Bright Sparks: 3 things you need to see this week

- February 16, 2021 2 MIN READ
Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
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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.

Every Tuesday she’ll pick 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. 


How do we address the seed funding gap?

Wed, Feb 17, 8AM AEDT


VC investment in Australian startups appears to be going strong, but a sharp decline in seed and angel investment in recent years is a worrying development.

While it makes sense to invest in later stage companies with “safer” returns, the ecosystem as a whole needs a healthy pipeline of early stage startups. Find out what’s being done, and where you might be part of the solution, at this Innovation Bay event.


The Future of Food & Sustainable Farming

Wed, Feb 17, 5:30PM AEDT


If we want to avoid a grim space food stick future, we need to start thinking about growing food differently.

Hear from Australian innovators who are creating real and delicious meat from cells, and revolutionising fresh food production with vertical farms at this panel hosted by Stone & Chalk along with Australia’s leading Food and Agtech Accelerator, SproutX


Circular Economy Pitch Night

Fri, Feb 19, 5PM


The circular economy is an economic approach that aims to keep resources flowing in a continuous loop, and it’s an hotbed of innovation at the moment. Fishburners Friday Night Pitches are always a great place to find out about interesting early stage startups.

The best part of this event is, you can tune in online if that suits or even attend in-person if you happen to be around the Sydney Startup Hub this Friday night.