OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 191

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Learn Hot to Start and Grow Your Side Hustle

ONLINE | Fishburners | 9.00AM-5.00PM AEDT

In this workshop, you will learn how to explore the possibility of innovation and catalyse a new idea into potential new products, services and sustainability initiatives.

The Changing B2B Landscape

ONLINE | City of Sydney | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Learn new marketing and sales tactics to attract B2B customers with Sarah Tang, vice president Enterprise Freelancer.com and Lisa Vitaris, Chief Marketing Officer Tyro.

E-commerce Incubator Information Session

ONLINE | Western BACE | 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

Western BACE is now accepting applications for its E-commerce Incubator, designed to support 10 early-stage and/or existing E-commerce (online) businesses looking to expand to build, launch, and grow a sustaining business.

3D Print Club - Special Guest Presentation

The Connection | City of Canada Bay | 6.30-8.00PM AEDT

For this session, you'll be joined by special guest Cameron Angus, Fabrication Technician at the ANFF (Australian National Fabrication Facilities) at the University of Wollongong.

Framing Problems Visually to Build Deeper Understanding

ONLINE | General Assembly | 7.15-9.15PM AEDT

Visual Problem Framing is a skill that will help you build empathy, improve shared understanding and empower buy-in from your team. Learn how to use it effectively in this online workshop.


The Future of Inclusive and Multi-Diverse Technologies

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 9.30-10.15AM AEDT

Join us with Remarkable and Forestlyn for a fascinating and important conversation with renowned diversity technologist Yonah Welker to discuss the future of inclusive and multi-diverse technologies.

Founders' Stories - Jules Brooke: Founder & PR Guru / Handle Your Own PR

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.30PM AEDT

Public relations can be an expensive business, but Jules Brooke has revolutionised that by embracing technology and teaching people how to do their own PR. As a result, her business, Handle Your Own PR, has helped thousands of small business owners make millions of dollars’ worth of media exposure by running their own PR campaigns.

NSW Grants Funding Program

ONLINE | ACU | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

In this session, ACU will outline the eligibility and assessment criteria of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grant program.

Access UK: Doing Business in the New British Market

ONLINE | Australian-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce | 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

In the coming years, the COVID-recovery, transition to a more digital model and diversification beyond the EU will see the UK market undergo a major step change. With these changes come new market opportunities and efficiencies for companies that can be quick sighted and nimble in capturing emerging market trends.

How to Pitch to Investors in Silicon Valley

Sydney | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 6.00-7.00PM AEDT

Everyone is raising money. 1.8 million start-ups are created each year globally. Mastering the art to pitching your business to investors and networking is a must in todays modern world!

What is the Key to Success in Virtual Trade Programs

Sydney | Haymarket HQ | 6.00-8.00PM AEDT

Haymarket HQ is partnering with Professionals in International Trade for a panel discussion about best practices in supporting virtual trade.

Pitch Night: SportsTech & Esports

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 6.00-8.30PM AEDT

With both the strong sports culture and startup ecosystem in Victoria, SportsTech has the potential to be a huge sector of Australia's startup state.

Understand Your Customers with Jobs to be Done Theory

ONLINE | General Assembly | 6.30-8.00PM AEDT

In this workshop, you will take a deep dive into the Jobs To Be Done theory - how it came about, and how it's different from traditional research methods. You will also learn the latest technique to interview customers and use the "Customer forces canvas" to build a winning marketing or product strategy.

How to Launch Your Business

ONLINE | Startup Business Education | 7.00PM AEDT

Starting your own business is thrilling, but it can also be daunting. You’ve pitched your idea and have built a solid product or service from it. So how do you launch your business?

Innovate Like a Startup Founder

ONLINE | Sydney School of Entrepreneurship | 7.00-8.30PM AEDT

In this short course, you’ll get a quick introduction to the methods and tools that you can use to develop innovative products and services.


Create a Content Marketing Strategy in One Day

ONLINE | General Assembly | 10.30AM-3.30PM AEDT

In this full day bootcamp you’ll get your hands dirty using popular content marketing tools, approaches and trends; developing and presenting an end-to-end content marketing plan - from developing marketing objectives, social media campaigns, through to measuring effectiveness.

What to Build and When to Build it with Sair Buckle

ONLINE | Atto | 11.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

This session will be a lean product management masterclass focused on what early-stage founders can do to prioritise features, create a product timeline, and build a product roadmap and systems.

Essential Skills for New Managers

ONLINE | General Assembly | 11.00AM-4.00PM AEDT

This course is designed on ace-ing the fundamentals so any manager can walk away with a tool-kit to then personalise for their team.

Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors - In Conversation with Tan Le

ONLINE | Macquarie University Incubator | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Tan is a renown TEDx speaker, Australian of the Year, inventor, entrepreneur and one of the most influential pioneers in the emerging field of brain-computer interface.

Join the Dots - User Testing

ONLINE | I2N Hub | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

Hear from founders and business leaders as they share how they test and validate their ideas in order to lower the risk of bringing new products and services to market.

HHQ Blockchain Basics Program #1: Blockchain

Sydney | Haymarket HQ | 5.30-7.00PM AEDT

Get up to speed on all things blockchain and crypto. No experience necessary. RSVP-only.

#StartWest - March Meetup

Melbourne | Western BACE | 6.00-8.00PM AEDT

Bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and aspiring business owners in the West.


Networking in Nature

Piccolo Me Cafe | Gone Bush Adventures | 7.00-8.45AM AEDT

This month's gathering will be co hosted by facilitator and author, Ingrid Messner. Ingrid is a highly experienced executive coach, trainer and facilitator who's latest book 'Naturally Successful' unpacks how wise leaders manage their energy, influence others and create positive impact - drawing on wisdom from nature and cultures across the globe.

Sam McCool, Comedian / Turning Humour into Cash

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEDT

As a creative artist and entrepreneur, Sam McCool is always looking for an opportunity to decipher everyday experiences into artistic expressions and commercial ventures.

How to Turn a Side into a Career - A Guide to Freelancing

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

Transforming a side hustle into a career can be difficult, in this workshop, join entrepreneur and Fiverr freelancer, Neva Read to learn the ins and outs of becoming a freelancer.

Moonshot Space Drinks

Sydney | Hotel Harry | 5:30-7:30PM AEDT

Bringing the space community together - anyone with an interest in space tech, space law, space investing - space anything! Join Moonshot in celebrating the launch of their latest space tech accelerator cohorts: if you want a chance to meet their Sydney based teams and mentors, this is that chance.

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