• Pitch Night: HealthTech and MedTech

    South Wharf/Wurundjeri Way

    The health technology industry is rapidly expanding throughout Australia and the world, especially due to the rising life expectancy and ageing global population. The medical tech sector has already seen major growth due to consumer accessibility; increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablets means providers are discovering how to reach larger audiences at lower costs. Our focus on HealthTech in June will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the HealthTech industry. Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 startups working within the HealthTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below. To apply to pitch: https://startup-victoria.typeform.com/to/qKPy9C To attend, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pitch-night-healthtech-and-medtech-tickets-60293275811

  • Pitch Night: Diversity and Inclusion

    South Wharf/Wurundjeri Way

    *TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP VIA THE EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pitch-night-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-60291695083* Diversity is the key to success and diverse leadership yeilds better business performance. Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse country in the world, and our startups should be the same. Here in Victoria, we want to challenge the norm and lead by embracing diversity in our startups - starting from the top. The Focus on Diversity: Our focus on Diversity in May will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are led by Women, Migrant and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander from any industries. Key criteria: - Your startup has a focus on innovative product, service, business model or delivery model - Your startup has to be founded by Women, Migrant or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Your startup is technology enabled, or structured for scale The Pitch Night: Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 diverse startups, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below. Timeline: 18 April - Applications open 15 May - Applications close 16 May - Shortlisted applicants announced 21 May - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants) 23 May - Top 4 Finalists announced 28 May - Pitch Night

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  • Pitch Night: SportsTech

    Goods Shed North

    REGISTRATION ON EVENTBRITE ESSENTIAL: https://suvsportstech.eventbrite.com.au Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in modern sports, and with its strong sporting culture, Victoria has the opportunity to be a significant hub for the sportstech industry. Our focus on SportsTech in March will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the SportsTech industry. What is Sports Tech? The use of technology in sport is extensive today. Some thematic applications include coaching and competition analysis, clothing and wearables, science and human performance, media broadcasting and communications, entertainment, e-sports, business and digital transformation, and sporting facility planning and use. The Pitch Night: Startup Victoria are proud to partner with LaunchVic to showcase 4 startups working within the SportsTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below. Timeline: 1 March - Applications open 13 March - Applications close 14/15 March - Shortlisted applicants announced 19 March - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants) 21 March - Top 4 Finalists announced 26 March - Pitch Night To apply: Please fill out this form by Wednesday 13 March: https://startup-victoria.typeform.com/to/qKPy9C

  • Pitch Night: SpaceTech

    Needs a location

    REGISTRATION ON EVENTBRITE ESSENTIAL: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pitch-night-spacetech-tickets-55314216310 With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, we are proud to announce our partnership with The Quantum Leap Program & OneGlobalVenture to showcase the future of SpaceTech in Victoria. Our focus on SpaceTech in February will profile and showcase both leaders and up-and-coming startups that are revolutionising and empowering the SpaceTech industry. What is SpaceTech? Space technology encompasses the provision and use of space-related technologies and services, including Space Science; Environmental monitoring and meteorology; Remote Sensing; Satellite components and sub-systems; GPS Data and Telecommunications; Big Data Analytics; Space Education; and professional services related to all of the above (legal, financial, insurance etc). The Pitch Night: Startup Victoria are proud to partner with The Quantum Leap Program and OneGlobalVenture to showcase 4 startups working within the SpaceTech sector, as they pitch to a panel of hand-picked, expert judges as well as our usual community of founders, startups, investors and more. They will also be pitching to win the Startup Victoria Prize Package below. Timeline: 24 January - Applications open 11 February - Applications close 12/13 February - Shortlisted applicants announced 18 February - Pitch Training & Selection Session (for shortlisted applicants) 19/20 February - Top 4 Finalists announced 25 February - Pitch Night To apply: Please fill out this form by Monday 11 February: https://startup-victoria.typeform.com/to/qKPy9C

  • How to Land a Job at a Startup

    General Assembly Melbourne

    RSVP essential at: https://ga.co/landastartupjob **PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WEBSITE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. TICKET LINK ABOVE!** There's no question about it, fast-growing startups are an increasingly attractive place to work. But breaking into the world of tech is intimidating, and it can sometimes feel like learning a new language. In this thought-provoking and inspiring discussion, you'll get the insider tips on how to launch your career in a startup. You'll learn what startups look for, where to find the best jobs, and how to stand out from the crowd. You'll walk away feeling confident about taking that next step in your own career journey, armed with some new knowledge and resources to help you kick-start your startup career. The event is particularly useful for people with non-technical backgrounds who want to work somewhere that has moved past proof of concept. Moderated by Startup Vic CEO Judy Anderson

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  • Building Global Businesses: A Fireside Chat with GoDaddy CPO Steven Aldrich

    REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/building-global-businesses-a-fireside-chat-with-godaddy-cpo-steven-aldrich-tickets-55259119514 Pause Fest Official Side Event Startup Victoria, in partnership with Pause Fest, hosts Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer at GoDaddy GoDaddy and Startup Victoria, in partnership with Pause Fest, are bringing one of Silicon Valley’s leading product gurus to Australia with: A Fireside Chat with Steven Aldrich. Join us At WeWork Collins St for an intimate fireside chat between Startup Vic CEO Judy Anderson and GoDaddy CPO Steven Aldrich. Since joining GoDaddy in 2012, Steven has been critical its growth, and has seen it greatly expand its global customer base, and vastly increase its revenue. Steven has acquired 20 businesses over the course of his career at Intuit and GoDaddy, is Chairman of the Board for the Bay Area Glass Institute, and is an active soccer player. Among other things, Judy and Steven will explore: - lessons learned from building and exiting two companies; - steps for creating value for a business; - tips for raising capital when no one wants to invest in you; and - how to be wise in forming partnerships with larger organisations. Grab a ticket, and we look forward to seeing you there.

  • Angels, VCs, Families and Crowds: The Truth Behind Startup Investment

    *NB: Tickets are not sold out. To attend, you must register for a free ticket via the following link* https://events.humanitix.com.au/getting-investment-what-s-actually-involved When it comes to raising investment, it can be tough to separate fact from fiction. For the first time, this is an opportunity to hear what it’s like from both sides of the boardroom table. Luna and Startup Victoria welcome you to join us for a panel featuring both investors and founders sharing their experience with four different types of investment vehicles: - Angel investment - Venture capital - Family offices - Equity crowdfunding Our panel will explore what it's like to raise at each of these stages, what investors are looking for, and how founders and investors come together.

  • Startup Victoria's AGM + Panel on Building a Worldclass Ecosystem

    *NB: To attend, you must register for a free ticket via the following link* https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/startup-victorias-agm-panel-on-building-a-worldclass-ecosystem-tickets-54958072073* - If you are paying member, please register using the 'Paying Members' ticket option. - If you are not a paying member, please register using the 'General Admission' ticket option. Join us at One Roof for Startup Victoria's Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an opportunity for Startup Victoria members to gather together, reflect on the ecosystem's progress/challenges over the last year and look forward to how we can support founder success in 2019. After the formalities of the AGM, we'll be hosting a panel debate on 'Building a Worldclass Startup Ecosystem'. Our panel will discuss what makes a successful startup ecosystem, traps to avoid, and how individuals can contribute to the ecosystem's development & success. Visit the event page for more details on the panellists: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/startup-victorias-agm-panel-on-building-a-worldclass-ecosystem-tickets-54958072073

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  • MYOB presents Startup Grind APAC Conference

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    The Startup Grind APAC Conference presented by MYOB in partnership with Google for Startups touches down in Melbourne 🐨in just over two weeks! Learn and be inspired with 70+ speaker presentations and interviews from world leading innovators, founders, and CEO's over two massive days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dec 6-7th! 📅 Speakers Include: * Guy Kawasaki (@Canva) * Paul Bassat (SEEK/ SquarePeg Capital) * Genevieve Leveille (@TechUK) * Cyan Ta'eed (Envato /Hey Tiger) * Jessica Alter (@SocialCapital) * Evgeny Tchebotarev (500px./ Skylum) * William Bao Bean (SOSV / Chinaccelerator) * Emily Rich (Microsoft) * Craig Blair (AirTree Ventures) * Calvin Chin (E14 / MIT) * Samantha Wong (Blackbird Ventures) * Martin Hosking (Redbubble) * Amanda Drury (CNBC) * Lucy Yueting Liu (Airwallex) * Dr Jemma Green (Power Ledger) * Adam Nash (Dropbox) * Baron Davis (Baron Davis Enterprises) * Grace Wong (Liven) * Jules Lund (TRIBE) * Justin Dry (Vinomofo) Get your tickets now! 🎟️🙌 https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-myob-presents-startup-grind-apac-conference#/

  • Pitch Night: Female Founders

    MYOB Innovation Hub

    ***IMPORTANT - TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A FREE TICKET VIA THIS EVENTBRITE LINK*** https://bit.ly/2yAGRN7 In our final event of 2018, we’ll be rounding off the year with a Pitch Night showcasing Female Founders! We’ll be bringing together the best and brightest to support the next generation of female founders, and provide them with a platform to pitch their startups and promote their businesses. According to Startup Muster, the share of female founders in Australia grew from 16.1% to 25.4% in the three years between 2014 and 2017. We want to see that number increase by even more in the next three years. So this December, One Roof, MYOB, and Startup Victoria will come together to shine the spotlight on women-led businesses that are empowering the startup community. We usually have 4 startups pitch at these nights, but this time we’ll have 10. The startups will not only be pitching for the prize package below; they will also be pitching to a panel of expert judges and a room full of industry professionals. The event will be an opportunity to network and connect with founders, investors and innovators within the community, and provide a night of inspiration for aspirational founders. Applications to pitch are open now: https://bit.ly/2CFmcud

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