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The Million Jobs Plan - Public Launch

ONLINE / Beyond Zero Emissions / 3.30-5.00PM AEST

Beyond Zero Emissions is working with communities and partners around Australia to finalise their post-COVID economic recovery roadmap, the Million Jobs Plan. You're invited to join them for the launch.

Healthy Students: Mind + Body + Soul

ONLINE / BlueChilli / 3.30-5.00PM AEST

Join BlueChilli for a free chat about how to manage children's health in times of crisis - mind, body & soul.

Test Your Business Idea

ONLINE / iAccelerate / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

The ‘Test Your Business Idea Online Workshop’ has been specifically designed for early-stage startups, and impact entrepreneurs to help refine and test their business idea before going to market.

First Gens 2.0 Demo Day 2020

ONLINE / Catalysr / 6.00-8.30PM AEST

Join Catalysr in elevating their startups during our virtual Demo Day event on Monday 29th June at 6pm.


Startup Playbook's Live Podcast with Cal Henderson (Co-Founder & CTO - Slack)

ONLINE / Startup Playbook / 8.00AM AEST

Initially, he co-founded photo sharing application Flickr which was acquired by Yahoo! Today he's Co-founder and CTO of Slack and looks after the technology behind the growing platform.

Review of Direct Funding & Grants Landscape

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 12.00PM AEST

In this webinar, discuss the power of Grants and Government Incentives to accelerate your startup.

Innovating in Uncertainty

ONLINE / Food Agility CRC / 2.00-3.00PM AEST

Learn how you and your business can simultaneously explore new opportunities, build a compelling business case, and validate the potential for research.

TRAM (Translating Research at Melbourne) Track Presentation Day

ONLINE / TRAM / 3.30-4.30PM AEST

Presentation Day will see the nine teams that have participated in TRAM Track in first semester 2020 share their research entrepreneurship journeys to date, and their path forward.

How to Master Your Phone's Camera

ONLINE / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Learn the basics of photography from Sofi Beker – a travel photographer based in Sydney, Australia.

Pitch Night: EdTech

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

As was highlighted during last month's Pitch Night: Startup Survivors, almost every industry has been hugely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The EdTech industry - estimated to be worth $1.7 billion by 2022 - has perhaps seen the most change, with demand for tech solutions to new problems facing education exploding during the last 3 months.

Reinvention 2020: How to Use this Opportunity to Create a More Sustainable World

ONLINE / Founder Institute Sydney / 7.00-8.00PM AEST

COVID-19 and its affect on our people and planet has created an unprecedented opportunity for reinvention. We will need new ways of thinking and start-up solutions to help solve the problems if tomorrow. Hear from a panel of sustainability experts and start-up successes speak about the opportunities ahead.


Cyber Security: How Secure Are We?

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00AM AEST

Cyber security has become a growing concern as businesses across the world have shifted to remote working and relying on cloud storage.

Startup Stories - Josh Jeffress

ONLINE / University of Newcastle / 8.00-9.00AM AEST

Hear the experiences of an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada.

SheEO AU Radical Generosity


Learn about SheEO's unique model for funding and supporting women entrepreneurs, our global impact to date, and what it's like to be part of our community.

The Capital Raising Guide Lunch

ONLINE / Stone & Chalk / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Top tier speakers will discuss how startups can and should adapt their strategy in response to current economic conditions. It's timely and it's a discussion you don't want to miss. 

Open Banking: What This Means for FinTech Startups 

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

If you bank with any of the big four banks, you will be able to request your data or ask it to be sent to a third-party company, as long as it's an accredited data recipient. You control who holds your data and how it is used. But what does that mean for fintech startups? How will this affect fintechs?

Cyber Safety in the Age of COVID-19

ONLINE / North Sydney Innovation Network / 5.30-6.30PM AEST

Now that WfH is trending, can we really be confident that we are safe online? Are we more or less vulnerable to phishing scams? Are our meetings & business interactions safe - Zoom bombing is the latest concept!

Evening Yoga for Entrepreneurs

ONLINE / Founder Institute / 8.30-9.30PM AEST

An ancient philosophy and way of living passed down through centuries, the benefits of regularly practicing Yoga go beyond relaxation and recalibration of the mind and body, it also helps us to tap in our unconscious mind which holds our deepest creativity and much more inner resources.


Networking in Nature

Sydney / Piccolo Me Cafe / 7.00-8.45AM AEST

Networking in Nature is back in person! This morning walk will be co-hosted by Chris Vagg, Founder of Pass it on Clothing & Co - a charitable clothing social enterprise focused on making giving more direct, efficient and effective.

How to Start a Transformative Technology Business

ONLINE / TheSpace / 11.00AM-1.00PM AEST

Budding Entrepreneurs and Innovators ... Join Troy as he shares with you why you should learn more about Transformative Technologies and the opportunities in this emerging cluster?!

NSW Minimum Viable Product Grant Workshop

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Come and hear how to access the NSW Government’s $25K Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grant. Grab a physical ticket to attend in person, or a virtual ticket to tune in via livestream (the link will be sent out with your ticket)! 

Communication in Crisis

ONLINE / The Impact Accelerator / 5.30-7.00PM AEST

How to find and keep a communication voice during crisis times? To what extent does remote and virtual communication impact the delivery of the message?

Artificial Intelligence with AI Australia

ONLINE / Venture Cafe / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and brings great promise. According to PwC’s AI research study, if used wisely, AI can contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the economy by 2030. This will be a game changer and will generate benefits across all sectors.

How Tech is Transforming Women's Health

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

Join GA & FemTech Collective for an APAC special edition panel from inspiring FemTech entrepreneurs from Sydney, Tokyo and Canberra.

Accelerating Market Access in Exceptional Times - Southeast Asia

ONLINE / BlueChilli / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

This session will feature two insight presentations. The first will cover regulatory pathways, channel strategies, emerging trends, greenfield opportunities and examples of successful commercialisation in the region. The second will provide an overview of health insurance models in exploring payment models for solutions. This will be followed by a Q&A panel to discuss and field your questions on market access for HealthTech solutions in the region.


Health, Med & Technology Investor Showcase

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 12.00-4.00PM AEST

In a time where healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and technology are as important as ever, now's the time to be part of the noise. 

Social Impact Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM AEST

Fishburners is thrilled to announce that physical pitch nights are back in action, and kicking on Friday the 3rd July, 2020. They'll be showcasing startups working to combat very real issues within society and make the world a better place.

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