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Career Pivot Masterclass with Jodie Auster

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.00AM AEST

Join Jodie for an inspiring keynote opener to the Liminal Conference, on her big career pivots into technology and what she learned along the way.

Program to Process: Moving from 'D&I' to Equitable Design with Aubrey Blanche

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.30AM AEST

Join The Mathpath Aubrey Blanche, Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, to learn how you can evolve your programs to create fair experiences for every employee and build better, safer products.

Founder Stories: Sarada Lee GAICD

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

This week, Tank Stream Labs will speak with Sarada Lee GAICD Data Scientist / Applied AI Researcher / Strategist / Co-Founder, Perth Machine Learning Group. 


Enterprise Sales with Jindou Lee

ONLINE / Blackbird / 8.00AM AEST

In this presentation, Jindou Lee, co-founder and CEO of HappyCo will discuss what he's learnt in the last decade on enterprise sales, including when it's right for your startup, how to successfully land your first enterprise customer and more.

The Career Ladder Myth with Laura Chambers

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.00AM AEST

From the outside, successful career trajectories often resemble a ladder, but there are many twists, turns and even moments of pause along the way. In this session, Laura Chambers, CEO of Willow Pump, will share her career adventure and how she overcame ceilings and roadblocks along the way.

Breakfast Club: Career Ladder

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.30AM AEST

Through a series of high energy breakout sessions, workshop some of the takeaways from Laura's Career Ladder Myth talk.

Building Your Career in Venture with Sam Wong

ONLINE / Liminal / 12.00PM AEST

Hear from Sam on how to build a career in venture and leave inspired after hearing her unexpected path and rewarding journey from law to VC.

Boosting Women Founders

ONLINE / Women of Wearables / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

In this panel, discuss what the barriers are for women founders to get funding, especially in health tech, wearables, and sex tech, what women-focused communities provide and how they can support women founders?

Virtual Pitch Night: Mental Health

ONLINE / UNSW Founders Program / 5.00-7.00PM AEST

This will be a friendly competition where you can pitch your idea to an audience of your peers and a judging panel.

Re-Calibrating Your Mindset in Times of Ambiguity

ONLINE / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Understand how to shape your mindset in times of uncertainty with Michelle Boyde, Founder of Floetic.

Pitch Night: Corporate Culture to Startup Scene

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

On the night, four founders will pitch their startups to a virtual room of industry professionals, fellow founders and an expert panel of judges to win The Startup Vic Prize Package! 

A Masterclass in Pivotabilit

ONLINE / Pivot on Purpose / Multi-Day Event

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the future is uncertain. Just in the last six months business-as-usual has been rocked by fires, pandemics and a global reckoning on racial justice. Who knows what 2021, or even the rest of 2020, will bring! That’s why it is crucial for every organisation to be getting ready for that future by developing the skills and mindset of pivotability.


A Conversation with Larry Marshall

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00AM AEST

Larry will talk about the role of science and technology in recovery and resilience, post COVID as well as longer term as we work towards transforming Australia’s economy, energy and environment.

Fireside with Jackie Vullinghs

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.00AM AEST

Join Jackie for a fireside discussion on how she made a career pivot work after running really fast in the wrong direction.

Breakfast Club: Holistic Careers

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.30AM AEST

Through a series of high energy breakout sessions, workshop some of the takeaways from Roli's Holistic Career session.

When Wine Meets Tech


Explore the future of wine across four areas with the enablers, inventors and adopters that will shape it.

How We Invented the Ocean Plastic Crisis

ONLINE / Macquarie University Incubator / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Join Aly Khalifa as he discusses how we innovated our way into this problem as we neglected to understand the full context of our actions. To solve it we need an integrated approach.

Coming to Terms with Australia's Cyberthreat

ONLINE / Stone & Chalk / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Join this expert panel as they take a high-level view of cyber threats in Australia, analyse cyber attribution efforts and how to prepare your business to handle a threat.

Evening Yoga for Change Makers

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.

Outside of the Square - Strategic Ideation

ONLINE / AgriTech Incubator / Multiple Days

Charles Sturt University Innovation Hubs is proud to present the second Masterclass of four in this series: Smash the startup journey: An ONLINE masterclass series for COEs (Chiefs of Everything).


Designing Your Life with May Samali

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.00AM AEST

Startmate X Blackbird Present: Liminal.

Founder Connect

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 8.00AM AEST

Startup Victoria's Founder Connect program is a series of bi-weekly online networking sessions designed to maximise your minutes by helping you forge valuable connections with your peers from the startup community - all before 9am! 

Breakfast Club: Design Your Life

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.30AM AEST

Through a series of high energy breakout sessions, workshop some of the takeaways from May's Design Your Life workshop.

Venture & Capital - Virtual Investor Conference

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 12.00-4.00PM AEST

This event aims to shine a spotlight on the technologies, platforms and investment opportunities from across our ecosystem and connect them with an audience of over 1000 high-net-worth investors and professional investment groups (Venture Capital, Private Equity, Funds and Family Offices) industry, government bodies, founders, managing directors and CEOs.

What is a Good Idea Anyway?

ONLINE / Dream Talks / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

How to identify new opportunities and validate your innovative product ideas and deliver real customer value for the right market.

DIF2020 Festival Community Call

ONLINE / DIFvic / 2.00-3.00PM AEST

Together we are sure to develop creative ways to connect, share ideas and keep learning. Events will be in line with restrictions put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Venture Thursdays

ONLINE / Venture Cafe / 4.00-6.00PM AEST

This week's program includes a discussion of sustainability for our oceans, a 3D animation workshop and a fascinating discussion around how we have gone from caveman to cyborgs.

Transformative Technology

ONLINE / theSpace Cairns / 5.30-8.30PM AEST

Experience some of Australia's premier Entrepreneurs & Innovators technologies that are expanding Human Consciousness.

Breaking Down the Walls: Bringing Schools and Industry Together

ONLINE / BlueChilli / 7.30-9.00PM AEST

Three startup founders from the Future Minds Accelerator, and one industry expert will share their points of view.


Hungry Not Proven with Michelle McHargue

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.00AM AEST

Michelle McHargue is the Operating Partner, Costanoa Ventures. Michelle has experience across leading tech and venture capital firms. In this session, she'll share how to break into the startup world, focusing on updating your resume, interviewing remotely, setting goals and surrounding yourself with advocates to propel your career, and more. 

Breakfast Club: Hungry Not Proven

ONLINE / Liminal / 8.30AM AEST

Through a series of high energy breakout sessions, workshop some of the takeaways from Michelle's Hungry Not Proven session. 

AMA on the Startmate Fellowship

ONLINE / Liminal / 12.00PM AEST

Whatever your background - whether you’re a corporate refugee, engineer, work in an agency, come from a hospitality background, a mother returning to the workforce or are a recent graduate - this will help you find your dream job in a startup.

Tour of the Studio

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

What is The Studio? What amazing benefits do you get by being part of our community? What kind of startups are in our space? Is it a good fit for you? What is included in your membership?

Winding Down Your Startup

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

It can be incredibly difficult to know when it's time to kill your startup, and on top of that even harder to do so gracefully. For many early-stage founders, their startup is a labour of love - it can be as difficult emotionally as it can be logistically.

Fireside Chat with Founder of ClimateForChange.org

ONLINE / Taikera / 12.15-12.45PM AEST

In this Fireside chat, Ima will chat with Katherine about the importance of awareness when it comes to climate change. Katherine will share how and why she started climateforchange.org.au and what's on the horizon!

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