Weekly Sparks 097

Weekly Sparks 097

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EDCON2019: Community Ethereum Development Conference


EDCON2019 is part of the annually global Community Ethereum Development Conference series, aiming at improving the communication and integration between the various global Ethereum communities and promoting the development of Ethereum ecosystem. As a non-profit conference, EDCON has the support of the Ethereum Foundation.

The event will run for a whole week, including an EDCON HACK, main conferences, sub-conferences, workshops, outdoor activities.

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Proto: Meet Customers

Darlington / Wentworth Building / 3.00pm

Discover who your first customer will be and how to build something they really want.

R&D Tax Incentive Workshop with CharterNet

Ultimo / UTS Startups / 10.30-11.30AM

This seminar will explore different avenues for cash flow generation, including the R&D Tax Incentive which allows companies to claim a cash refund.

Sydney 2050 for Business

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 8.30AM-12.00PM

Prepare to be inspired by three future-thinking speakers, followed by an interactive & collaborative workshop where we explore the future of main streets, changes in consumer habits and workforce, how Sydney will be positioned globally and the crucial link between economic prosperity & community wellbeing.


Byron Bay Pitching Workshop with The Funding Network

Byron Bay / Byron Bay Golf Club / 9.00AM-5.00PM

Are you a not-for-profit or social enterprise that wants to learn how to craft a compelling narrative, engage listeners and inspire action? Register the Byron Bay Pitching Workshop!

CityTalks Sydney: Our future with artificial intelligence and its rise in China

Sydney CBD / Town Hall / 6.30-8.00PM

This event will explore advancements in AI across education, healthcare and society. It will also discuss how to minimise risks and ensure ethical development while making the most of these technologies.

User Experience Design Immersive Info Session

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 10.00AM-5.00PM

Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming User Experience Design Immersive Course?

Sydney Power BI Meetup

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor / 5.30-7.30PM

Relationships are essential to delivering intuitive, accurate and optimal models. Interestingly, relationship design can be considered part science and part art.


Earned Media: PR, Storytelling and the Media of Tomorrow

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 8.00-10.00AM

In today’s constantly changing media landscape, how will your brand ensure they are leveraging the right earned media techniques to build consumer trust and stand out from their competitors? At this event, the speakers will share their strategies for creating relationships with journalists, story leads, thought leaders and influencers and define storytelling techniques and media packaging tips for the modern age.

Equipping You & Your Startup to Succeed in Australasia

Ultimo / Sydney School of Entrepreneurship / 12.00-2.00PM

Join Robert Hsiung as he explores the importance of balancing a multi-disciplinary education, lifelong learning and work experience to help students and early-stage startups succeed in Australia and Asia.

How to Create Moments that Matter: The Art of Crafting Unforgettable Experiences

Sydney CBD / Academy Xi / 12.30-1.30PM

Specific moments in our lives are often fleeting and difficult to recall. As designers, one of the major challenges of creating digital products is how to make them memorable so that users keep wanting to use them.

HubSpot Presents How to Turn your Customers into your Best Marketing Channel

Sydney CBD / GA Sydney (Main Campus) / 6.00-8.00PM

During this masterclass, you’ll get an overview of this new, digitally-empowered customer, while learning the framework to turn your happy customers into your best marketing channel.

New trends in blockchain with Lon Wong

Sydney Startup Hub / Tank Stream Labs / 5.30-7.00PM

Lon Wong and Hannah Glass discuss new trends in blockchain and the opportunities and challenges of doing business in transformational times.

Demystifying the Digital Dragon: Understanding WeChat & The Chinese Digital Ecosystem

Sydney Startup Hub / The Studio / 12.30-1.30PM

Sophie Blue (Founder and Director of Blue Planet PR) will take you through WeChat 101. Sophie will explain the do's and don'ts, and demystify the evolving Chinese digital landscape.

International Panel: The Future of Ethereum in Asia and Beyond

Sydney CBD / Tyro FinTech Hub / 6.00-9.00PM

ConsenSys will be hosting an intimate session in Sydney's CBD, with a number of international Ethereum experts to deep dive into the latest developments in the Ethereum ecosystem and what is planned for the future ahead.

A Masterclass in 'The Royal Commission & Pathways Forward' by Stone & Chalk

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 6.00-9.30PM

Now that the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has wrapped up, it is important to reflect on what happened and find new pathways forward.

Female Founder Pitch Night

Sydney CBD / Herbert Smith Freehills / 6.00-9.00PM

The purpose of the event is to provide women startup founders who are at various stages of the startup lifecylce with a platform to pitch live and network with prospective investors and industry partners.

'Building Successful Startups' with Andreas Ehn, former CTO of Spotify

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 6.00-8.00PM

In an Australian first, the serial entrepreneur and tech guru will talk about his experience working at Spotify and it's early-stage growth path, as well as what it takes to build and scale successful startups.

HHQ Show and Tell: Education Link

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 12.30-1.30PM

In this session, hear from Raphael Arias from Education Link.

openBIM: Getting it Right Strategic seminar

Sydney CBD / Ridley / 3.00-6.30PM

This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from three industry leading speakers where Digital Asset Strategies and openBIM benefits will be discussed for infrastructure from the perspectives of the Owner, the Strategic Advisor, and Project Delivery.

International Panel: The Future of Ethereum in Asia and Beyond

Sydney CBD / Tyro Fintech Hub / 6.00-9.00PM

Following the 3 day Hackathon, ConsenSys will be hosting an intimate session in Sydney's CBD, with a number of international Ethereum experts to deep dive into the latest developments in the Ethereum ecosystem and what is planned for the future ahead.


Thursday Gathering Cafe Nights: Automotive Futures

Macquarie Park / Venture Cafe / 3.00-8.00PM

Venture Cafe Sydney connects innovators and entrepreneurs through high-impact programming and interactive experiments. Happening every Thursday, this is an exciting opportunity for individuals and organisations to connect, share, learn and grow...together. Drop into the Thursday Gathering at any time for a range of social activities, educational sessions, workshops and experiments. This week they'll be exploring the future of transport from a global perspective so come by for electric cars, AI, robots and much more!

Startup&Angels Sydney

Barangaroo / Lendlease / 6.00-9.00PM

Hosted by Australiance, evening consists of sharp presentations by 4 startup founders, 1 advisor and 1 investor followed by networking. It is the perfect opportunity to chat with fellow investors and potential customers while enjoying some wine, beer and food, included in the ticket price, and always with a French twist! Best of all, it's 20% off if you use the code SPARKFRIENDS when you register.

Baking 'global' into your startup from day 1 with Robert Hsiung

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-8.00PM

Join City if Sydney for an intimate chat with Robert Hsiung and some of Sydney’s most successful startup founders as they explore how diversity is key from the very beginning.

How far ahead is China in AI, and why? With Nina Xiang

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 8.30-10.30AM

Hear from Nina Xiang, expert on the Chinese venture capital and technology sector and Founder of China Money Network.

Startup Careers Fair

University of Sydney / MacLaurin Hall / 5.30-7.30PM

Meet and speak with employers about opportunities in the startup space.

Coding De-coded

Coffs Harbour / Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre / 10.00AM-12.00PM

The aim of this workshop is for you to be technically literate before you enter into discussions with those in the know. So, if you need to hire a coder for app or project development, you will know a bit more about the concept and frameworks and what really is possible.

The Art & Science of Teamwork

Sydney CBD / General Assembly / 6.00-8.00PM

How can your team feel a greater sense of accomplishment in less time—without sacrificing the quality of their work? The answer is both an art (how teams set goals and how they celebrate successes) and a science (which tools and techniques teams use for maximum productivity).

Sydney Design Thinking Meetup No.38: Empathy in Design Research

Sydney CBD / ThoughtWorks / 6.00-9.00PM

This month Sarah Stokes will be talking about defining empathy and its role in design research.

What is Human Centered Design? When and How to integrate it in a project

Sydney CBD / Robert Walters / 6.00-8.00PM

What is Human Centered Design? And why do the best companies on the planet now consider themselves ‘design-led’?

EDCON 2019

Sydney CBD / ICC Centre / Multi-Day Event

EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference ) is an annual global Ethereum conference series, aiming to boost the communication and interaction of Ethereum communities worldwide and to accelerate the sound development of Ethereum ecosystem. The event has made huge influence in the previous years - EDCON2017 was held in ESCP Europe, Paris, France on February 17-18, and EDCON2018 in Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada on May 3-5.

Our April Women Who Go Meetup

Sydney Startup Hub / Microsoft Reactor / 6.00-8.00PM

Hemanta Sapkota will be talking about the Code Playground app he built.


FinTech Pitch Night

Sydney Startup Hub / Fishburners / 5.00-8.00PM

Every Friday night from 5pm, Fishburners opens its doors to host Shark Tank style pitches.

Asia Insights Series: Artificial Intelligence in Asia

Sydney Startup Hub / Stone & Chalk / 9.00AM-12.00PM

Asialink Business in collaboration with the City of Sydney are delighted to present an expert panel focussing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Asia, focussing on opportunities in the key markets of China, India and Singapore.

Office Hours with Lon Wong, Founder & CEO of ProximaX

Sydney Startup Hub / Level 1 / 11.00-1.00PM

An opportunity to discuss your blockchain startup one-on-one with visiting entrepreneur Lon Wong of ProximaX, an extension of the NEM blockchain project, of which he was the founder.

China Canvas Challenge: Grand Finale Pitch Night 2019

Sydney CBD / Haymarket HQ / 6.00-9.00PM

In the past 5 weeks, 400 companies from across Australia competed in the world’s first China Canvas Challenge to get their companies China ready. On April 12, the top eight companies will be pitching to win a trip to China to visit the Alibaba HQ and explore their market potential.


Youth Week 2019: Social Enterprise Designathon

Sydney CBD / Customs House / 9.30AM-4.30PM

Are you aged 18-25? Join Young Change Agents and the City of Sydney in a unique opportunity to design and pitch a solution to a real-life social problem. The day follows a workshop style format where you will learn and implement design thinking concepts such as customer validation, creating business models and learning how to map user journeys.


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