OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 196

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The Hunter: Repowering Australian Manufacturing

Newcastle | City Hall | 4.00-7.00PM AEST

This Innovator Showcase, and Panel of industry leaders will focus on the next steps to secure the jobs of the future in clean-manufacturing through Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts in the Hunter.

NSW Spatial Innovation Seminar

Newcastle | NUspace | 5.00-7.00PM AEST

Come learn about the developments of the NSW Spatial Digital Twin and the digital data collaborations going on between local government, state government and the private sector in data collection, development and community enablement.


Hack an SEO Plan in 90 Mins

ONLINE | General Assembly | 11.30AM-1.00PM AEST

This is a practical, hands-on session in which you will create an SEO plan for your business.

The Pepper Code - Hack-A-Thon

Newcastle | The Digital Library | 4.00PM AEST

Over the course of 3 nights to build and code new interactions for Newcastle Libraries famous Library Assistant, Pepper the Robot.

NSW Sensing Industry Connect

Newcastle | IDC Building | 5.00-7.00PM AEST

Co-hosted by the University of Newcastle, the NSW Smart Sensing Network, this event brings together the NSW sensing industry - the designers, developers, manufacturers and deployers of sensors - for an evening of drinks and networking.

Networking for a Remote Startup Co-Founder

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 5.30PM AEST

Join interactive online event where you will learn best practices for finding and formalizing co-founder relationships, and have the opportunity to network with others across many different regions and industries looking for a co-founder, through fun group networking as well as one-to-one speed networking experiences.


Startup Stories - Jennifer Holland (Throat Scope)

Newcastle | I2N Hub | 8.00-9.00AM AEST

Join I2N at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.

City of Newcastle National Innovation Games

Newcastle | City Hall | 8.00-6.00PM AEST

The City of Newcastle National Innovation Games will focus on innovative solutions to improve disability inclusion in Newcastle - ‘Inclusion 365: Navigating Physical and Digital Worlds’.

LUNA x GA: Building a Business with Purpose

ONLINE | General Assembly | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Come and join this specialised workshop on how to build a business with purpose. 

Deep Dive into Smart Sensing Startup Panel

ONLINE | Sydney Knowledge Hub | 1.15-2.15PM AEST

This panel will discuss the opportunity for entrepreneurs to develop life changing products using smart sensing. Universities are a great place to start developing new smart sensing technologies with access to facilities, latest research and talent. 

Business Legal Basics

ONLINE | ACU | 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Understand the key legal issues associated with setting up and running a business. In this workshop you will explore questions of structure, governance, separating the individual from the company and, intellectual property.

StartupU Progress Pitch: Share, Support and Feedback

ONLINE | BlueChilli | 5.30-6.30PM AEST

If you're thinking of launching your own startup or side hustle, this is your chance to be inspired and learn from other founder journeys.

INCUBATE Accelerator Demo Day


Join INCUBATE for an evening of pitches as our diverse founders present a wide range of category-leading innovations and we celebrate what these startups have achieved during the INCUBATE Accelerator Program.

How to Pitch to Investors & Successfully Raise Money

ONLINE | Steve Austin | 7.00-9.00PM AEST

This workshop is an intro to a 4-day workshop that Steve Austin has presented at accelerators in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, in Asia and Europe.


Networking in Nature

ONLINE | Gone Bush Adventures | 7.00-8.45AM AEST

This month, personal development educator and mentor Suzy Jacobs will share her perspective on the critical role of choices in love, life, career, family and everything in between. Suzy's promise is to help you see your life through a new lens and fall even more in love with who you are, what you do and the journey that you're on.

Designing for the Circular Economy

Newcastle | Go Circular | 7.00-8.45AM AEST

This workshop introduces you to the concepts of design, design thinking and systems thinking, and how they apply to the circular economy.

How to Turn Your Customers into Your Best Marketing Channel

ONLINE | General Assembly | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

During this masterclass, you’ll get an overview of this new, digitally-empowered customer, while learning the framework to turn your happy customers into your best marketing channel.

Tech Play @ Lake Mac - Toronto

Toronto | Toronto Library | 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Try your hand at coding with Ozbots, engineering with Snap Circuits, explore the virtual world in the VR lab and heaps more.

Inner-City Business Activation: Small Business Meetup

Melbourne | State Library Victoria | 6.00-8.00PM AEST

Join the Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, in bringing together small business owners to share experiences, make connections with peers and community leaders, and learn about free programs and initiatives that can help you grow your business. 


Walk the Talk - Modernising Manufacturing with Circular Economies

Wickham | Marina Views Function Centre | 12.00-2.00PM AEST

Global CE and local manufacturing leaders explain the role circular economies play in modernising manufacturing. Presented - ASR Recruitment.

Learn from Victoria's Education Innovation

ONLINE | EduGrowth | 3.30-5.00PM AEST

Learn about some of the latest solutions in Victorian education innovation — from two expert speakers and 12 companies.


IQ Talk

Newcastle | Civic Theatre | 6.00PM AEST

A panel of local innovators will join Dr. Karl to explore why it's important to demonstrate applied innovation across a broad spectrum of fields, the barriers to participating in innovation for many, and why they've chosen Newcastle to base their innovation practice.

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