OCT 13-27 2021

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MONDAY MAY 17

Founder Stories: Toni Mladenova, CEO, Yard

Sydney Startup Hub | Tank Stream Labs | 1.00-1.30PM AEST

Toni Mladenova is the co-founder and CEO of lending company, Yard. Born in Bulgaria, Toni grew up in Europe and travelled to many places including the US and the UK before settling in Australia. She is passionate about empowering home ownership for the digital generation.

TUESDAY MAY 18

Wind Industry Forum

ONLINE | Clean Energy Council | 10.00AM-5.30PM AEST

Featuring in-depth sessions on the opportunities and challenges currently facing the Australian wind energy sector, this event will provide you with the invaluable opportunity to learn from your peers as we continue to navigate and develop the industry together. 

Founders' Stories - Fiona Killackey, Founder of My Daily Business Coach

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.40PM AEST

Join host, Helen Loughlin, as she talks with Fiona on how she has worked with many micro-businesses, solopreneurs and multinational corporates looking to challenge the status quo.

MVP Grant Info Session: A Leg-Up For Your Tech Idea

ONLINE | UNE SMART Region Incubator | 12.30-1.00PM AEST

Find out more about the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants, eligibility requirements, and tips to preparing a successful application.

Startup Funding

Adelaide | Standard Ledger | 5.30-7.30PM ACST

This in-person workshop will run through the key funding sources that startups use to survive and grow.

Discover Le Wagon's Coding Bootcamp

ONLINE | Le Wagon | 6.30-8.00PM AEST

Curious about our Bootcamp and how you can change your career after Le Wagon?

WEDNESDAY MAY 19

Pivott Workshop - Visibility & Your Personal Brand

ONLINE | Pivott Careers | 1.00-3.00PM AEST

Bringing your whole self to work is something you will often hear startup founders stipulating when talking about recruiting new staff. It is therefore important to think about your personal brand before you attend an interview with a startup or sale-up business.

Using OKRs to Determine Your Product Roadmap

ONLINE | Terem Technologies | 4.00-5.00PM AEST

To achieve your product goals, it’s important to build a measurable and results-driven roadmap. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are the game changer and bring more alignment & engagement across teams and the business around measurable goals, that are mapped out in your roadmap.

Antler Fireside Chat with Airtasker's Tim Fung

ONLINE | Antler | 4.00-5.00PM AEST

In what is a very timely event, Tim will sit down with Bede Moore, Managing Partner of Antler, to discuss this experience, Airtasker’s growth to date, as well as advice he has for others who want to follow a similar path. 

Cash Flow Basics

ONLINE | ACU | 4.00-6.00PM AEST

In only two hours you will gain an overview of two of the three key accounting tools: profit and loss and cashflow forecast.

Hearing Tech & COVID

ONLINE | North Sydney Innovation Network | 6.00-7.30PM AEST

How have hearing difficulties been dealt with through COVID? What have the hearing-impaired limitations of WFH been, if any? Discuss all things hearing with David Brady, Carolyn Mee and more...

THURSDAY MAY 20

Developing Your Business with the University of Sydney

ONLINE | Sydney Knowledge Hub | 4.00-5.00PM AEST

This event is for startups and small / mid sized businesses working with smart sensing technology.

Learn about how your business can benefit from working with the researchers and facilities at the University of Sydney.

Hear how you can access NSW and federal funding, R&D tax incentives, and the highly specialised facilities and talent when working with Universities.

The Studio Pitch Lab

Sydney Startup Hub | The Studio | 9.00AM-1.00PM AEST

Pitch Lab is a new program designed to help startup founders refine their business model and hone their pitch. Led by Dr Tim Parsons, the program is delivered to a small group and includes one-on-one sessions. 

So You Want to Start a Podcast

ONLINE | General Assembly | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Join GA with podcast superstar Michelle Akhidenor to find out where to start, what you need and how to go about growing your audience. 

Exploring the Boundaries of Indigenous Business and Social Entrepreneurship

ONLINE | SECNA | 12.30-1.30PM AEST

In this industry forum, two important movements will be unpacked; growing the social enterprise movement and growth in Indigenous-led business. 

Should I Hire Employees or Contractors?

ONLINE | Hub Talks | 1.00PM AEST

Anthony Curtin will discuss how to select the best option for your business, what you need to know about Fair Work and intellectual property, and much more in this essential Hub Talks session. 

Startup Maths: Equity and Valuations

ONLINE | Standard Ledger | 5.30-7.00PM AEST

They say valuation can be as much an art as a science, and there is definitely a psychology at play during capital raising negotiations.

FRIDAY MAY 21

HHQ Founder Friday!

Sydney | Haymarket HQ | 9.30AM AEST

Grab a free desk, meet the community and enjoy drinks every Friday at Haymarket HQ!

Small Cap 2021 Showcase

ONLINE | Wholesale Investor | 10.00AM-3.00PM AEST

Small Cap Virtual Investor Showcase features presentations from Pre-IPO, IPO, & Small Cap listed companies with guest speakers & panellists.

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