OCT 13-27 2021

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Rethink Your Business Model Webinar

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

This first event of the Reboot series will case study some of Sydney’s most successful 2020 business model pivots. You’ll learn new ways to think about your business model, how you serve customers and identify new growth opportunities.


AgileAus: Jen Frahm & Lena Ross

ONLINE | Agile Australia | 9.00AM AEDT

Is there a way for change practitioners and agilists to coexist in harmony? Maybe even in gleeful collaboration? Lena Ross and Dr Jen Frahm think so and in this learning circle they will invite change practitioners and agilists to come together in a safe space of inquiry and positive intent and look at Agile change from a capabilities approach that transcends frameworks and methodologies.

Founders' Stories: David McKeague, Curious Thing

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.30PM AEDT

From early days working on Collins Class submarines, to media-tech startups in Silicon Valley, serial entrepreneur David McKeague is now playing in recruitment-tech. He’s using everything he’s learned on the way to make his latest startup sing and big players like the US Airforce are listening.

In Conversation with Sally-Ann Williams

ONLINE | _southstart | 12.00-1.00PM ACDT

Williams' career has long focused on creating the industries and jobs of the future. Cicada Innovations is Australia's leading incubator for Deep Tech, or science and engineering innovations. They believe Australia has a Deep Tech Opportunity - and support the country's visionary Deep Tech innovators to validate, commercialise and scale high impact technologies globally.

How to Convert More Prospects into Paying Customers

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 5.00-6.30PM AEDT

Mastering the art of sales will magnify the success you obtain in your business.

Introduction to Google Analytics

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.00-9.00PM AEDT

You’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of Google Analytics’ role in running and operating your business.

Celebration of Entrepreneurship

ONLINE | Somerset College | Multi-Day Event

Leanne Kemp Queensland Chief Entrepreneur will be speaking at the 2020 Celebration of Entrepreneurship.


SheEO Global Activation Event


You'll learn about SheEO's unique model for funding and supporting women working on the World's To-Do List, our global impact to date, and how you can get involved with this incredible community. As a guest, you'll have a chance to connect with a small breakout group where you can ask any questions you may have and participate in Ask & Give (what do you need help with and/or what support would you like to offer?).

Startup Stories - Adam Boyle

ONLINE | University of Newcastle | 8.00-9.00AM AEDT

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

Decarbonisation - Australia's Future Carbon Opportunity

ONLINE | Tech23 | 12.00PM AEDT

Tech23’s Impact Circles are an interactive opportunity for curious minds from across Australia and beyond to come together around the big opportunities Australia has to create new industries, smarter solutions, and a better world.

Creating Irresistible Online Marketing

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

In this session Christo Hall, co-founder of the marketing education company Basic Bananas, pulls back the curtains on the 4 critical steps to creating irresistible online marketing.

Jackie Lee-Joe, Former CMO, Netflix

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!

Good Design vs Bad Design

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 2.00-3.00PM AEDT

This workshop will explore some examples of great and not so great design examples and participants will be encouraged to send in an example of what they perceive as good or bad design in today's world.

Launch Plus Incubator Program


Kickstart your digital marketing strategy with an understanding of e-marketing and digital channels, including websites and mobile apps.

Adelaide is the New Gateway to the Stars

ONLINE | Stone and Chalk | 6.00-8.00M ACDT

From developing space-based applications and manufacturing satellites to launching rockets and deploying spacecraft, South Australia is the new gateway to the stars. Unpack the opportunities available for space-tech entrepreneurs and investors to grasp in the growing South Australian space community. You will also discover how two prominent space entrepreneurs got started and what their thoughts are on space entrepreneurship in Australia.

Evening Yoga for Changemakers

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 8.30-9.30PM AEDT

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.


Innovation Circle

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 11.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

You will learn about a common language for innovation that's grounded in research, a holistic framework for assessing innovation capability and new perspectives of managing innovation in today’s turbulent times.

How a Little Creative Tech Startup is Playing in a Big Space

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

Jenny Atkinson will talk about why large organisations can’t afford to operate as a bureaucracy anymore and how her startup Little Scribe took three years of R&D before an official launch.

Startmate MEL/NZ20 Demo Day

ONLINE | Startmate | 4.30-7.00PM AEDT

From the aerospace industry to real estate and law, from SaaS to hardware, from biotech to craft beer... this cohort is pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.

From Idea to Scale

SPARK ONLINE | Venture Cafe | 5.00-8.00PM AEDT

Learn the tricks and heed the lessons from the hardware trailblazers. From fleshing out your idea with customer discovery through to building your first generation device, what - and more importantly who - do you need to know to build a successful hardware company!

Buzzword Series: Marketing Automation

ONLINE | General Assembly | 9.30-10.30PM AEDT

Join GA as they debunk the buzz behind marketing automation and learn about the best practices to adopt to automate your marketing campaigns.


AgTech Field Day

ONLINE | University of New England | 9.00AM-3.00PM AEDT

The AgTech Field Day is an opportunity for you to see what the future of agriculture might look like, and to explore potential solutions for farming businesses.

Discovering Your Startup's Social Purpose

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

Recent reports on Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem found that successful entrepreneurs were innovative, held a strong desire to create a positive impact on society and built a value-creating business. But how do you get started?

Startups Anonymous

ONLINE | _southstart | 4.30-6.30PM ACDT

Bringing together members from the entire SA startup community and breaking through the walls of our individual locations.


3D Printing for Beginners

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.00-1.30PM AEDT

Learn how to 3D print with Tinkertank at this fun online workshop for kids of all ages - even grownup ones!

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