Bright Sparks: 3 things you need to see this week

- October 6, 2021 2 MIN READ
The Opvia team is pitching at Startmate's Demo Day

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.

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:

The Joys and Challenges of Co-founding

Wed, Oct 6,  11am, AEDT

Anyone who has founded a business with someone else will tell you that it’s easily as big a decision as choosing a life partner.

Plus learning how to navigate through conflicts and disagreements is going to feel a lot like a marriage.

Enter the secret world of the founder relationship.

What conversations do they have? How do they work together best and what makes the relationship work over the long term?


Australia’s Global Talent Visa: How to Attract Top Talent

Thu, Oct 7, 11am, AEDT

Australia’s visa laws can be complicated and time consuming. E

very business wants talented team members to help drive its growth and success. While there is some great talent in Australia, sometimes, you need to look beyond our borders for the right people.

This is even more likely if your business is in a niche industry and requires specialised expertise. Tune into this session for a crash course on all the ins and outs of Australia’s Global Talent Visa.


Startmate Demo Day

Thu Oct 7, 5pm, AEDT

A demo day from Startmate is always a highlight of the accelerator calendar and this one looks like no exception.

From searchable, encrypted data-storage and fruit-picking robots to gamified financial education and on-call vets, Startmate’s W21 cohort is one of their most impressive yet.

Join them for a celebration of everything they’ve accomplished to date, and for a peek at everything they plan to achieve in the future.