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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

HQ Boardroom Discussion with Scott Ko: Business and Purpose

A growing trend in recent years is the rise of businesses that not only deliver profit but also have a net benefit for society. You may know this in various forms, from B-Corp, Social Enterprise, or Profit-for-purpose. Think Thank You, Who Gives A Crap, etc. Covid-19 has drastically accelerated this shift, with more people increasingly becoming aware of what businesses say and do, and in turn, more conscious consumers. We’ve known for a while that when profit is the sole key metric of a business, it results in the exploitation of people and the environment. Now more than ever, startups, investors, and corporates, need to place their impact on society on the dashboard, and purposefully work towards driving positive change.
22 Sep '20 11:00 am Online Hatch Quarter

Skalata Ventures 2020 Masterclass Series: Leadership in a Time of Crisis

2020 has brought on new challenges for every business, in almost every industry. How do you navigate an unforeseen crisis and thrive in a volatile market? Over 3 weeks, we'll be hosting three masterclasses with proven leaders across a multitude of industries to discuss aspects of leadership that need the most attention when a business experiences a distressed market. We'll dive into each topic and explore actionable insights so that you can walk away with some food for thought and a plan to implement. Join us for one or all of the sessions as we explore: 1. Hiring and retaining talent 2. Leadership and culture 3. Change management and adaptability
23 Sep '20 — 07 Oct '20 11:00 am Virtual Skalata Ventures


Australia’s first digital startup festival for international students, innovators and founders has arrived. Access a free, multi-day event by business leaders from the international student community featuring workshops, expert panels, pitching and funding opportunities. Hear from successful business founders and entrepreneurs about how to develop a viable startup business in Australia – even starting from the smallest idea! Learn business design skills in a series of expert-led workshops, and join a vibrant community of business founders and emerging entrepreneurs. Pitch your own startup to our expert panel for the chance to win your share of $3500 to help kickstart your business. Learn how to design, build and pitch a project, then put those skills into practice by joining our 48-hour Hackathon. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to start building your future startup career. Register today at
23 Sep '20 — 27 Sep '20 09:00 am State Library Victoria and Study Melbourne