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.

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See you soon!

Upcoming events (5)


Online event

This is a live stream event, which has other events running from Oct 12 - 23. To Register: https://sparkfestival.co/register/ NSIN does not run this event, we are just proudly advertising them! Building a successful business is every entrepreneur’s goal, but startup failures are far more common than successes. CB Insights found that 70% of Startup tech companies fail; and very few entrepreneurs are successful in meeting their goals. Multiple attempts and trials are simply part of every entrepreneur’s journey. Listen to our panelists as they share their founder journeys and discuss what went wrong along the way, how it affected them personally, how it affected their business, what they learned, what they would do differently, and what they have achieved subsequently. Yian Ling Tan, OVHcloud Craig Searle, Hivint Libby Roberts, LeapForward To register: https://sparkfestival.co/register/


This is a live stream event, which has other events running from Oct 12 - 23. To Register: https://sparkfestival.co/register/ NSIN does not run this event, we are just proudly advertising them! Now, more than ever, businesses are facing pressure to act more ethically and responsibly. This has increased exponentially in 2020, with unprecedented challenges being met with intense scrutiny of a company’s response. From bushfires and pandemics to social injustice, business is not only affected by these situations, they are also expected to respond appropriately to an ever-widening range of issues. Whilst we regularly see businesses making off the cuff statements, jumping on social media bandwagons and preparing well-meaning intentions, there still seems to be much less action. When the news cycle moves on and the response box is ticked, what is the real impact? What will change? What tangible and measurable action has been taken to move the needle forward? Citizens, customers, investors and employees are all watching more closely than ever before to what a company actually does, not just what it says in the heat of the moment. To effectively face the type of crises that 2020 has been delivering, it is imperative that brands respond with action, not spin. This session will focus on examples and strategies to support businesses in taking meaningful, imperfect action over making perfect statements. Perfect inaction will not fly in 2020 and beyond. Victoria Edghill, Relievables Blaise Porter, Fujitsu Paul Frasca, Sustainable Salons Justin Cudmore, Marque Lawyers To register: https://sparkfestival.co/register/

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* **** This is a FREE event. Please thank ACU (www.acu.edu.au) - maybe by a nice social post - who are our co-hosts and have been sponsoring this EdTech series for a few years now. MORE ABOUT THE ACU's WORK IN THIS SPACE 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!

Past Events


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