Regional Sparks 2018

At Spark we are firm believers that innovation and entrepreneurship are not confined to the rarefied centre of a major city. So in 2018 when we reached out across all of NSW to see who wanted to get involved in the program, we were thrilled at what we found. From the lean canvas in Lismore, to innovation in up-cycling in Bega, we were incredibly proud to showcase the work being done in the regions.

We're keen to make Regional Sparks event bigger in 2019: find out all about our EOI process, and submit your event proposal here.


The Backroads of Artificial Intelligence

14 October
I2N Hub Williamtown
Follows the uptake of AI along its backroads. Explore the mobilities of technology, its promises, and its missing geographies, and the people and places enmeshed along the way. From San Francisco’s technology hub, to Delhi’s AI strategy "AIforAll", and with surveillance and control in India’s far-eastern frontier state of Manipur along the way. Book now.

Funding Roadmap

17 October
I2N Hub Hunter Street
Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of "explore - experiment - accelerate - scale” right here in the Hunter. Book now.


iAccelerate Pitch Final 2019

17 October
iAccelerate Centre
An opportunity for local, national and international investors and wider business community to engage with the startups in the University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate Centre.

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Pre Accelerator Demo Night

15 October
Bangalow Bowling Club
Celebrate the local entrepreneurial community, be inspired by what it takes to start up or expand a business and pitch it to a panel of judges and the community to take it to the next level. Book now.


Lunch & Learn Lean Canvas Session

22 October
UNE SMART Region Incubator Tamworth
Guided by the SRI team, test out your great idea and develop your own one-page business model. With beautiful catering for lunch, and the space to think and learn, you’ll emerge a potential startup founder with a great idea ready to work on. Book now.


Regional Smart People, Smart Ideas

23 October
Upstairs Startup Hub
Showcasing regional strategic partnerships for the emerging entrepreneur ecosystem. Book now.