Bright Sparks: 3 startup events to light your spark this week

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ
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Welcome to our regular 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.

She picks out 3 things worth putting in the diary 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, which comes out every Monday. 

Here’s what’s hot this week:


Building Global Teams

Wednesday June 29, 12pm AEST


Thinking about building a global team? Great!

But don’t go into it without learning the ins and outs of operating in different jurisdictions, not to mention keeping a distributed team happy and onboard with your vision.

Join Cake Equity as well as Deel, R3I and Sleek who will be sharing their hard-won experience.


Web 3 What’s In It for Me: Developer Edition

Thursday June 30, 5:30pm AEST

Tank Stream Labs at Sydney Startup Hub

It’s been a tough couple of months for Web 3 and let’s be honest with ourselves, it’s going to be a while before the good times return.

But, if you’ve got conviction that Web 3 is the web of the future, or even just curiosity, the bear market is the perfect time to put your head down and learn as much as you can.

Come along to this event to understand the Web 3 opportunities for developers, see how easy it is to transition your existing dev skills and get a sense of some of the mindset changes you’ll have to embrace.


The Future of Psychedelics

Friday July 1, 8am AEST

The Commons (Melbourne)

It’s been interesting to observe this growing movement over the last couple of years, edging its way in from the fringes towards the mainstream.

There is still a long way to go but definitely worth turning up to this event for mind-expanding discussions surrounding the medicinal potential of psychedelics as well as updates on the latest research and tech, legislation and decriminalisation.