Oct 12-27


Brought to you by Spark Festival with Major Sponsorship from the City of Sydney, Spark PURPOSE will be a one day showcase event which empowers attendees to:

  • Uncover their purpose
  • Find problems worth solving
  • Take the first steps to start a tech-enabled venture

Submit an EOI

What:  We're looking for people and organisations to deliver short workshops, exhibit, be interviewed for fireside chats and/or participate in speed-mentoring throughout the day. Please see below for more details of what we are looking for.

When: Saturday March 5 2022, 10am - 5pm (you don't have to be there all day)

Where: Sydney Startup Hub, Level 1, 11-31 York St Sydney.

How: Please fill out this EOI and we'll be in touch in the second week of February 2022.

The longer term effects of COVID19 are only starting to become apparent. Study plans have been disrupted. Many people have found themselves with reduced work hours, or without paid work at all. Post-COVID working arrangements, where social aspects of the workplace have been diminished, have stripped bare the nature of many established professionals’ jobs, leaving them questioning their career and how it aligns with their values.

People of all ages and backgrounds are looking to reinvent their careers and many of them have something important in common: a yearning to live a life aligned with their purpose.

Starting a business, full-time or as a side-hustle, is a way to do this. However many people feel unempowered and unaware of the wealth of resources available to help them get started. Spark Purpose will connect people looking to start their purpose-driven business with the opportunities available to them to get started by

  • Showcasing stories from people who have uncovered their purpose and started a new venture (Fireside chats on the main stage)
  • Empowering attendees with techniques for uncovering their purpose and starting a business (workshops)
  • Connecting attendees with organisations who will help them get started (expo tables)
  • Pointing them in the direction of the next steps they need to take with their idea (speed mentoring sessions)

Attendees will leave this highly interactive day with the knowledge, connections and roadmap they need to start their purpose-driven, tech- enabled ventures.

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