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The Dos and Dont's of Pitching with Michael Batko

ONLINE / Blackbird / 8.00AM AEST

Michael Batko is the CEO of seed-fund and accelerator Startmate. Through mentoring hundreds of founders through Startmate, Michael has seen the best and worst of pitching to investors. Join him in this session to hear what to do (and what not to do) when pitching.

Preparing for EOFY

ONLINE / Fishburners / 12.00PM AEST

Join Fishburners for a hands-on workshop as we deep dive into what you need to do to prepare your business for the End of Financial Year.

Building a Digital Presence Post COVID-19

ONLINE / ACU / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

In this webinar Kevin Seeto, founder of digital marketing agency Seeto Digital, will use the McKinsey & Company framework to offer tips in helping businesses respond and position themselves after COVID-19.

The Future of Work

ONLINE / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

It's time to search for NEW solutions for the ever-changing workforce! By 2030, the world is expected to have a shortage of 85.2 million skilled workers. How do we adapt to change and what will the future workforce look like?


Startup Summit

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 10.00AM-3.15PM AEST

The Startup Summit provides early-stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs with fundamental knowledge to set you up for success. Learn about your investment and funding options, self-management strategies, how to recruit great talent for your business, and how to work out where your product fits in the market.

Gov Incentives and Startups

ONLINE / Hatch Quarter / 11.00AM-12.30PM AEST

The perceived complexity of Government support programs deters startups from accessing eligible opportunities. Hatch Quarter are here to simplify it. 

In Conversation with Robyn Denholm, Board Chair, Tesla

ONLINE / City of Sydney / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

In the Visiting entrepreneur program launch event Robyn Denholm will virtually sit down with Holly Ransom to discuss technology's role in sustainable energy and how we'll look to new technologies during this period of rebuilding.

How to Make Ideas Stick

ONLINE / Laneway Education / 12.45-1.45PM AEST

Laneway is pleased to announce a new initiative to bring students and their broader community together through Take-Away Lunch Sessions (online webinars).

Recognising Opportunities with Marcus Dawe and Richard Hume

ONLINE / Canberra Innovation Network / 2.00-3.00PM AEST

Join Marcus Dawe and Richard Hume as they discuss what to look out for when presented with a choice that could shape your business. Hear about their stories and how they developed such a keen eye for recognising opportunity.

Secrets to Massive Growth on LinkedIn

ONLINE / Taikera / 2.00-3.00PM AEST

The evolution of LinkedIn and the infant stage of its content capabilities presents an incredible opportunity for business owners, working professionals, entrepreneurs and founders who want to build their brand at scale with amazing cost efficiencies.

Ways to Innovate

ONLINE / RMIT Activator Melbourne / 2.00-4.00PM AEST

Facilitated by Andreas Birnik, Global Venture Partner at Antler, this session will introduce and discuss three innovation frameworks.

MDCTP Graduation & Showcase

ONLINE / Cicada Innovations / 4.00-5.00PM AEST

NSW Health invites you to celebrate the graduation of the 2020 Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program's cohort.

Crowdfunding 101 and How to Activate Your Crowd!

ONLINE / PledgeMe / 5.00-6.30PM NZST

This 90 minute Webinar will help you figure out if crowdfunding could work for you and your community, give you some tools and tips to prepare, allow you to discuss your ideas with small groups of your peers so everyone can get feedback on their plans (and meet new people) in the session, and give feedback to us as well.

MAP 20 Launch

ONLINE / Melbourne Accelerator / 5.30-8.00PM AEST

Join the 2020 MAP Launch for your first chance to see the successful pitches from the 10 teams who'll be part of this year's program.

10 Actions You Can Take Now to Improve Your Online Success

ONLINE / Cicada Innovations / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Are you a small business/ startup looking to improve your online presence?


Asia's CleanTech Transition: Opportunity for Australia

ONLINE / City of Sydney / 9.00-10.00AM AEST

As the world looks to a more sustainable future, interest in clean technologies has risen sharply.

Managing the Exit with Alli Varnes

ONLINE / Smart Region Incubator / 9.00-11.00AM AEST

Alli and her business partner Fiona Anson founded JobGetter just 9 years ago, which took a whole new direction to job seeking and recruitment – and specifically giving back to the startup community. Powering the largest connected network of job sites in Australia, JobGetter used machine learning and AI to give job seekers continual feedback on why they missed out on a job and helps them identify skill gaps so they can work on fixing them.

Guy Kawasaki Hosted by SG Coffs Harbour

ONLINE / StartupGrind / 11.30AM AEST

In this event Guy shares 10 recommendations to help companies survive the pandemic. We're talking tactical and practical stuff--nothing is touchy/feely/kumbaya.

Raising Your First Round of Funding During a Crisis

ONLINE / Fishburners / 12.00PM AEST

Join this session to get to know Elicia and Emily from their investment team, learn more about how the team at AirTree VC invests, and hear their insights about what to consider when capital raising during this unprecedented time.

Neuroscience of Communication & Influence

ONLINE / Vitae / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

In Vitae.Coach’s Neuroscience of Communication and Influence online session, attendees will learn how to become an influential communicator both inside and outside of the workplace.

Monoova Happy Hour

ONLINE / Monoova / 3.30PM AEST

Channel/Partnerships: What do they mean & why you have to invest in a great one!

Legislation and Legal Considerations - When to Involve Law Enforcement

ONLINE / Digital Innovation Futures Victoria / 5.30-6.30PM AEST

Susan McLean is Australia’s leading and world-renowned cyber-safety expert. Through her 27 years experience as a member of the Victoria police CyberSec expert, she will enlighten us on when a crime has been committed.

Test Your Business Idea

ONLINE / iAccelerate / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

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.

Growth Modules Cohort 2

ONLINE / Darwin Innovation Hub / Multiple Days ACST

Dive deep into what it takes to build a strong organisation that can sustain growth, explore different financing options, choose appropriate marketing and sales strategies, understand how to develop innovative products or services, learn how to track externalities that impact your business, and how to manage yourself as a leader through all four stages of growth.


1:1 with a CEO - Danny Kennedy

ONLINE / Incubate / 9.00-11.00AM AEST

Thanks to the City of Sydney, INCUBATE is offering you the chance to talk to Danny Kennedy: environmental activist, clean energy expert, investor, mentor and CEO. Danny oversees multiple international funds and businesses worth millions of dollars.

Virtual Investor Conference

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 10.00AM-3.00PM AEST

1 Day / Over 20 Innovative Companies, Unique Opportunities, Keynote Speakers, Panel Sessions.

Managing Teams During and After COVID-19

ONLINE / Hub Australia / 10.00AM-3.00PM AEST

United HR founder Darren Milchman will be joined by Simon Abraham and Amy La Verde to discuss maintaining high-performance teams, Jobkeeper and employer risks around working from home.

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