What we're about

This is the Meetup group of the North Sydney Innovation Network (NSIN) (http://www.northsydneyinnovation.org) which promotes and enhances the fast growing contribution of innovation related businesses, particularly startups, which power the economy of the lower north shore of Sydney.

The NSIN brings together key leaders from the different industries including, technology, entrepreneurs, researchers and business leaders to maximise the benefits of collaboration within this ecosystem, for North Sydney.

For more news & info, please check out our website: http://www.northsydneyinnovation.org and on social:

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See you soon!

Upcoming events (5)

Life's a Pitch - (free) IP & Pitch Coaching Workshop & PITCH NIGHT!

Griffith Hack - Boardroom

4:00 pm PRE-PRE-EVENT IP MENTORING & Q&A ***Free 4:30pm PRE-EVENT PITCH COACHING SESSION ***Free (You don't have to be a pitcher on the night to attend these) To register for either of the workshops above OR to pitch on the night in front of an awesome judge panel, please fill out the registration form at: https://tinyurl.com/NSINpitching ******** IP WORKSHOP LEAD BY: Juliet Woodburne Evans (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julietevans/) Lawyer at Griffith Hack & Harriet Young (https://www.linkedin.com/in/harriet-young-342ab8114/) Senior Associate at Griffith Hack ******** THE PITCH PROCESS Pitches are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and 'the plug is pulled' at 7min. Then a judge Q&A - pitchers will be given constructive advice on how to better sell their ideas. And spectators will get to see the brave rise or fall... ;-) Judges will have 5min or so Q&A and so a whole pitch should take 15min including swap over. We will try and get through 8 pitches on the night... ******** PITCH COACH Sarah Cummings (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcummingssydney/) Co-Founder & CEO, Teach Ted Sarah Cummings says the key to any good pitch is in the story – creating a flow that engages the audience throughout whilst weaving in all the critical information you need to share. She has over 20 years’ experience doing just this across a range of industries, audiences and topics. She’s also an experienced storyteller and past winner of the NSIN pitch night and other pitch competitions with her healthtech startup, Teach Ted. Sarah will share her approach for figuring out what your audience needs to know, how to say it and creating slides that work for you, no matter what your artistic talents (or lack thereof!). ******** THE JUDGES Daniel Veytsblit (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielveytsblit/) Early Stage Investor, Investible *BIO HERE* Greta Thomas (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretathomas/) Co-Founder, Full Potential Labs *BIO HERE* Samuel Lackey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-lackey-702643117/) Infrastructure Investment Consultant *BIO HERE* ********* THANK YOU to all our judges and workshop leaders/coaches for giving their time and experience. AGENDA for the evening • 4:00pm: IP Mentoring and Q&A with Griffith Hack • 4:30pm: Pitch Coaching Class • 5:40pm: Break for food/madly updating pitch decks • 6:00pm: Pitches • 8pm ish: Chat with Speakers, Judges, and other entrepreneurs • 8:30 ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm) THE VENUE Griffith Hack - awesome IP lawyers!

NSIN - ACU EdTech Event! In-Conversation with Tim Power & Jonathan Herrman!

OUR AWESOME SPEAKER Tim Power (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-power-0bb90511/) Co-Founder & CEO, Inquisitive If it's #Edtech then Tim is your man. When asked by an Australian Treasurer what he does, Tim humbly responded "we run online maths and spelling education for millions of kids" - Tim created Mathletics and Spellodrome, which has helped > 30m students to date. Not content with having created 3P Learning (rev. A$50m+ pa), Tim stood down from the company he created in early 2016 and is off and racing again on latest ventures Inquisitive and Stile Education. And Tim still maintains his position as Chairman of ClickView, Netflix for teachers, which provides the best, rich & interactive video education suite around. Jonathan Herrman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonoherrman/) Chair, North Sydney Innovation Network *BIO HERE* **** Agenda for the Evening: • 5:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space. • 5:30pm: Presentation along with Q&A • 6:30pm ish: Chat with the speaker and other entrepreneurs • 7:30pm ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 8pm) This is a FREE event. Please thank someone from ACU (www.acu.edu.au) who are sponsoring this event. THE VENUE Ground Floor, room 533.G.10, 33 Berry Street North Sydney 2060 - https://www.acu.edu.au/locations/community-event-spaces-and-venue-hire/ ACU (http://www.acu.edu.au/collaborateplus) holds a leadership position in education research and innovation. They offer a number of education opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship, and in 2017 launched ACU Collaborate Plus (http://www.acu.edu.au/collaborateplus), ACU’s entrepreneurship hubs for startups and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The North Sydney & Strathfield spaces provide a flexible, creative and inclusive area for students, staff, alumni, startups and SMEs who are working on an innovative startup, project or business idea. And is currently available at no fee! The project is supported by NSW Department of Industry’s Boosting Business Innovation grants.

NSIN - ACU EdTech Event! In-Conversation with Cherie Davis!

OUR AWESOME SPEAKER Cherie Davis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherie-diaz-b0a16349/) Managing Director Australia, OpenLearning Global *Bio of Speaker* **** Agenda for the Evening: • 5:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space. • 5:30pm: Presentation along with Q&A • 6:30pm ish: Chat with the speaker and other entrepreneurs • 7:30pm ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 8pm) This is a FREE event. Please thank someone from ACU (www.acu.edu.au) who are sponsoring this event. THE VENUE Ground Floor, room 533.G.10, 33 Berry Street North Sydney 2060 - https://www.acu.edu.au/locations/community-event-spaces-and-venue-hire/ ACU (http://www.acu.edu.au/collaborateplus) holds a leadership position in education research and innovation. They offer a number of education opportunities around innovation and entrepreneurship, and in 2017 launched ACU Collaborate Plus (http://www.acu.edu.au/collaborateplus), ACU’s entrepreneurship hubs for startups and small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The North Sydney & Strathfield spaces provide a flexible, creative and inclusive area for students, staff, alumni, startups and SMEs who are working on an innovative startup, project or business idea. And is currently available at no fee! The project is supported by NSW Department of Industry’s Boosting Business Innovation grants.

Life's a Pitch - (free) IP & Pitch Coaching Workshop & PITCH NIGHT!

Griffith Hack - Boardroom

4:00 pm PRE-PRE-EVENT IP MENTORING & Q&A - FREE then 4:30pm PRE-EVENT PITCH COACHING SESSION - FREE (You don't have to be a pitcher on the night to attend these) To register for either of the workshops above OR to pitch on the night in front of an awesome judge panel, please fill out the form at: https://tinyurl.com/NSINpitching ******** IP WORKSHOP LEAD BY: Juliet Woodburne Evans (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julietevans/) Lawyer at Griffith Hack & Harriet Young (https://www.linkedin.com/in/harriet-young-342ab8114/) Senior Associate at Griffith Hack ******** PITCH COACH (Details coming soon....) ******** THE PITCH PROCESS Pitches are 5-7min, warning bell at 5min and 'the plug is pulled' at 7min. Then a judge Q&A so pitchers will be given constructive advice on how to better sell their ideas. And spectators will get to see the brave rise or fall... ;-) Judges will have 5min or so Q&A and so a whole pitch should take 15min including swap over. We will try and get through 8 pitches in the night... ******** THE JUDGES Luther Poier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lutherpoier/) CFO & Head of Venture Capital, BlueChilli Group *BIO HERE* Natalie Collins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-collins-a5862796/) Co-Founder & Head of Emerging Ventures, Amatil X *BIO HERE* Trevor Folsom (https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevorfolsom/) Co-Founder & Chairman, Investible *BIO HERE* ********* THANK YOU to all our judges and workshop leaders/coaches for giving of their time and experience. AGENDA of the evening • 4:00pm: IP Mentoring and Q&A with Griffith Hack • 4:30pm: Pitch Coaching Class • 5:40pm: Break for food/madly updating pitch decks • 6:00pm: Pitches • 8pm ish: Chat with Speakers, Judges, and other entrepreneurs • 8:30 ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm) THE VENUE Griffith Hack - awesome IP lawyers!

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