Weekly Sparks #272

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Startup Your Course

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.00-1.00PM AEDT

This workshop will help you take on a startup mindset to design, build and launch your course to get it out into the world where it can help other people!

Growth = Complexity = Risk

Sydney Startup Hub | Level 1 | 12.30-1.45PM AEDT

The session will provide insights into the risks start-up founders should be considering as their business grows.

Challenge the Funder - Raising Capital for Your Business in the Current Climate

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 4.00-5.30PM AEDT

Shedding light on what it takes to fund a young business right now and to help you clarify which stages of funding deals most often fall over.

Digital Creative Media Group - LAUNCH EVENT

Armidale | NOVA | 5.00-8.00PM AEDT

The Creative Digital Media Club will bring together a group of aspiring creatives focused on the digital creative industries.

4 Key Steps to Starting a Successful Enterprise

Sydney Startup Hub | Level 1 | 5.30-7.30PM AEDT

In this workshop we’ll share some information, concepts, and best practices with intending, new start, and established micro and small business owners looking to create (or enhance) a profitable and sustainable business

eChallenge Venture Showcase

Adelaide | ThincLab | 5.30-7.30PM ACDT

The eChallenge Venture Showcase is an opportunity for student teams to display their idea and get real-time feedback from members of the business community, and the general public (i.e. you!).


Startup Stories - Dr Amandeep Hansra

Newcastle | I2N Hub Honeysuckle | 8.00-9.00AM AEDT

Discover how Amandeep combined her entrepreneurial skills and passion for startups with her medical expertise to become one of Australia's leading innovative digital medical experts and practitioners.

SheScalesGlobal Networking Event

Sydney | Lendlease, Tower 3 Level 13 | 8.00-10.00AM AEDT

Whether you have already expanded globally (into any market), or you are just starting out on your journey - this is a networking event not to be missed.

Hiring for Retention

Melbourne | Google | 8.30-9.30AM AEDT

Join Melbourne's people and culture experts at Google for this roundtable event on Hiring for Retention.

Imagining Better Futures with Cybernetics

Sydney | Yirranma Place | 9.30-11.00AM AEDT

Discover cybernetic principles to help you navigate complex systems and create a ‘humanity first’ approach to your startup.

Future Libraries

Sydney | Burwood Library and Hub | 10.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

Hear from a panel of librarians across Sydney who are currently developing and delivering future forward spaces and projects in libraries.

Adrenaline pumping workshop for designing data solutions for good

Sydney | Yirranma Place | 11.30AM-1.00PM AEDT

This learning experience with a difference will expose you to some of the reasons why data privacy continues to be such a polarising topic.

LEGO for Adults - Play Your Way to Growth, SMART Session

Armidale | NOVA | 12.00-2.00PM AEDT

Join us for a fun and interactive SMART session where we'll teach you how to "reset your mind with LEGO

PhDs, Pizzas, and Startups 

Sydney | UTS Startups | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

Meet people who are working at the intersection of research, commercialisation, and entrepreneurship.

Virtual Panel - Making it in the Bush

ONLINE | The Sydney Startup Hub | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

Learn how regional founders have overcome hurdles to become successful, harnessing these differences to bolster their creativity and innovation.

Live Call with Nic Robson, Founder of Good Citizens Eyewear

ONLINE | StartSomeGood | 4.00-5.00PM AEDT

In this special series of Founder Live Calls, Tom Dawkins will interview Founders of Social Enterprises being showcased on ING Good Finds.

The Unicorn Cup Launch - Ideation Program for High School Students

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 4.00-5.00PM AEDT

In this session, we explain what the Unicorn Cup program is and how it will give your high schools students the skills to create their own game-changing idea and the potential pathways available for them to reach University.

The Tech Industry Collective

Sydney | CBD | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

A special invite-only networking event to build connections and collaborations across the Australian tech industry associations – as a collective.

2022 Teens in Business Awards

ONLINE | Young Change Agents | 6.00-7.30PM AEDT

The 2022 Teens in Business Awards is a program that acknowledges, celebrates, and amplifies the creativity, passion, and interests of young people as they try to create positive change in their communities.

Genesis Startup Program - Cohort 30 Final Pitches!

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 6.00-8.30PM AEDT

All the teams from cohort 30 will be showing off what they've been working on, you're invited to visit their stand and chat with the founders, try their products out for yourself or see their demos.


Croc Pitch 2022

ONLINE | Darwin Innovation Hub | 8.00AM-5.00PM ACST

Join a stellar list of businesses who have won big with Croc Pitch. Up to $1 million in Venture Capital is up for grabs for those who dare to face our Croc Pitch Judging Panel!

Startup Support for the Indigenous Community

Sydney | Western Sydney Startup Hub | 11.00AM-12.00PM AEDT

There is a lot of interest in increasing access and opportunities to collaborate between the startup sector and Indigenous businesses, but how do we do this in an effective and respectful way?

So You Want to be 'Ethical'... Now What?

Sydney | Yirranma Place | 11.30AM-1.00PM AEDT

 This workshop helps unpack what dignity is, what it can look and feel like, and assists you to work out how to actively protect and promote dignity in your teams and in your AI-enabled products.

Decoding Investor Talk: Increase your chances of securing funding

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 12.30-1.30PM AEDT

Learn how to make your company stand out in this candid session presented by industry veterans, Rachael Neumann and Kylie Frazer.

The Social Enterprise Formula

ONLINE | StartSomeGood | 1.00-1.45PM AEDT

StartSomeGood is holding a free webinar to demystify what social enterprises are, the cultural trends fueling the social enterprise movement and what's involved in launching one.

How data sharing and storytelling can change the world

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 1.00-2.00PM AEDT

In this fireside chat, Kristi Mansfield will speak to Antony Deck and Kylie Burgess on the creation of a first-of-its-kind Tasmanian “data space” to enable whole-of-government data sharing to communities in Tasmania.

Disability Incubator Series – How NDIS funding works

ONLINE | ACU Co-Lab | 4.00-6.00PM AEDT

Attending this webinar will prepare you to make informed business decisions about engaging with the NDIS system.

IP, Grants & Funding

Newcastle | I2N Hub Honeysuckle | 5.00-7.00PM AEDT

A walk-through of the steps on the way to growth and protection

Startups pitch & Investors panel

Melbourne | Stone & Chalk | 5.00-8.00PM AEDT

Connect with the Spark ecosystem of disruptive founders and players, and organizations who are committed to growing a vibrant environment for startups and entrepreneurship in Australia.

Building a Successful B2B Social Impact Start-Up

Sydney | Digital Purpose | 5.30-6.30PM AEDT

Join us for an early evening learning from two successful social impact founders on how they are building successful B2B platforms that allow employers to offer innovative ways for their employees to improve their physical, mental and social well-being.

Empowering Housing and Energy

Sydney | UTS Startups | 5.30-6.30PM AEDT

Join us for a panel discussion on how consumer products can be integrated with low carbon construction materials to reduce environmental impacts.

How To Build A Personal Brand

Sydney | Australian Computer Society | 5.30-7.00PM AEDT

In this session, Lucy Lin will provide a valuable lesson in personal branding, and offer some practical tips and advice to how to brand yourself and boost your career.

Extending the Runway in a Downturn: Incentivising Employees

Sydney | Marque Lawyers | 5.30-7.00PM AEDT

Join Marque Lawyers' partners Wesley Rogers (workplace) and Giselle Finnane (corporate) as they discuss some of the issues start-up employers are facing in the current economic environment.

SPARK Impact - Tech for Good Founders Pitch Night

Melbourne | RMIT Activator | 5.30-7.30PM AEDT

In this event our impact focused founders will have the opportunity to tell the world about why their tech is for GOOD and pitch their action to a panel of investors - - from VC’s and Angels.

Venture Studio: The Future of X

ONLINE | Spark Festival | 6.30-7.30PM AEDT

Please join us, in-person or online, to hear how Helix are helping invent the future of software engineering, venture studios and startup businesses.


The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem: Documentary Launch

Sydney Startup Hub | Fishburners | 5.00-7.30PM AEDT

You are invited to our launch event for our long-time coming audio documentary: The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem.

Fintech Fundraising Night

Sydney | Kittyhawk | 5.30-8.30PM AEDT

Hear about some recent fundraising success stories, what investors are looking for in the current climate and how you can set your fintech up for success.

The future of AI in healthcare... and why we need it

Sydney | harrison.ai HQ | 5.30-9.00PM AEDT

Join harrison.ai and What the Health for the collab of the year at the brand spankin' new harrison.ai HQ in Tech Central!


Founders Walk - Sydney

Sydney | Concord West Station | 11.00AM AEDT

Every month, walk, talk and eat with like-minded founders in Sydney.

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