OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 177

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Tour & Information Session

ONLINE | iAccelerate | 11.30AM-12.30PM

If you are considering to apply to become a resident, up-and-coming entrepreneur, potential investor or partner, or a just plain curious member of the community, iAccelerate would love to have you.

Founder Stories: Peter Fairbrother & Veronica Mayne, MD & Founders, Faster Horses

ONLINE | Tank Stream Labs | 12.00-12.30PM

Join Tank Stream Labs to hear from Peter Fairbrother and Veronica Mayne as they discuss their startup story.

EMERGE Tech & STEM Careers Expo | Company Spotlight / Ask Me Anything

ONLINE | Cicada Innovations | Multi-Day Event

Each of these events will consist of a 10 minute talk followed by a 30-40 minute “Ask Me Anything” session which is your chance to ask these organisations about their technology, what they look for when hiring talent & what it’s like to work for small companies with the audacity to take on global problems.


Sales as a Science with Nikki Brown

ONLINE | Blackbird | 8.00AM AEDT

In this session, Ignition Lane partner Nikki Brown will go through the practical steps of getting your sales machine rolling including what a great repeatable sales process looks like, how to use data to streamline your effort and increase sales conversions, and what you need in your sales toolkit to supercharge your process.

Next Generation Nuclear Medicine

ONLINE | Tech23 | 12.00PM AEDT

Biosimilars, Theranostics and Implantable Devices.

Founder Stories: Claus von Hessberg

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-1230PM AEDT

Claus von Hessberg is a serial entrepreneur with a global story to tell. Prior to SkedGo, Claus successfully founded, grew and sold B2B ventures in the events and media sector. He also moonlighted as an aerobatic flight pilot, scuba diver and global explorer with tales that would make ‘Indiana Jones’ blush. With a passport bursting at the seams it’s a little wonder that he’s now leading the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) field, tackling the idea that access to transport is access to life.

How to Pivot in Crisis with Jamie Bunn

ONLINE | Luna | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Hear from a high-performance coach on how to be pivot ready, and pivot during a crisis.

The Disruptors of Real Estate Lead Generation

ONLINE | Stone & Chalk | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

But big data, AI, content, and automation are dramatically changing how leads are identified in real estate, forcing agents to change how they respond and connect with potential clients.

City of Newcastle Economic Strategy Virtual Workshop

ONLINE | City Plan | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

City Plan will be hosting a workshop where you will be asked to share your ideas on what actions are needed to drive future economic opportunities to create a stronger Newcastle economy.

City Revitalisation Innovation Challenge Launch

ONLINE | Transport Digital Accelerator | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

The Transport Digital Accelerator, together with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Treasury, are excited to be launching two streams of the City Revitalisation Innovation Challenge on November 24!

Pitch Night: Regional Founders

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

Startup Victoria will showcase 4 of the best and most ambitious regional founders together to pitch on the virtual stage to a room of ecosystem players, fellow founders and expert judges to win The StartupVic Prize Package.

Fireside Chat with Joshua Ross and Jodi Boylan

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 6.30-8.00PM AEDT

Learn the tips and tactics to building a company in Australia, and ask founders about their experience in the accelerator program. Angels, venture capitalists, media, mentors, and anyone interested in startups are invited to attend and connect.


Reigniting Melbourne Business

ONLINE | Marketing Entourage | 10.00AM-12.45PM AEDT

A free virtual event dedicated to supporting City of Melbourne businesses.

Cyber Security

ONLINE | Tech23 | 12.00PM AEDT

Building cyber resilience in small medium enterprises.

Preparing for Cross Border Opportunities Post-Covid

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Now is the time to prepare for business recovery and the road ahead. Here are some strategies your business can take to translate disruption into opportunity.

Growing Your Tech Team

ONLINE | Generation Australia | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

A special virtual event to discuss how your business can access government incentives and subsidies to grow your team.

Level Up CX Summit

ONLINE | inQuba | 1.00PM AEDT

Today, marketers need a view of opportunities and pain points throughout the customer journey, and an approach is needed for this new collaboration with CX.

Join the Dots, Building a Board

ONLINE | University of Newcastle | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

Hear from founders throughout the region as they dive into how to build an insightful board.


The Unicorn Roadmap with Guy Kawasaki

ONLINE | Antler | 12.00-1.30PM AEDT

Join Antler with Chief Evangelist of Canva, Guy Kawasaki.

Equity Crowdfunding - Alternative Investment to Scale

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

Early stage businesses often fail as a result of limited access to capital. Tune in to this webinar to hear how your startup can leverage crowdfunding from seed capital to IPO. Equitise co-founder Jonny Wilkinson will talk us through the steps and key decision points in the crowdfunding process.

Make a Stand

ONLINE | Venture Cafe | 4.00-5.30PM AEDT

Join City of Ryde for Make A Stand on Thursday 26 November. This event will showcase innovations in the prevention of abuse and violence by local government and service providers.

Swinburne Venture Cup 2020

ONLINE | Swinburne | 5.30PM AEDT

Watch the most innovative Swinburne startups pitch for $20,000.

Why Partnerships are the Future of Customer Service

ONLINE | Insurtech Insights | 6.30PM AEDT

With the right partner, insurers can improve interactions all along the customer journey and Insurtech Insights' expert speakers will be showing you some great case studies of how this has succeeded in the past and show you how it can be done in the future.

Newcastle Cyber Security Meetup

ONLINE | Newcastle Cyber Security Group | 6.30-8.30PM AEDT

Join Newcastle Cyber Security Group as they take a look at passwordless authentication as an alternative to the account security status quo.


Reconnect Day Retreat

Sunset Rock | Gone Bush Adventures | 8.30AM-3.30PM AEDT

Put one foot in front of the next and allow your cup to be filled as you reconnect with nature and a friendly community of professionals and business owners in an inspiring, supported and positive environment.

Humanitarian Pitch Night

ONLINE | Fishburners | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

If you're looking for inspiration to start a business, are keen to learn some pitch tips, or just want to find out what startups are new in Sydney, this is for you. It's a great event for current entrepreneurs or anyone interested in entrepreneurship but not sure where to start.

Changemaker Career and Craft Hub

Dickson Village | Changemaker Career and Craft Hub | 10.00AM AEDT

Have you ever wondered how you could change the world (or your little piece of it)? Visit Dickson Village during our pop-up morning workshops and talk with inspirational locals and career coaches.

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