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Monday May 20

Learn How to Take Control of Your Career and Get the Job You Want

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-8.00PM

Whatever your stage of your career, there are a number of very simple and straight forward aspects we can do to improve our chances of getting that dream job,or that stepping stone in order to progress your career.

How to Create Perceived Value

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

This event will cover personal branding, professional networking, content marketing and social media in a holistic way.

How an Australian Researcher is Changing the Genetics Game

Camperdown / MacLaurin Hall / 6.00-7.30PM

From his humble beginnings in Blacktown, growing up as a Cambodian refugee, to running a research lab at Yale – one of the world's leading universities –Monkol Lek's story is simply extraordinary.

Tuesday May 21

New Payments Platform (NPP) and Future Capabilities

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

This technology has cut payment transfer time to mere seconds. Never again will you have to wait days to receive funds from participating financial institutions.

Funding, Marketing and Focus

Lucas Heights / Nandin - Building 75 / 10.30-11.30AM

Explore the range of funding available for all stages of commercialisation and learn how to access it. Discover the full meaning and power of marketing before your competition does. Understand why a versatile innovation is a double-edged sword and ensure you’re targeting the right market.

Raising Your First Round

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

Join GA and AirTree Ventures for a lightning talk with Jackie Vullinghs as she shares top insights on what investors look for when investing in startups.

Lessons Learned by Latino Entrepreneurs in Australia

Pyrmont / Academy of Entrepreneurs Campus / 6.00-8.00PM

Come along and learn from Latino entrepreneurs in Australia from across diverse industries who will be sharing their insights, stories and tips for future entrepreneurs.

Fireside Chat with Rachael Neumann

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-7.00PM

In this fireside, Rachael will focus on some big customer success and customer experience learnings at one of the world’s most globally successful startups - Eventbrite.

Natural Disaster Mitigation Ideation Session

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 5.00-8.00PM

A panel with the 2018 Winners of Call for Code from Red Cross and Project Owl, an IoT and software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster.

EUXSyd 2019 – May Meetup

Sydney CBD / Tank Stream Labs / 6.00-8.00PM

Our first speaker for our May Meetup is Jacqui Le Vieux, Experience Design Lead at the National Australia Bank. Jacqui’s talk will be on – Design Sprint 2.0: solving big problems in less time!

Wednesday May 22

ACS NSW & Spark Festival Start-up Series: Perfecting Your Pitch

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

What a great opportunity to learn from the best!! Preparing, perfecting and performing your pitch can make or break your start-up. Join Colette Grgic and Benjamin Wirtz as they reveal the recipe of best-practices and must-haves for a pitch that encompasses the storytelling, data and relevancy that investors seek. Use promo code SPARK and attend for just $20.

Quick product market fit means unpacking the 'small data'

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

Those startups that don't make it found it hard to crack their market relevance. When asked what skills Founders wish they had in their business, Marketing & UX Design made up over half of their dream team. Being able to search out the small data that helps drive brand growth only comes from spending time with your customers. This talk will help you understand why and how to do that to help you get to product market fit quickly.

Start-up Finance

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

During this workshop you'll look at how to prove you will have a company that can make a profit. You will also learn how to value your company and draft an investment proposition.

The Connections of 6 Degrees

Coffs Harbour / Woolgoola / Kempsey / Nambucca / 5.00-7.00PM

Get together simultaneously at 4 different locations for 6 Degress largest networking gathering yet - Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Kempsey, and Nambucca - and connect with everyone through Zoom! This means that you can choose the venue which is most convenient for you to attend in person, and you will have the opportunity to follow everything that is taking place at the rest of the locations thanks to 6 Degrees brand-new equipment.

The Neuroscience of Leadership

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-9.00PM

Using the modern principles of neuroscience, Vitae’s Neuroscience of Leadership Masterclass goes beyond the theory and equips you with the practical tools and neurohacks (quick brain hacks) required to master the complex challenge of being a leader.

Cicada MedLab 2 Information Session

Eveleigh / Cicada Innovations / 5.30-7.00PM

MedLab's second cohort is about to kick off and they are here to tell you all about it, answer all of your questions and give you a chance to meet some of their mentors and program team.

Innovation and China: Now and Future

Haymarket / Haymarket HQ / 5.30-7.30PM

To launch the 2019 Senior Women Leaders Trade Mission to China, you are invited to join the China Australia Trade and Investment Council for a Q&A session about the mission, China and the emerging technology sector in one of the world’s largest economies.

Thursday May 23

How Social-tech Can Change the World with Neta-Li Meiri

Sydney CBD / Sydney Startup Hub / 12.00-2.00PM

Jobs for NSW brings international talent and Managing Director of 8200 Impact, Neta-Li Meiri to Sydney from Tel-Aviv.

How to Land Your Dream Gig in Tech

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Join Modis and General Assembly as they invite a lineup of young careerists who will share their top tips and insights into breaking into the industry.

Digital Marketing for Non-Profits

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 8.00-9.30AM

Turn a limited marketing budget into maximum audience impact with Google Ad Grants in this digital marketing masterclass for Non-Profits.

Thursday Gathering Cafe Nights

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

By offering freely accessible programs,Venture Cafe creates a platform where students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, government and other organisations can meet each other by ‘serendipitous encounters’ and create impact.

The Neuroscience of Influence

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

Using the modern principles of neuroscience, Academy Xi will share all the tools and hacks to become a diplomatic worthy communicator and influencer.

Preparing Your Business for End of Financial Year

Pyrmont / LegalVision / 5.30-7.30PM

LegalVision has partnered with Standard Ledger to run a free event for business owners, startup founders and sole proprietors to cover the EOFY tax planning essentials.

Deep Learning Workshop

Sydney CBD / ACS Innovation & Technology Hub / 6.00-8.00PM

Varun Nayyar will host a session on Bayesian analysis in data science followed by a workshop.

Friday May 24

TEDxSydney Satellite

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 9.00AM-5.00PM

Join The Studio for a live stream of TEDxSydney 2019, all day in The Studio Lounge.

Teamwork in Agile: Setting up a scalable design system

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

How do you take ownership of a product without letting a product’s scope blow out of proportion and exposing your product or business to risk?

Edu-Tech Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM

Every Friday night from 5pm, Fishburners opens its doors to host Shark Tank style pitches.

Saturday May 25

Google Ads Workshop

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

This workshop is designed for beginners who have dabbled in Google Ads (formally Adwords) but may have experienced challenges in navigating the platform successfully. Perfect for startup founders, those running service businesses, eCommerce businesses and more.

Free Introduction to Product Management

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 10.00AM-12.00PM

During this introductory workshop, explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products.

Launch into UX Design

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

Discover what it would take to get job-ready, and learn how you can make a difference as a UX Designer in the engaging domain of User Experience Design!

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