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Bright Sparks: 3 things you need to see this week

- July 6, 2021 2 MIN READ
SafetyCulture founder and CEO Luke Anear
Safety Culture founder Luke Anear

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.

Every Tuesday 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. 

Here’s what’s hot this week:


A Dietitian’s Guide to Eating Well as an Entrepreneur

Thu Jul 8, 12PM AEST


It’s true, entrepreneurs are just made from the same flesh and blood as the rest of humanity. But it’s also the case that we can tend towards a pretty busy lifestyle.

So we’ll be looking for food that has the highest nutritional benefit that is also the quickest option at an affordable price, in terms of both money and time.

With a career spanning entrepreneurship & innovation, industry, non-profits and academia, Liz Kaelin is Australia’s Most Business Minded Dietitian and she’s here to tell you how to strike that balance.


Mentor-Driven Growth for Startups with Matt Allen of Tractor Ventures

Thu Jul 8, 12PM AEST


Mentorships help spark new ideas, raise the bottom line and see the big picture. And in times of great uncertainty, they help founders navigate through the tough times of a startup journey.

Tune into this session to find out what to look for when seeking a mentor, how to leverage mentorships to help your startup scale, and how to get the ideal cadence when working with mentors.


Talking funding, scaling & growth with Luke Anear of SafetyCulture

Thu Jul 8, 5:30PM AEST

From a small team working out of a Townsville garage to a tech unicorn that’s attracted 1.5M users to sign up to its platform in more than 85 countries, if you’ve got big dreams, wherever you are in Australia you’ll be inspired by the SafetyCulture story.