Bright Sparks: 3 startup events to light your fire this week 

- February 7, 2023 2 MIN READ
Adelaide is hosting Climate Salad's climate tech showcase Photo: AdobeStock

Welcome to our regular 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. 


South Australian Climate Tech Showcase

Wed Feb 7, 4pm ACDT

University of Adelaide

The Climate Salad show is coming to Adelaide!

Here’s one for South Australian Climate Tech companies, and for companies, SMEs and government agencies who are looking to accelerate their transition to Net Zero using local capabilities.

Discover and meet the founders building great Climate Tech with pitches and a demo room so you can see some of these products and solutions in action.


Scaling governance through advisory boards

Thu Feb 8, 12pm AEDT

Sydney Startup Hub

High-growth founders typically get to connect with a raft of business experts, consultants, growth mentors and advisors as they experience each next stage of growth.

Harnessing the value that these experts can bring to your startup through an advisory board or structure, and having the flexibility to change that structure as needed to suit your purposes, can be a valuable asset, not to mention a highly cost-effective means of bringing those experts in around you. Ensuring that this structure is safe, impactful and actually delivers value is even more essential.

Hear all about the possibilities and pitfalls from Louise Broekman of the Advisory Board Centre.


AWS x Empiraa Startup Series

Thu Feb 7, 1pm AEDT


It can be a hard process getting your concept out of your head and into a formal business.

Hear from Ash Brown of Empiraa, who has successfully run that same track, and pick up some great tips that you can take into your own practise.


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