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Friday, November 25
 

18:00 AEDT

Startup Weekend: RetailTech edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Introducing the first Melbourne Startup Weekend RetailTech to the Australian startup ecosystem. Take the chance to pitch your idea or be a part of a team to create real innovative projects geared towards the retail industry.  Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition designed to provide an amazing experiential learning opportunity for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The weekend event is centred on ACTION, INNOVATION, and EDUCATION.  

It all begins on the Friday night where you, as a participant will get to pitch your idea or listen to others ideas. From there, teams are formed organically and what follows is a weekend where you and your team continue through testing, business model development, and basic prototype creation.

The outcome of the weekend is to develop an entrepreneurial style idea whether it is developing the prototype of a software product (such as a mobile app), a physical product or invention.

Startup Weekend will culminate on Sunday night with demo presentations to a panel of potential investors, local entrepreneurs, and industry experts. Participants are challenged to build functional startups in interdisciplinary teams during the event and will be encouraged to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. 

Moderators

Friday November 25, 2016 18:00 - Sunday November 27, 2016 20:00 AEDT
TBA
 
Monday, November 28
 

11:00 AEDT

Get to Know Your Co-Working Spaces Exhibit with Honourable Society
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us and get to know our Co-working Space!

 Honourable Society Coworking Space is located on the city fringe adjacent to the historic Queen Victoria Market. The Society has been formed to provide a space to share and grow business’s of all backgrounds. Society members have a variety of spaces available to them including a board room, desks, collaborative as well as a procrastination area that will provide a space to switch off and allow the creative juices to flow. Members are invited to participate in activities that involve charities, the Queen Vic Market and meeting other members and non members alike in a relaxed environment. Being part of the Society will provide access to some of Melbourne’s other share services such as Melbourne Bike Share programme.

Tour Session:

First Tour @ 11.30 AM
Second Tour @ 12.30 PM 


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Monday November 28, 2016 11:00 - 13:00 AEDT
Honourable Society 266 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

12:00 AEDT

Startup Valuation 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What you will learn: 
  • Why price and value are different·
  • Valuation shortcuts and understanding different valuation outcomes· 
  • Optimising value (to you) in a capital raising context

Brief:
 “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing”Oscar Wilde Understanding and optimising value are an integral part of managing a start-up business, where capital is typically in scarce supply.This session will provide an overview of common valuation methodologies and why price and value are often different.The speakers have extensive experience in business valuation and will discuss valuation in a start-up context. 

Moderators
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Ernst & Young

At EY, we are committed to building a better working world - with increased trust and confidence in business , sustainable growth, development of talents in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We want to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging... Read More →

Speakers
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Amy Turner & Justin Steinert

Amy Turner and Justin Steinert are Associate Directors in the Valuation and Business Modelling team at EY.Amy and Justin specialise in the valuation of issued capital, businesses and intellectual property, utilising a range of methodologies including capitalisation of earnings and... Read More →


Monday November 28, 2016 12:00 - 13:30 AEDT
Ernst & Young level 23, 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000

14:00 AEDT

Automation and the Future of Work
Limited Capacity filling up

This event helps in understanding automation and the nature of work and then mapping out the effect of automation on the future of work by looking at the past and understanding the present.
Having an overview of what shapes the future besides work and what affects the future of work besides automation.
Government; understanding the change in dynamics of power and the nature of the economy and how to adapt.
Corporates; recognising the big shift in the dynamics of organisation structure and the new ways of business interactions and how they should change their shapes if they want to fit in the future.
Small businesses; following the map, understanding the ecosystem, industries they belong to, their value in the chain and how they will be affected by the new changes and how to respond accordingly.
Individuals; whether employees or students, identifying the change trends in their career and coming up with the best strategy to address them.

Speakers
avatar for Alexar Pendashteh

Alexar Pendashteh

Director, Goodness Triangle
Alexar Pendashteh is passionate about the use of technology to empower people and believes the future is something we build not something that happens. He is a mentor, speaker and an active member of tech and startup communities in Melbourne and Sydney. He helps universities and academic... Read More →


Monday November 28, 2016 14:00 - 15:00 AEDT
Honourable Society 266 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

17:30 AEDT

Design Meet-up
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for Startup Weeks Design Meetup!

Brought to you by UX Melbourne and Ladies that UX. This is your oppurtunity to get to meet designers, get to know more about design and have an all round good time.

Get in quick as theres limited spaces available.

Speakers
UM

UX Melbourne

UX Melbourne is an informal community of around 1500 Melbourne based UX professionals. It has grown organically to encourage all people interested in user experience to get together, share ideas, support each other and have fun.
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Ladies that UX

Ladies that UX Melbourne is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, experience and product design, who positively promote and teach each other.https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/LadiesThatUXMEL/https://twitter.com/ladiesthatuxmel


Monday November 28, 2016 17:30 - 19:30 AEDT
Honourable Society 266 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

18:00 AEDT

Coding for Beginners

HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done.

This session, designed for the beginner programmer, will assume no previous coding knowledge. We'll go over key coding terminology and principles, introduce languages like HTML and CSS—what their functions are, how they work together—and use that new knowledge to write our own code and develop our own simple site.

Takeaways
  • Basics of the internet and how webpages work
  • Syntax of HTML and CSS
  • How to modify the code of existing websites
  • Techniques to use at-home when stuck on code.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Schmidt

Amelia Schmidt

UX, Clover.com.au
Amelia (also known as Milly) loves the intersection of content, design and development and she spends her time making the internet better for everyone who uses it.Milly is a connector, facilitator, creative maker, innovator and empathy machine. She speaks engineer, design, content... Read More →

Companies
avatar for General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly
General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began... Read More →


Monday November 28, 2016 18:00 - 19:00 AEDT
General Assembly 12a/45 William St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

18:00 AEDT

Founder AMA with Code the Future and Social Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

The 'AMA' in the Founder AMA event stands for "ask me anything". It is a one-hour Q&A session, giving the audience opportunities to ask the guest Founder questions that could help build their understanding of the startup world.

This sets an informal environment for the audience and speaker to connect and share their know-how; ultimately, building a strong network of supportive individuals that will shape the future of Melbourne's startup community. 


Moderators
avatar for Rahul Soans

Rahul Soans

Co-Founder, The Disruptive Business Network
Rahul is an Engineer and in another life was a project manager in the telecommunications industry. After coming to his senses, he fell into the social enterprise and startup world in Melbourne. He runs The Disruptive Business Network - an event series that looks at how new ideas and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Micheal Bird

Micheal Bird

Co-Founder and CEO, Social Garden
Michael Bird is co-founder and CEO of Social Garden, a disruptive enterprise customer acquisition business that specializes in the property, education and financial services markets.Social Garden has grown from 3 founders to a team of 35 in under four years and has been featured in... Read More →
avatar for Bec Spink

Bec Spink

Co-Founder, Code the Future
Bec Spink is an Assistant Principal at Aitken Creek Primary School in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Bec has a Master of Education specialising in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation. In 2013 Bec was awarded the Victorian Department of Education and Training Education... Read More →



Monday November 28, 2016 18:00 - 19:00 AEDT
Collective Campus 1/20 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

18:30 AEDT

Get Started with Techstars

Join us for a thoughtful and fun evening with Techstars and hangout with Andrew Hyde, Christina Christian and Lalitha Wemel from the Startup Programs side of things. Our cozy session will feature: 

  • Honest, intimate and fun fireside chat with the Techstars team.
  • Interactive group challenge - come prepared with questions.
  • Curated connections - we’re looking forward to having drinks with some of Melbourne’s most wonderful founders.
  • Delicious bites and drinks to make mingling easy and fun
About Techstars

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of startup programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to over 5,000 founders, mentors investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. 


Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder of Startup Weekend & Startup Week, Techstars
avatar for Lalitha Wemel

Lalitha Wemel

Regional Manager, APAC, Techstars
Lalitha Wemel is the Regional Manager for Asia Pacific at Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. She has been actively overseeing the partnerships and programming of startup ecosystem development across 17 countries in the region since 2015. Lalitha works... Read More →


Monday November 28, 2016 18:30 - 20:00 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
 
Tuesday, November 29
 

13:00 AEDT

ESS: Employment Share Schemes
Description:
This talk will focus on all of the tricky bits in managing an ESS when it's in place, including reporting, updating valuations, disposals by ESS holders and impending changes to the legislation.

The target audience should be starups with an ESS in place, and should definitely also include VCs, lawyers, accountants, advisors and angels.

Speakers

Tuesday November 29, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 AEDT
Deloitte 550 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

15:00 AEDT

Marcos Caceres of Mozilla - Career in programming!
Wondering what a career in programming is like?
Or what is it like to work for one of the most desired organisations to work in?
Join us to get to know what's it like to have a career in programming and work at Mozilla. 

Speakers
avatar for Marcos Caceres

Marcos Caceres

Platform Engineer, Mozilla Corporation
He is an experience specification writer, team lead, and platform architect.He specializes in standardization, product and project management.Marcos is a Platform Engineer at Mozilla.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 15:00 - 16:00 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

16:00 AEDT

Born to Code: Geek or Freak?
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's face it - without code there would be no startup ecosystem. Tech is part of just about every product or service out there at some level. So is a great coder born or bred? What does it take to look after your inner geek if it is you? Just how far would you go to keep the best coder you ever had on your team if someone was about to lure them away? Is your great coder "on the spectrum"? And should you care? 

Let's have some fun tackling some of the big questions behind what keeps tech talent delivering for you as an entrepreneur. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Elford

Wendy Elford

Dr. Wendy Elford is a startup futurist who is passionate about understanding what makes founders and startups thrive as they scale towards success. She works with individuals and small teams using future mapping to pick the path and story data to measure progress.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Honourable Society 266 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

16:00 AEDT

Design Mission Possible
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Human-Centred Design (HCD) is an approach to problem solving that places the needs and motivations of people at its core.

Through HCD we deeply explore and build empathy for our customers, involve them in designing and testing new solutions tailored to their needs, and continuously solicit their feedback.

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to HCD and at a high level how to practically apply the design process to a ‘customer experience’ challenge.

Through practical group work, you’ll: 
• Start developing a high-level understanding of human-centred design principles and how they're applied in practice.
• Learn tools and mindsets to build empathy, gain insights, define focus, and prototype ideas that will meet customers' needs.
• Build awareness of varying motivations that drive human behaviour and emotions and how this impacts on experience and practice.
• Discover how to create delightful customer experiences and meaningful solutions.

This is a 2,5-hour workshop. All you need is an open, positive and curious mindset—everything else will be provided for :-)

  • Please note that people who have attended Huddle Academy ‘Customer led by design’ will have done this activity before.

Speakers


Tuesday November 29, 2016 16:00 - 18:30 AEDT
Huddle Academy Level 6, 90 William St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

18:00 AEDT

Tech Founders AMA
Wondering what it's like to found an organisation with a background in tech?
Do you become CTO or run the organisation?
Are you better prepared for your system skills or worst off?
Come and find out how Dan, Ben and Keith built their companies and the community behind them.
 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Future Assembly

Future Assembly

Future Assembly
Future Assembly was founded by three buddies, Andrew Chin, Ben Richards and Brendan White, who would give anything to live in the future. They were excited by awe-inspiring tech in Australia. They became obsessed with emergent technology. In their team, their skills complimented each... Read More →
avatar for Dan Groch

Dan Groch

Co-Founder, HeroBoyfriend
Dan is a technology entrepreneur who founded Hero Boyfriend, Fig & Bloom and co-founded Code for Australia. Dan helps corporations and governments achieve more with less by leveraging open data, human capability and behavioural economics. On his spare time, he likes baking scones... Read More →


Tuesday November 29, 2016 18:00 - 20:00 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

12:00 AEDT

Scaling Fintechs Globally & Smartly
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ruz Chishty is an international entrepreneur/investor with strong professional networks in over 60 countries. Having lived in 7 countries, he is an expert on business development, crowd funding and sales. He has worked for some largest technology companies around the world generating over $25M in new revenues, Ruz now devotes all his time on developing the UK eco-system and is a mentor on a number of the leading programs in the UK. Currently, the London Director for the Founder Institute (the world’s largest start-up accelerator), he is also on the advisory board for Start-up Stock Exchange and works with international partnerships in the Silicon Valley, Latin America and Asia. Ruz is regularly invited by the UK Department for International trade and TechCity UK to speak on international expansion, and act as a judge on pitch panels and a mentor to a selection of companies. Ruz holds a Law degree and Masters in Business Computing from London. He graduated from IE (Spain) with a MBA and spent time at University of Washington in Seattle.

Ruz will discuss the rules of scaling the dynamics of markets/countries, the critical nature of trends and timing and how approaches should vary in different countries/markets. He’ll also share the perspective from the UK and discuss where the opportunities are for Aussie companies in the UK and how he would approach expanding internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Ruz Chishty

Ruz Chishty

Partner, Thirdround Ventures
Ruz will discuss the rules of scaling the dynamics of markets/countries, the critical nature of trends and timing and how approaches should vary in different countries/markets. He’ll also share the perspective from the UK and discuss where the opportunities are for Aussie companies... Read More →



Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00 - 13:00 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

12:00 AEDT

Startup Tax: R&D Tax Incentives, EMDG, and ESIC
Moderators
avatar for Kurt Falkenstein

Kurt Falkenstein

Founder + Partner at General Standards, General Standards
Kurt is an Australian lawyer that helps entrepreneurs start & grow new ventures. Prior to founding General Standards, he started out as a lawyer in Brisbane in 2005 before working in the family document storage company for several years. He moved to Melbourne in 2009 to start his... Read More →

Companies
avatar for Standard Ledger

Standard Ledger

Standard Ledger are dedicated startup accountants.We believe entrepreneurs should focus on taking over the world, so we provide bookkeeping and accounting that scales as you grow.Easy setup.Beautiful Accounting with Xero.Accurate and timely processing.Simple pricing.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00 - 13:30 AEDT
Revolver Coworking 231 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181

13:00 AEDT

Get to Know Your Co-Working Spaces Exhibit with theCluster
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday November 30th The Cluster is opening its doors to their private penthouse Lounge. The Lounge is Melbourne's first entrepreneurial penthouse space located on the top floor of 31 Queen Street overlooking the city skyline and the Yarra. This is the ideal spot for our members to hold business meetings, network or full-scale corporate events. Free coffee’s and guided tours throughout the co-working space will be available. This is the perfect chance for you to get an inside look at what the Cluster has to offer. Please sign up to one of our 2 guided tour times:

  • ·         1:30pm
  • ·         2:30pm

 


Spaces
avatar for The Cluster

The Cluster

The Cluster
We believe that running a business can be personally rewarding and fun.Businesses at The Cluster work with top tier customers, develop partnerships & networks, make friends, save time and money, overcome skill gaps, hire top performing employees, use the latest technologies, work... Read More →




Wednesday November 30, 2016 13:00 - 15:00 AEDT
The Cluster Level 20, 31 Queen Street

14:00 AEDT

Front end 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Dive into the fundamentals of coding with Ruby on Rails. Our beginners course provides students with a thorough understanding of Ruby gems to make your app the best it can be. Familiarise yourself with HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. Set up your 'development environment' and learn about open source tools. Learn the 5 fundamentals of computer programming. Understand the processes of app and database design to build great apps. And finally, build a web application with Ruby on Rails you'll want to show off!

Ok, maybe not all of this, but we'll tell you about it.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 14:00 - 15:00 AEDT
Coder Factory 8/120 Spencer St, Melbourne

18:00 AEDT

Gamification Lightning Class

Learn about the mechanics gamification to attract, retain, engage and monetize customers & employees and how to apply it for competitive advantage.

Boundaries have blurred and in the 21st century all work is all play. People want to be engaged with a clear purpose, be creative and collaborative when solving problems and above all things have epic wins! Playing games is no longer what teenage boys do to overcome their growing pains. In fact, 60% of gamers are 18+ females who avidly share their experiences across communities of friends, real and virtual.

This masterclass will provide you with an overview about gamification and its mechanics and how to apply to enhance your business’ competitive advantage, better engage employees, increase web traffic and build differentiation. Learn how startups and established blue-chips were able to harness the power of games to build more profitable business models.

Takeaways
  • The mechanics of gamification and how to apply them
  • Debunking gamification myths
  • The concept of “player-centre design”
  • The psychology behind what keeps gamers ultra-motivated

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Brodsky

Sergio Brodsky

Strategy Director, Starcom Mediavest Group
Sérgio Brodsky is strategy director at Starcom Mediavest Group, Melbourne. Prior to that he occupied senior positions with OMD, Interbrand and The Brand Union. Sérgio is a proven thought-leader, acting as columnist for Marketing Mag and Merca 2.0 (MEX) and contributing writer for... Read More →

Companies
avatar for General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly
General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began... Read More →


Wednesday November 30, 2016 18:00 - 19:00 AEDT
General Assembly 12a/45 William St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

18:00 AEDT

Insurance Essentials For Startups
This session will encourage you to consider the various risks your business will face in its life-cycle and how to mitigate those risks. It is an introduction into insurance and how a broker works on your behalf and in your best interest. Beneficial for those with a basic knowledge of insurance, and those who seek to understand how an insurance broker can support you and your start-up.


Topics covered:

  • The value of an Insurance Broker
  • Policies available in the insurance market for start-ups
  • How these policies can protect your start-up
  • Emerging risks to start-ups

Speakers
KB

Kevin Baker

Branch Manager, AON
Kevin Baker has over 20 years General Insurance Broking Experience, commencing in the London and Lloyds Insurance markets where he directly advised and assisted a range of Clients in all facets of Insurance. Having relocated to Australia early in 2002 Kevin has continued to work with... Read More →
avatar for Paula Crean

Paula Crean

Aon
Paula Crean has worked in a business development role in the insurance industry for the last six years. Paula has worked for Aon Risk Solutions in 3 countries including the UK, New Zealand and now Australia. The variety of client experiences and the opportunity to work with clients... Read More →



Wednesday November 30, 2016 18:00 - 19:30 AEDT
AON 80 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000

18:00 AEDT

Entrepreneurs in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

We all know how much focus is on innovation and developing young entrepreneurs - but who's job is it really to do this? Is it the responsibility of teachers, the government, experienced business people, or entrepreneurs who are on their own journey - and what should best practice actually look like? Adam will reflect on his own experiences in Tasmania supporting both the educational and entrepreneurial communities, how that has translated across Australia, and also facilitate a discussion with everyone in attendance about how best practice would look in their own context - be it the industry or across Victoria.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Mostogl

Adam Mostogl

Founder & Program Manager, Illuminate Education
In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems... Read More →



Wednesday November 30, 2016 18:00 - 20:00 AEDT
Honourable Society 266 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

18:30 AEDT

Australia's FinTech Future - Clover & Spaceship
This is going to be exciting! We are delighted to have two of the most prominent and fast growing FinTech companies in Australia on the same panel - Clover and Spaceship!

Financial services and Technology comes hand-in-hand. Come join us and learn how this two FinTech Startups will change how we think about investing and supernnuation. 

Key takeaways:
  • How technology could empower an individual's financial future
  • How does Spaceship work - Superannuation
  • How does Clover work - Investing

About the Startups

Clover

Investing can be intimidating and complex. We’re fixing that. With Clover, you get a personal risk profile, custom portfolio, and super low-fee management. We invest your money in a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your unique circumstances (that’s the best way to do it).


Spaceship

Spaceship is a technology focused Superannuation Fund for millennials. Headquartered in Sydney. The company has received $1.6 million in funding to date; investors include Atlasssian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, Vinomofo co-founder Andre Eikmeier, Aconex chief executive Leigh Jasper and young rich lister Simon Clausen.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bennetts

Paul Bennetts

CEO & Co-founder, Spaceship
CEO @ Spaceship
avatar for Harry Chemay

Harry Chemay

CEO & Co-founder, Clover.com.au
As CEO and co-founder, Harry brings to Clover over 18 years of experience in financial planning and investment consulting. In past lives, Harry spent a decade in financial planning with accounting firms such as KPMG and Grant Thornton. He has also spent several years in investment... Read More →
avatar for Kaushik Sen

Kaushik Sen

COO, Spaceship
COO @ Spaceship


Wednesday November 30, 2016 18:30 - 20:00 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
 
Thursday, December 1
 

12:00 AEDT

Doing Good Is Good Business
We are beginning to see an evolution in capitalism from a 20th century view that the purpose of business is to maximise value for shareholders to a view that the purpose of business is to maximise shared value for all stakeholders of society. Our challenge is to create a generation of conscious consumers, employees and investors who make decisions based on the impact of a business on society and the environment not just price, salary and financial return. 

Increasingly, companies are proving that doing the right thing leads to better business performance, and redefining success in business. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing businesses (large and small) today and how to be part of a growing community of people who are using business as a force for good. 

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Leow

Mindy Leow

Head of Community Building, B Lab Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
Mindy is passionate about business as a catalyst for social change. Mindy's role at B Lab is to build a community of purpose-driven businesses by helping them to measure and improve their social and environmental impact. She has worked with hundreds of companies to become certified... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 12:00 - 13:30 AEDT
Hub 696 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

12:30 AEDT

IP Management on a lean Budget
Limited Capacity seats available

Key Takeaways:

  • The basics of IP - overview of the Registered IP - Patents, Trade Marks, Designs
  • The basics of copyright and trade secrets
  • Understanding IP within your business plan and marketing plans
  • The difference between business names, domain names and trade marks
  • Protecting digital IP
  • IP and contractors
About the speaker

Matt Lee is an intellectual property (IP) subject matter expert who works in the Start-up and Small Business Engagement team at IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that regulates IP. As a small business owner himself, Matt is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship across Australia. Passionate about helping the business community avoid common IP pitfalls, he frequently travels the country helping businesses understand intellectual property, equipping them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions on whether to protect their brand, invention or product appearance with IP.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Matt Lee is an intellectual property (IP) subject matter expert who works in the Start-up and Small Business Engagement team at IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that regulates IP. As a small business owner himself, Matt is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship across... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 12:30 - 13:30 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

17:30 AEDT

MSB Drinks & Pitch Night
Limited Capacity seats available

Melbourne Silicon Beach is the second largest tech startup community in Melbourne. Their monthly Drinks & Pitch Night held on the first Thursday night has become a regular feature in the city's startup calendar. What began as a casual networking drinks meetup has now grown to nearly 7,000 members and features a very popular livestreamed 90-second pitch segment where most aspiring startup founders do their first ever public pitch. You are welcome to come and network and pitch your startup or idea.

 

Register at http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Silicon-Beach/events/231767802/


Companies
avatar for Melbourne Silicon Beach

Melbourne Silicon Beach

Melbourne Silicon Beach (MSB) is an informal group for anyone interested in founding or working in startups, dev/design in web/mobile tech, IoT, freelancing, investing or working with people in that space. We are a diverse bunch covering all ages, backgrounds and first point of call... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 17:30 - 20:00 AEDT
Royal Melbourne Hotel 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne

18:00 AEDT

Growth Hacking Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

A casual and friendly environment for like-minded people to come together to share their experiences and knowledge about rapid growth and go beyond business plateaus.  

Network with Growth Hackers and learn the tricks of global leading marketing and growth concepts that work!  

Companies
avatar for Growth Hackers

Growth Hackers

We believe that when it’s all said and done… all the code’s written, and all the research and development is complete, the one thing that’s holding Australia’s startups back is the knowledge and ability required to achieve high levels of growth. “Growth is the only thing... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 18:00 - 19:30 AEDT
Collective Campus 1/20 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

18:00 AEDT

Isobar Presents: Social is Mobile for the Millennial
Limited Capacity filling up

Working with Slurpee, Isobar developed 5 principles in marketing to the social consumer.

These learnings are indicative of the behaviour shift from desktop to mobile and how brands are innovating in the way they are communicating with millennials.

In this masterclass, Dentsu Aegies will be partnering with Mobile Marketing Meet-up to present topics around Mobile Trends for the Millennial Customer and their work with Slurpee.

Join us for a presentation on where Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are at and how they can be harnessed to engage consumers and drive business result for brands. You’ll also have a chance to demo the products first hand as well as questions to our industry specialists. 


Companies
avatar for Dentsu Aegies Network

Dentsu Aegies Network

Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.With consumers more connected, through a range of devices, than ever before, the era of media convergence... Read More →



Thursday December 1, 2016 18:00 - 19:30 AEDT
Isobar HQ Level 4, 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne

18:00 AEDT

Accelerators vs. Incubators: What's the Deal?
Limited Capacity filling up

We understand that there tend to be confusion between Accelerator Programs and Incubations, so this time round, we are having a roundtable discussion on 'Accelerators vs. Incubators'. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Blue Chilli

Blue Chilli

Blue Chilli
BlueChilli helps talented founders build businesses using our purpose-built methodology designed to accelerate a startup’s path to launch, growth and scale. Leveraging the hindsight and experience of serial entrepreneurs, lean startup experts and startup mentors in our program... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Allen

Matt is a developer, a team builder, an investor and an advisor. He helped bring Founder Institute to Melbourne and has advised dozens of successful tech entrepreneurs around Australia and beyond. To learn more about him go to http://matta.io/.
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Alan Downie

Partner, Startmate
Alan Downie is a partner at Startmate, and previously was the co-founder and CEO of Macropod Software (makers of BugHerd) and co-founder of UsabilityHub. He is an active mentor with Startmate and MAP, and an early stage angel investor.
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Adrian Stone

Co-Founder & Lead Investor, Angel Cube
After a successful career at IBM, Adrian became a serial entrepreneur who had multiple exits across the USA, Australia and NZ. Adrian is now the founder and CEO of AngelCube, Melbourne’s first venture accelerator, which provides seed funding and mentoring for technology start­ups... Read More →
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Kaitlin Tait

Co-Founder, Spark International
More than a decade ago, Kaitlin and Aaron Tait launched Spark International to find and back startups that are changing people’s lives In 2015, they merged with Melbourne not-for-profit YGAP to combine forces by leveraging local entrepreneurship to solve major social challenges... Read More →


Thursday December 1, 2016 18:00 - 20:00 AEDT
General Assembly 12a/45 William St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

18:00 AEDT

FF17 Semi Finals Melbourne Pitch Competition
See the top 10-15 fintech startups in Melbourne pitch for a chance to go through to the Fintech Finals brought to you by Visa, in Hong Kong - 6 minutes each to impress the judging panel and audience of over 150 FINTECH INDUSTRY LEADERS!

Moderators
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Ben May

Senior UX Lead, National Australia Bank
He is a UX designer with 14 years experience, and a strong background in banking and financial service apps and websites. Having worked with banks including HSBC (Hong Kong), ADBC (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank), Axis Bank India, MCB (Mauritius Commercial Bank), ICICI Bank India, Danamon... Read More →

Companies
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Next Money Melbourne

Next Money is the world’s fastest growing fintech collaboration platform built by a global network of innovators, communities, events and programs.


Thursday December 1, 2016 18:00 - 20:30 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

18:00 AEDT

Early Stage Financing Terms
Description:
This will be a sophisticated discussion by practitioners from Australia's leading legal advisors on early stage financings, representing startups, angels, VCs in both private and public financings.

The target audience should definitely include VCs, lawyers, accountants, advisors and angels.

Moderators
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Kurt Falkenstein

Founder + Partner at General Standards, General Standards
Kurt is an Australian lawyer that helps entrepreneurs start & grow new ventures. Prior to founding General Standards, he started out as a lawyer in Brisbane in 2005 before working in the family document storage company for several years. He moved to Melbourne in 2009 to start his... Read More →

Speakers
CD

Chaz Dheer

General Standards
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Darren Sommers - KHQ

Principal, KHQ Lawyers
Darren specialises in providing general commercial legal advice and specialist technology law advice to clients in the IT industry and other technology industries. In addition to his law degree, Darren has both an honours degree in Science and a Master of Information Technology. Darren... Read More →
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Kurt Tiam

Senior Foreign Legal Associate, DLA Piper
Kurt Tiam has been exposed to all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions, venture capital financing and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. This includes extensive experience advising US multi-national companies on Asia Pacific M&A and on investment into Asia Pacific... Read More →
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Robert Wright

King & Wood Mallesons


Thursday December 1, 2016 18:00 - 21:00 AEDT
Revolver Coworking 231 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
 
Friday, December 2
 

10:00 AEDT

Future Assembly

Future Assembly is Australia's fastest growing emergent technology festival. It's an action packed 2-day event that provides attendees with a snapshot of what the world will look in the near and far future by showcasing and discussing the latest advancements in technology.

Purchase tickets at https://futureassembly.io and use the coupon code STARTUPWEEK for 20% off :) 



Friday December 2, 2016 10:00 - Saturday December 3, 2016 17:00 AEDT
Melbourne Showgrounds

12:00 AEDT

Company Law For Startups
Avoid the common legal mistakes made by startups! 

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Falkenstein

Kurt Falkenstein

Founder + Partner at General Standards, General Standards
Kurt is an Australian lawyer that helps entrepreneurs start & grow new ventures. Prior to founding General Standards, he started out as a lawyer in Brisbane in 2005 before working in the family document storage company for several years. He moved to Melbourne in 2009 to start his... Read More →



Friday December 2, 2016 12:00 - 13:30 AEDT
York Butter Factory 66 King Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

17:30 AEDT

Create a VR app in 120mins
In two hours you'll be introduced to the basics of virtual reality design as Nathan Beattie takes you through the various steps required to bring an app to life. 

A world-renowned developer, Nathan’s Robot Chess app was selected as a packaged launch title for the Leap Motion peripheral , and has also developed MinigolfVR, a launch title for the HTC Vive. 

Speakers
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Nathan Beattie

A world-renowned developer, Nathan’s Robot Chess app was selected as a packaged launch title for the Leap Motion peripheral , and has also developed MinigolfVR, a launch title for the HTC Vive. Nathan is currently the Director of Virtualex, a Melbourne-based VR development studio specialising in VR media creation. He also well known in Melbourne’s VR scene as the organiser of the MelbourneVR Community meetups, where he is focusing on growing Mel... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 17:30 - 19:30 AEDT
ACMI X Southbank, 4/2 Kavanagh St, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia