OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 169

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Are You Ready to Take On the World

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 10.00AM AEST

In this workshop, Lyndon Masters from DLA Piper and Kellie Dyer will discuss the key considerations and best practices that companies need to know when going into and doing business in new countries.

Founder Stories: David Soul, Founder, Wyn

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

David is a product expert who consults to Australian tech companies looking to deliver high-growth digital products. He is a technical product manager, two-time startup cofounder and early Atlassian employee. Having recently returned to Australia after four years in Silicon Valley working with top-tier US tech companies including Heroku and Pivotal, David helped tech startups and innovation-focused corporates to ship new products through the APAC region.


The Building Block of Brand w/ Sam Hill (Antimony Agency)

ONLINE / Luna / 12.00 AEST

You’ve got something to sell and someone to sell it to - more than enough to start a business. But building a community of long-term loyalists and standing out, is all about focussing on your brand. More than just a logo and a website, a good brand will give your customers a voice worth listening to.

Founders' Stories: Kate Armstrong-Smith

ONLINE / The Studio / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Kate Armstrong-Smith founded Omelia Technologies - dubbed as the Jira of creative technologies.

In Conversation with Peta Ellis

ONLINE / _southstart / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Ellis has an impressive history of collaboratively growing the innovation sector across Australia. She has a twenty-year background in communications, PR, Marketing and Media Relations; founded four companies before the age of 30; and led River City Labs to grow 550% from 2012 to 2019 (it was acquired at its peak in 2018 by the ACS).

Innovate Queensland's Commercialisation & Growth Virtual Workshop - Fitzroy

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 1.00PM AEST

The Innovate Queensland Commercialisation & Growth virtual workshop engages you in hands-on activities to understand how innovative thinking and entrepreneurial practices can re-generate, grow, scale and sustain different types of businesses.

Pitch Night: HerStartup

ONLINE / Startup Victoria / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

Diversity leads to innovation, so it's important we all continue to support the amazing women founders within our ecosystem so we can all benefit from a more diverse, innovative ecosystem.

Brand Storytelling - Marketing Your Brand on Social Media

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.30-8.30PM AEST

Join GA for a creative and inspiring session that covers how to dig deep into your brand story, build on this with story-driven content, and speak to your target market, in order to grow your audience, increase brand awareness and leverage the power of social media.

Ignite Program

ONLINE / QUT / Multi-Day Event

Ignite is a three day intensive program designed to take individuals or teams with a validated idea for a new venture through the process of determining their business model and market entry strategy.

Big Fish Cairnes 2020

Cairnes / CQUniversity Cairnes / Multi-Day Event

Are you a budding entrepreneur aged 13-18? Join the 2020 Big Fish Weekend and learn how to turn your ideas into reality!


Leverage Advanced AI Technology to Attract & Engage Stakeholders

ONLINE / Nasdaq / 6.00-7.00AM AEST

Join Erin Michelson, Founder & CEO of Summery, for an introduction into how entrepreneurs and C-suite executives can leverage advanced AI technology to attract and engage stakeholders—employees, advisors, investors, customers, vendors, and community members.

How to Build Your Best Board

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00AM AEST

Traditionally, a board of directors is elected to take on the responsibility of the overall governance and bear the legal accountability for actions taken by the company while offering strategic guidance. But the needs of a startup differ considerably from those of a longer-established organisation.

Get 100% of Your Market


Word of mouth is everything to a small business, especially in a post pandemic world. In this workshop learn how to use inclusive, accessible communication and marketing to engage 100% of your ideal audience without leaving 20% of the population behind.

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

ONLINE / Skalata Ventures / 11.00AM AEST

Join Skalata Ventures' CEO Rohan Workman for a discussion with Finch Co-Founder, Shahirah Gardner.

Global Startup Series: Nadon Chaichareon

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Nadon (or Note) is a Thai national with international experience. Having attended The Kings College in London, Note was President of the Thai Students Association in the UK, Samaggi Samagom, which was established in 1901 by King Rama VI. He's worked as the Program Manager at Junior Achievement Thailand, the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

Level Up CX Summit

ONLINE / Inquba / 1.00PM AEST

Level Up CX Summit is a 4-part series of interactive virtual events delivered by top international speakers. The speakers will address the reality of The 90% Economy, the new customer mindset, and share how CX professionals can level up their CX game and relevance to regain the lost 10%, and beyond.

Money Magnet Virtual Workshop - Outback Queensland

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 1.00PM AEST

Level Up CX Summit is a 4-part series of interactive virtual events delivered by top international speakers. The speakers will address the reality of The 90% Economy, the new customer mindset, and share how CX professionals can level up their CX game and relevance to regain the lost 10%, and beyond.

Launching Your Business During a Pandemic

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

Most people would think that the Covid-19 crisis brings the need for businesses to practice conservation and consolidation - but what about capitalising on opportunity? The current business climate is actually brimming with new and exciting pockets of opportunities - you just need to know how to spot them, and what to do with them.

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.


Mastering the VC Fundraising Pitch with Sergio Marrero

ONLINE / Nasdaq / 6.00-7.00AM AEST

Join Nasdaq for a workshop to go through the nuts and bolts of creating a fundraising pitch deck, identify the key metrics investors look for, and how to stand out among the crowd.

Networking in Nature

Royal Botanic Gardens / Gone Bush Adventures / 7.00-8.45AM AEST

Networking In Nature is a monthly guided morning walk for professionals and business owners in Sydney's stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

AgileAus: Esther Derby

ONLINE / Agile Australia / 9.00AM AEST

In this session, learn how to gain influence and credibility, create reciprocity, and get your ideas put to use (or at least try!).

NSW Small Business Month Live Webcast hosted by David Koch

ONLINE / NSW Treasury / 10.00-11.30AM AEST

Australia’s leading business commentator and host of Kochie’s Business Builders, David Koch, talks to top business advisors and leading startups in this 1h 20m TV-style special.

Building an Ecosystem for Female Founders in Tech

ONLINE / Venture Cafe Sydney / 4.00-5.00PM AEST

Vanessa Ronan-Pearce, Director of Partnerships at Antler Sydney and leader of the Reindeer network, an initiative to empower female innovators, remove barriers to entrepreneurship and build inclusive cultures will talk about the importance of building up an ecosystem for female leaders in tech and ways to do it.

Startup Spotlight on Goalie

ONLINE / Venture Cafe Sydney / 5.00-5.15PM AEST

The Goalie app and platform encourages students and young professionals to put their desires first and help them find their purpose. The app gamifies the concept with a playful interface, allowing users to decipher their true goals and their value in terms of health, finance, travel, career and education goals.

Exploring Northern Ireland's Fintech Diversity

ONLINE / Invest Northern Ireland / 5.00-6.00PM AEST

In this webinar, Stone & Chalk’s resident mentor David McLellan will explore the different components of Northern Ireland’s unique fintech eco-system, and incentives available for Australian and New Zealand technology companies seeking to expand.


Virtual Investor Showcase

ONLINE / Wholesale Investor / 10.00AM-1.00PM AEST

Wholesale Investor will be leading the future of Capital Raising by hosting its Virtual Showcase across Australia, Singapore, and London.


ONLINE / Melbourne Angels / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Build your business and your investment portfolio by getting close to the people who make a difference.

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