OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 135

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SRI Entrepreneur's Hour in Moree

Moree / B&W Rural Moree / 12.00-1.30PM

The UNE SMART Region Incubator (SRI) and B&W Rural welcome you to join special guests to Moree, Cass Mao of Tenacious Ventures (Australia’s first dedicated agri food tech venture capital firm) and Sam Marwood of Cultivate Farms (a social enterprise which matches the best next generation aspiring farmers with retiring farmers and investors to own and operate a farm) for a BBQ lunch in Moree. 

LegalTech Venture Day

UNSW Sydney / John Niland Scientia Building / 5.30-8.30PM

This cutting-edge, highly competitive global competition is designed to identify and support those start-ups that have the ability to have a positive impact on major challenges faced by legal operators—whether private or public—as well as legal systems, so as to improve their operations thereby furthering the cause of justice. 

A Day in the Life of a User Experience Designer

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

Hear from UX Designers about their day-to-day lives and the challenges and rewards of the profession, and get top tips on how to break into and navigate the industry. 


Test Your Business Idea Workshop

North Wollongong / iAccelerate / 5.00-7.00PM

A core component of Lean Startup methodology is the build-measure-learn feedback loop. During this session you’ll learn some tips and tricks to test and launch a business idea in a capital efficient way. 

Blockchain Explained

Sydney CBD / Darling Square Library / 6.00-7.00PM

Still in the dark about blockchain? Join local experts Adriana Belotti and James Zaki to find out what blockchain actually is and learn about its potential and risks. 

Women NSW Business & Entrepreneur Networking Event

Sydney CBD / Parliament of NSW / 6.00-8.00PM

Hosted by the NSW Minister for Women, The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, you are invited to attend and make new contacts through a structured speed networking session and an informal networking session to follow.

Investing 101: Girls Just Want to Have Funds

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Ladies Finance Club are on a mission to help you get started with your investing journey so you don’t miss out on building your wealth. Their financial experts aka investing gurus are going to be breaking it all down so you can start building up! 

Entrepreneur Social Sydney

Sydney CBD / The Occidental Hotel / 6.00-9.00PM

The Gamechangers Gathering is an annual event founded by Bambuddha Group which brings together thought leaders and social impact experts dedicated to creating change. 

Founder Institute VIP Launch Mixer

Sydney CBD / Cargo Bar / 6.30-9.00PM

Get feedback on your ideas and tips on how to succeed in the program, and start building relationships with the people who will help you get to traction and funding in the Founder Institute. 


Carbon Credit Market: Should I Farm Carbon?

Armidale / UNE SMART Region Incubator / 10.00-11.30AM

Join Sam Duncan of FarmLab and Milton Curkpatrick from Precision Pastures to help you determine whether you should farm carbon on your property. 

Stop Stalling : Start Moving

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

There is a secret to maximising your chances of achieving success and reaching your goals. There is a key to making change happen. Want to know what it is? 

SEVENmile Venture Lab Monthly Meetup

Seaforth / Seaforth Village Community Centre / 5.30-7.30PM

Join SEVENmile for their monthly meetup where local startup founders will pitch for 7 minutes each and a guest speaker will speak about a new topic. 

Sustainability/Social Impact Toastmasters Evening Session

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.50-7.00PM

Sustainability/Social Impact Toastmasters is a group of sustainability/social impact professionals who gather to practise public lectures/product pitches/generally improve their communication and leadership skills.

Grow Your Brand and Local SEO

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

In this Meetup event, cover everything you need to accelerate your brand on Google and help gain more customers through local SEO. 


Innovation Bay Breakfast: Main Sequence Ventures x v2food

Sydney CBD / Macquarie Group, Cinema Space / 7.30-9.30AM

MSEQ and v2foods are on a mission to bring Australia into the global plant-based protein race. With big plans for v2food what does the second version of food look like?

AI: Empowering the Future of Health

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM

Join the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node for a lunchtime workshop on a pioneering Australian research project, utilising AI capability to power the next generation of health records. 

UTS Venture Day 2020

Ultimo / UTS Business School / 3.30-7.30PM

UTS Venture Day 2020 is an opportunity to meet graduating MBA in Entrepreneurship (MBAe) students and other UTS Student start-up founders and hear them pitch their business ideas. 

ACS Tech: Rage with Machines

Sydney CBD / The ACS Innovation Hub / 5.30-8.00PM

It’s time to embrace machines and work with them. Learn about the current AI music and sound landscape and the roadmap for audio technology enhanced creativity. Use the code SPARKACS1 to save $5.

Neurodiversity: A New Lens for Workplace Design

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 6.00-7.30PM

 What if we designed our workplaces and shaped our cultures around a much broader and more equitable definition of diversity and started to take into account people’s neurological differences? 

Intro to 3D Design and Electronics

Sydney CBD / Darling Square Library / 6.00-8.00PM

Get an introduction to 3D design and electronics in this hands on workshop series. 

The Rise of FemTech: Changing Women's Health

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Hear from revolutionary FemTech founders as they discuss the journey of their startup, challenges in the industry and advice for budding entrepreneurs. 

NBI 2020: Northern Beaches Innovation Community Event

Avalon Beach / Avalon Beach RSL Club / 6.30-9.00PM

Find out what NBI have been planning for 2020 and hear about their first Youth Pathways program in Engineering.

Clean Water Hackathon 2.0

Colombo / Colombo Innovation Tower / Multi-Day Event

This Hackathon builds upon the inaugural Clean Water Hackathon, which was held in Sydney in July, 2018. The Hackathon arises from ANSTO’s continued commitment to investigate Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Cause (CKDu), a serious public health issue in the north-east of Sri Lanka. 


Tour of the Studio

Sydney Startup Hub / FThe Studio / 12.00-1.00PM

Join The Studio for a tour of their space, where one of their friendly team will be able to answer any of your burning questions.

Social Networking Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM

Join Fishburners for a pitch night featuring a lineup of startups that are building community and creating social connections! 


Data Analytics Essentials

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

From SQL databases to coding, to presenting and drawing insights from tools like Tableau, navigating a career in data can be a little daunting. If you want to get a glimpse of what it’s like to world in the field of data, this one-day bootcamp is for you. 

Mixed Reality Essentials

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 government just to name a few.

Product Management Essentials

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 10.00AM-4.30PM

Whether you’ve started your journey to become a startup founder, or you already manage products in a larger organisation, this session will give you practical skills to implement immediately.

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