October 12-23: We Are Agents of Change

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TUESDAY SEP 22

AgileAus: Andrew Blain

ONLINE / Agile Australia / 12.00PM AEST

In this talk Andrew will talk about how remote:af, the world’s first framework for effective remote working, is helping organisations to navigate the remote now, and the hybrid next. He will focus on patterns that organisations are currently using to support remote leadership teams, to design operating models that are optimised for remote and hybrid working, and to take strategy into execution.

Founders' Stories: Mike Vasavada, Mobiddiction

ONLINE / The Studio / 12.00PM AEST

Techpreneur Mike Vasavada – Director of Mobiddiction, the multi-award-winning digital agency that has turned Covid travel restrictions in to a money generator. Prior to founding Mobiddiction, a ‘humble little start-up in 2011’, Mike lived the corporate life as Head of Mobile and Emerging Technology at Telstra.

In Conversation with Chester Osborn

ONLINE / _southstart / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Winemaking is in Osborn's blood. A fourth-generation winemaker, he maintains many practices used by his father and grandfather. But he's also wildly inventive: he's been called the "Willy Wonka of wine", and for good reason.

Innovate Queensland's Money Magnet Virtual Workshop

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 1.00PM AEST

In this workshop, you’ll hear from local Queensland innovation representative, Keith Sue from James Cook University on emerging funding and business opportunities and where you can find support specific to your region and across the state. 

WEDNESDAY SEP 23

Hacking Services: Supporting Online Accessibility

ONLINE / INCUBATE / 8.15-9.00AM AEST

In this workshop learn simple strategies that businesses can implement (regardless of your budget) to create an inclusive online service.

Bolster Cyber Security Within Your Business

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 10.00AM AEST

Join AustCyber to refresh your knowledge on the latest cybersecurity requirements, the brand new Cyber Security Innovation Node popping up on the Sunshine Coast and how you can benefit from all the 'hype' around this contemporary issue.

Get Started, Get Smart with Google Ads

ONLINE / The Studio / 12.00PM AEST

This Lunch & Learn is catered to those starting their Google Ads journey, and those looking to advance a basic skillset.

Latest Advances in AI with Richard Kimber

ONLINE / Macquarie University Incubator / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Join Richard Kimber, CEO of Daisee, to discuss how leading companies are using AI to understand customer needs and drive competitive advantage whilst others are stuck in an old paradigm.

How to Create Urban Farming in Sydney

ONLINE / Committee for Sydney / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Please join Mel Fyfe, Co-Founder and CEO of Blakthumb, an end-to-end controlled-environment agricultural start-up, and George Carter, Lead for vertical farming technology at US company Sananbio to discuss the findings of the Cities that feed us, a landmark report that unpacks Urban Farming 101, and presents an action plan to help Australia become global leaders in urban food production.

Find Your Co-Founder

ONLINE / UTS / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

Learn what to look for in a co-founder, meet like-minds, pitch your business idea and hear what other ideas are being pitched.

How to Start a Side-Hustle in a Recession

ONLINE / ACU / 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Workshop ways to navigate the impact of recession by focusing on the benefits of a side-hustle for reducing risk.

Capital Raising for AI Startups

ONLINE / Taikera / 5.00-6.00PM AEST

Join AI Venture’s event on Wednesday 23rd September at 5pm to hear from our panel of Founders, Mentors and Investors: Bill Trestrail, John Shea, Curt Shi and Callum Bir and gain unique insights on the capital raising process and best practice when working with investors.

Northern Beaches Angels Kick-Off Event

Seaforth / Seaforth VIllage Community Centre / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

60 minutes of angel investment experts presenting followed by drinks and canapes.

Design Thinking Masterclass for Startups

ONLINE / Academy of Entrepreneurs / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

Stuck with your business idea? Did you know that Design Thinking will 100% help you?

THURSDAY SEP 24

Founder Connect

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 8.00-9.00AM 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!

Marketing Connect - Global Business Collaborations

ONLINE / TIQ / 10.30AM-12.30PM AEST

September’s Market Connect virtual forum provides a chance to hear from a local cyber security technology company, along with market and industry experts on the changing dynamics of the Japanese innovation sector, especially at this turbulent time.

How Data Can Discover the World's Best Minds

ONLINE / The Studio / 12.00PM AEST

How can you leverage the brightest sparks in academia and what are you missing out on when you don’t? Join this business panel as they trigger ideas over lunch on the power of making research accessible and the tech platforms that are making that happen.

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 are our different memberships and programs?

JobKeeper 2.0 (Answering Your Questions on the Changes to JobKeeper)

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

In this session, the experts from accounting and tax advisory firm BDO will answer all your questions so you can successfully navigate the new rules.

The Space Age: Closer Than We Think?

ONLINE / Cicada Innovations / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

How should entrepreneurs today be thinking about their own technologies and possible applications for space? What are leaders in space technologies seeing as priority areas?

Beyond the Medical Datathon

ONLINE / Queensland AI Hub / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

If you are interested in AI, you don’t need to be a programmer or a tech person, you can make a difference in this space!

CHIP: Antler x Nucode

ONLINE / Antler / 12.00-1.30PM AEST

Join Antler for a panel discussion and Q&A on how startups are leveraging nocode for early validation and using it to build MVPs.

Meaningful Partnerships

ONLINE / UTS / 12.30-1.00PM AEST

Growing your startup involves growing your network. Learn how to cultivate great partnerships from day one.

Entrepreneurs and Research

ONLINE / UTS / 1.00-1.30PM AEST

According to an ex-Silicon Valley employee of Atlassian, DropBox and Whatsapp.

Inside an Accelerator Program

ONLINE / UTS / 1.30-2.30PM AEST

For many early-stage startups, accelerator programs are a lifeline of support, learning and even investment. Whether in Australia or abroad, accelerator programs have been propelling new companies into their early success, but is it right for your startup?

Lifelong Learning as an Entrepreneur

ONLINE / UTS / 2.00-2.30PM AEST

Find out what the future of entrepreneurial research might look like in a post-COVID world.

Transformative Technology September Meetup

ONLINE / theSpace / 5.30-8.00PM AEST

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

Growth Hacking

ONLINE / General Assembly / 8.30-9.30PM AEST

Join us as we dive into the fundamentals of growth hacking, why it's such a hot buzzword and how it can easily be implemented.

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