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Robotics - July Holiday Program

AeroboticsGlobal invites students of Grade 1 to Grade 8 for the Soccer Robot Holiday Program @Hampton @Reservoir, @Seabrook @Burwood . Early Bird Offer of 10% discount until May 31. VENUE Bennettswood Neighbourhood House LOCATION 7, Greenwood St, Burwood VIC 3125 DATE 1st-2nd July VENUE Keon Park Childrens Hub LOCATION 1-7 Dole Ave, Reservoir VIC 3073 DATE 8thJuly-9thJuly VENUE Castlefield Community Centre LOCATION 505 Bluff Rd, Hampton VIC 3188 DATE 8thJuly-9thJuly VENUE SeaBrook Community Centre LOCATION 15 Truganina Ave, Seabrook VIC 3028 DATE 10th-11thJuly For Further Details

Bootstrap, Accelerator, Venture Capital: Financing Options for Early Stage Companies

Neighbourhood ( and LaunchVic present Bootstrap, Accelerator, Venture Capital: Financing Options for Early Stage Companies. We’re in a golden age of financing options for early stage companies. There are billions of dollars of venture capital available and hundreds of accelerator programs - and that’s just in Australia. It’s also never been easier to bootstrap an early stage business, with the tools to build physical, virtual or service-based companies being highly prevalent and cheap. As an entrepreneur your challenge is to find the right option for you, your business and ultimately your customers. In this curated panel discussion we’ve brought together people with a range of experience across the spectrum: from bootstrapping, to accelerator, to venture capital. Our aim is to give a balanced perspective to help entrepreneurs make the right decisions. This will be a panel discussion lead by Ned Dwyer, Expert-in-Residence at Neighbourhood, with a question and answer session for audience participation at the conclusion of the evening. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Nick Crocker is a Partner at Blackbird Ventures where he invests in Australian founders with global ambition. Previously, he has worked on Product Strategy & Operations at Under Armour and Product Manager at MyFitnessPal. In 2012, he co-founded Sessions, a health coaching company, which MyFitnessPal acquired in 2013. Sessions was backed by Collaborative Fund, Blackbird Ventures, SV Angel and Joshua Kushner. Sessions is a Rock Health company. He also co-founded We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter in 2012. In 2010, he was a Product Manager at Boxee, helping to launch the Boxee Box. He holds a Political Science and Law degrees from the University of Queensland. While studying, he worked as a journalist with News Ltd. His work has been published in Wired, Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. Holly Cardew is the Founder & CEO of She started the company while building ecommerce stores for retailers in regional New South Wales. Being in a regional town, she decided to hire remote talent from around the world to help her scale the company. Holly has hired hundreds of remote team members and is passionate about the future of work. Holly has spent time in the startup ecosystems in San Francisco, Sydney, Brisbane and now Melbourne. And has been part of muru-D and 500 Startups. Ned Dwyer is a Melbourne-born, San Francisco-based entrepreneur building the future of corporate spending with Spritz ( From agency owner to second time startup founder he has a range of experience in going from zero to one both in Australia and the US. For his previous company, Elto, he raised capital from Blackbird Ventures before taking the business global and ultimately an exit to Nasdaq-listed GoDaddy in 2015. Ned has been a part of the Australian startup ecosystem for 10+ years as not only a founder but a community builder (The Hive), investor (Startmate/Sapling), consultant and mentor. In a market filled with 9-figure funding rounds Ned is proud to have bootstrapped his current business to their first customers. ABOUT THE SPONSORS: Neighbourhood is two creative coworks in Fitzroy, making it feel a bit nice to come to work every day. Neighbourhood was created specifically with creative professionals in mind. There's no 'hustle' neons, no shrine to Silicon Valley, and no tech bros. Just beautiful, quiet, creative spaces to think and make amazing work. LaunchVic is leading the development of a globally-connected startup ecosystem. With the help of startup founders, entrepreneurs and investors, corporates and universities, they aim to build a startup ecosystem that can strengthen the economy, encourage more people to work with and for startups, and represent all Victorians. Their focus lies in the areas of funding, community building and global recognition for the Victorian startup ecosystem.

  • Thu 23 May, 6.30pm
  • TBA
  • Neighbourhood and LaunchVic

UprAsia HealthTech Founder education Programme - Elevate your Startup's Asia Readiness

Are you the Founder of a HealthTech Startup who needs to work on your Business Plan and Strategy for Asian markets? Do you recognise that Asian markets offer vast opportunity but don’t know how to get there? Uprasia has the program designed just for you. The ACHA Uprasia program is designed to help Startup Founders understand Asian markets and develop strategies and relationships to enter markets with optimal productive relationships. UprAsia is a series of evening workshops held weekly over an 8-week period and is designed to be accessible while your business is incubating, accelerating or simply operating. UprAsia will: - Build a usable and practical understanding of Asian business culture – not just business etiquette - Develop a deep understanding of Asian markets to build solid and real understanding of Asian market opportunities, risks and optimal market access pathways​ - Provide Asian masterclasses that align with and build on your knowledge gained from Incubators and Accelerators​ - Connect Startups with Asian angel and VC funds, commercial partners and market channels​

Blockchain + Supply Chain - POC, MVP - What's It Mean To Me?

Join us in this fast-paced-rapid-fire set of presentations where Government, Education and Enterprise sectors are all represented. About this Event Supply chain consortiums and collaborations need partners. Ready to build? Learn and connect with industry leaders: Professor Jason Potts - Director of RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub Chris Morley - Senior Advisor at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Steve Sammartino - Australia's #1 Futurist Daks Ganaratne - VP Supply Chain & Logistics Association Australia Gendry Morales - Co-Founder at Joni Pirovich - Hall & Wilcox Lawyers Nathan Huppatz - Co-Founder & Kiersten Jowett - Co-Founder at Proof of Location Alliance Mark Dingley - CEO Matthews Australasia Steve Vallas - Blockchain APAC Founder WHAT'S THIS ABOUT? Blockchain + Supply Chain. These two phrases are becoming synonymous. Nearly all of the world’s leading companies run supply chain management software. From connected manufacturing equipment to digital shipping notices, products are tracked on computerised systems from their earliest origins, often all the way to the recycling bin. Data flows. End to end. Despite this huge investment in digital infrastructure, most companies have only limited visibility and insight into where all their products are at any given moment. The culprit is the analog gaps that exist between systems within enterprises and across enterprise boundaries. Stakeholders, regulators, data silos, partnerships and customer engagement. Blockchain will change how you interact with them all.

2019 (The Second) Eureka International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

What is it? • A competition open to innovators and Startup businesses from these industry sectors: o Healthcare and Biotechnology o Advanced Manufacturing o New materials, clean energy, Additive manufacturing o IT & Digital Tech o Food & Agriculture • Submit a short business plan and pitch to a large audience and judging panel. Why enter? • Because it is China! o Australia’s biggest market, 2-way trading partner and source of international students and tourists. o It is the fastest growing market in the world in almost every industry sector. o Chinese consumers and investors regard Australian products and services very highly. • Win a guided trip to China, cash prizes and build the reputation of your startup. • Check out the amazing China market meet consumers and investors, test your business ideas and model in market. How? • Craft your short business plan and pitch – submit online – deliver your pitch – a chance to win a trip to China. • Should you be successful, you will also have the opportunity to pitch in a large competition in Jinan, China. When and where? • Pitch in Melbourne on the 23rd June 2019 • Travel to Shandong and Zhejiang Provinces in China in late July 2019

Beginners Coding Workshop - DjangoGirls

DjangoGirls, a female-focused beginners coding workshop for adults in Django/Python!! DjangoGirls curate amazing first experiences with technology and help people fall in love with programming. Melb Django Girls coding workshop is your opportunity to learn how to code in a safe & supportive environment, we encourage applications from all women, trans and non-binary people. ## The workshop Each participant will work amongst their peers, supported by numerous mentors, to complete the Django based tutorials from open source DjangoGirls materials. All you need to bring is a laptop and a learning mindset! The format of the tutorials is a self-guided coding workshop, including instructions, with the available help of mentors who work in the Melbourne tech space. Throughout the day, you'll also be able to discuss the tech and the industry with mentors - particularly valuable for job seekers and career changes! ## The Application Process Head to the DjangoGirls website to learn more and to begin your application today! ## Mentors - we need you! We are always looking to encourage developers in the community to home in on their django/python and soft skills by attending the workshop.