October 12-23: We Are Agents of Change

Workshops

In addition to the livestream, be sure to take a deep dive into some of this year's Spark Festival workshops. Join an Innovation Circle, or Find Your Cofounder. Discover your startup's purpose, make sense of these uncertain times or just get on top of your cashflow! Explore the full workshops program below.

Wed 14.10.20

Good Design vs Bad Design

14 October

Good design is not just what looks good. It also needs to amaze, perform, astonish, fulfil its purpose, and most importantly meet a need. This workshop will explore some examples of great and not so great design examples and participants will be encouraged to send in an example of what they perceive as good or bad design in today's world.

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Kickstart your digital marketing strategy

14 October

This interactive workshop will explore how digital marketing strategies improve performance for your business in the digital space. Walk through a range of digital marketing options, including social media, email marketing and blogging, to help you understand what would work for your business.

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Thu 15.10.20

Innovation Circle

15 October

An Innovation Circle is an interactive online workshop with peers, to learn how to align your aspirations and ability for innovation and identify key capabilities required to deliver value from your innovation effort. Join Innovation 360 to learn about a common language for innovation that's grounded in research, a holistic framework for assessing innovation capability and new perspectives of managing innovation in today’s turbulent times.

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Fri 16.10.20

Discovering your startup's social purpose

16 October

In this workshop, our focus is on the challenge “how might we enable start-ups to discover their social purpose?”
The first step to understanding how your start-up might have a positive impact on society is uncovering what your start-up’s social purpose is. What values do you and your team live by? What motivates you? What are you looking to achieve? What are you looking to solve?

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Sat 17.10.20

3D Printing for Beginners

17 October

Learn how to 3D print with Tinkertank at this fun online workshop for kids of all ages - even grownup ones! Let’s dive into 3D printing & learning to design and learn through an everyday and practical application of this wonderful technology. At the end you will have your own fun 3D printed name badge!

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Tue 20.10.20

Managing Your Cashflow

20 October

It’s never a problem running out of cash.
It’s only a problem running out of cash when you don’t have time to do something about it.
Join Standard Ledger to run through the key elements of how to plan for and stay on top of your cashflow, including a high level view of how to think about your revenue and expenses, and how that translates into cash.

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Sense-making in uncertain times

20 October

If it wasn’t already obvious - COVID, the recent bushfire crisis, climate change - are all revealing how our own wellbeing is inextricably linked to the wellbeing of others and the planet. Join Claire McKendrick for an exploration that will help you better perceive and make sense of the complex times we find ourselves in.

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Wed 21.10.20

Find Your Cofounder

21 October

Ready to make an impact but not sure you want to go it alone? Ready to launch your startup but need a team to make it a reality? If you're brimming with enthusiasm but lack a co-founder, idea or team, join this event to find like-minded co-founders and team members to join you on your entrepreneurial journey to contribute to Australia’s economic recovery and create lasting, positive impact.

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Setting up an online store

21 October

Whether you’re selling a product or service online, this workshop will look at different software options, how to present your products, market position and the importance of optimising your web content to gain a top Google ranking.

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Thu 22.10.20

New Decade, New Narrative. What's yours?

22 October

As we emerge into this postnormal reality, let’s not go back to normal. Let’s go beyond and do better. This is an incredible opportunity for start-ups to turbo-charge a green recovery. Dr Claire Scobie helps businesses harness the power of story to engage hearts and minds. In this interactive workshop you'll learn how to sharpen your storytelling skills & communicate what you do in the sustainability space in a way that cuts through.

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