Bright Sparks: 5 events to light your spark this week

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ
Ronni Kahn
Oz Harvest CEO and founder Ronni Kahn. Photo: DumboFeather


Spark Festival – Australia’s biggest event for founders, business owners and anyone looking to hustle their way out of Covid, kicked off last week.

The full program is massive, so to help you out we asked Spark Festival director Maxine Sherrin to pick out 5 things worth putting in the diary for the week ahead.

More on the Spark Festival  here.

In the meantime, check out these events.


Creating a Convincing Pitch Framework

Tue Oct 19, 2pm AEDT

Audience attention spans are at an all-time low, with time-starved prospects looking for immediate solutions to benefit their bottom-line.

Join WeWork Labs to work through the psychology behind why audiences buy-in, the unique elements to incorporate within your pitch and the right flow and structure to ensure future success.


Aussie Accelerators Massive Reverse Pitch

Wed Oct 20, 6pm AEDT

Founders at every stage will find a dizzying array of accelerators and other support programs to choose from.

And now that many of them have taken things online, there’s even more. They each have their merits and specialities: but which one is the right fit for you?

Find out at this table-turning event where ​​20+ awesome Aussie accelerators will pitch their programs for founders.


Challenge the Funder and Raise Capital for Your Business

Wed Oct 20, 5:30pm AEDT

Plenty of people are choosing to see what is ahead of us as an amazing opportunity for a better beginning, a stronger business and more growth.

However, this often requires capital. Hear from Australian investors who’ll be shedding light on what it takes to fund a young business right now.


Purposeful Prosperity

Thu Oct 21, 12:30pm AEDT

Growing numbers of new businesses are forming with the aim of creating a profitable business, but also addressing current social or environmental problems.

Emerging social entrepreneurs need to have a clear purpose on which to focus, and a thorough strategy, in order to create a successful business with a social impact.

At this OpenIDEO Sydney event, hear how Ronni Kahn AO, Founder of OzHarvest, and other successful social entrepreneurs, have done just that.


Don’t be a Deck

Fri Oct 22, 7pm AEDT

There’s no good reason why exciting new ideas need to be presented in a boring pitch deck format. There’s also no good reason to be deadly serious all week long.

End the week on the a fun note with this event, followed by Startup Comedy Night.