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Pause Awards 2020

Pause Awards are back for the third year and are going regional. For Australia and New Zealand! Get awarded for your impact in business and for the ecosystem. Some of 2019 winners include: Airwallex, July, GO1, Birchal, Neighbourlytics, Nightingale Housing, F45 Training, Fluff, Linktree, LVLY, Powershop, Koala, Up Bank and many more. Entries will be judged by the world-leading industry experts from companies such as: The Australian, Techstars, Blackbird Ventures, PwC, DDB, Culture Amp, Antler, M8 Ventures, Australian Red Cross, Tennis Australia, muruD, The Electric Factory Group, Finder, GGV Capital, Woods Bagot, Future Memory Inc., Futures Collective and Strategy. Earlybird Entries Close on 28 AUG 2020. Enter yourself or your business today.
29 Jul '20 — 31 Oct '20 10:00 am Online Pause Fest

Pause Awards 2020

Get awarded for your impact in business and for the ecosystem. Pause Awards 2020 are going to set new standards, recognise greatness, promote future builders and, most importantly, make you remember how awesome you are. Pause Awards champion people in the startup, scaleup and big businesses that not only go the extra mile but are also entrepreneurial, driven by purpose, plugged in the community and are aware of the impact they are making in the world and their business. Now open to Australia and New Zealand! All industries may apply. Learn More:
01 Aug '20 — 30 Oct '20 09:00 am Pause Fest Pause Fest

Free Business Networking Breakfast

StartNorth is inviting local businesses to come together for our monthly networking event, to help promote your business, products and services. Enjoy a coffee, some food and chat with other companies from various backgrounds. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from others and grow your business network. Places are limited, so be sure to register your interest today, and most importantly, don’t forget your business cards!
12 Aug '20 — 16 Jun '21 07:30 am StartNorth StartNorth

Free Coworking Friday

Are you tired of working from home or the long commute? Need some inspiration or someone else to bounce ideas off? Being a solo operator is a tough gig, and finding the support and guidance can be a challenge. Coworking has been proven to increase productivity, grow your business network & help you thrive as an entrepreneur. So bring your laptop and enjoy a day of FREE Coworking alongside like-minded people. Registrations are required to access your FREE Coworking day, and you will receive access to the Coworking space between 9 am to 5 pm and includes: - Flexible Desks or communal area's. - Lounge Area. - Tea and Coffee. - FREE high-speed WiFi. - Close to public transport precincts, shopping centre and local cafes. - Opportunity to network with other businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. - Lunch provided at 12pm!
28 Aug '20 — 25 Jun '21 09:00 am StartNorth StartNorth

Atto Accelerator 2020

Atto is running again in 2020 with a new batch of female entrepreneurs. Atto is a pre-accelerator program designed to help female founders launch tech companies in an independent, scalable, and sustainable manner. The program gives founders the knowledge and skills they need to go from idea to product to revenue in 12 weeks. It's delivered entirely remotely and is perfect for any first-time founder who wants to take their idea to the next level. Women from a variety of backgrounds, be it recent university grads, full-time workers, parents, caregivers, and more, are encouraged to apply. You don't need to quit your job to apply. We also teach no-code principles. Applications open on Monday 31 August. Apply here:
30 Sep '20 — 17 Dec '20 11:00 am Remote Atto Accelerator

Startup Vic x Boab AI Present: AI Pitch Night

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad sector of technology that is defined by the fathers of the field Minsky and McCarthy as 'any task performed by a program or a machine that, if a human carried out the same activity, we would say the human had to apply intelligence to accomplish the task'. In today's world it is ubiquitous - Tesla and Google are powering their self-driving cars with it; financial institutions use it to detect fraud and even Spotify and Amazon's endless streams of personal recommendations are informed by AI. AI is also one of both Australia and the world's fastest-growing and most potentially lucrative tech sectors, with the AlphaBeta report estimating Australia's AI economy to be worth $315 billion by 2028. 21% of Australia's 1400+ startups already consider AI as part of their product and/or service, yet there is a funding gap at the Seed/Angel stage for scaleup companies and only 3% of total venture funding is at Seed/Angel stage. This is where Boab AI come in! Boab AI's mission is to address the gap in AI scaleup funding in Victoria. That's why this October they're joining us to host Pitch Night: AI, where we'll bring together 4 of the best and most ambitious local AI startups to pitch on the (virtual) stage to a room of industry professionals, fellow founders and expert judges.

What is AI?

AI is a broad term - that's why we've put together these definitions to help you understand what we're qualifying as AI for Pitch Night applicants. Artificial Intelligence: Any technique which enables computers to mimic human behaviour. Machine Learning: Techniques which use statistical methods to enable machines to improve with experiences. Neural Networks: Type of machine learning, in which a machine learns to perform tasks by analyzing training examples. Deep Learning: Makes the computation of mutilayer neural networks feasible.


29 September - Applications open 19 October - Applications close 18 September - Shortlisted applicants announced 22 October - Pitch training for shortlisted applicants 23 October - Finalists announced 27 October - Pitch Night!

To apply:

Please fill out this form by COB 19 October
27 Oct '20 6pm Startup Victoria