OCT 13-28 2021

Weekly Sparks #206

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Speaker Series - Stuart Buchanan from Sydney Opera House

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.45PM AEST

Stuart Buchanan is a senior arts professional in digital programming, strategy and content and has worked with organisations such as ABC, Disney, SBS, Sydney Festival and TEDxSydney, and as founder of digital agency The Nest, leading many award-winning digital projects and campaigns. He is currently the Head of Digital Programming at the Sydney Opera House.

Remarkable Demo Day

ONLINE | Remarkable | 6.00-7.00PM AEST

You're invited to Remarkable's 2021 virtual Demo Day, which will be a showcase of the incredible growth of their #RA21 cohort over the course of the 14-week accelerator program.

The startups this year are working on solving a diverse range of problems that have never been tackled through the accelerator before, including a Tunisian-based 3D printed bionic arms to an adaptive clothing designer featured in Melbourne Fashion Week, and many more incredible startup. 

Networking for Technical & Business Co-Founders in Australia and New Zealand

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 6.00-7.30PM AEST

One of the most difficult yet important steps in founding a startup is building a great co-founder team. While many founders may want to do it alone, there are many benefits to having a co-founder, and taking the time to establish a quality team can mean the difference between failure or success. Join the Founder Institute for this fun and interactive online event in Australia and New Zealand where you will learn best practices for finding and formalizing a co-founder. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with others looking for a co-founder through a fun group networking and one-to-one networking experience.


Top Tips to Pitching Your Startup - with Tim Parson

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.45PM AEST

Join Dr. Tim Parsons for a Lunch-and-Learn with The Studio. He’ll explore the basics of pitching your business in order to attract and lure investors.

Building Resilience and Managing Stress

ONLINE | Impact HR | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Learn how to increase your resilience as an effective response to stress in this free, interactive webinar. The session will cover:

  • What is resilience and wellbeing?
  • Stress and it’s link to performance
  • How our brain can help or hinder our wellbeing
  • Practical tips for building resilience and wellbeing

Preparing Your Startup for Financial Success in FY2022

ONLINE | YBF | 1.00-2.00PM AEST

In this webinar, Alex will discuss the financial opportunities, tips and traps he commonly sees for startups including ESOPs, R&D and government grants, capital raising and payroll. Alex will also provide practical tips for updating internal records and making the startup “investor ready”.

Practical Lessons for B2B Startups


This interactive session will give your the tips to avoid the common pitfalls of startups and give you an insight into how to grow a business.

Skills Mapping for Career Pivot

ONLINE | Pivott Careers | 3.00-5.00PM AEST

In this virtual workshop you will learn how to map your skills (marketing, project management, people & culture and finance to name just a few) and knowledge to meet the expectations of a startup business.

LinkedIn for Startups


This interactive session steps through a real LinkedIn startup profile, with practical tips to avoid common pitfalls and insights into how to grow your LinkedIn presence.

Fireside Chat with Rebekah Campbell

Melbourne | Stone & Chalk | 6.00-8.30PM AEST

Discover how Rebekah Campbell raised $17M to launch an incredibly successful business and the life lessons she learnt along the way.


Macquarie Park Innovation Summit Series: Space Summit

ONLINE | Venture Cafe | 8.00-9.30AM AEST

The Macquarie Park Space Innovation Summit will bring together industry, Government and academia in the local aerospace, space defence, communications, imaging and cybersecurity sectors; to celebrate local achievements, create collaborative networks and to highlight the positive impact of the sector. The wider NSW innovation community will be attending the event virtually.

How to Maximise Your Business Exit

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Don Graham, Founder of BUSINESSNAV will provide you with the information and tools to understand; who your buyers are, how much they will be willing to pay, and ultimately preparing for your business sale. Fortunately, you will also be provided with tips and tricks to optimise your cash payout and avoid the common pitfalls when divesting.

Startup Sales 101 - Commercial and Legal Considerations

ONLINE | Hub Australia | 1.00PM AEST

Join Rahul Kumar from Allied Legal, startup legal expert, to discuss the commercial and legal considerations all startup founders need to know when testing and piloting their products or services to the market.

Incubator Workshop | Accelerator for Enterprising Women

ONLINE | Accelerator for Enterprising Women | Multi-Day Event

The incubator workshop will take you through a series of masterclasses and mentor sessions with women who have done it all before.

Future Founders Festival 2021

ONLINE | StartSpace | Multi-Day Event

The festival program runs over 2 days offering inspirational founder talks, workshops, masterclasses, networking and a Pitch Competition.

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