OCT 13-28 2021

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Mentor Makers Virtual Breakthrough Cafe

ONLINE | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center | 9.00-11.00AM AEDT

Learn how to utilize Mentor Makers to lever free mentorship for your entrepreneurial journey or small businesses. 

Refocus Your Business Strategy

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

In uncertain times, it’s vital that all businesses have a clear strategic plan. Aligned internal operations and a disciplined operating rhythm are also essential. Dr Kathryn Ritchie shares the key ingredients and priorities of an effective annual plan.


The Founder to CEO Journey with Alex MacCaw

ONLINE | Blackbird | 8.00AM AEDT

In this session, Clearbit co-founder and Chairman Alex MacCaw will discuss his own founder to CEO journey and share the lessons and resources that supported him on the way.

Shark Tank Success Stories

ONLINE | General Assembly | 10.00-11.00AM AEDT

Join this event to learn how some of our favorite businesses honed their presentation skills and prepared for the pitch of their lifetime that got them a deal.

Pivoting During a Pandemic, Stagekings Style

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.30PM AEDT

When COVID crept into the world’s consciousness in early 2020, Stagekings were creating and building some of the largest custom stages and event structures in Australia. Business was booming. But on Friday 13th March 2020, large social gatherings in Australia were stopped and the Flemings had to think fast and creatively. Or face the alternative of potential bankruptcy.

Getting to Know Tax in 2021 with Claire Piggott

ONLINE | Luna | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Learn everything there is to know about tax with LUNA's tax specialist. 

How to Hire Your First Freelancer

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

International entrepreneurs Paula Mills & Nico Luciano will share their TOP business tips and leadership hacks so you can build your DREAM TEAM this 2021! 

Pitch Night: GovTech

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

On the night, you'll see 4 of the best and most ambitious GovTech startups. Together, these founders will pitch their startup on the virtual stage to a room of ecosystem players, fellow founders and expert judges to win The StartupVic Prize Package.

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.

Transitions Film Festival

ONLINE | Transitions Film Festival | 7.00PM AEDT

The Transitions Film Festival returns this February with an enthralling program of world-changing documentaries about the existential challenges, creative innovations and heroic pioneers that can help us envision a new normal. 


How Investor Relations Significantly Increases Company Growth


Learn how important elements of investor relations can assist your company in raising capital and growing. 

Reboot Your Business Masterclass

ONLINE | BDO Australia | 11.00AM AEDT

This two-hour virtual masterclass is for startups who want to keep their options open and explore staying in business, pausing their business or potentially exiting their business. 

In Conversation with Joshua Ross

ONLINE | Macquarie University | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Join Macquarie University as they sit down with Joshua Ross, Co-Founder of Humanitix, to discuss technology & social impact and capitalism for good. 

The New Working Norm

ONLINE | Tank Stream Labs | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

As we start to adapt to the new normal and to living with the COVID-19 global pandemic, have you wondered how startups in other countries are coping? 

The Future of Space Tech

ONLINE | General Assembly | 1.00-2.30PM AEDT

Join GA with founders, investors, entrepreneurs and engineers who are conquering space with rapid innovation and emerging technologies.

Join the Dots - Legals & IP

ONLINE | I2N Hub | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

Hear from founders and business leaders as they share their commercialisation journey and the tools they put to use to protect and grow their ideas.

Startup Maths: Equity and Valuations

ONLINE | Standard Ledger | 5.30-7.30PM AEDT

This session is one of Standard Ledger's most popular workshops. It will help you understand how equity works initially and over multiple rounds as you’re raising capital. 

Product Management for Fintechs

ONLINE | ProductTank Melbourne | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

Anson Parker, Head of Product from Up Bank talks through some of the challenges faced in launching and developing a digital bank, including their novel take on a public roadmap, The Tree of Up.

Introduction to UX/UI Design

ONLINE | Le Wagon | 6.30-8.30PM AEDT

Learn to quickly build a set of icons, a newsletter banner or even a mockup for your app. Le Wagon will cover everything you need to know to build your graphical assets! 


Equity Mates - No. 1 Investing Podcast

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

Join The Studio on Thursday and chat with Equity Mates as they talk about the growing community of investors in Australia and around the globe.

The Science of Food: From Paddock to Plate

ONLINE | Cicada Innovations | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

In this Monthly Buzz, Cicada Innovations are talking about the potential of biotechnology and how it’s revolutionising what we eat.

How Qantas Health Insurance Doubled Online Sales

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

This workshop will focus on mindsets and disciplines Qantas applied to increase sales exponentially while the market was going backwards. 

RegTech 101

ONLINE | The RegTech Association | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

RegTech can help organisations implement better compliance, translate data into actionable insights that help make better business decisions but most of all the down-stream impacts are that it helps protect people and restores trust. 

AI in Asia

ONLINE | Venture Cafe Sydney | 5.00-5.45PM AEDT

Asia has now become the leading hub for technology with the scope for even further growth. So, how does one partake the front in the growing economy and be a successful startup in Asia? 

HQ MENA Bridge for Startups Launch Event

ONLINE | Hatch Quarter | 5.00-6.15PM AEDT

This event launches Hatch Quarter's MENA Bridge for Startups program, the Australia-MENA startup and innovation link. 

Innovation Bridge: Tokyo-Sydney

ONLINE | Venture Cafe | 6.00-8.00PM AEDT

Japan is a technology power hub. Australia has vast country ideal to develop and create renewable energy and clean technologies. So, where do the opportunities lie? Join innovators from both the Japanese and Australian ecosystem to find out.


How to Start Marketing with Augmented Reality

ONLINE | General Assembly | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Join Caitlin Lomax, Director of Intr Studio for an introduction to immersive technology.

The Studio Tour

Sydney Startup Hub | The Studio | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

What kind of startups are in the space? Is it a good fit for you? What is included in your membership?

Commercialising Your Research in Digital Health

ONLINE | The University of Sydney | 12.30PM AEDT

This workshop will give researchers a better understanding of the pathways available to them to get to the next stage with their idea. In this hour, you will hear about different program and resources available and be able to ask your questions to those who have been there before.

Financial Metrics for Founders

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

You need startup metrics to measure and drive your business. You need nimble metrics that lead the way instead of lagging behind so you can see what’s working, what’s not and adjust accordingly.

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