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Women in STEM Workshop

Lilyfield / Sydney College of the Arts / 10.00AM-1.30PM

ASTRO 3D is holding a Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Workshop aimed at educating female high school students in the diverse range of options when undertaking a STEM degree.

Japan's Startup Ecosystem & Business Opportunities

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 4.30-7.30PM

As part of the 4th Industrial revolution, Japan is seeking to attract innovative foreign companies and VC firms to its shores, to strengthen and lead Japan’s international competitiveness.


Intro to Data Science and Analytics Workshop

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-9.00PM

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to utilise the power of data within your business or organisation.

Biodesign: Elixir of Innovation

Westmead / The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (Level 2) / 5.30-7.00PM

Join an expert panel including Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Director of The Design Lab at the University of Sydney, for a compelling conversation about this exciting new field, and how we can create better health and wellbeing, by design.

Find Work that Matters

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Join General Assembly's experts at this inspiring session and uncover the work that matters to you.

Business Women in Western Sydney

Penrith / Penrith Panthers / 10.00AM - 12.00PM

To celebrate Women's Week 2019 the Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, will host a free forum for business women living and working in the western suburbs of Sydney.

Can design fuel our future innovation economy?

Newtown / The George Institute for Global Health / 4.00-7.00PM

This talk looks at the current state of research funding in health and medical innovation and how less than 1% of funding goes into design.

Girls in Tech Meetup

Ultimo / Academy of Information Technology / 5.30-8.30PM

This one-night event will showcase talented female industry speakers and fun workshops that encourage young women to follow their passion in new technologies and possibly make it their future careers.

Design Week @ The Studio

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 6.00-8.00PM

Join Interior Designer, Helen Griffen on a tour of The Studio as she talks through her approach and methodology of her work as the interior designer of the much talked about and coveted space.

Where You Fit in Within the Different Jobs in Cybersecurity

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

What is cybersecurity and what opportunities exist in this field?

The Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebration

The University of Sydney / The Sydney Uni Nanoscience Hub / 3.00-7.00PM

On Tuesday 5 March, you are invited to join past, present and future leaders from academia and industry in celebrating Dr Pearcey's legacy.

Start House Discovery Session

Pokolbin / IronBank Hill Brewhouse / 5.30-7.30PM

This Discovery Session is an opportunity for you to click into a network of support to see your idea or venture progress to the next stage.


Reprogram, disrupt and discover. Lessons from Silicon Valley, London and Israel

Barangaroo / ACS Innovation Hub / 5.30-8.00PM

Join Aaron Birkby, CEO of Startup Catalyst for a fireside chat with special guests as they share insights on the innovative and disruptive technologies challenging current business models. The conversation will touch on issues around the future of work, leveraging emerging disruptive tech and the benefits of "thinking like a startup".

Speaker Series @ The Studio: Tell your customer's story within your product support

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

In this workshop, explore the intersection of story and experience design, and how you can better position your startup/scale up with effective visual communication that fits your runway.

Making Mobilities, Sydney Design Festival

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 6.00-8.00PM

Making Mobilities Sydney is an exhibition of wearable technology, interactive media and smart textiles created by UNSW artists, designers, scientists and engineers. The event includes an evening of presentation of the works on display.

SMART 101: KICK-STARTING - An Introduction to Design Thinking

Glenn Innes / Glenn Innes Severn Learning Centre / 6.30-8.30PM

This free evening event will provide an introduction to the 5 stages of design thinking, workshop solution-based ideas, meet and network with other entrepreneurs, innovators and small business owners in Glen Innes and see how design thinking can be implemented into your business strategy.

I2N Immersive - Building a Company with Dr Eileen Doyle (Hunter Angels)

Newcastle / I2N Hub Hunter Street / 5.30-6.30PM

Learn from Eileen about how to grow your team alongside your startup, and how venture capital can play a role in accelerating a startup's growth.

Proto: Discover Startups

Darlington / Level 4, Wentworth Building / 12.00PM

In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn about the basics of startups, how to validate opportunities, understand lean startup concepts, and discover how to become a startup ideas machine!


Design in Motion: Sustainable Cities

Ultimo / Powerhouse Museum / 6.00-8.00PM

Join General Assembly for a deep dive into how we as a nation can solve this crucial issue through accessing design.

Career and Investing Hacks: Set Yourself Up for 2019 and Beyond

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

How do you stay ahead of the skills gap while harnessing investment opportunities that will set yourself up financially?

Breakfast: Ash Fontana, Zetta Venture Partners

Sydney CBD / KPMG / 7.30-9.30AM

Listen to Ash talk over breakfast about his extensive experience as a successful founder turned investor, as well as achieving success in Silicon Valley.

WSO2 Summit Sydney 2019

The Rocks / Shangri-La Hotel / 8.30AM-6.00PM

Join WSO2 for a full day of vision and use cases, exclusively focused on integrating a world of disaggregated APIs, cloud services, and data.

Launch of The Studio Women's Network

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 6.00-8.00PM

The Studio invites you to attend the launch of The Studio Women's Network, being held on the eve of International Women's Day 2019.

Networking in Nature

Sydney CBD / Royal Botanic Gardens / 7.00-8.45AM

Presented by Gone Bush Adventures, Networking In Nature is a monthly guided morning walk for professionals and business owners in Sydney's stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

Lunch and Learn: Fundraising Q&A for Founders

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM

Join a free informal Q & A session with seasoned startup investor Andrea Gardiner of Jelix Ventures to share her fundraising secrets.

International Women's Day with Emma Weston

Armidale / Armidale City Bowling Club / 12.00PM

Emma Weston will be in Armidale at the Armidale Bowling Club speaking on the truth about building and balancing a global tech company with a light lunch.

Venture Cafe Sydney: Power to the Patient

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

Every Thursday in Macquarie Park hundreds of people from Sydney’s amazing innovation and startup community gather to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other. Come along for presentations, networking and opportunities to get up close with leading edge tech being developed right here in Sydney. You never know who you might meet!

Start House Discovery Session

North Wyong / Nexus Smart Hub / 8.00-10.00AM

This Discovery Session is an opportunity for you to click into a network of support to see your idea or venture progress to the next stage.

The Inclusivity Experiment

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor / 8.00-10.30AM

The Inclusivity Experiment is an industry-changing initiative to make ethical and inclusive design easier for everyone.


International Womens Day 2019: Speed Mentoring

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 7.00-9.00AM

If you're working in the Digital industry and are seeking a new mentor, want to quickly solve a problem or just meet more people then our celebratory event is perfect for you.

ACS International Women's Day Startup Breakfast

Barangaroo / ACS Technology & Innovation Hub / 7.30-10.30AM

Join Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott and four startup superstars at this premium breakfast celebration.

Shine & Rise Speed-Mentoring Breakfast

Eveleigh / CSIRO Data61 / 7.00-9.00AM

A bright and buzzy speed-mentoring breakfast on International Women’s Day to connect tertiary women students to inspirational innovation leaders.

INCUBATE – International Women’s Day Panel

Sydney Uni / INCUBATEHub / 9.00-10.30AM

To celebrate International Women’s Day INCUBATE is holding a panel event with impressive women from the tech, startup, and science industries. Start your Friday with an interactive and fun hour with BOSS ladies and brekkie!

Startup Sales Master Series at Launch Pad - Cheryl Mack, CEO of StartCon

Parramatta / Launch Pad / 9.45AM-12.30PM

This event is a special opportunity to gain insight into B2B and B2C sales from the CEO of Australia's premiere startup resource.

IWD panel discussion: Dealing with impostor syndrome

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-2.00PM

Impostor Syndrome is that feeling of doubt in your own accomplishments. It usually comes with a fear of being exposed as a fraud and the feeling that everyone else is succeeding on their own merit whilst your achievements are accidental. Come along to this lunch time event and find out how this panel of inspirational women have learned how to kick it to the kerb!

Female Founders Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM

Every Friday night from 5pm, Fishburners opens its doors to host pitches and networking!

Women in Industry: Building Inclusive Teams for Success

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 8.00-10.00AM

This panel will discuss unconscious biases uncovered during their journeys, the importance of taking an in-depth look into your company's culture and actionable takeaways you can implement into your talent pipeline strategies for meaningful impact.

Symposium: The Relevance of Culture in the Age of AI

Woollahra / Goethe-Institut Sydney / 4.00-8.00PM

For the Sydney symposium; The Relevance of Culture in the Age of AI, a selection of high-profile international speakers will discuss how cultural and social scientists, philosophers, linguists, artists and people of different cultural and social backgrounds can play a role in shaping how AI will impact society.


Code Like a Girl: Adult Workshop - Sydney Design Festival

Pyrmont / Domain / 10.00AM-12.30PM

Code Like a Girl is on a mission to liberate the talents of women and girls, providing them access to technology skills, opportunities and knowledge.

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