• Life's a Pitch - pitching practice for all you startups...NOW WITH IP SUPPORT!

    PRE-PRE-EVENT IP MENTORING/WORKSHOP at 3:30PM - FREE PRE-EVENT PITCH WORKSHOP at 4:30PM - FREE Rashid Kotwal will lead the session (limited spots). YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PITCHER ON THE NIGHT! To register, please email us at [masked] and fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflOK5EyYMmalSPio5FOAd7MmCwM9hdteWx_hBgb6Dtr5FD0Q/viewform Rashid Kotwal https://www.linkedin.com/in/rashidkotwal/ Rashid Kotwal studied Mechanical Engineering at UNSW and worked in the IT space with multi-nationals including NCR, DEC, Fujitsu and Unisys as well as medium sized businesses, first in a technical, project management, then sales and senior management roles which included generating VC funding for major projects. Since founding Revealed Resources in 2000, Rashid has concentrated on helping aspirational business owners sustainably grow their organisations. To date he has helped hundreds of organizations in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Construction, Healthcare and IT improve revenue and profitability. Rashid is passionate about human behaviour and what makes people Perform to their maximum ability. Having extensively studied psychology, NLP, and other modalities, Rashid helps clients improve leadership skills which directly translate into growth. Rashid writes weekly articles which contains business, marketing and sales tips which you can find at: https://www.revealedresources.com/practical-tips. ******** 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 8 pitches in the night... THE JUDGES Alan Jones https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanjones/ Alan mentors founders in startup accelerators BlueChilli, Startmate, Catalyst, and Collider, on issues around lean startup methodology, product strategy, marketing, and team leadership. A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures, Alan is currently raising a new venture fund, M8 Ventures, focusing on pre-seed and seed investment in early-stage tech startups in Australia and New Zealand. ------------------------------------------ Mike Nicholls https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikenicholls/ Mike has 20+ years business experience in sales & marketing, having been the CEO & MD of 4 companies with practical experience across a range of industries. He is an expert at helping very early stage startups work out how to get their first customers. Now a Partner at Main Sequence Ventures, who particularly invest in deep tech founders across the country, Mike has also been a successful entrepreneur himself and strong mentor. -------------------------------------- Stella Xu https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronghaoxu/ Stella is an associate at Main Sequence Ventures, the CSIRO innovation fund that invests in deep tech startups. Prior to MSV, she worked for over 3 years at The Trade Desk, a hypergrowth Nasdaq listed startup in the digital marketing space, where she grew ANZ market share and launched a new platform. Stella has been named in the 30 under 30 for Tech and a Woman to Watch by marketing authority B&T. She holds a B.S. Mathematics from the Australian National University. -------------------------------------- THANK YOU to all our judges for giving of their time and experience. ********* AGENDA of the evening • 3:30pm: IP Workshop with Griffith Hack • 4:30pm: Pitching Class with Rashid Kotwal • 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!

  • How to Build an EdTech Startup

    Peter Cosgrove Centre (ACU)

    We have a successful history of developing Edtech startups on the north shore (eg ASX:3PL --> Mathletics and Spellodrome) and on this night we'll explore everything relating to how to start and grow your Edtech venture: from how to develop your idea into a digital solution, how to crack the market, how to get your product sold to a thousand schools and how to demonstrate value adding to school principals and decision makers. Our amazing speakers: MARK STANLEY https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-stanley-95b85a3/ Mark launched Literatu (http://about.literatu.com) into the global K-12 education market in 2012 after selling his successful Risk Management software company in 2009. Literatu's key milestones: • 3 international awards for education technology, including BETT Asia 2014 • 60,000 users in Singapore and a partnership with TATA India to deploy across their 1200 schools. • B2C assessment app for MacMillan India, supporting 2m (6m in 2018) text books in private schools. • Penetrated other markets including: Virginia USA, Guatemala, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. When not travelling throughout Asia, Mark mentors young Australian entrepreneurs and is on the Board of a private school in Sydney. Mark will be in conversation with... ROB BARAKAT https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-barakat-51091159/ **** This is a FREE event. Please thank someone from ACU (www.acu.edu.au) who are sponsoring this event. THE VENUE 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.

  • Networking the Innovation on the North

    WorkInc (Bay 10)

    Details TBA, but hold the date... you're not going to want to miss this. WHEN: Wednesday XXth MONTH TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm-ish WHERE: Bay 10, Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2060 AGENDA of the evening: • 6:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space. • 6:45pm ish: Speaker along with Q&A. • 8:00pm ish: Chat with the speaker(s) and other entrepreneurs • 8:30pm ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm) This is a free event. Please take time to thank someone from Work inc ( http://workinc.com.au/ ) who are sponsoring this event. We want to keep building the community of startups and innovation ecosystem people on the North Shore. Read our Vision Statement! ( http://tinyurl.com/NSINvision ) If you have a friend who is working on a startup, you may like to send them the link to this event. You never know what spark might be created as a result! THE VENUE Work inc ( http://workinc.com.au/ ) - but we'll actually be in the Bay 10 Cafe ( http://baytenespresso.com.au/ ) - is an awesome heritage space with self-contained work pods, shared offices and an open co-working space for startup and innovation-focused businesses and freelancers in Sydney’s North Shore. It's for people who actually want to get work done and are committed to achieving their business goals. See you there!

  • Life's a Pitch - pitching practice for all you startups...

    Griffith Hack - Boardroom

    PRE-EVENT PITCH WORKSHOP at 4:30PM - FREE **Coach TBA** will lead the session (limited spots). YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PITCHER ON THE NIGHT! To register, email us at [masked] and fill up the for at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflOK5EyYMmalSPio5FOAd7MmCwM9hdteWx_hBgb6Dtr5FD0Q/viewform **Coach Bio** ******** 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 8 pitches in the night... THE JUDGES **Judge 1 TBA + Bio** -------------------------------------- **Judge 2 TBA + Bio** -------------------------------------- **Judge 3 TBA + Bio** -------------------------------------- THANK YOU to all our judges for giving of their time and experience. ********* AGENDA of the evening • 4:30pm: Pitching Class with **Coach TBA** • 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! See you there!

  • Networking the Innovation on the North

    WorkInc (Bay 10)

    Details TBA, but hold the date... you're not going to want to miss this. WHEN: Wednesday XXth MONTH TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm-ish WHERE: Bay 10, Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay NSW 2060 AGENDA of the evening: • 6:00pm: Please arrive on time to meet other entrepreneurs / startups and check out the co-working space. • 6:45pm ish: Speaker along with Q&A. • 8:00pm ish: Chat with the speaker(s) and other entrepreneurs • 8:30pm ish: We try to kick you out! (But there's often a bunch around 'til 9pm) This is a free event. Please take time to thank someone from Work inc ( http://workinc.com.au/ ) who are sponsoring this event. We want to keep building the community of startups and innovation ecosystem people on the North Shore. Read our Vision Statement! ( http://tinyurl.com/NSINvision ) If you have a friend who is working on a startup, you may like to send them the link to this event. You never know what spark might be created as a result! THE VENUE Work inc ( http://workinc.com.au/ ) - but we'll actually be in the Bay 10 Cafe ( http://baytenespresso.com.au/ ) - is an awesome heritage space with self-contained work pods, shared offices and an open co-working space for startup and innovation-focused businesses and freelancers in Sydney’s North Shore. It's for people who actually want to get work done and are committed to achieving their business goals. See you there!

  • Ruby on Rails InstallFest

    North Shore

    In collaboration with reinteractive (https://reinteractive.com).... This is your opportunity to get your laptop or computer set up with a full Ruby on Rails development environment. Most importantly, it's a FREE service! Bring your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, our team can help get you running on any of these. Once your laptop is set up, we get you building your own blog powered by Ruby on Rails. By the end of the three-hour workshop, you should have this up and running, online and published on the Internet. Wait, what do I bring? The only requirement is you bring your computer along with whatever power charger you need, and also, please, make sure your computer works :) Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.