local government associations from around Australia with industry leaders & technology companies to explore how new innovations and technology can build community resilience against catastrophic fire events.

Ecosystem Leadership Summit

Old Woodhouse Manor | _southstart | 9.30AM-5.00PM ACDT

Insights and outcomes will be provided in a report following the session, and will also forge the foundation for discussion at a national ecosystem leadership summit set to be held at our February festival.


Influencing for Good

ONLINE | General Assembly | 10.00-11.30AM AEDT

During this panel conversation, influencers will talk about their shift towards 'influencing for good' and supporting social movements through their platforms.

How to be F*&!*ng Good at Content & Comms

Adelaide | Stone & Chalk | 10.30AM-12.00PM ACDT

Dive right in to this comms masterclass hosted by Joan Westenberg - an esteemed journalist and writer, responsible for growing the #1 Medium blog in the Asia Pacific region.

Towards Identity Equity

ONLINE | Tech23 | 12.00PM AEDT

Tech23’s Impact Circles invite attendees to explore and canvas what existing, potential and future deeptech customers, investors and collaborators may want – while helping conversations to flow and connections to be made!

Capitalising on the Full Potential of Open Banking

ONLINE | FST Media | 12.00PM AEDT

With the Open Banking implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in Australia, there are more opportunities than ever to deliver personalised products and services based on consumer-permissioned data. Leveraging these opportunities requires understanding of the current pre-open banking ecosystem and how it will evolve to meet ACCC regulations for data security, privacy, and consumer protection.

Building Investible MVPs with Sasha Reid (CEO of Hyper)

ONLINE | Luna | 12.00PM AEDT

Taking the first steps to build your startup is exciting, but knowing whether those first steps are correct can feel like a bit of a black hole. How do you know the problem you have identified is worth solving? How can you build the right solution to that problem? And what is the best way to get it in the hands of users?

First-principles Problem Solving with Flare HR

ONLINE | Stone & Chalk | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

In 2015, Flare set out on a mission to improve the financial lives of Australians. Five years later, Flare is now the third fastest-growing retail super fund. With 10-20x growth as a B2B2C wealth fintech company over the past two years, they are on track to being one of the most successful startups in Australia.


Unlocking the Power of Data in Sales and Marketing

ONLINE | General Assembly | 3.30-4.30PM AEDT

Joined by their CCO, come learn how Ninja Van leverages on data, not just in logistics, but also in sales and marketing to drive better business decisions.


Break into User Experience Design

ONLINE | General Assembly | 5.30-6.30PM AEDT

Dive into what a UX designer does day-to-day, how the role differs depending on what industry you work in, what skills you’ll need to be successful in the field, and much more.

Building a Business People Love

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

A panel of movers and shakers in the complex and impressive world of APAC's beauty business will share how they have grown their businesses around their passion for beauty over the years.

Accelerate Demo Day 2020

ONLINE | Catalyser | 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

In September Catalyser launched their virtual Accelerate program with a cohort of 21 startups, 37 founders (46 M / 54 F) from 20 different countries. Join them tomorrow for thier Demo Day.

Where the Smart Money Is: The New VC Playbook

ONLINE | Australia-United Kingdom Chamber Of Commerce | 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

Hear from global venture investors on why purpose & impact are the new investor metrics and what it means for start-ups & business.

Evening Yoga for Change Makers

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 8.30-9.30PM AEDT

An ancient philosophy and way of living passed down through centuries, the benefits of regularly practicing Yoga go beyond relaxation and recalibration of the mind and body, it also helps us to tap in our unconscious mind which holds our deepest creativity and much more inner resources.


State of Our State

ONLINE | _southstart | 8.00-10.00AM ACDT

Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, smart sensor networks, renewables, defence and space technologies, robotics, big data and creative industries are key areas being fostered here.

Brand Building for Entrepreneurs

ONLINE | Luna | 9.00-11.00AM AEDT

Learn how to create a purpose-driven, lovable visual and verbal brand identity that builds long-lasting connections with loyal customers.

Women's Entrepreneurship Day

ONLINE | Fishburners | 9.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

Fishburners x Hustle&Heart have teamed up again for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day to bring you a stellar panel of inspiring leaders and experts!

Diversity ≠ Equity

Adelaide | Stone & Chalk | 10.30AM-12.00PM ACDT

This conversation will focus on how we as humans - from all walks of life - can work to create pathways that are open and accessible to all. It's critical that we unpack what diversity, equality and equity mean, including recognising the differences that stand between these terms.

Veteran Founders on Risk, Funding & Innovation

ONLINE | Nasdaq | 11.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

Top Strategies from Veteran Founder Perspectives on Cyber Security, Travel, Data Protection, Tech bias, App Dev, AI + more.

Business Series: Philip Argy, Sydney Angels

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

Bootstrapping is an option, however, being able to fully develop an idea and get a functioning product to customers means having to find investors and navigating that early stage ecosystem which can be hard to do alone.

EMERGE 2020 STEM Tech & Careers Showcase

ONLINE | Cicada Innovations | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

To kick off EMERGE 2020, Cicada Innovations CEO Sally-Ann Williams will be talking to CSIRO Chief Scientist Cathy Foley and City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone about how they feel deep tech will shape Australia’s economic recovery in the years ahead.

Discover the Emotional Side of UX Design

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Explore the less predictable, human interaction between brands and digital products with Jeff Ginsburg from Cord & Berg + Happy Go Live.

Fortify Your Defense Against Financial Crimes

ONLINE | RegTech | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

With fines for breaches in the millions, larger financial institutions would – and have – taken a massive financial and reputational hit whilst mid market organisations are at risk of folding all together. To stay in control of risk we need to be more equipped to more quickly identify and act on truths.

A Window into US InsurTech

ONLINE | InsurTech Australia | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

RAC and Plug & Play together with Insurtech Australia are proud to host a virtual event on “A Window into US InsurTech”.

COVERHERO_A Hustle Story

ONLINE | UNE SMART Region Incubator | 12.30-1.15PM AEDT

CoverHero Founder and CEO, Naby Mariyam will share the “hustle story” behind one of Australia’s leading insurtech companies.


ONLINE | Venture Cafe | 12.00-1.30PM AEDT

We can choose to see what is ahead as a complete financial disaster (which it is), or an amazing opportunity for a better beginning (which it also is). It is what you make it.

Drop-In Session

ONLINE | Incubate | 12.00-3.00PM AEDT

Running fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon this drop-In time allows you to book a 10min time slot to ask all your questions to a INCUBATE team member.

The Increasing Rold and Impact of AI

ONLINE | LaunchVic | 2.00-3.00PM AEDT

If you are looking to learn more about AI and understand its application across future industries, this webinar is not to be missed.

Winnovation Awards

ONLINE | Women in Innovation | 6.00-7.00PM ACDT

The Winnovation Awards, the flagship event of Women In Innovation SA, aims to elevate, recognise, and raise awareness of the significant achievements that innovative women are making in South Australia.

Supper Party

Adelaide | _southstart | 7.30-11.00PM ACDT

Step away from your screens and your work-from-home offices, and join _southstart in this unique opportunity to come together for a night of connection and celebration.

Circular Economy Leaders Conference

ONLINE | Boomerang Labs | Multi-Day Event

This inaugural event will bring together leaders, key thinkers and practitioners who are working to guide us towards a circular economy.


Wine-Down Afternoon

Adelaide | _southstart | 12.00-4.00PM ACDT

Join _southstart for a day in the sunshine and get a "taste" ;) of what they're planning for 2021.

Agritech for Angels

ONLINE | CoVentured | Multi-Day Event

Innovation Bay’s Platinum Angels is the newly formed premier group of sophisticated angels from across Australia who want to meet some of the best startups. This November the focus is on AgriTech startups.

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