Bright Sparks: 3 things you need to see this week

- August 24, 2021 2 MIN READ
Fred Schebesta
Finder co-founder Fred Schebesta

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 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. 

Here’s what’s hot this week:


In the Tank with Fred Schebesta, Founder of Finder

Wed Aug 25, 12PM AEST

Fred Schebesta is the founder of global fintech Finder, which he has grown to now be worth over half a billion dollars, all without funding. So if you’re a wannabe founder with big dreams, you could probably learn a thing or two from him. Join Tank Stream Labs and find out how he did it, and learn what it’s really like behind the scenes of a successful global empire


How to Become an Employee Share Plan Expert

Thu Aug 26, 12PM AEST

The relative ease of setting up employee share plans is one of the elements that underpins the vibrant startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley, and the US more generally.

All those early employees of startups that go on to huge IPO success become not just cashed up individuals. They are cashed up individuals with experience in the early stages of a successful startup, and an appreciation for the power of tech industries. Which means they are pretty much your ideal startup investor.

We need more of them in Australia. So we need more events like this one, an opportunity to find out everything you need to know about the different types of Employee Equity Plans. Time well spent if you are a founder at any stage.


Join the Dots – Cleantech

Thu, Aug 26, 5PM AEST

There’s a clean, quiet revolution going on in Newcastle and The Hunter Region.

Hear from Cleantech founders and business leaders as they share how they’re harnessing technology to dramatically reduce environmental impact.