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Raising Capital in a COVID-19 World

ONLINE / Cicada Innovations / 8.00-9.00AM AEST

Founders far and wide - this is your chance to hear from the experts and ask them questions firsthand to enhance your chances of navigating the complex world of venture capital successfully at this crucial time.

Business Continuity Planning

ONLINE / Law Squared / 11.00AM-12.00PM AEST

A 'work-from-home' webinar series for businesses looking to remain agile and adaptable.

Talk with Tank Stream Labs and Pickstar

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Every Monday, Tank Stream Labs together with Pickstar will be bringing inspiration and joy to your day with live talks from leading sports stars and prominent industry leaders. This week, they'll sit down with serial entrepreneur and investor, Len Findlay.

Your Social Marketing Strategy

ONLINE / City of Sydney / 5.30-7.45PM AEST

With all that’s happening in 2020 including changes to how we do business because of Covid-19, how we communicate and sell online is more important than ever.


How to Access Funding During COVID-19

ONLINE / Plus Eight / 10.00AM GMT

If you're a start-up, scale-up or any business looking to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis then don't miss this one.

How to Pivot Your Sales and Marketing Strategy using LinkedIn

ONLINE / General Assembly / 2.00-3.00PM AEST

Join an expert panel discussion with 3 professionals who are using LinkedIn as a core lead generation and marketing tool - hear their stories and techniques to discover how you can level up your game on LinkedIn.

Founder Stories - Tim Fung, Airtasker

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 4.00-4.45PM AEST

Tim is responsible for the strategic marketing and business development of Airtasker. He is a founder and investor of several web businesses (including amaysim, Joe Button and Circuit Club). He has worked as a consulting talent agent at Chic Management and spent five years in investment banking at Macquarie Bank and Macquarie Capital Advisors.


What the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Means for Business

Brisbane / Customs House / 7.30-9.00AM AEST

This breakfast presentation by Jono Nicholas, Executive Director of Wellbeing Outfit, will provide key insights into the report and highlight how businesses need to prepare for the expected changes.

Identify Core Capabilities Required to Effectively Innovate

ONLINE / Innovation 360 / 8.00AM AEST

This webinar will provide you with invaluable insights the core capabilities required by your organisation to take to effectively innovate in uncertain times.

How to Recruit, Retain and Promote Women in Tech

ONLINE / General Assembly / 11.00AM-12.00PM AEST

Join JobAdder and a lineup of experts to discuss why the gap exists, how employers and recruiters can consciously look at existing biases and provide opportunities to not only promote but retain women in tech.

User Empathy in Uncertainty

ONLINE / Skills of the Modern age / 11.00AM-12.30PM AEST

Explore ways to stay flexible and respond rapidly to the needs of your users in real time, so that you can help them navigate the uncertain times we're living in!

Identify Core Capabilities Required to Effectively Innovate

ONLINE / Innovation 360 / 12.00PM AEST

This webinar will provide you with invaluable insights the core capabilities required by your organisation to take to effectively innovate in uncertain times. 

Managing the Cyber Risks of Remote Work

ONLINE / Cicada Innovations / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Many of us are now more vulnerable to cyberattacks working from home, which is why Cicada Innovations has partnered with AustCyber and Cynch Security to bring you a virtual panel on all things cybersecurity. Tune in to this webinar to learn what you can do to secure your digital footprint and protect your team from unknown cyber threats. 

Reimagine Your Purpose Ready for the Post-Virus Era

ONLINE / Laneway Education / 12.45-1.45PM AEST

In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, now is an opportune time to redesign your personal and business vision, taking into account the current shift towards delivering sustainable and impactful ventures.

Creating Startup and Innovation Programs

ONLINE / Emerging Innovation / 3.00-5.00PM AEST

This course is perfect for professionals new to the startup ecosystem, university-affiliated programs, founders looking at giving back, directors and C-suite looking for an overview on fundamentals on and anyone interested in this emerging space.

Business Legal Basics

ONLINE / ACU / 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Understand the key legal issues associated with setting up and running a business. You will explore which legal structure is best for you, managing the legal issues in your business, what is intellectual property and how it makes your business valuable, and quick tips on legal issues to avoid.

Startmate Demo Day

ONLINE / Startmate / 6.00-8.00PM AEST

Demo Day is a showcase of the impressive talent coming out of Startmate. Join them and the community at their reimagined online event.


People and Culture Impacts of COVID-19: Regulations and Obligation

ONLINE / Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources / Multiple Times

The events concerning the COVID-19 health pandemic have created some unprecedented circumstances that businesses need to confront from a people management and human resources perspective. 

Female Founders and Investors

ONLINE / Startup&Angels / 11.00AM-12.00PM AEST

This 100% feminine panel discussion is all about sharing some great insights with experts from all around APAC region.

Social Media Foundations

ONLINE / AustCyber / 1.00PM AEST

Join the team from AustCyber and communication and media partner contentgroup to develop your knowledge and expertise in the field of marketing and communications. 

EA20 Demo Day

ONLINE / Startupbootcamp / 2.00PM AEST

Online Demos followed by a Q&A. 

Virtual Gathering Thursday

ONLINE / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM AEST

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. 

Code Venture K-12

ONLINE / K-12 Code Education / 3.00-8.00PM AEST

These robotics, visual programming and programming games are focused on appealing to visual, tactile and experiential learners. Students still learn real industry programming (JavaScript and Python), however they don't need to to focus on memory or staring at walls of text - everything is physical or works like a computer game.

Advertising Week APAC Briefings: 5 Things in FMCG

ONLINE / Venture Cafe Sydney / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Join GA for a night of expertise and education with FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) marketing and advertising experts. 


Leading Teams and Tribes Through Change

ONLINE / Tribe Global / 10.00-11.30AM AEST

Techniques and tips for leaders and managers to better lead their teams through periods of change and ambiguity.

Unite to Fight COVID-19

ONLINE / Techstars / Multiple Days

Come together with inventors, innovators, developers and anyone with a passion to tackle Covid-19 in your country in this first-of-its-kind Online Startup Weekend.


Bootstrap Your MVP

ONLINE / Le Wagon / 10.00AM-2.30PM AEST

Interested in spinning up an MVP site in less than a day? Want to learn more about CSS frameworks?

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