Bright Sparks: 3 things you need to see this week

- February 24, 2021 2 MIN READ
Myleeta Aga Williams, Director, Content - SEA and Australia, Netflix is appearing at Pause Fest.

Welcome to our new weekly column on the important things the startup 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 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. 


Fintech Product Management with Anson Parker of Up Bank
Wed Feb 24, 6:00PM AEDT

Go and check out Up Bank’s onboarding experience and then tell me you don’t want to learn from the person who has been Head of Product since the beginning of this oh-so-millennial challenger bank. Anson Parker, a key member of the team behind the conception of Up will be sharing some of the challenges faced in launching and developing a digital bank, including their novel take on a public roadmap, The Tree of Up.


The 101 of RegTech
Thu Feb 25, 12:30PM AEDT

Curious about RegTech? If you’re a problem solver looking to work in a hotbed of startup innovation, you should be. Australia has the third highest concentration of RegTechs in the world, and interest from corporates and governments is high.

RegTech can help organisations implement better compliance, and translate data into actionable insights that help make better business decisions. Which might sound a bit dry until you realise that protecting people and restoring trust in our systems is at the heart of what RegTechs are trying to do. Find out more at this friendly and welcoming forum.


Pause Fest
Mar 1 – 12

When an event like Pause Fest puts together an online event and claims the title “MTV for innovation”, it’s worth tuning in.

Pause is way more than just an event. For 10 years now it’s been an independent, industry-driven movement, and the team wasn’t going to let the vicissitudes of rolling COVD19 outbreaks stop them in 2021.

If you’re looking to kickstart your mojo, hit the pause button and join thousands of other humans from the frontier of innovation at the world’s leading festival for business and creativity

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