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Free Introduction to Digital Marketing

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Step into the world of digital marketing with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more.

Fintech Payments Innovation in China & Australia

Ultimo / UTS Business School / 6.00-7.30PM

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) will host a panel discussion on ‘Fintech payments innovation in China and Australia – divergence or convergence?’, centred around a forthcoming report for ACRI by Dr Luke Deer from the University of Sydney Business School.


Infrastructure, Data and Application Migration Meetup

Sydney CBD / VSCO Offices / 5.30-8.00PM

Come along for an informative evening filled with guest speakers, networking opportunities with like-minded people + the chance to win your very own drone.

End of Financial Year for Startups

Sydney CBD / Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St / 5.30-7.00PM

This workshop runs through end of financial year (EOFY) topics of relevance to startups.

Constructive Conversations with Happiness Concierge

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

In this fun one hour session, learn how to deliver helpful feedback, respond to, and open challenging conversations: so both parties feel good.

Microsoft Create

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor / 12.00-4.30PM

Scale. It’s a word that invokes both excitement and apprehension in every startup. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially when scaling your team and your technology. Microsoft is here to help with both, and that’s why they're going on tour.

Women in Entrepreneurship

Sydney CBD / Pivotal Labs / 6.00-9.00PM

This event aims to bring women together and give you access to top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their 'why', their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship.


Perfect Your Pitch

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 12.30-1.30PM

This will be a fun and practical event where you will not only learn the art of putting together your pitch but also using world class presentation skills to carry your message.

Smart Money: Innovation & Disruption in Fintech

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

Meet the entrepreneurs as they share their insights on their start-up journey and reveal the processes for developing technologies that improved the purchase experience for the customer and unlocked new value for retailers and financial institutions.

The Power of PR for Startups and SME's

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

Candice Meisels is passionate about helping start-ups and SME's obtain media coverage.Candice explains what PR is and how start-ups and SME's can use the Power of PR. She will illustrate how brands can use PR to create brand awareness, boost credibility, increase SEO organically and position your brand or yourself as the go-to expert. Explaining how PR can be accessible and affordable for startups and small to medium size businesses.

Data Showdown 2019

Surry Hills / 37 Reservoir St / 5.30-8.30PM

Come along to hear a range of pitches judged by a panel of experts.

How to Hire Foreign Workers

Pyrmont / LegalVision / 5.30-7.00PM

LegalVision Senior Lawyer Yin Chiew will share her expertise on navigating the process of hiring talent with visas. She’ll cover the most common mistakes businesses make and provide tips for making sure your applications are successful.

How to Become a Digital (Marketing) Nomad

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

In this relaxed evening presentation, Jordan Lomax will introduce you to the world of digital marketing: why it's useful, what areas you can specialise in and how to learn.

Why Financial Services Bank on Data & AI

Sydney CBD / Chifley / 6.00-7.30PM

Join Chifley & General Assembly for our second event, discussing why financial services are banking on data & AI.

Understanding Quantum Technology

Sydney CBD / Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St / 12.30-1.30PM

Archer CEO, Dr Mohammad Choucair FRSN FRACI, and Manager of Quantum Technology, Dr Martin Fuechsle, would like to provide attendees with an insight into the current and future progress in quantum technology development. Attendees will also be free to ask questions, network and enjoy lunch.

INCUBATE Accelerator - Info Session

Darlington / Incubate Hub / 1.00-3.00PM

Learn more about the INCUBATE Accelerator program –– Australia’s leading and largest university startup accelerator.


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.

Art Meets Artificial Intelligence

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Hear from a panel of experts encompassing both the tech and creative industries as they discuss the new capabilities of machines, what to expect in the future, and whether machines are ultimately leading to a renaissance or a revolution.

Smart Money: Innovation & Disruption in Fintech

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

Hear from gamechanges Daniel Foggo, CEO of Ratesetter and Olga Oleinikova, CEO of Persollo.

Hacking Without Code

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

Within the entrepreneurial and startup space, you may have come across a hackathon, but may not have been sure how to get involved or participate. Hackathons are a design sprint-like event where programmers, designers, and project managers come together with the goal of creating a functioning product — or solution by the end of the event.

Slicing the Pie: ESOPs, ESIC & Sweat Equity

Sydney CBD / Freelancer.com / 6.00-8.00PM

Join StartCon as they discuss what founders should be looking out for when sharing equity with staff, contractors & investors.

The Coding Boot Camp at the University of Sydney Open House

Darlington / Abercrombie Business School / 6.00-7.30PM

At this open house event, Sydney Uni will share details about their Web Development program.

The Corporate Entrepreneur

Ultimo / UTS Venture Lab / 6.15-7.45PM

At this open house event, Sydney Uni will share details about their Web Development program.


Making Sci-Fi Our Reality

Newcastle / Newcastle City Hall / 2.00-4.00PM

The City of Newcastle is rising to the opportunity of technology - discover how Newcastle is becoming a SMART city.


Launch into Service Design

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

With the well-rounded, industry-relevant skill-set you’ll acquire from this Launch into Service Design Bootcamp, you’ll be ready to take on the dynamic world of Service Design!

Free Introduction to Data Analytics

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 10.00AM-12.00PM

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you’ll learn to ask the right questions of your data, while learning basic analytic functionality in Google Sheets.

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