Bright Sparks: 3 startup events to light up your week 

- February 14, 2023 2 MIN READ
Bright Sparks

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, which comes out every Monday. 


Introduction to Equity Crowdfunding

Wed Feb 15, 6pm AEDT

Y Suites on A’Beckett, Melbourne

Thinking about raising capital for your startup? Or maybe you’re considering dipping your toe in some startup investing?

Equity crowdfunding allows startups to raise capital from a large number of individual investors who want to see the business succeed.

But what does that actually look like and how does it happen?

Since 2018, Birchal has helped over 192 companies raise over $144m from their most passionate customers and fans online. Whether you are an aspiring investor or founder you’ll learn everything you need to know about equity crowdfunding.


F*Up Nights

Thu Feb 16, 6pm AEDT

Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship

F*Up Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 and established to help share public failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world.

Jodie Imam from Tractor Ventures, Christie Jenkins from Blackbird and Dom Pym from Up will be sharing their biggest mistakes, what they learned and how they moved on in what will doubtless be a fun and insightful event.


Startup Weekend Australia & New Zealand

Fri 17th Feb 6pm – Sun 19th Feb, 10pm AEDT


Ever wanted to learn how to think, design, and build like a startup and potentially even launch your own business? Want to do it in 54 intensive hours this weekend?

Then you need to cancel everything and sign up for the Founder Institute and Techstars’ Online Startup Weekend.

This is an incredible opportunity to be a catalyst for the change you want to see in the world, and you never know where those 54 hrs are going to take you.


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