OCT 13-27 2021

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Geneveive Day, On Building Australia's First Influencer

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEST

Forever rejecting the notion that influencer marketing is 'just an Instagram post', Genevieve has led Day Management to procure book deals, TV opportunities, product design collaborations and ambassadorships that see her talent's names in lights.

How Science is Transforming Our World

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Hear a keynote from Po Bronson, Managing Director of IndieBio, the world’s leading science accelerator, and in conversation with Dr. Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist facilitated by Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent. They will then be joined, in a panel discussion, by Peter Turner, CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy and Assoc. Prof. Parwinder Kaur, Director, DNA Zoo Australia, University of Western Sydney and Co-founding Director & CSO, Ex Planta Pty. Ltd.


Be MPowered

ONLINE | Mums & Co | 10.00AM-2.00PM AEST

Get together to learn, connect and grow. Introducing Be MPowered, a school hour friendly online event made by mums for other business owning mums, featuring some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs and experts specially selected for business owning women. You’ll hear from these leaders in their fields about ambition, livelihood, and wellbeing - and how you can harmonise them all.

You’ll get access to the inspirational keynote speakers sharing their stories. Following each keynote you'll get your hands dirty in the digital workshops with some of your industry heroes and peers.

Rebuilding the World with Po Bronson

Sydney | City of Sydney | 7.45-9.45AM AEST

City of Sydney invites you to reimagine, re-materialize, and rebuild the world using biotech and science with Cicada Innovations CEO Sally-Ann Williams and Managing Director of Indiebio Po Bronson “Coach Po”.

Startup Stories - David Sivyer (Feedback Organic)

ONLINE | I2N | 7.45-9.45AM AEST

Food waste is a massive problem, with one third of all food produced in Australia lost or wasted. Fifth generation farmer and Feedback Organic founder David Sivyer is acutely aware of the problem at has founded his company in an effort to solve it.

Learn How to Start Your Own Business

Sydney | Tank Stream Labs | 12.30-1.30PM AEST

Join TSL for a session with The Business Launchers exploring the main areas of focus when starting a business.

How Do You Attract Foreign Talent in a Post-Pandemic World?

Sydney | City of Sydney | 5.30-7.00PM AEST

From machine learning to biotechnology, Australian tech companies are experiencing difficulties to find and manage talent who are separated by timezones and locations. In the meantime, despite the border closures, Australia remains an attractive migration destination. But, what are your options as a skilled migrant or company seeking to recruit offshore talent and what skills are most in-demand?


China + APAC Opportunities for Aussie Entrepreneurs Post-Pandemic

Sydney Startup Hub | Spark Festival | 5.30-8.00PM AEST

Over the next 12 months not only Australia, but also the rest of the world will emerge from the pandemic. As economies come back to life, and international trade re-ignites, startups with ambitions in APAC and China will have huge opportunities.

Don't be left behind.

This event is for anyone keen to develop a strategy for working in this exciting region. Whether you have plans for expanding into new markets, or co-operating in other ways, now is the time to learn and make the connections that will help you get there.

Networking in Nature

Sydney | Gone Bush Adventures | 7.00-8.45AM AEST

This month, Graham Bargwanna and Jill Wrathall will share the inspiring work of The Burdekin Association in supporting, fostering and providing out of home care for vulnerable youth across the Sydney region.

Promise of Biotech: Innovating to Save Lives

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 9.00-10.00AM AEST

Nabiha Saklayen, CEO and Co-founder of Cellino and a panel of biotech founders will discuss the promise of biotech and the opportunities and challenges for realising its potential.

The Studio Founders' Program - Info Session

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Join this lunch-time webinar and Q&A to learn more about The Studio Founders' Program. Ask questions from program EiR's David McKeague and Noga Edelstein, Colin Kinner (StartupOnramp), and a previous program participant. Session moderated by The Studio's CEO, Chantal Abouchar.

R&D Tax and EMDG Changes from 1 July

ONLINE | Standard Ledger | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Did you know applying for R&D tax and the Export Market Development Grant is about to change? Standard Ledger is here to make sure you’re ready.

Breaking Down Biotech: Real World Applications

Sydney | Tank Stream Labs | 5.00-7.00PM AEST

Ever wondered what biotech is and how it’s applied to real life scenarios? This expert panel will discuss all of this and more.


HHQ Founder Friday!

Sydney | Haymarket HQ | 9.30AM AEST

Grab a free desk, meet the community and enjoy drinks every Friday at Haymarket HQ!

Deep Tech Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub | City of Sydney | 5.00-7.00PM AEST

Fishburners are hosting a pitch night to showcase the incredible startups being built in the deep-tech space right now.

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