October 12-23: We Are Agents of Change

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MONDAY AUG 24

Sarah Neill, Founder & CEO, Mys Tyler

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 12.00-12.30PM AEST

Sarah is a technology and startup powerhouse with more than 15 years driving marketing and innovation for major consumer technology brands across in-house and agency settings in the USA, UK, and Australia.

How Business Owners Can Manage Their Wellbeing

ONLINE / Hub Australia / 12.30PM AEST

How can business owners maintain the right approach to work/life balance sustainably? Join us for a session focused on leveraging you and your team's strengths with modern approaches to building a growth mindset and strong recovery techniques while growing your business.

Future Minds Accelerator Roadshow & Education Panel #1. Jobs of Tomorrow

ONLINE / Venture Cafe Sydney / 9.30-11.30PM AEST

Join Blue Chilli at the Future Minds Accelerator Roadshow to see the edtech scale-ups in action and hear from their panel of thought leaders in the skills of the future. 

TUESDAY AUG 25

AgileAus Circles: Jessie Shternshus

ONLINE / Slatterys / 9.00AM AEST

This interactive session will explore what we can do to be more curious and uncover the importance of unlearning in times of uncertainty.

The Story of Food Connect

ONLINE / Macquarie University / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

Over the past 20 odd years, Robert has been challenging and transforming the food and agricultural system in Australia. As a former organic dairy farmer and market gardener he has become known as a practical and hands on social entrepreneur working at the systems end of changing the way business can pivot away from the malaise the current food system works.

Vulnerability: The Next Frontier in the Consumer Space

ONLINE / FinTech Australia / 12.30-1.30PM AEST

This session will discuss vulnerability in the context of the fintech ecosystem and how to identify and manage it.

Innovate Queensland's Commercialisation & Growth Virtual Workshop

ONLINE / Innovate Queensland / 1.00PM AEST

The Innovate Queensland Commercialisation & Growth virtual workshop engages you in hands-on activities to understand how innovative thinking and entrepreneurial practices can re-generate, grow, scale and sustain different types of businesses.

Grow Your MedTech Business in India

ONLINE / Fusion Co Innovation Labs / 3.00-4.00PM AEST

The program is designed to help NSW medtech companies access the dynamic, growing Indian market.

Local Innovator Series 1 Adam Jacobs, Co-Founder Hatch, THE ICONIC

ONLINE / Prismatik / 5.30-6.30PM AEST

At the start of COVID-19, the team at Hatch saw an opportunity to utilise their team and technology to help businesses and individuals navigate the crisis together. The Hatch Exchange was born with the aim to help maintain stability in these uncertain times and prepare Australia to rebound when the COVID-19 crisis is over. 

Remarkable Disability Program

ONLINE / Remarkable / 6.30PM AEST

The August national conversation on disability entrepreneurship invites Pete Horsley from Remarkable. 

WEDNESDAY AUG 26

How to Master the Art of Bootstrapping

ONLINE / Innovation Bay / 8.00-9.30AM AEST

Not all startups are venture backed, and Australia has a history of successful entrepreneurs who bootstrapped and created global companies (Atlassian bootstrapped for 8 years). The focus for founders who bootstrap is on sustainable and profitable growth and the ability to maintain a control of their destiny.

AWS FinTech Mentorship Day

ONLINE / AWS / 10.00AM-12.00PM AEST

Join AWS for group mentor sessions for FinTech startups with an AWS startup expert to get your questions answered.  

How to be Smart with Your Money During COVID (and Beyond)

ONLINE / General Assembly / 12.00-1.00PM AEST 

Join GA as they cover the key things you need to know to protect your finances but invest smarter to drive long term wealth.

How to Boost Your Mindset and Health

ONLINE / Tank Stream Labs / 1.00-2.00PM AEST

Staying optimistic during a time like this can be challenging, because most people are really worried not only about the potential financial loss, but also about the impacts that stress and worry can have on their overall health.

Fireside Chat with James Gilmour, Co-Founder of GILMOUR SPACE

ONLINE / Startup Grind / 4.00PM AEST

James Gilmour is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for GILMOUR SPACE. With 15 years business development experience, James is responsible for driving Gilmour’s stakeholder engagement strategy with government, academia, defence and customers. James is an active member and advior at the Space Industry Association Australia, the National Space Society of Australia and QSF.

Expanding into Europe and Asia

ONLINE / La Trobe / 4.00-5.30PM AEST

Find out how La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship's global partners can help your business expand internationally. 

Activate Your Business Model

ONLINE / Sourdough Business Pathways / 4.00-5.30PM AEST

Get help to activate your idea or pivot your business using the Lean Canvas while being supported by Sourdough Experts and Mentors. 

Developing and Testing Your Business Idea

ONLINE / ACU / 4.00-6.00PM AEST

Experience shows that it’s rarely the first or second idea that really gets you going – it’s often the third or fourth. Now is the time to start the process of finding them. Bring a pen, paper and an open mind to make the most of this workshop. 

In Conversation with Tim Power & Jonathan Herrman

ONLINE / NSIN / 5.00-7.30PM AEST

If it's Edtech then Tim is your man. When asked by an Australian Treasurer what he does, Tim humbly responded "we run online maths and spelling education for millions of kids" - Tim created Mathletics and Spellodrome, which has helped > 30m students to date. 

ClimateLaunchPad 2020: National Final

ONLINE / Climate KIC Australia / 5.00-6.30PM AEST

ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition organised by EIT Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership. Its mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change and help to fast track ideas into businesses. Climate-KIC Australia facilitates the annual competition in Australia.

What Effect Will COVID-19 Have on the Careers of Women in AI?

ONLINE / Queensland AI Hub / 5.30-6.30PM AEST

Join the Queensland AI Hub as they address the issues facing women in STEM during the pandemic, the policy recommendations and the real-life impact.

Future Focus Your Business Workshop

ONLINE / iAccelerate / 5.30-7.30PM AEST

This interactive iAccelerate workshop will provide a launching pad to think about your business differently and explore ways to reboot your business, remain competitive and respond to market changes.

ESports, Entertainment and Your Career

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.00-7.30PM AEST

In this fascinating panel discussion, you'll hear professionals working in the E-Sports market discuss where E-Sports could take the Australian economy and culture in the future.

Mastering Customer Success to Drive Growth

ONLINE / General Assembly / 6.30-9.30PM AEST

Learn Yee Huang's framework for building a customer success function that can help you stay ahead of your competition, and basic methods to measure the customer success teams impact.

Evening Yoga for Change Makers

ONLINE / Founder Institute / 8.30-9.30PM AEST

An ancient philosophy and way of living passed down through centuries, the benefits of regularly practicing Yoga go beyond relaxation and recalibration of the mind and body, it also helps us to tap in our unconscious mind which holds our deepest creativity and much more inner resources.

THURSDAY AUG 27

Exploring the Future of Work

ONLINE / Haymarket HQ / 8.00-8.30AM AEST

Worried about your safety as you go back into an office environment? What are the things you should be looking out for?

Leveraging Data to Improve Business Outcomes

ONLINE / Advance Queensland / 10.00AM AEST

Join Dr Tom Verhelst, Program Director at Griffith University’s Regional Innovation Data Lab (RIDL) and senior commercialisation and innovation strategist, Kellie Dyer, to hear how you can leverage your data and the information you capture to make strategic data-driven decisions. 

Binary Shift

ONLINE / Binary Shift / 10.30-4.00PM AEST

What does innovation mean for regional communities and businesses? This year’s Binary Shift conference is centered around offering a set of practical, actionable approaches to confronting the challenges we’re living through. If you need to kick start your business into the future, you have to be at Binary Shift.

How to B2B Business Should Sell & Market in 2020

ONLINE / Growth Colony / 12.00PM AEST

In this webinar, Growth Colony dives deep into the best ways B2B businesses should be approaching their sales and marketing in 2020, and beyond.

Tour of the Studio

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

What is The Studio? What amazing benefits do you get by being part of our community? What are our different memberships and programs?

Growing Your Business in a Pandemic

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 12.00-1.00PM AEST

During this workshop, Fishburners will share proven techniques and valuable insights that will help you kickstart your digital marketing journey and dominate online.

How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

ONLINE / Luna / 1.00PM AEST

When is the right time to apply for an accelerator? How can I make sure I stand out in a cohort of impressive startups? How do I make the most of my time in a program?

Entrepreneurship Education in High School

ONLINE / TryBooking / 3.30PM AEST

45-minute FREE webinar discussing implementation of co-curricular and extra-curricular entrepreneurship programs to augment formal curriculum and prepare students with the mindset and skillset to be more adaptable, employable and competitive in the future.

Future Minds Accelerator EdTech Demo Day

ONLINE / Venture Cafe Sydney / 6.00-8.00PM AEST

This group of startups includes scale-ups, not-for-profits and social enterprises serving the K-12 education market in Australia (and overseas). 

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