OCT 13-27 2021

Weekly Sparks 197

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Circular Economy Think Tank

Newcastle | The NEX | 10.00AM-2.30PM AEST

Explore the initial findings of the Regional Circular City Scan and the Circular opportunities in our region.

An Introduction to Product - Market Fit

Newcastle | The Business Centre | 11.30AM-1.00PM AEST

Product to Market Fit should be one of the key success metrics every business should have. The need to explore and delve deep into product to market fit is real.


Anushka Shetty and Vineet Shetty, Founders of Plop Stories

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEST

Founded by Anushka Shetty and her friend Vineet Shetty, Plopnow is a global interactive fiction entertainment platform that aims to ‘edutain’ millennials and Gen Z in a format they understand: immersive, bite-sized fiction.

Secrets of a Second City - Shaking Up Business in the Hunter

Islington | The Owens Collective | 12.00-2.00PM AEST

Panel discussion on how the Hunter is shaking off its reputation as an industrial city to a hotspot for innovative minds and businesses.

How to Turn Your Practical Experience into a Profitable Product

Mayfield West | Robotic Systems | 6.30-7.30PM AEST

The key things you need to nail to turn your ideas into profitable new products.


Building Your Brand Toolkit with Looka

ONLINE | General Assembly | 9.00-10.00AM AEST

By taking an analytical approach to branding, you’ll be able to elevate your brand from ‘sounds nice’ to ‘drives results’.

2021 Upper Hunter Inspirations Conference

Muswellbrook | Muswellbrook RSL Bowling Club | 9.00AM-5.00PM AEST

The Upper Hunter Inspirations Conference is a full day event being staged in May 2021 by the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.

Next Day Federal Budget Debrief

ONLINE | William Buck | 10.00-11.00AM AEST

Go behind the headlines with William Buck’s tax experts, Greg Travers and Todd Want. In this session they’ll outline the key budget measures and help you prepare to implement tax effective strategies before it’s too late.

Psychology & Copywriting: Web Content that Converts

ONLINE | General Assembly | 10.00-12.00PM AEST

The key to writing web copy that connects and sells is understanding psychological triggers - how people think, behave and make choices when they’re reading your messages.

State of Indigenous Entrepreneur Ecosystem and Capital Raising

ONLINE | Dream Venture Masterclass | 11.00AM-12.00PM AEST

Dream Venture Masterclasses will host a series of two-day programs dedicated to equipping Indigenous Australians with the connections, capabilities and access to capital that they need to become investor-ready, or ready to invest.

How to Resolve Business Conflicts and Disputes

ONLINE | Hub Talks | 12.00PM AEST

Whether navigating difficult colleagues, unhappy clients, or conflict in your personal life, being able to effectively resolve conflict is a crucial life skill.

How to Invest in Climate Startups

ONLINE | Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Learn how to Invest in Climate Startups with special guest Amy Carter-James, CEO of Raaise.

Google Ads. Is it Right for You?

ONLINE | ACU | 12.30-1.30PM AEST

You will learn how to set a budget to avoid spending too much, and gain an understanding of the importance of keywords.

Grant and Tender Writing

ONLINE | ACU | 4.00-6.00PM AEST

During this workshop you will learn how to write a winning grant or tender application for your business as we explore the key components to crafting a quality application.

Youth Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation

Islington | The Show Room | 5.30-7.00PM AEST

In this session you will learn about the many programs and resources designed to support and encourage the next generation of creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

How to Build a Website to Promote Your Business

ONLINE | Academy of Entrepreneurs | 6.00-7.00PM AEST

Want to create a stunning website for your brand/business but don't know where to begin?

Holy Cow! The Rise of Plant-Based Alternatives

Sydney | 101 William St | 6.30-8.45PM AEST

Join this panel discussion with Australia's leading plant-based pioneer talking about the rise of the sector, current trends and challenges, and the future of food.

Git and GitHub for Beginners

ONLINE | Le Wagon | 7.00-9.00PM AEST

If you'd like to finally know what's a commit, a push or a conflict, this workshop is made for you!

Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition

Sydney | ICC | Multi-Day Event

Australia's premier solar, storage and smart energy event.


Tim Lea, Founder and CEO of Fractonium

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Tim is a blockchain entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, cryptocurrency investor and host and producer of Down the Rabbit Hole Podcast.

I2N Programs Information Session

ONLINE | Hunter Innovation Festival | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Join the I2N team and their program facilitators for an overview of what opportunities are available to realise the impact of your idea or research.

Startup maths: Equity & Valuation

Southport | Cohort Innovation Space | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

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.

MVP Grant Info Session

ONLINE | UNE SMART Region Incubator | 12.30-1.00PM

Josip Puda from NSW Treasury will provide an outline of the MVP grant and eligibility requirements and provide attendees with tips for a successful application.

How to Use Social Media for Marketing

ONLINE | MYOB | 2.00-3.00PM AEST

Attend this free webcast from MYOB and SmartCompany to learn how to determine what social media marketing mix is right for you. 

How to Land a Job at a Startup

ONLINE | LaunchVic | 2.00-3.00PM AEST

LaunchVic’s webinar will explore what skills are required to join a startup, and what type of roles are available.

Inventors and Innovators: Food and Tourism

Melbourne | StartSpace | 5.30-7.00PM AEST

Hear from founders who are shaking up our major industries with cutting edge ideas and innovative solutions.

Flipping Business Models with Blockchain Tech

Sydney | YBF Sydney | 5.30-7.30PM AEST

Analysis of Web3 examples from NFTs to token bonding curves with James Zaki at YBF Sydney.

Startup&Angels Sydney #19 - Special Entrepreneurship & impact Investing

Sydney Startup Hub | Level 8 | 5.30-8.30PM AEST

The event consists of sharp presentations by startup founders, advisors and investors followed by a networking evening.

Post-pandemic China and APAC Opportunities for Australian Entrepreneurs

Sydney CBD | Fishburners | 5.30-8.00PM AEST

Opportunities for startups in China and APAC are on the rise. Don't miss an opportunity to connect directly with state and federal government agencies who are supporting startups going global into China and APAC, and hear from some startups who are already kicking goals.


Sydney | Blackbird Ventures | 6.00-8.00PM AEST

The F2F is brought to you by 4 entrepreneurs, who are on a mission to build a community and bridge the gap between woman founders and funders.

Moonshot Space Drinks

Melbourne | The Provincial Hotel | 6.00-8.00PM AEST

Join Moonshot for some post-work drinks, good company and prepare to embrace the vast universe as you chat about all things space.

Envirnoments for Innovation

Newcastle | INNX Hub | 6.30-8.30PM AEST

Hear perspectives from experts and practitioners across business, not-for-profit and the community.

Pitch to Horizon Angels in May

ONLINE | Horizon | Multi-Day Event

This May, Horizon is hosting sector-specific pitch events which will be carefully curated to maximise connection between startup founders and angel investors.


Digital Manufacturing

Newcastle | NEX | 10.00AM-12.00PM AEST

How accurate 3D scanning contributes to a new way of working combined with 3D Printing and other digital manufacturing processes.

UTS Startups Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub | Fishburners | 5.00-7.00PM AEST

Fishburners x UTS Startups are hosting a pitch night to showcase the incredible startups being built by University students and graduates right now.


Initiate 48 Newcastle 2021

Newcastle | Nuspace | 9.00AM AEST

Our team at Generation Entrepreneur is partnering up with University of Newcastle to bring Initiate 48 to the Hunter region in 2021!

Turning Creative Arts into a Business

Moree | Bank Art Museum | 9.00AM-12.00PM AEST

Walk away with a lean canvas road map for your Creative Arts business and the confidence to know you can take the next step.

Heart Open at the Innovation Festival

Newcastle | The Lock-Up | 6.00-9.00PM AEST

Heart Open explores themes of regeneration and resilience with live music, dance, discussion and performance.

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