Weekly Sparks 142

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Staying Connected Whilst Working Remotely

ONLINE / I Darwin Innovation Hub / 10.00-11.00AM ACST

In this webinar session, dive into ways you can cope with the change and stay productive, connected, and engaged in this new virtual workforce world.

Call for Code 2020 - Australia and New Zealand Kick Off

ONLINE / 10.00-11.00AM AEDT

Come and hear from people passionate about the Call for Code global challenge, and some of the projects that have helped people in times of need. Hear how you can get involved and how you can answer the call.


How to Run an Online Hackathon

ONLINE / Hackathons Australia / 11.30AM-12.30PM AEDT

This session will also help you with the basics - should you run a hackathon? what is your purpose? what do you need? what do you not need? What are the tools that will make my life easier?

Building Blocks of a Startup Webinar 

ONLINE / Monash GENERATOR / 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

If you haven’t already, jump into this online lesson, Startup Concepts 101, to refresh your understanding of some of the underpinning foundations of startup thinking.

Women in Action: Online Coworking & Networking

ONLINE / Cowork Coplay / 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

Share your thoughts and feelings about where you are at in your enterprise, employment or project and get some clarity about the next steps forward.

MVP Grant Workshop 

ONLINE / UTS Startups / 2.00-3.00PM AEDT

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants are designed to support promising startups with the funds needed to progress from a proof of concept stage to a minimum viable product. 

Australia's New Financial Landscape: Data, Apps & Open Banking 

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM AEDT

With the introduction of open banking, vast amounts of data available, and the global shift towards online banking, there are more opportunities than ever for innovation, disruption and collaboration in the Australian finance space.

Startup&Angels Data Science Special Edition 

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

Come & watch the Documentary Screening of Data Science Pioneers proudly brought to you by Dataiku, followed by a panel discussion with experts and networking drinks.


Founders Leading Through COVID-19

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00AM AEDT

The pressure on startup founders to lead their company’s through this unprecedented moment has never been greater. Founders all across Australia are learning how to lead boldly: how to motivate, reassure, and inspire their teams, so they can survive and thrive in through this crisis.

All Your COVID-19 Financial Questions Answered

ONLINE / Startup Ledger / 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

During this session you will learn how to recognise when you are in bondage with fear, and how to use your reasoning and creative faculties to break through the terror barrier, so that fear never controls you again.

Q and A with Julia French

ONLINE / UTS Startups / 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

Julia will speak from her 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley, working with highly successful startups, and share on what future founders and entrepreneurs can do to position themselves for global influence and success in their field.

Living on the Other Side of Fear 

ONLINE / General Assembly / 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

During this session you will learn how to recognise when you are in bondage with fear, and how to use your reasoning and creative faculties to break through the terror barrier, so that fear never controls you again.

Identifying Your Target Market

ONLINE / ACU Collaborate Plus / 4.00-6.00PM AEDT

Cut through the jargon of target market, TAM, SAM, and SOM and really understand the key aspects of people who’ll pay you money for your solution.

Green is the New Black: The Fabric of Sustainability

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM AEDT

Learn how new brands are tackling a range of issues, from the use of materials and the conditions of workers around the world, too shaping consumption patterns and behaviour. 


Networking in Nature

ONLINE / Gone Bush Adventures / 8.00-10.30AM AEDT

The monthly morning walk in Sydney's Botanic Gardens will be replaced by a free, virtual gathering on Zoom co-hosted with Miriam Jones and Adam Rumack from We are Open Circle. 

Community Co-Lab and Sharing Workshop

ONLINE / Skills of the Modern Age / 10.30AM-12.00PM AEDT

Join Skills of the Modern Age for a community collaboration workshop and discuss how organisations are dealing with the sudden shift away from face-to-face learning and facilitation. 

How Can We Structure an Engaging Online Workshop?

ONLINE / Hackathons Australia / 11.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

With the world in lockdown due to coronavirus and events cancelled, most people are looking at online options to hold virtual events. So how do we structure our workshops so that they are interactive and engaging for our audiences?

Virtual Investor Showcase

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 11.30AM-2.00PM AEDT

Wholesale Investor will be launching and hosting their first-ever virtual investor showcase, providing companies with a global investment platform to raise capital, create trade opportunities and seek international partners.

The Outsider's Guide to AI

ONLINE / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Explore the real world of Artificial Intelligence with Entrepreneur and Investor Josh Comrie. He'll avoid the hype, going into the opportunities, perils and pitfalls of living in an evolving AI world. 

Virtual Gathering Thursday

ONLINE / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM AEDT

Venture Cafe Sydney (VCS) is part of a local and global community that gathers hundreds of innovators every week through the ThursdayGathering. Join their community online, via Zoom, for the ThursdayGathering programming in a Virtual format.


Built Environment Design Thinking Challenge

ONLINE / Young Change Agents / 10.00AM-4.00PM AEDT

University students in Sydney are invited to a one day design-thinking challenge hosted by Macquarie Group and facilitated by social enterprise Young Change Agents.

Reverse Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM AEDT

This will involve the incubators and accelerators of Sydney banding together to pitch their programs to you, the founder! Yep that’s right, you get to sit back and relax and learn about the benefits of each of the programs. And you can decide for yourself if one of the programs offer you the rocket boots you’re looking for to accelerate your growth.

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