OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 136

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How to Kickstart Your Corporate Sustainability Plan

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM

The objective of this workshop is to provide attendees – particularly those from SMEs and start-ups – with a practical, guide for setting a sustainability strategy, and how to ensure that sustainability can be baked in to the systems and processes of smaller companies to ensure long-term benefits.

Blockchain for Social Good

Sydney CBD / Piper Alderman / 6.00-8.00PM

Women in Blockchain will join forces with Blockchain Australia Young Professionals to bring you a panel about how Blockchain can be used for social good.


Vision 20:20 - Engineering Robust AI Systems

Camperdown / Sydney Knowledge Hub / 7.30-9.30AM

This forum will explore a range of issues confronting engineers who are designing artificial intelligence systems. Specifically, what considerations should designers contemplate to deliver robust AI systems? How can programmers prove to themselves that systems deliver the proper functionality? How can developers avoid undesirable consequences when coding? How can engineers make human needs the centre of AI design?

Future Proofing Australian Manufacturing SMEs in Liverpool

Liverpool / Liverpool City Council Board Room / 7.30-11.00AM

Designed for Australian manufacturing SMEs, the workshop encourages you to consider the opportunities that emerging digital technologies and new business models pose for your business. 

From International Student to Forbes 30 Under 30

Pyrmont / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-8.00PM

Hear the inspiring story of Olga Oleinikova – who came to Australia as an international student – and ended up building an award winning social media analytics company.


Innovation & Startups in: The Data Economy

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 9.00AM-1.00PM

This bootcamp will provide an accelerated introduction to the key developments, trends and technologies driven by data, and hear first hand from founders solving problems in this space.

Tax Incentives that Exist for Innovation Entities

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

From an entity level, research and development can be important for your business from a cashflow perspective. Mariana von-Lucken will go through how you can get access to this concession and discuss the changes.

Life's a Pitch - IP & Pitch Coaching Workshop

North Sydney / Griffith Hack Boardroom / 3.30-8.30PM

Pitches are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and 'the plug is pulled' at 7min. Then a judge Q&A so pitchers will be given constructive advice on how to better sell their ideas. 

Blockchain Trends 2020 and Beyond

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 5.45-7.30PM

Haymarket HQ have pulled in some industry heavyweights to discuss law, research, product design and product development all in relation to blockchain.

Mind Over Matter: How to Kickstart Your Business in 2020

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

Join General Assembly for a workshop where you will learn mindset hacks for increased focus, motivation and taking massive action on your goals this year.

An Evening with 500 Queer Scientists

Sydney CBD / The Calyx / 6.00-9.00PM

Come and hear five powerful short talks from scientists from the LGBTQI community, on how their experiences in science and academia has shaped their outlook on work, life and our society. 


The Value Proposition

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM

Branding does not have to cost the world. There is also a lean version of branding that is the perfect fit for startups. Let B&B Partners take you through it over lunch! 

Marketing Hacks and Mindset Hypnosis to Supercharge Your Year

Sydney CBD / Bustle Studios / 2.00-7.00PM

This hands-on workshop will give you practical and easily actionable advice to make your business more prominent and profitable in 2020.

1st Birthday - Venture Cafe

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

Venture Cafe will be highlight examples where assembling diverse teams of people to collaborate have made a positive impact on the world and look to future collaborations in 2020. 

ShireBiz - Demystifying Nuclear Energy

Woolooware / Royal Motor Yacht Club / 5.00-7.00PM

Dr John Harries, Secretary and Dr Mark Ho, President of the Australian Nuclear Association will discuss the use of nuclear energy, demystifying some of the myths surrounding this topic. 

Startup Funding

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 5.30-7.00PM

This workshop will run through the key funding sources that startups use to survive and grow. 

Real World Agile Project Management for Students

North Wollongong / iAccelerate / 6.30-8.30PM

You will learn how Agile Project Management is applied in the real world from a seasoned expert. We will discuss how to structure your project, planning work in a cross functional team, and running your project group in an agile manner.


Tour of The Studio

Sydney Startup Hub / The 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.

Climate Change Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.30-7.00PM

Fishburners is hosting a climate change themed pitch night. Join them to hear from startups who are innovating in order to reduce our climate impact.

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