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Proto: Test With Prototypes

Darlington / Level 4, Wentworth Building / 3.00-6.00PM

You know there is a need, but will your solution satisfy it? The only way to find out is to test with customers. Time to prototype!


Analysing and selecting business models: Which business models will win in the future?

Sydney CBD / Hall Chadwick / 4.00-6.00PM

Zambesi, Antler and Hall Chadwick presents an opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading minds in venture investment and business growth. Andreas Birnik is a Partner with Antler based at headquarters in Singapore.

Get Started in User Experience Design: A Free Class

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.00PM

This free class aims to introduce user experience by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while explaining some of its core concepts of usability.

Understanding your users: How UX research helps to develop amazing solutions

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

How do you conduct research to get the most valuable insights for your users?

F'Up Nights March - Stories About Failure

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Each month speakers will be invited to talk about their F'Up stories; we’ll learn about their biggest mistakes, what they learned, how they moved on- all whilst sharing invaluable advice along the way.

edQuire's Michael Cejnar: Data is the key to Quality Education

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.30-8.30PM

Dr Michael Cejnar will share his experiences and journey of founding edQuire, a real-time school learning analytics system that provides teachers with insights into students ICT competencies.

Ideas Collider for Chronic Pain

Newcastle / I2N Hub / 5.30-8.30PM

As the average number of older Australians increases and the burden of living with chronic pain becomes more real, it is imperative to discover new methods of addressing this issue.

Meet Antler

Sydney Startup Hub / Tank Stream Labs / 5.30-7.00PM

Antler has expanded to Australia after success in Singapore and Stockholm. They have recently expanded to Australia after success in Singapore and Stockholm.

Lunch & Learn: Managing the Work-Family Interface

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM

If you'd like some help then register for this one hour intensive workshop hosted by the Founder of Win Win Parenting Dr. Rosina McAlpine in collaboration with fellow founder and coach Matija Squire, where you can learn how to more confidently manage the work-family interface.

Innovation Bay Focus Dinner: Federico Collarte, Baraja

Sydney CBD / Macquarie Bank / 6.30-10.00PM

Baraja’s technology is helping to make the future of fully-autonomous vehicles a reality. CEO Federico Collarte along with CTO Cibby Pulikkaseril began their work on a breakthrough LiDAR technology back in 2015 from Federico’s Sydney garage and have since developed an elegant Spectrum-Scan LiDAR solution that enables safer autonomous driving.

How to Become a Digital Marketing Guru & Make Money Online

Pyrmont / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-8.00PM

Learn from founder and CEO of Grupo ZAPME and social media guru with over 150,000 followers. Májilly has mastered her digital marketing skills by placing her self in marketing and finding the right opportunities.


Building Traction:Unlocking your Maximum Growth Potential

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

According to the book Traction, by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares, there are 19 channels in which startups and large organisations can use to test and validate their business ideas and products. With a plethora of channels to choose from, which ones should you be using, and which ones are the most effective?

Join the Dots for Cleantech

Newcastle / I2N Hub / 5.00-7.00PM

This month's Join the Dots theme ties into the upcoming New Futures Hackathon for Disaster Resilience (10 May) which is seeking solutions to reduce or respond to the impact of climate change.

Connect@Linfield 2019 Showcase

West Linfield / CSIRO / 10.00AM-2.00PM

Come and hear about the experience of these start-up companies who have been part of the Connect@Lindfield program.

Last Mile Freight Innovation Forum

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 9.30-11.30AM

Join Transport for NSW as they present the Showcase from their Transport for NSW Digital Accelerator.

Startup Sessions: How to raise capital

Sydney CBD / Freelancer.com Office / 6.00-8.00PM

All startups want to raise capital, but it’s a long road from establishing a business to securing your first round of investment.

Practical Funding & Commercial Help for Start-Ups & Innovators

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

Building a start-up or new business is tough. The odds are stacked up against you, so you need all the help and advice you can get.

HHQ Show & Tell: Lovebox

Haymarket / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Hear Haymarket HQ members showcase their startup, explain their product, answer questions and receive any feedback they might need. This month, they will be featuring Jean Gregoire from Lovebox.

"The Disruptive Impact of Automation" by IAG Firemark Ventures

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 8.00-9.30AM

In this expert masterclass, explore what the exponential growth in adoption of these technologies will mean for individuals, businesses and governments to understand for better or worse the disruptive impact of automation.

Driving Innovation with Application Transformation

Sydney CBD / Pivotal Labs / 8.30-10.15AM

Join Pivotal Labs for breakfast with your industry peers and newly appointed Chief Technology Officer APJ, Lawrence Crowther, and discuss how organisations can transform their legacy applications and business processes in order to accelerate their digital transformation journey and improve time, cost and operational efficiencies - while maintaining security and compliance.

Designing the Future of Internships

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.30PM

This event will be a mix of thought provoking talks, sharing of stories, tips for creating and getting the most out of an internship; and a rapid workshop to create a standardised internship program that any employer or intern can pick up and use.

Safe Encryption

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 8.00-10.00AM

Safe Encryption Australia will unite for a one-off, non-commercial event to raise awareness and voice concerns about industry and business development issues related to the new encryption laws that were passed on the last sitting day of Parliament last December.

How to improve sales through Social Media

Circular Quay / Customs House / 6.30-8.30PM

You'll hear from Instagram and local business, Manettas Seafood Market and Doodad and Fandango to discuss how they successfully used digital and social platforms, such as Instagram to support their business and sell their products and services at this free City of Sydney seminar.

Building Traction: Unlocking your Maximum Growth Potential

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

At this event, Marketing panelists will explore the best channels and metrics that can help you achieve your purpose – and in turn get traction and grow your business.


Venture Cafe Sydney: Lifecycles of Wellbeing

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

Venture Café Sydney connects innovators and entrepreneurs through high-impact programming and interactive experiments. Drop into the Thursday Gathering at any time for a range of social activities, educational sessions, workshops and experiments. This week is all about exploring: how do we care for today while building the heath of tomorrow? How can sensory experience nurture lifecycle wellbeing and aid treatment? And how do we build a sense of place & belonging?

Microsoft President Brad Smith in Conversation

The University of Sydney / MacLaurin Hall / 5.30-6.30PM

The United States Studies Centre will host a keynote address and Q&A with Microsoft President Brad Smith. Mr Smith will use the occasion to discuss artificial intelligence, ethics and governance, and the use of facial recognition technology in Australia and the United States.

Founder Chat with Peter Davison, PayPal's first investor

Ultimo / UTS Startups Event Space / 5.30-7.30PM

Hailing all the way from Silicon Valley, join UTS Startups for a founder chat with none other than the first investor in PayPal, Peter Davison who will be sharing his valuable startup insights, biggest challenges/wins, and some interesting stories that haven't been shared publicly before.

iAccelerate Speakers Series: Investing in Cleantech

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 Auditorium / 6.30-8.00PM

iAccelerate is pleased to host guest speaker Adam de Sola Pool. Adam will present Investing in Cleantech: stories from the trenches. Personal pitfalls and glories from twenty years of investing in and establishing renewable energy and water companies.

Be more human. Get more clients

Sydney CBD / WeWork / 6.30-8.30PM

Learn how you can live by these methods to grow your client base and establish stronger, longer, more authentic relationships.

SheStarts x GA: Let's Talk About Tech

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.30-8.00PM

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

Startup Stories - Julie Phillips (BioDiem)

Newcastle / I2N Hub / 6.00-7.00

Join Startup Stories to hear from one of Australia's most informed and influential people in biotech and Julie’s incredible story as a clinical pharmacist, inventor and startup CEO and Director.

Clouds, Codes, and Cybers with Troy Hunt

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor /5.30-8.00

Just over 5 years ago now, local cyber guru Troy Hunt started a little project called "Have I Been Pwned". It was built on a shoestring but quickly became the de facto standard for checking personal exposure on the internet and these days can see many millions of people in a day searching through many billions of records.


Sales Master Series at Launch Pad

Western Sydney University / Launch Pad / 9.45-11.30AM

Steli Efti, co-founder and CEO of Close.io is here to double your revenue.

HHQ Lunch & Learn: Self-care & Wellbeing with Jaime Laird

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Jamie Laird will be discussing the art of self-care and wellbeing and how it can be applied to improve your happiness, productivity and work-life balance.

Speedy Job Match @ The Big Meet Sydney

Darling Harbour / ICC Sydney / 12.30-1.30PM

Students will have the opportunity to meet CEOs and senior leaders from startups and some of Australia’s fastest-growing, leading businesses. In great demand are students with skills in coding, software engineering, data analytics, business, marketing, web dev & design. Casual, P/T, project and some F/T jobs on offer.


Female Entrepreneurs' Breakfast

Waterloo / The Freedom Hub / 10.00-11.30AM

Fancy meeting other women in business, over brunch? Then this is the event for you.

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