• Speaker Series: Quick product market fit means unpacking the 'small data'

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Speaker Series @ The Studio: Quick product market fit means unpacking the 'small data' Those startups that don't make it found it hard to crack their market relevance. When asked what skills Founders wish they had in their business, Marketing & UX Design made up over half of their dream team. Being able to search out the small data that helps drive brand growth only comes from spending time with your customers. This talk will help you understand why and how to do that to help you get to product market fit quickly. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Pip Stocks, Founder, Hearsay - powered by BrandHook

  • Lunch & Learn: Skilled Visa options for Start-up companies

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Lunch & Learn: Skilled Visa options for Startup companies What visa options are available to start-ups if you have the brilliant concepts but do not have the human or financial resources to help take your concepts to the next stage? Amber Migration provides tailor-made immigration solutions and advisory services to meet the needs of clients. Their team has a great depth of knowledge with the latest developments of Australian immigration laws, policy and processes and provide quality assured cost-effective immigration services. Join us for this talk to learn about how you could secure talent from abroad. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Amber Migration

  • Speaker Series @ The Studio: The benefits of Virtual Production

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Speaker Series @ The Studio: The benefits of Virtual Production Join us for a conversation with Spectre Studio's who are the leading VR studio in Australia that's bringing feature films into true room-scale VR. By creating immersive physical and emotional experiences which are hard to believe are not real. They identify unique, intriguing and challenging life stories that tackle social, personal or existential situations and construct a “Virtual Experience” around it. In this talk, they will address "how to embrace the real-time nature of virtual production for better films and entertainment." Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Spectre Studios

  • Speaker Series @ The Studio: Working, thinking and thriving creatively

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Speaker Series: Working, thinking and thriving creatively Creativity, while fundamental to human life and work, can be difficult to sustain. People who work creatively can find themselves stuck, stressed and overwhelmed, stale and needing a new direction, dissatisfied at work, feeling as though other people don’t get what they are doing, ‘successful’ but not fulfilled. Many of these symptoms descend from an outdated idea about what creativity is, and a resulting dysfunction that can overtake and disrupt people’s natural creativity. In this talk, psychologist Dr Chris Stevens will change your mind about what creativity is and give you pointers to a more productive creative future. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends

  • Speaker Series @ The Studio: Demystifying the Digital Dragon

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Demystifying the Digital Dragon: Understanding WeChat and the Chinese digital ecosystem WeChat has become the world's most used app - one billion users and counting - including an estimated 3 million users here in Australia. But what is WeChat exactly? No - it's not the Chinese version of WhatsApp. How can Australian companies harness the power of WeChat? Can we navigate the always evolving Chinese digital ecosystem? Sophie Blue (Founder and Director of Blue Planet PR) will take you through WeChat 101. Sophie will explain the do's and don'ts, and demystify the evolving Chinese digital landscape. In her role at Blue Planet PR, Sophie regularly advises clients on the Chinese digital environment and works with an extensive network of international affiliates to deliver on-the-ground PR and marketing solutions in Australia and China. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Sophie Blue, Founder and Director, Blue Planet PR

  • Speaker Series @ The Studio: Archetypes: A map to read life

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Speaker Series @ The Studio: Archetypes: A map to read life C.G. Jung famously said that, “All the most powerful ideas in history go back to archetypes.” Archetypes are said to be patterns dwelling in the deeper layers of the unconscious. The ancients often gave the maxim to 'Know Thyself' and when we know ourselves archetypally, we can gain access to a doorway that reveals to us more authentic expressions of who we really are. In this session Kristina Dryza, a speaker, author and archetypal consultant, will explore the archetypal patterns that influence those involved in the startup world. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Kristina Dryza, Archetypal Consultant

  • Lunch & Learn: Practical Funding and Commercial help for Start-Ups & Innovators

    Lunch & Learn: Practical Funding and Commercial help for Start-Ups and Innovators Building a start-up or new business is tough. The odds are stacked up against you, so you need all the help and advice you can get. Do you need to: Understand the Innovation Ecosystem Understand investment Options Make a great pitch Hear some inspiring case studies Learn the basics of running a sustainable business If you answered yes to any of the above then join a free session on 27 March at 12.30pm as Dr Eileen Doyle the author of “Call a Business Angel” gives some practical advice. Only 8% of start-ups succeed and scale in the long term so you need to find out all you can to be one of those. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends About the speaker: Eileen has had an extensive career in large corporations in both management and board roles. She was Australia’s first Fulbright Scholar in Business and spent some time in New York. She was Deputy Chairman of the CSIRO, and is a Director of Boral, Oil Search, GPT Group and the Hunter Angels Trust. Eileen is also a successful serial angel investor and brings her insights and knowledge to start-ups and small companies to help them through the idea to commercial success journey.

  • Lunch & Learn: Here Be Dragons! Risks for Founders when Accepting Investment

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    Lunch & Learn: Here Be Dragons! Risks for Founders when Accepting Investment You are a founder. A suitor loves your business and wants to invest their money in you. But do you need their money (yet)? What strings are attached? Are they right for you? It’s like a marriage, right? What could possibly go wrong? Peter Lightbody will profile 20 investment breakdown scenarios gleaned from the collective experience of Allen Legal. Not all of them have a legal fix. But forewarned is forearmed. You have been warned! Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Peter Lightbody, Lawyer Allen Legal

  • Speaker Series: Ultra Thin Portable Monitors - Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign

    Speaker Series @ The Studio: Ultra Thin Portable Monitors - Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign Hardware Startup, Manufacturing in China, Launching on Crowdfunding Platforms. By 2020, half of the US workforce will be Freelancers, workplace mobility is on the rise and 1 in 3 Australians now work from home. So we are working remotely from our laptop, but do we have the right tools to work productively? Espresso Displays has an upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign for an ultra-thin portable monitor. In this presentation, we will talk about our challenges so far, what we have learnt and scope for the future. We will also have a demo of our screens, so you can have a try for yourself! Espresso Displays is a mobile-computing brand for digital nomads, freelancers, entrepreneurs and on-the-go professionals. Schedule 12.15pm: BYO lunch, Grab a Tea or Coffee, Sign in. 12.30pm - 1.10pm: Talk / Presentation 1.10pm - 1.30pm: Q&A with audience 1.30pm session ends Espresso Displays

  • Launch of The Studio Women's Network

    The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

    The Studio Women’s Network The Studio invites you to attend the launch of The Studio Women's Network, being held on the eve of International Women's Day 2019. This network is born from many smaller events The Studio held in our first year of operations at the Sydney Startup Hub. Throughout 2019, The Studio Women's Network will hold quarterly events built around a theme or topic, featuring female tech startup founders with a focus on the Asian region. Encouraging more women to work in technology and STEAM The under-representation of women working in technology fields is well documented. Due to its media, communications and creative industries focus, The Studio can play a big part in activating women’s involvement with technology and tech startups. Schedule 6pm: Welcome drinks and canapes 6.30 - 7.00 pm: Official launch of The Studio Women’s Network with keynote speakers: Nicole Cook, CEO of Jobs for NSW; Sharon Taylor, COO of Animal Logic; Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Founder and CEO, Jaxsta. 7.00 - 8.00pm: Networking drinks and canapes by Chefin More information: Visibility is key to encouraging the next generation of women to build tech startups and work in STEAM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). Creating networks, championing women and providing role models are key to assisting women on their road to success. It is the mission and vision across all initiatives of The Studio to actively promote, inspire, recruit and foster women’s involvement. If you are interested in sponsoring The Studio Women's Network in 2019 please contact our Community Manager for the package and more information: [masked]