Welcome to our weekly column on the important things to see and do for the ANZ startup community, brought to you by the director of the Spark Festival, Maxine Sherrin.
Every Tuesday she picks out 3 things worth putting in the dairy for the week ahead. If you’d like to know more, sign up to the Weekly Sparks, Maxine’s roundup of all that’s on in Australian tech and startups.
Here’s what’s hot this week:
Mon Apr 19 – Thu Apr 22
ONLINE & IN-PERSON
With the highly successful Coinbase IPO last week it’s clear that crypto and blockchain are here to stay.
So it’s perfect timing that the flagship event for the Australian blockchain and digital currency industry is happening right now on a screen near you!
Four massive days of online and in-person events including a launch, roundtables, live panels, fireside chats, and a makers day.
And all of it completely free, so, if you’re looking to learn all the latest in this exciting sector, make sure you set some time aside over the next couple of days to tune in or turn up.
Wed Apr 21, 8:30AM AEDT
Debt financing can be a smart alternative to taking VC money in the right conditions and for the right startup. But it’s not something that gets a lot of attention and there simply isn’t as much wisdom about it flying around the ecosystem.
Join this online session to find out what debt financing really is and how it works, when it can be an alternative to equity, and which kinds of businesses are best placed to consider this option.
Fri Apr 23, 5:00PM AEDT
IN-PERSON at Fishburners or ONLINE
It’s become a bit of a truism that more than anything else, it’s the inability to find product-market fit, before you run out of money or determination, that is behind the downfall of most startups.
But what exactly is this holy grail, and how will you know when you find it? And what’s the best way to look for it? All this and much more will be covered in what promises to be a great session, featuring amongst others the Product Leads from Atlassian and Zip Co.
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