Spark Festival 2018: Full Program

Spark is all over for 2018 but take a look below to get a sense of the length and breadth of the program. From Bega to Byron, from AgTech to Social Enterprise, from kids to seniors, from finding funding to finding investment opportunities: wherever innovation and entrepreneurship is happening, you will find Spark Festival.

Spark Festival will be back in 2019, from October 10 - 27. If you're interested in being part of Australia's largest event for startups, please submit an event EOI before May 16.

AI for Leaders

AI for Leaders

10 October
9:00am — 2:00pm
Fusion Labs
Use code sparkfest for 20% off
Highlight
Venture capital in the innovation economy

Venture capital in the innovation economy

10 October
12:30pm — 2:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub - Event Space
$10
The Future of Food Forum

The Future of Food Forum

10 October
10:00am — 2:00pm
UTS Startups Event Space
FREE
The Next Seat - bringing gender diversity to the startup boardroom

The Next Seat - bringing gender diversity to the startup boardroom

10 October
7:45am — 9:30am
Australian Institute Of Company Directors
FREE
Health and Innovation Showcase

Health and Innovation Showcase

10 October
5:00pm — 8:00pm
Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research
FREE
Raise Capital on Your Terms

Raise Capital on Your Terms

10 October
9:30am — 5:00pm
Hall Chadwick
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Highlight
Feast of Strangers
RegTech Edge: Showcase

RegTech Edge: Showcase

10 October
8:30am — 1:30pm
Microsoft Reactor, Sydney Startup Hub
$120
Big Data 101

Big Data 101

11 October
9:00am — 4:00pm
Microsoft Reactor Sydney
$20
Sydney Angels Showcase Event

Sydney Angels Showcase Event

11 October
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Fishburners
FREE
Effective First Time Leadership

Effective First Time Leadership

11 October
9:30am — 5:00am
WeWork, George Street
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Pitching and Preparing

Pitching and Preparing

14 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Tank Stream Labs
FREE
The Backroads of Artificial Intelligence

The Backroads of Artificial Intelligence

14 October
3:00pm — 4:00pm
I2N Hub Williamtown
FREE
How can science and technology researchers get their business off the ground?

How can science and technology researchers get their business off the ground?

14 October
2:30pm — 4:30pm
The University of Sydney Knowledge Hub
FREE
Nature Bathing on the Bondi to Manly Walk

Nature Bathing on the Bondi to Manly Walk

14 October
4:30pm — 6:00pm
Henry Lawson Gate
FREE
Highlight
The Innovation Game

The Innovation Game

15 October
5:45pm — 8:00pm
Australian Computer Society
$15
Pre Accelerator Demo Night

Pre Accelerator Demo Night

15 October
5:00pm — 8:00pm
Bangalow Bowling Club
FREE
Capital Raising Workshop

Capital Raising Workshop

15 October
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub Level 1
FREE
Highlight
Future Work Summit

Future Work Summit

15 October
8:00am — 5:00pm
ICC Sydney
Use code SPARKFESTIVAL to discount $200
Raising Capital - Investment 101

Raising Capital - Investment 101

15 October
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Fishburners
FREE
Pitching and Funding Options

Pitching and Funding Options

15 October
4:00pm — 8:00pm
Australian Catholic University, Strathfield
FREE
Deal Screening Live Demo

Deal Screening Live Demo

16 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Sydney Startup Hub
FREE
Highlight
INCUBATE Demo Day

INCUBATE Demo Day

16 October
5:30pm — 9:00pm
The University of Sydney
$0-$16.50
The Power of A.I and Simulation

The Power of A.I and Simulation

16 October
6:00pm — 8:00pm
PwC Barangaroo
FREE
Pitching and Funding Options

Pitching and Funding Options

16 October
4:00pm — 8:00pm
Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
FREE
Highlight
The Co-Evolution of AI and Humanity

The Co-Evolution of AI and Humanity

16 October
7:30am — 9:30am
Parliament of New South Wales
FREE
The ONE Reason Why Start-Ups Fail

The ONE Reason Why Start-Ups Fail

16 October
12:00pm — 1:00am
Tank Stream Labs
FREE
Recycling the SMaRT Way

Recycling the SMaRT Way

17 October
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Stanton Library
FREE
Working on Team Human

Working on Team Human

17 October
9:30am — 1:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
FREE
How to Value a Startup

How to Value a Startup

17 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
WeWork
FREE
Startup Marketing - Myths and Magic

Startup Marketing - Myths and Magic

17 October
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
$10
Funding Roadmap

Funding Roadmap

17 October
1:00pm — 2:00pm
I2N Hub Hunter Street
FREE
Designing Your Strategic Future

Designing Your Strategic Future

17 October
9:00am — 1:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
$25
iAccelerate Pitch Final 2019

iAccelerate Pitch Final 2019

17 October
5:00pm — 7:30pm
iAccelerate Centre
FREE
Highlight
Uncovering Indigenous Innovation

Uncovering Indigenous Innovation

17 October
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Administration Building (F23)
FREE
Networking in Nature

Networking in Nature

17 October
7:00am — 8:45am
Royal Botanic Gardens
$14.40-$18
Angel Investing 101

Angel Investing 101

18 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Stone and Chalk
FREE
Improve the Third

Improve the Third

18 October
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Sydney Startup Hub Level 1
FREE
Indigenous Pitch Night

Indigenous Pitch Night

18 October
5:00pm — 8:00pm
Fishburners
$10
How to grow like Canva

How to grow like Canva

18 October
9:30am — 5:00am
WeWork, Carrington St
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Startmate Pitch Coaching

Startmate Pitch Coaching

18 October
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
FREE
Today's Learners - Tomorrow's Leaders

Today's Learners - Tomorrow's Leaders

19 October
8:30am — 4:00pm
State Library of NSW
$150-$260
Proto: Spark Your Idea

Proto: Spark Your Idea

19 October
9:00am — 5:00pm
INCUBATE Startup Program
$135-$150
Business Hack-a-thon

Business Hack-a-thon

19 October
8:30am — 7:00pm
Sawtell Success Hubs
FREE
Highlight
2050 EMERGENT

2050 EMERGENT

19 October
10:00am — 4:00pm
Lower Town Hall
FREE
NASA Space Apps Challenge

NASA Space Apps Challenge

19 October — 20 October
9:00am — 4:00pm
UTS
FREE
Demystifying Term Sheets

Demystifying Term Sheets

21 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
BlueChilli
FREE
Delivering Smart Products

Delivering Smart Products

22 October
10:00am — 12:00pm
Circuitwise Electronics Manufacturing
$30
Lunch & Learn Lean Canvas Session

Lunch & Learn Lean Canvas Session

22 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
UNE SMART Region Incubator Tamworth
FREE
HHQ Asia Speed Mentoring Night

HHQ Asia Speed Mentoring Night

22 October
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Haymarket HQ
$5 - $20
Start Up Maths

Start Up Maths

22 October
12:30pm — 2:00pm
Stone and Chalk
FREE
Regional Smart People, Smart Ideas

Regional Smart People, Smart Ideas

23 October
5:00pm — 7:30pm
Upstairs Startup Hub
$0-$10
Journalism Wisdom with Gaven Morris

Journalism Wisdom with Gaven Morris

23 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
The Studio
FREE
Creative Innovation: Creative Models and Methods

Creative Innovation: Creative Models and Methods

23 October
9:00am — 1:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
$50-$75
Designathon and PitchFest

Designathon and PitchFest

23 October
9:00am — 7:00pm
Atlassian - Level 29
FREE
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Tech23 2019

Tech23 2019

23 October
9:00am — 5:00pm
The Auditorium, Surry Hills
$99-$249
Open Banking Summit

Open Banking Summit

23 October — 24 October
8:30am — 5:30pm
Sydney Harbour Marriott
VARIOUS
10 Steps to Success for Women in Business

10 Steps to Success for Women in Business

23 October
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Australian Catholic University
FREE
Data Buzz 2019

Data Buzz 2019

23 October
8:00am — 10:00am
Australian Catholic University
FREE
The war (for talent) is over!

The war (for talent) is over!

24 October
10:30am — 12:00pm
Stone and Chalk
FREE
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Find My Spark

Find My Spark

24 October
9:30am — 2:00pm
ICC Sydney
FREE
The Neuroscience of Leadership Workshop

The Neuroscience of Leadership Workshop

24 October
12:30pm — 1:30pm
Tank Stream Labs @ Bridge St
$16.50
Startup & Angels

Startup & Angels

24 October
5:45pm — 7:45pm
WeWork
$27.46 – $43.29
Build an award winning workplace

Build an award winning workplace

24 October
9:30am — 5:00am
WeWork, Carrington St
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Highlight
Innovation in Global Health

Innovation in Global Health

24 October
2:00pm — 5:30pm
The George Institute for Global Health
FREE
iAccelerate Roadshow

iAccelerate Roadshow

25 October
11:00am — 3:00pm
Sydney Startup Hub
FREE
Marketing Leadership Mastery

Marketing Leadership Mastery

25 October
9:30am — 5:00am
WeWork, Carrington St
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Learn to get and give killer keynotes

Learn to get and give killer keynotes

25 October
9:30am — 5:00am
Hall Chadwick
Use code SPARK to discount $100
Fintech Genesis

Fintech Genesis

25 October
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Abercrombie Building
Donation
Highlight
SYD Hardware Day

SYD Hardware Day

26 October
9:00am — 12:45pm
Incubate Hub
$5
Antler codes

Antler codes

26 October
10:00am — 2:00pm
Antler
$10