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

- June 7, 2022 2 MIN READ
Tractor co-founders Aprill Allen, Jodie Imam and Matt Allen.

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:


Death to Brainstorms

Thu Jun 9, 11:30am AEST

UTS, The Great Hall

Creative brainstorms in the workplace have remained stubbornly the same since first introduced in the 1940s. And guess what? They kinda suck and don’t really work.

They often stifle creativity, smother diverse voices, waste time and deliver mediocre outcomes.

Join Tim Duggan, co-founder of Junkee Media, at this light-hearted funeral for boring creative sessions and learn better ways to come up with ideas as a group that every workplace can apply straight away.


Inventors: The Climate Connection

Thu Jun 9, 5:00pm AEST

Sydney Knowledge Hub

There’s so much excitement right now around the tech and innovation we need to develop if we are to tackle climate change. Finally!

It’s a real convergence of research, innovation, commercialisation, scaling solutions and investment.

This evening of lightning presentations will be a terrific opportunity to find out about all the latest developments, and tell your tribe about your climate project.


The Cost of Capital

Thu Jun 9, 6:00pm AEST

A key decision that affects success for technology companies is having the capital to grow, plus factoring in the expectations attached to that capital. ​​What is the right way to scale your company’s growth?

When is the right time to fundraise? Where should you efficiently allocate that capital in this game of operating a tech company? What should you consider when thinking of debt or equity funding?

Find the answers to all these questions and much more at what is bound to be a very candid evening hosted by Tractor Ventures.


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