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Beyond Industry 4.0 : digital fabrication and craft

Sydney CBD / Hassell Studio / 5.30-6.00PM

This talk brings leading experts in digital fabrication and manufacturing together with master practitioners of architectural, design and crafts for a stimulating discussion on the future of digital fabrication and traditional materials and craftsmanship.


How to free a founder from a sales role

Sydney CBD / WeWork / 6.00-8.00PM

Using a decision-making tool called the 4Qs, founders can avoid abandoning their sales role and instead, scale out of the sales role. Enjoy a beverage courtesy of WeWork while tackling this difficult problem and explore four good reasons why we need to free founders from sales roles.

SheStarts X GA: Let's Talk About Tech

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Join General Assembly and SheStarts on 12 March, for the next event in their Art of the Possible series, on demystifying tech trends.

ACS NSW & Spark Festival Start-Up Series: Accounting and Tax Tips for Start-Ups

Barangaroo / ACS Technology & Innovation Hub / 5.30-7.30PM

Join co-founders of POP, Patrick Sargent and Sidney Cachuela as they reveal proven tax and accounting processes to drive growth and put your start-up on the path to becoming the next unicorn. Use promo code MUACS and attend for just $20.

Facilitation for Beginners

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-9.00PM

At this workshop, delve into the basics of facilitation, including why, when, and how to facilitate.

Start House Discovery Session

Maitland / The Whistler / 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.

Workshop: Bringing Ideas to Life

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 4.45-7.00PM

IdeaSpies and ReadyFundGo are running this event to help you refine your elevator pitch and see if crowdfunding will work to get your idea off the ground.

Boost Your Brand Visibility: Masterclass Part 1

Dubbo / Charles Sturt University / 6.30-8.00PM

In this masterclass, you'll unlock the power of the 3 most important visual identity elements required to boost your brand, and communicate from the inside out.

Copyright, contracts and business basics for creatives

Strathfield / ACU Strathfield Campus / 9.00AM-12.00PM

This relaxed three-hour workshop will help point you in the right direction with contracts, give you greater confidence to read and understand documents before you sign them, and help you talk about the business and legal side of your creative endeavors in a captivating way.

Fireside chat with Pandora Shelley

Ultimo / UTS Startups Event Space / 5.30-7.00PM

Join the Fishburners CEO as she shares her valuable career insights, biggest challenges/wins and more.


The Future of the Sharing Economy

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

In this panel discussion, General Assembly invites Sydney's leaders in the Sharing Economy to share their experience starting, building and growing their sharing platforms.

How to Land Your First Gig in Design

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

Have you ever wondered what User Experience (UX) Design, or Service Design is, and what it takes to get into the industry?

Coding for Non-Programmers

Sydney CBD / WeWork / 6.00-8.00PM

Always wanted to build your own mobile app? Join this workshop to learn about the history of coding, key coding terminology and the different programming languages.

All About Python: Intro Programming Course

North Sydney / Coder Academy / 6.00-8.00PM

Take your very first step towards upskilling, building an app, creating a startup, launching a website, or joining the tech industry.

Proto: Meet Customers

Darlington / Level 4, Wentworth Building / 12.00PM

In this 2 hour workshop, you’ll learn about customer development, identify your first customers, and you’ll conduct real customer interviews.

Startup Maths: Intro to Startup Equity, Valuations

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 5.30-7.30PM

This session will help you understand how equity works initially and over multiple rounds as you're raising capital.

I2N Immersive - IP & Trademarks with Lauren Eade

Newcastle / I2N Hub / 5.30-6.30PM

Lauren is a senior trademark specialist at Davies Collison Cave with more than fifteen years’ experience in intellectual property law, focusing on trademark prosecution, advisory, clearance and enforcement work.

The Developer Coefficient: A growth secret of tech-forward companies

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 6.30PM

Join Airtasker's VP of Engieneering, Yaniv Bernstein, and Stripe's Head of Australia & New Zealand, Mac Wang, for a fireside chat on how to successfully attract scarce technical talent and effectively empower those resources to drive business results.

Hotwire Lunch & Learn - PR 101

Pyrmont / Level 3, 100 Harris St / 12.00-1.00PM

The Australian media landscape is changing rapidly every day, presenting opportunities and curveballs for growing businesses needing to get their name at the forefront of prospects’ minds.

Speaker Series @ The Studio: Ultra Thin Portable Monitors - Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

By 2020, half of the US workforce will be Freelancers, workplace mobility is on the rise and 1 in 3 Australians now work from home. So we are working remotely from our laptop, but do we have the right tools to work productively?


Code in the Brewery Presented by General Assembly

Glebe / Staves Brewery / 5.00-7.00PM

In this two-hour, hands-on coding 101 crash course - you’ll discover the basics of coding using HTML and CSS.

Research to Startup: A different road to impact

Camperdown / University of Sydney / 3.00-5.30PM

Hear from researchers who have pursued a different path to gain global impact for their work - building a successful startup business.

Failure Night

Orange / The GATE / 6.00-8.00PM

Failure nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Sharing your mistakes helps others learn and boosts your resilience for the next business challenge.

Why is cyber security defence so hard? Protect Your Corner of the Internet

Manly / Minato Sake Bar and Japanese Diner Manly / 5.00-7.00PM

SEVENmile Venture Lab and Aura Information Security are pleased to invite you to hear RedShield Chief Research Officer and CSO, Graeme Neilson, explain how to defend your corner of the Internet.

Digital Marketing 2019 Trends

Sydney CBD / Servcorp MLC Centre / 5.30-7.00PM

At this event in co-operation with Matchboard, hear from Noah Borensztajn, Director of Splashbox, one of Australia’s top digital agencies on what trends to be aware of this year. Award-winning entrepreneur Sharon Melamed will also share her digital tips “from the coalface.”

Start House Launch

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.30-8.00PM

The Business Centre is pleased to invite you to the launch of the Start House accelerator program, supported by the Australian Government Incubator Support Initiative.

Venture Cafe Sydney: Power to the Patient

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

Venture Café Sydney connects innovators and entrepreneurs through high-impact programming and interactive experiments. Every Thursday it provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to connect, share, learn and grow...together. This week, drop by any time between 3pm and 8pm to explore the rapidly evolving health ecosystem in the context of technology and digitisation.

HHQ Inspiration Series: Charlie Teo

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-8.00PM

Professor Charlie Teo is world renowned neurosurgeon. From humble beginnings in Sydney, he has gone on to become a global pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgery and brain cancer research.

Open Innovation: Prototype for Immunisation Challenges

Ultimo / UTS Startups / 6.00-8.30PM

Immunization saves an estimated 2-3 million lives every year. Nonetheless, we are still seeing 1 in 10 children not receiving all their vaccines, mostly in the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities. How can we co-create a brighter future for immunization? Join the OpenIDEO Sydney Chapter on 14th March to understand, evaluate and test 3 submitted ideas that aim to improve the future state of immunization, and provide feedback.


Refugee Entrepreneur Pitch Night & Demo Day / Catalyser x Fishburners

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM

The evening will include pitches from all 17 startups in the Catalyzer program, followed by a demo fair and networking.

Mobility as a Service - Data Sharing Forum

Sydney Startup Hub / Auditorium / 10.00AM-1.00PM

Join TfNSW, MaaS Innovation Challenge incubatees, industry, operators and experts in a discussion around the proposed specification and help evolve the MaaS ecosystem for NSW.

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