OCT 13-28 2021

Weekly Sparks #208

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Venture & Capital Investor Conference

ONLINE | Wholesale Investor | Multi-Day Event

Venture and Capital Conference is focused around empowering innovation, ambition and capital. Featuring 50 opportunities across 3 days, the event is a hybrid of live and virtual joined by the industry's biggest names for engaging discussions, creating meaningful connections, and the discovery of emerging growth companies. If you are looking to be part of a global community of investors and dealmakers, register to attend V&C today.


Sydney Speed Mentoring Online

ONLINE | Founder Institute | 6.00-7.30PM AEST

If you have a startup or startup idea and would like to get feedback and guidance from top Sydney entrepreneurs, then join this unique "Speed Mentoring" online networking event. Meet startup mentors, investors, and CEOs, and get advice on your business strategy, key decisions, next steps, and more. Even if you don't want to ask questions you are welcome to join and learn how experienced entrepreneurs recommend solving various business issues.

Fall 2021 Milestone Makers Information Session 3

ONLINE | Nasdaq | Multi-Day Event

This is an opportunity to learn more about the program and application process, ask any questions, and understand in more detail what the Milestone Maker experience will entail.

Future Proof Your Business

ONLINE | Basic Bananas | 10.00AM AEST

If you feel like your business and marketing are in need of a face lift but don’t know where to start, this one hour workshop with the co-founder of Basic Bananas Christo Hall is for you!

Heba Khamis, Founder & CEO of Contactile

ONLINE | The Studio | 12.00-12.45PM AEST

Talk to founder and CEO, Heba Khamis about the ‘rise of robots’ and their move into unstructured environments where they will need to handle objects that they have never encountered before.

Pitch Night: Life Sciences & HealthTech

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 6.30-8.15PM AEST

This July, Startup Victoria is shining the spotlight on startups that are excelling in the HealthTech and Life Sciences industries.


Fempowered Founders Book Launch & morning Tea

ONLINE | Fishburners | 10.30-11.30AM AEST

With the support of Google For Startups, Fishburners, in 2019/20 launched the Fempowered program. A 6-month free program for diverse women across Australia, designed to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses. From this program, the female entrepreneurs were enabled to tell captivating stories about their triumphs during this time - leading to the launch of Fempowered Founders.

Preparing Your Startup for Financial Success


In this webinar, Jack Qi and Karly Whitehead of William Buck will discuss the financial opportunities, tips and traps they commonly see for startups.

Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors - In Conversation with Rob Keldoulis

ONLINE | Macquarie University Incubator | 12.00-1.00PM

Join Macquarie Uni as they sit down with Rob Keldoulis, CEO of Viviene Court Trading, a financial trading firm where wealth is generated with a social conscience. Unlike any traditional financial institution, VivCourt is centred on the employees, customers and charities.

Managing Difficult Conversations

ONLINE | Impact HR | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Difficult conversations are a part of life. At work it might be a situation with performance management, redundancy, or interpersonal conflict. In this free, interactive webinar you will learn some tools and strategies to successfully manage difficult conversations and achieve a positive outcome.

Pivott Workshop - Visibility & Your Personal Brand

ONLINE | Pivott Workshop | 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 scale-up business.

Build Your Startup All-Star Team

ONLINE | OVHcloud | 1.30-2.30PM AEST

In this coming session, learn from Puay Lim Yeo, Commercial Director of Glints, who will share tips on how to build your startup A-team, strategy for your startup and the talent acquisition trends.

ProtoX: Information Session


Meet the INCUBATE team, hear about the mentors you will be connecting with and what is involved within the program.

Open Source VC Meetup

ONLINE | Airtree | 3.00PM AEST

AirTree has the privilege of working alongside and learning from the world’s best tech founders, operators, investors and thinkers who are actively shaping the future. In their Open Source meetups, you will hear candid conversations with them.

New & Sustainable Materials Challenge

ONLINE | Cicada Innovations | 5.00PM AEST

The Biennale of Sydney and Cicada Innovations in partnership with the British Council and UK Government's Science & Innovation Network are launching an Innovation Challenge aimed at discovering innovative and environmentally sustainable materials for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney exhibition.


Introduction to Startup Investment with Luna

ONLINE | Fishburners | 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Guided by startup industry experts, you’ll have the opportunity to deep dive into the critical topics currently facing your business.

The Future of Finance

ONLINE | Venture Cafe Sydney | 4.00-5.00PM AEST

Join Venture Cafe as they explore the current and future trends of the finance industry with an expert panel.

Fireside Chat with the Co-Founder of Humanitix: Joshua Ross

ONLINE | Fishburners | 5.30-6.30PM AEST

Josh is a true social entrepreneur who has achieved some pretty incredible things in his lifetime. Among many notable achievements, he was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Australia (2018), received the New South Wales Premiers Medal, and won the Google Impact Challenge for co-founding Humanitix with his best friend Adam McCurdie.

StartSmart Legal Series

Adelaide | Wallmans Lawyers | 12.00-1.45PM ACST

The first StartSmart Legal seminar, brought to you in conjunction with Startup Adelaide, in a convenient Lunch & Learn format, will focus upon intellectual property and how to protect a great idea. The session will cover copyright, trademarks, confidential information (know-how and trade secrets), patents and designs.

Introduction to Building Your Brand

ONLINE | City of Parramatta | 4.00-5.30PM AEST

The small-group program is designed to be engaging and practical, and you’ll walk away with skills and knowledge you can apply immediately as you grow your business and find your place in the market.

LaunchHUB Pitch Showcase

ONLINE | RMIT Activator Melbourne | 5.30-7.00PM AEST

After 12 intense weeks, watch the LaunchHub founders/change makers pitch their startups and help celebrate their incredible progress.

Global Pitch Nights

ONLINE | The Studio | 5.30-7.30PM AEST

Pitch Nights will be held on the last Thursday of the month, and are open to anyone who is looking to learn or be involved with start ups including, investors, start ups, business founders and, educators and students.


Commercialising Research into a Viable Startup

ONLINE | Startup Victoria | 1.00-2.00PM AEST

Every Friday, startup founders can work at HHQ. Grab a free desk, get to know our community and have a drink at the end of the day to kickstart the weekend?

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