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Free Online Group Meditation Sessions

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 9.00-9.30AM AEST

The session will kick off with an introduction, some pointers for the practice, and you’ll be guided in and out of your meditation to optimize your experience. There will also be time for Q&A at the end for those who are interested in learning to meditate. 


ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Every Monday, Tank Stream Labs together with Pickstar have been bringing inspiration and joy to your day with live talks from leading sports stars and prominent industry leaders. This week they'll chat with Paralympics and swimming star, Matthew Levy OAM. 

Startup Gippsland Information Session

ONLINE / Startup Gippsland / 5.30-6.30PM AEST

Applications are now open for Startup Gippsland’s Incubator program. Come along to this online information session to learn more. 

Your Design Thinking Skills Webinar

ONLINE / City of Sydney / 5.30-7.45PM AEST

Attend the third free online workshop of the "Doing Business Better" series to learn some tools and strategies that help solve problems that arise when running a business.

Le Wagon Open Evening

ONLINE / Le Wagon / 6.00-8.00PM AEST

Whether to become a full-stack developer or launch your own project, learning to code is a good way to get started.


Female Founders: Virtual Coffee Catch up

ONLINE / Canberra Innovation Network / 10.00AM AEST

Put the kettle on and join a group of fellow founders at 10am every Tuesday for a casual and facilitated talk.

Digital in a Post-Pandemic World

ONLINE / Something Digital / 10.00-10.45AM AEST

The upcoming riff sessions will examine our digital future in a post pandemic world. Where do the opportunities lie? How should we bridge the now and then? How will digital as we know it, change?

Create a Productive Remote Work Culture

ONLINE / Beaker & Flint / 10.00-11.00AM AEST

Beaker & Flint will be running a 60 minute webinar to share some of the tools, tips and experiences we’ve honed as a digital-first team. 

Using R&D Finance to Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

ONLINE / Fishburners / 12.00PM AEST

Whether you’re a start-up or a larger company with R&D initiatives, now is the time to review your capital and cash flow mix and gain a competitive edge. 

Design Thinking for Startups

ONLINE / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Want to know how great entrepreneurs solve problems? Learn about Design Thinking for startups!


Startup Stories - Alex Zelinsky AO

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00-9.00AM AEST

Join Startup Stories to hear from one of Australia’s most distinguished scientists as he shares his insight into research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

A Special Conversation with Malcolm Turnbull

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00-9.00AM AEST

The next guest really needs no introduction. He is an entrepreneur, innovator, investor, politician, and Australia’s 29th Prime Minister.

Protecting Your Data and IP

ONLINE / Law Squared / 11.00AM-12.00PM AEST

In this webinar, Law Squared's Kristie Harpley will take you through all you need to know about intellectual property, non-disclosure statements and confidentiality. 

Stimulus Summit: A Renewables-Led Economic Recovery

ONLINE / Smart Energy Council / 11.00AM-2.00PM AEST

This event will bring together leaders in business, civil society, policy makers and academia to provide a significant contribution to the public debate on government stimulus packages and climate change action.

A VCs Perspective on Successful MedTech

ONLINE / NSW Active MedTech Community / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Venture capitalists are expert at understanding what innovations are worth investing in. Their insights as to what is likely to make a product successful should be compelling reading for any MedTech entrepreneur. In this presentation, a venture capitalist will present a number of case studies of MedTech products that have successfully gained significant funding.

Life After Lockdown


Join, Future Skills Expert Fiona Anson from UTS’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, Telstra’s Carolyn Wilcockson, and Dr Kirsty Kitto as they explore how fast ways of reskilling more than 3000 Telstra staff members will close skills gaps and create the jobs that the future demands.

UX: Facilitating Remote Research

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

During this lunch & learn, Adam Faulkner, Experience Design Director, blueegg will take you through some of the tools, techniques, and processes they've used to help you uncover evidenced based insights with remote participants.

First Aid Kit for Australian Start-Ups and Scale-Ups

ONLINE / Australian Landing Pads / 4.00PM AEST

Join a panel of experts from both Israel and Australia, who will explore the immediate issues and impacts on operations, financial risk management , and relationships with VCs and Corporates that startups are currently facing due to COVID-19.

Digital Marketing

ONLINE / ACU Collaborate Plus / 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Kickstart your digital marketing strategy with an understanding of e-marketing and digital channels, including websites, mobile apps and social media platforms. Learn how they work together to make the biggest impact.

NSW MVP Grant Info Session

ONLINE / UNSW / 5.00-6.00PM AEST

The UNSW Founders Program is hosting a session where you can find out all about the NSW MVP Grant, including tips from founders who have successfully secured the funding.

Evening Yoga for Entrepreneurs

ONLINE / Founder Institute / 9.00-10.15PM AEST

Yoga is much more than a form of physical exercise, it is an ancient philosophy and way of living passed down by generations. A short practice of yoga is a great way to finish our day.


Networking in Nature Virtual Gathering

ONLINE / Gone Bush Adventures / 8.00-10.00AM AEST

This regular morning walk in Sydney's Botanic Gardens will be replaced in May by a free, virtual gathering on Zoom co-hosted by Andrea Featherstone, an unconventional mindfulness consultant who specialises in working with high performance individuals and overachievers to reduce stress while increasing focus, resilience, and emotional intelligence.

How to Manage Credit in a Downturn

ONLINE / Fintech Australia / 12.00PM AEST

In this webinar, industry thought leaders will share their insights and experience on how lessons from managing credit portfolios from the GFC can be applied to today’s crisis, and what’s different this time.

How the Best Product Teams Use OKR's

ONLINE / Fishburners / 12.00PM AEST

OKR's are on the rise, but too many teams rush their implementation before the team is ready. Switching from producing deliverables to delivering value takes time, and there are significant cultural changes that need to happen first. 

Social Media Analytics with Hugh Taylor

ONLINE / Smart Region Incubator / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Social media is currently our biggest tool to engage our audiences and customers in our business activities. Sometimes you can see the stats, but you might not be sure where to start on creating an action plan to take you forward. So how do you tackle the metrics side of things?

Founder Connect

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Startup Victoria's Founder Connect program is a series of weekly online networking sessions designed to maximise your minutes by helping you forge valuable connections with your peers from the startup community - all during a single lunch hour!

AccelerateR2020 PitchFest

ONLINE / The RegTech Association / 12.00-1.30PM AEST

This Award recognises the best RegTech startup pitch. A panel of expert judges are looking for the RegTechs who are able to best articulate the problem they solve for, the solution and market appetite, the business model and scalability and the best pitch delivery on the day.

Leadership in a Remote-First World

ONLINE / ProductTank Sydney / 6.00-8.00PM AEST

Hear from Cheryl Gledhill, Head of Product at Zip, who worked as a PM and Head of Product remotely for years, and Tom Richardson, who is managing the APAC team at InVision – a fully distributed company.


CRIISP Venture Investment Summit

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 9.00AM-3.00PM AEST

1 day, 20 Leading Investors from around the globe. Your platform to discover the opportunity in the crisis.

UX Workshop with Emila Yang

ONLINE / Main Sequence Ventures / 10.30AM AEST

Main Sequence Ventures are delighted to have Emila Yang for a User Experience workshop. She will answer all these questions and walk through Google’s 5 day design sprint.

Employment Law, JobKeeper and Rent Relief

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

Join Startup Victoria for an update on founder rights and responsibilities managing employment law, JobKeeper and Rent Relief during COVID-19 and beyond.

Happy Hour with a Founder - Chris Almond, Sourcr

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 4.00-4.45PM AEST

Sourcr is Australia’s first choice to find your perfect recruiter for any requirement. Their mission is to shine a light on the industry’s best recruiters and enable them to help more employers and candidates than ever before.

Friday Night Fireside with the Founder of Koala: Dany Milham

ONLINE / Fishburners / 5.30PM AEST

Join the Zoom chat to hear more about Dany's entrepreneurial journey and the growth strategies behind the Koala brand!

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