October 12-23: We Are Agents of Change

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TUESDAY OCT 6

AgileAus: Ben Crothers

ONLINE | Agile Australia | 11.00AM AEDT

Join Ben Crothers in a conversation about problem framing, where we’ll unpack what a problem statement should be, how to tackle biases that get in our way, and the essentials on how to run a great problem framing session with your teams.

Founders' Stories: Anthony Mansour, Playable

ONLINE | The Studio | 11.00AM AEDT

Anthony Mansour loves product design and reckons focus groups aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Tune in for insights on everything from the politics inside Silicon Valley accelerator hubs, to how formerly working at ‘3’ helped make a difference for global expansion of Playable – his global scaleup that’s using AI to create data-driven marketing videos.

Made in Australia: Creative Entrepreneurs

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.30-7.30PM AEDT

2020 has proved to be one of the toughest years for our creative industries, with music, theatres, galleries and dance performances forced to close across the country in response to the pandemic. However, there are still opportunities for creatives, and with the right mindset, tools and advice, it's a great time to explore turning your creative passion into an entrepreneurial endeavour.

WEDNESDAY OCT 7

Leadership in a Time of Crisis

ONLINE | Skalata Ventures | 11.00AM AEDT

Join Skalata Ventures' Partnership Director Dr Peter Binks for a discussion with High Resolves CEO of Ventures, leadership coach and NextGen Venture Partners, Venture Partner, May Samali.

Tobi Pearce, CEO, SWEAT app

ONLINE | AirTree | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

AirTree works alongside and learns from the world’s best tech founders, operators, investors and thinkers who are actively shaping the future. Their Open Source VC meetups will feature them in candid conversations, and they invite everyone in the startup community to join!

Business Legal Basics

ONLINE | ACU | 4.00-6.00PM AEDT

In this workshop you will explore questions of structure, governance, separating the individual from the company and, intellectual property.

The Blockchain Landscape - A National Perspective

ONLINE | Swinburne | 6.00PM AEDT

The session will include a wide-ranging discussion about the history of Blockchain in Australia, the priorities of the National Blockchain Roadmap agenda, and the opportunities for Australia to play a key role globally in the development of blockchain technologies.

THURSDAY OCT 8

Founder Connect

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

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 over your lunch hour!

How to Develop and Launch an IoT Product

ONLINE | Dream Talks | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

IoT is flipping Product design, development and its lifecycle on its head, making it imperative for designers and developers to be more agile and responsive.

Fashion as a Tool for Social Impact

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.40PM AEDT

There’s a lot of talk about fashion supply chains at the moment “Who made my clothes? Where did they make them?” Camilla Schippa, CEO of The Social Outfit, is providing some positive answers to those questions. Find out why this startup’s CEO has traded meetings with Bill Gates and Koffi Annan to transforming the work experience of refugee women in Australia.

AgileAus: Jutta Eckstein

ONLINE | Agile Australia | 5.00PM AEDT

Agile has not only originated in software development, it also is focusing on processes (only). However, for a company to be Agile more needs to be considered than software and processes. For example, what does company-wide agility mean for the company’s strategy, its structure, or budgeting? In this session, look beyond the Agile horizon for showing a path towards company-wide agility.

Startup&Angels Adelaide - First Edition

ONLINE | Startup&Angels | 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

Startup&Angels is an interactive after-work event that has been connecting startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors & business angels for over 4 years all over Asia-Pacific and beyond with 40+ physical events.

FRIDAY OCT 9

Founder Resilience

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

Join Startup Victoria for a discussion on founder resilience, startup success and dealing with adversity on your entrepreneurial journey.

SATURDAY OCT 10

Secur'it Cup 2020

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | Multi-Day Event

This student hackathon is dedicated to the challenges of a rapidly changing world and tackling security issues posed by new technologies.

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