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Sydney Startup Hub Open Day

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 10.30AM-3.00PM

Visit interactive displays from leading incubators and accelerators along with other exhibitors from the NSW startup community.

User Experience Design Immersive 1:1 Coffee Chat

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 10.00AM-6.00PM

Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know user experience design, level up in your existing role, or you’re curious about user experience design, join General Assembly and figure out if this immersive course is a fit for you.


Agtech startup masterclass - Sydney

Eveleigh / Seminar Room, Cicada Innovations / 1.00-5.00PM

In just a few hours you’ll learn the basics of Lean Startup Methodology, meet like-minded people and sharpen your idea. You’ll come away with a clear set of next steps to take if a startup is right for you and your technology.

Global Series: Innovation and Beauty with Löwengrip Founders

Ultimo / Sydney School of Entrepreneurship / 5.30-7.30PM

Hear the company’s two founders, creative director Isabella Löwengrip and CEO Pingis Hadenius, discuss how putting technology, co-creation and digital strategy at the heart of their brand has helped them grow and adapt to the needs of their customers.

An Introduction to Contextual Inquiries for UX Design

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

By interviewing people in the context of their work, UX Designers are able to obtain valuable insights into activities, workarounds, body language, and the interactions of their users. So how exactly do you conduct a contextual inquiry, and what should you look for?

Creating, Defining and Dominating a New Market in a Noisy World

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 6.00-7.30PM

Join Stone & Chalk for an eye-opening keynote from strategic thinker and innovator, Darryl Dickens, who will be presenting on the game-changing concept of Category Design. This simple, yet powerful idea, is changing the way people think.


Liverpool / 39 Liverpool St / 6.00-7.30PM

InTheChair event provides a platform for sharing exciting ideas which inspire and contribute to personal growth and the development of entrepreneurship. This time MnM Institute welcome Jonathon Miller, Co-founder and the managing director of Bit Trade.

Insight - The Future Workplace

Surry Hills / Golden Age Cinema & Bar / 5.30-7.00PM

This February The Office Space re-commences its popular Insight program by exploring The Future Workplace, and how it will be crafted with people, not technology, at the fore.

Tim Fung at the Crescent Institute

Sydney CBD / Gilbert + Tobin / 6.00-9.00PM

Join Crescent Institute for their first event for 2019 on 26 February with guest speaker Tim Fung, CEO and co-founder of Airtasker, as he shares his journey from a twelve-month pro bono internship at Macquarie Bank to a multi-million dollar start-up.

Student Startup Stories #1: Start Some Good

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.30-8.30PM

Join Textbook Ventures for an evening of learning and inspiration with a panel of three student entrepreneurs (and one special moderator) who have founded impact-generating social enterprises.

Square Table with Jennifer Zhu Scott on AI applications in Asia

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 4.00-6.00PM

Join General Assembly for an intimate square table discussion with Jennifer Zhu Scott who is one of the world’s foremost experts on AI particularly in respect of China.


ACS NSW South Coast Chapter Presents: Business Innovation Programmes from the Department of Industry

North Wollongong / Itree's Boardroom / 6.00-7.00

Opportunities for your businesses in the South Coast.

Federal Election 2019: What's the opportunity for Fintech?

Sydney CBD / Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St / 5.30-8.30PM

Australia is due for a Federal election in the first half of 2019 - probably May or June. Federal elections can mean big changes; this panel will discuss the likely changes, and what the opportunities and challenges are for individual Fintech firms as well as the sector as a whole.

mnmPanel: Imposter Syndrome

Sydney CBD / 69 Liverpool Street / 6.00-9.00PM

Keynote speaker “Suzanne Mercier“, CEO at Purpose to Profit and an expert on the topic of Imposter Syndrome, followed by a panel of entrepreneurs sharing how they had to overcome their own limitations will let you leave with some practical tools to achieve your dream business a lot sooner.

An Evening with Manal al-Sharif

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.30-8.00PM

Manal will take you on a journey back to her years growing up in Mecca, and explain how she ended up fighting for women's rights in the most masculine society on earth today.

HHQ Lunch and Learn: Personal branding - Optimising LinkedIn

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Why has it become increasingly important to maintain and promote a personal brand? How is it relevant in a competitive startup environment? And how might you apply subtle changes to your personal branding for maximum results?

How Business Owners Can Get a Better Service from Your Banks

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

Managing your business’ accounting and financials can be tough work. Finding the right bank that meets your needs, and also delivers exceptional service can be even more challenging.So how do you find the bank, banker, and advice that is right for you and your business?

Future of Work - Breakfast Seminar - Sydney

Sydney CBD / Hilton Sydney / 7.00-9.30AM

Here is an opportunity to hear from Australia’s leading social commentators and corporate communicators on what is perhaps the hottest of topic for the coming decade… the future of work!

Speaker Series @ The Studio: How to Hack your Brain with Tea

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

Be introduced to the world of tea drinking and gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of tea. Experience their tastes and learn how to brew gong fu cha style.



Sydney CBD / 69 Liverpool Street / 6.00-9.00PM

Get your ticket now to secure your spot in order to see mnm Institute's lifestyle entrepreneurs in action!

Emergence Sydney 2019

Sydney CBD / InterContinental Sydney / 9.00AM-6.00PM

Held across 2 days in the heart of Sydney, Emergence 2019 will explore the latest investment trends and opportunities into startups, crypto, emerging and listed companies as high-profile guest speakers and renowned panellists take the stage and share their knowledge on the space.

EY Lunch & Learn - Learn how innovation happens in a large global corporate

Sydney CBD / Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St / 12.00-2.00PM

EY and Tank Stream Labs are delighted to invite you to the next event in our Lunch and Learn series.

Pizza & Python

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

What's better than learning a new skill? Eating pizza while learning a new skill!

Growth Hacking with Jared Codling, Growth Hacker

Sydney CBD / Hall Chadwick / 9.00AM-5.00PM

Learn growth hacking techniques and strategies that companies like AirBNB and Pinterest used in their early stages to grow really fast on ultra low budgets.

Cicada MedLab Demo Day

Eveleigh / Cicada Innovations / 5.30-8.00PM

Discover how Cicada Innovations is supporting founders as Australia’s home of deep tech.

Hacking Productivity: How to Get More Done in the Time You Have

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

With a finite quantity and the inability to create more of it, time is our most valuable resource. In an era where we’re faced with plenty of distractions and noise, we’re constantly pushing ourselves to do more. How do you get stuff done — and done effectively, in the limited amount of time we have?


Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-9.00PM

Join ETHSydney for a range of talks on the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

ANSTO Innovation Tours

Lucas Heights / ANSTO / 8.30-10.30AM

Come along to this exciting opportunity to engage with and support the Shire’s growing innovation network.


Open Day + 1st Birthday Celebrations

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 8.00AM-7.00PM

You are invited to attend The Studio's 2019 Open Day + 1st Birthday Celebrations at The Studio (Incubator) Friday 1st March 2019.

Women Leaders and Innovators Lunch

Macquarie Park / Macquarie University Incubator / 12.00-1.00PM

Hosted by the Macquarie University Incubator, the lunch aims to increase the participation of women in entrepreneurship and leadership roles, encouraging growth and development through the support, real-life experiences, and wisdom of other participants and speakers in our community.

Cyber security and Australia's new encryption law

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.00-1.00PM

The panel will discuss the legal and policy implications of the new law, the technical impact on the technology and innovation sectors and its effect on Australian startups and their global expansion.


Designing in Diversity

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 10.00AM-2.00PM

This workshop will challenge existing notions of colonisation, power and privilege to explore new narratives and possible futures toward an unbiased and inclusive society.

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