OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 172

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Founder Stories: Paul Boudet, Co-Founder & CEO, Meetric

ONLINE | Tank Stream Labs | 12.00-12.30PM AEDT

Paul is an award-winning Marketer with 12 years of industry experience in Paris, New York, San Francisco, London and Sydney. Passionate about new technologies, consumer psychology, organisational structure and design.

Smart Marketing Tactics to Grow Your Business

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

You’ll learn how to take advantage of distressed inventory, of which there is a lot when you know where to look. This session is for retail and hospitality businesses, professional services, creative industries and startups.


Founders' Stories: Mariam S. Mohammed, MoneyGirl

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-2.00PM AEDT

Tune in to hear the MoneyGirl story and why its training workshops are getting sold out. Ask questions live to Mariam about managing your own finances and what your mindset has got to do with it all.

Managing Your Cashflow

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.00-2.00PM AEDT

It’s never a problem running out of cash. It’s only a problem running out of cash when you don’t have time to do something about it. With this workshop we’ll run through the key elements of how to plan for and stay on top of your cashflow.

Building Resilience

ONLINE | ACU | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

You will learn how to enhance your resilience by deepening your understanding of why you do what you do and what your trigger points could be.

Sense-Making in Uncertain Times

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.30-2.00PM AEDT

If it wasn’t already obvious - COVID, the recent bushfire crisis, climate change - are all revealing how our own wellbeing is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of others and the planet. This session offers innovators and entrepreneurs, trail blazers, change makers, mavericks and all those who care about our wellbeing and the planet, a space to perceive these interconnected and complex challenges in new ways.

Algatex & its Mission to Disrupt the Fashion Industry

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 6.00-7.00AEDT

Learn top tips to form a great team, apply for grants and build successful partnerships from Nick Dominique-Bouvat, Founder of Algatex!

Demo Day

ONLINE | Sparklabs Cultiv8 | Multi-Day Event

SparkLabs Cultiv8 are pleased to present the 2020's cohort of the world's leading food and agriculture technology startups. Discover what's changing in how we grow, distribute and consume food globally.


Startup Stories - Cheryl Gledhill

ONLINE | University of Newcastle | 8.00-9.00AM AEDT

Cheryl is a passionate supporter of diverse founders and their teams. She sat as a featured panelist at the I2N’s Women in Innovation event in 2019, and while at BlueChilli helped build and deliver SheStarts, Australia’s only venture-backed accelerator designed to support women-led startups.

How to Build a Brand People Love

ONLINE | Nasdaq | 8.00-9.00AM AEDT

Join Emily Heyward, Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer of Red Antler, for a virtual session to demonstrate why big and small brands have a hugely significant role to play in driving our culture, through times of great uncertainty and beyond.

Best Way to Build an Angel Investment Portfolio

ONLINE | Innovation Bay | 8.00-9.30AM AEDT

There is a level of risk involved in tech angel investing, it is different from other investing, and requires a different approach. Typical angels, start working with and investing in entrepreneurs because they are curious, they enjoy helping start and grow new companies. Asset allocation and portfolio strategy are not always serious considerations as we made our first few investments.

Circular Economy - Waste as a Resource in the Construction Industry

ONLINE | Tech23 | 12.00PM AEDT

The Circles will attempt to connect those who are willing to create, back, invest, partner and buy solutions that are seeking to chip away at some of our biggest challenges.

Find Your Cofounder

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

Ready to make an impact but not sure you want to go it alone? Ready to launch your startup but need a team to make it a reality?

Thriving Through a Pandemic: A Case Study

ONLINE | Tank Stream Labs | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

Explore the global startup arena and delve into what startups around the world are doing.

Setting up an Online Store


This workshop will look at different software options, how to present your products, market position and the importance of optimisation.

Christoph Janz, Cofounder & Managing Partner, Point Nine Capital

ONLINE | AirTree | 5.00-6.00PM 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!

How to Start a Business on a Student Visa from 0

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 5.00-6.00PM AEDT

Are you thinking of starting a business, or a side hustle for extra income? Are you on a student visa?

Aussie Startup Trivia Nights

SPARK ONLINE | Venture Cafe Sydney | 5.00-8.00PM AEDT

Grab your colleagues, startup friends and join in on the fun. There’ll be lightning trivia, innovation shuffle aka networking with a twist!

In Conversation with Cherie Davis!

ONLINE | NSIN | 5.00-7.30PM AEDT

A strategic, commercial executive, with end-to-end operational leadership across vocational, higher education and non-accredited education institutions.

The Social Impact Explorer Program

ONLINE | AgriTech Incubator | Multi-Day Event

The Social Impact Explorer program empowers teams of girls to identify a problem in their community and then ideate, validate and test a solution in the form of a social enterprise.


EY FinTech Australia FinTech Census 2020 Launch

ONLINE | FinTech Australia | 9.00-10.00AM AEDT

FinTech Australia and EY have collaborated for the fifth year to deliver arguably the most important piece of research for the Australian Fintech industry. This year the Census update has explored the impact of the COVID pandemic on Access to Capital, Collaboration as well as in-depth reviews on Open Banking (CDR) and key policy settings including R&D Tax.

How to Raise Capital During a Pandemic

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

If you’re thinking about raising capital Yanir Yukutiel is the man to listen to. Within 3 months of launching his fintech Lumi, Yanir had raised $31.5 million through seed investments. A serial entrepreneur with three startups under his belt, Yanir has a wealth of business lessons learned along the way.

Branding Without the Bullsh*t

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

Almost every decision you take as an organisation can be tied back to who you are as a brand. Your brand is arguably your most important business asset, but many businesses are only scratching the surface of what their brand can truly do for them.

New Decade, New Narrative. What's Yours?

SPARK ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.00-1.30PM AEDT

In this interactive workshop you'll learn how to sharpen your storytelling skills & communicate what you do in the sustainability space in a way that cuts through. You’ll learn how to unlock your story & shift the dial from a sustainable to a regenerative future. A future that is more humanistic, more equitable and more climate-committed. After all, who wouldn't want to be part of the Re:Generation?

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