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Social Capital: A conversation with Allyson Hewitt

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 5.30-7.30PM

Spark Festival is delighted to collaborate with the Don Dunstan Foundation to present Social Capital: A conversation with Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow for social innovation at the highly successful MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada.

Robotic Process Automation: A Stepping Stone to an AI Career

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

As a working professional or a student, how do you cut through the hype and understand what is actually happening in the industry? How can you be the disrupter, before your current job gets disrupted!

Meet Antler

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

Antler is a global startup generator and early-stage VC that brings exceptional individuals together to build disruptive tech companies.

Launch Festival Sydney

Sydney CBD / SMC Conference & Function Centre / Multi-Day Event

Launch Festival is the largest startup event in the world. For the past 10 years it has been hosted Festival in San Francisco, featuring fireside chats with Silicon Valley technologists and pioneers, demonstrations of cutting-edge future technology, and exciting startup competitions with founders and teams from all around the world.

Hunter iF StartUp Xpress Pitch

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 5.30-8.30PM

Join us as six of the Hunter’s best and brightest Startups and Scaleups pitch their ideas to investors and industry leaders.

Learn How to Have a Career with No Regrets

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-8.00PM

Hear from Charles Cho, the General Counsel of NSW Treasury and heads up the Office of the General Counsel.


Marketing Compliance Masterclass

Pyrmont / LegalVision / 5.30-7.00PM

Join Brigit Rubinstein (Practice Leader) and Charlotte Hale (Lawyer) as they walk through the must know aspects of sales and marketing compliance to learn about how to avoid mistakes other companies have made and walk away with a few must-know tips to protect your business.

Startup Metrics and Dashboards to Drive Your Business

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

Once you’re paying attention to the right things, you’ll have a better handle on your business. You’ll be able to drive it in the right direction. And you’ll be much more attractive to investors, too. Win win!

The Next Frontier of UX: Designing for Blockchain

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-7.30PM

A new wave of technology, known as Web3 includes the Blockchain and decentralised apps. Beyond the world of cryptocurrency, Web3 technologies are expected to displace existing technology such as Facebook and mobile applications as the new medium of exchange. This new industry disruption will provide a wealth of opportunity for those in the design industry, such UX Designers, to stay ahead of their careers, and shape the future of applications. But how?

How to Live More Adventurously

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Can career and adventure sit side by side? The We Are Explorers crew will be discussing how it's 100% possible, they've been riding the see-saw for sometime now.

Coding for Non-Programmers

Sydney CBD / WeWork / 6.30-8.30PM

In this course, you will learn a little about what programming is, from what powers the web to building your first mobile app.

Creating Impact through Research Industry Partnerships

Macquarie Park / 75 Talavera Rd / 9.00AM-1.00PM

A new program empowering researchers to confidently engage with industry.


ShireStart- Beer, Wine & Cheese Networking Event

Miranda / Inspire Cowork / 5.00-6.30PM

These events are ideal for startups, entrepreneurs, established business owners and those just thinking about starting their business journey.

How Nanomedicine is Changing Cancer Treatment

Sydney CBD / Parliament of NSW / 7.30-9.30AM

To find out how exciting innovations are offering hope in the fight against one of our most pernicious diseases, join Professor Maria Kavallaris AM as she presents on this interesting topic.

Is the Asia Market Right for You?

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

In this free, one-hour talk, Mr Yong Zhu, the Founder of AusTech Asia, will share the what, when, why and how of entry into the Asian tech market, reducing concerns about expanding into this business world-player, and drawing up your roadmap to kick start your Asian venture.

Kyle Bolto, Symbiot

Chippendale / EnergyLab / 5.30-8.30PM

This Fireside Chat where will explore Symbiot's startup journey to date and how this industry outsider is making an impact on the energy transition.

Influencer Marketing

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Join Lewis Gale, Managing Director and Founder of Social Grind, for a talk on Influencer Marketing and how to utilise them for the western markets.

Get Started! Entrepreneurship Series

Ultimo / UTS Startups / 6.00-8.00PM

Identify the wide range of entrepreneurship opportunities that are out there. Believe in yourself and your ability to create something to take to the next level. Launch something that works for your interests, skills and passion.


The Art of Raising Capital: PR, Legals and Investor Relations

Pyrmont / LegalVision / 5.30-7.30PM

If you’re positioning yourself to speak with investors, interested in garnering media attention for your next round or looking to understand the legal steps involved in fundraising, this event is not to be missed.

Formidable Female Founders

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-8.00PM

For Refugee Week, Haymarket HQ have arranged for 3 inspiring refugee entrepreneurs of Sydney to talk about their amazing journeys with their respective missions.

Discover Spotify's Creative Toolkit

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

Spotify for Creatives is the window into Spotify’s creative toolkit and capabilities for brands including data & insights, best in class work and how to begin creating with music.

The Power of Location Data: How to Retrieve and Use it

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-8.00PM

More than a pin drop icon on a page, location data is often used by businesses to enhance their website or app functionality. Location data can also be helpful in hackathon projects and location technology used by governments and social enterprises.

iAccelerate Centre Tour & Information Session

University of Wollongong / iAccelerate Centre / 10.30-11.30AM

If you’re considering applying, are an investor or potential partner, or a just plain curious member of the community, iAccelerate would love to have you.

F'Up Nights

Pyrmont / WeWork / 6.00-8.00PM

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

Surviving Financial Stress

Ultimo / Guthrie Theatre / 6.30-8.30PM

The Banksia Project is focusing our attention on maintaining mental health and wellness amongst financial stress, to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and practices to proactively manage their mental health and wellness amongst difficult circumstances.

How to Future-Proof your Career

Ultimo / Sydney School of Entrepreneurship / 5.30-7.30PM

What’s the secret to having a great career in STEM and how can we get more women and girls involved? Find out with this panel of inspiring female leaders.


Digital Growth Marketing Business Masterclass

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-5.00PM

If you’d like to develop the skills and digital growth marketing know-how to lead your business to success, then this one-day masterclass can change the way marketing is viewed in your business.

The Founder Experience with Josh Comrie

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

Josh has invested in over 20 NZ hi-tech startups, so is behind some of NZ’s most successful technology exports. He acts as a director and adviser to several and Chair of one. Prior to his AI ventures, he has a background in human capital solutions, having founded and exited from 3 highly successful brands.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Fundraiser / Trivia Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 4.30-7.30PM

As this June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Stone & Chalk have partnered with one of their very own residents, Imy Briscoe from Data Republic, to turn Chalk Chills into a fundraiser for Bowel Cancer Australia.

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