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Intro to Data Science and Analytics Workshop

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-9.00PM

Learn how to utilise the power of data within your business or organisation.

Startups & Innovation in the Hunter Valley

Newcastle / I2N Hunter St / 1.00-3.00PM

Bring your questions for an expert panel who will be discussing the challenges of starting up in a regional area, funding and finding access to capital and the current innovation ecosystem and the challenges it is faced with. This event is part of the Hunter Innovation Festival.

Meet Antler

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

Antler provides funding from day one to support entrepreneurs building businesses that can positively impact local, regional and global economies. 

Design System meetup Sydney v8.0.0

Sydney CBD / Canva / 5.30-7.00PM

Join Matt Anderson and Joscha Feth to kickstart your design system and build it successfully, involving more than just design.


I2N Business Bootcamp

Muswellbrook / I2N Upper Hunter / 8.30AM-12.00PM

I2N Business Bootcamp is a series of three 3-hour workshops that deliver practical tools and insights to help ambitious Upper Hunter businesses overcome frustration and accelerate growth. 

Hunter IF Mentoring for Founders

Muswellbrook / I2N Upper Hunter / 5.00-7.00PM

Hear fast-paced and engaging presentations by local mentors and mentees on their experience and insights, including tips for effective mentoring, rules of engagement, making the most of sessions, scheduling meetings and following-up on deliverables. This event is part of the Hunter Innovation Festival.

Pitching and funding options

Strathfield / ACU / 4.00-6.00PM

Gain a quick understanding of the different funding options available to your business as it grows. There will be a focus on preparing pitch ideas, the background work that goes into producing a pitch and pitching techniques.   

Investible OTEC 2019 Pitch Competition Finals

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 5.30-8.30PM

The top 2-3 pitches of the night will be chosen by panel of expert judges from across the Asia & Australian startup ecosystem.


14 Steps to an Effective Pitch

Coffs Harbour / Coffs Harbour Innovation Hub / 1.30-3.00PM

In this engaging talk, Pitch Coach Stevie V Brown will take you through her 14 steps approach to creating an effective pitch for prospective investors.

Proto: Test With Prototypes

Darlington / Wentworth Building / 3.00-6.00PM

In this 3 hour hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how prototypes can be used to validate your ideas, and to build more usable products. 

Data is the New Oil

Newcastle / Newcastle Library / 5.30-7.00PM

Data is the new oil is a new quarterly event series which looks at the relationship between smart cities and data, and the impact of a big data world on citizens. 

Skilled Visa Options for Startup Companies

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

What visa options are available to start-ups if you have the brilliant concepts but do not have the human or financial resources to help take your concepts to the next stage? 

Emerging Trends in Tech

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Join General Assembly for a talk with Peoplebank Digital and a panel of experts as they explore three emerging trends in tech and how they will impact our personal and professional lives. 

Sydney Startup Pitch Bootcamp: Advice from Top Entrepreneurs & Investors

Sydney CBD / Pivotal Labs / 6.00-9.00PM

In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right.

Can AI Make Financial Advice Better and More Ethical?

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

Q&A chat with CEO and Founder of Nod, Joel Robbie. 

Earned Media Spotlight

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 8.00-10.00AM

At this event, speakers will share their strategies for creating relationships with journalists, story leads, thought leaders and influencers and define storytelling techniques and media packaging tips for the modern age.

Pitching and Funding Options

North Sydney / ACU North Sydney Campus / 4.00-6.00PM

This workshop is for those who need to gain a quick understanding of the different funding options available to businesses as they grow. 

SMART Cities

Orange / Orange Ex-Services Club / 6.00-8.00PM

Going “smart” is an aspiration of many regional cities around the world, but the process for getting there is not clearly defined. 


Hunter iF Pitch X

Newcastle West / The Avenue NEX / 5.00-8.00PM

Six of the Hunter's best and brightest startups and scaleups will pitch their business ideas to a live audience which will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of judges.

Election 2019 - So You Think You Can Vote?

Sydney Startup Hub / Tank Stream Labs / 12.30-1.30PM

1 in 2 people won’t know how to vote at the election - will you? Join us over lunch to learn who's who, how preferences work and what to do to make your vote count. We'll also hear from StartupAus on how party policies and election promises impact the startup sector.  

iAccelerate Centre Tour & Information Session

North Wollongong / iAccelerate Centre / 11.30AM-12.30PM

Tour the iAccelerate Centre, Australia’s most active accelerator and incubator, providing a permanent home for 280+ startup companies and learn more about the iAccelerate offering.

How to Create Meaning and Happiness at Work

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM

In this fun and interactive lunch & learn workshop, you’ll learn from Australia’s leading expert in meaning and happiness at work about the science of why it should be, the surprising reasons it isn’t, and how it can be. 

Lean Startup Sydney Meetup - May 2019

Sydney CBD / Pivotal Labs / 5.30-8.30PM

A monthly meetup to hear & discuss "How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses". 

Free Introduction to Data Analytics Workshop for Women

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor / 9.00AM-4.30PM

Participants will get to build their own analytics solution on real-world data with real business problems. All this with great guidance and support by experienced data analytics professionals.


Sustainability Startup Weekend

Ultimo / UTS Startups / Multi-Day Event

You’ll learn how to successfully launch a business venture and meet experienced mentors, like-minded co-founders, investors and sponsors while you brew up and bring to life your brilliant ideas - all within 54 hours! 

Women in Innovation

Newcastle / New Space / 4.00-6.00PM

You are invited to an interactive panel featuring women in tech and entrepreneurship to provide insight on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech succeed.  

Utilising Videos for Your Business

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Video has been increasing in popularity online, proving as a powerful marketing tool for businesses. But not everyone has been able to utilise it. 


Free Introduction to Python

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 10.00AM-12.00PM

During this Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.


Launch into Digital Growth Marketing

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

Learn the fundamental techniques to unlock scalable and repeatable hockey stick growth as a growth marketer or entrepreneur.

Launch into Product Management

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

The skills required to be successful as a Product Manager apply across all spectrums, opening up a different way of thinking through a problem-solving mindset – focused on providing value for customer, above all else.

Launch into Mixed Reality

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

With high-energy, hands-on applications, MR offers users within the worlds of VR and AR the opportunity to craft real-world, immersive experiences within industries such as retail, entertainment, health, finance, and the government just to name a few. 

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