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How does a prototype become a product?

Development of hardware products (electronics, mechanical, software) has challenges and complexities that don't apply to other types of products. This masterclass will cover the development process for hardware products, including details about each development stage, and how to maximise outcomes as well as reduce risks and costs. By the end of the masterclass you will have a better understanding of: The typical stages in the development of hardware products The key activities, outputs and deliverables required at each stage The importance of documenting product requirements early How to maximise outcomes from your product development effort There'll also be opportunities to network with other hardware innovators over refreshments. Guest Speakers: HardworX - Vela Georgiev Tekt Industries - Matthew Adams Outerspace Design - David Menzies Who should attend? To kick off our educational series, this masterclass will give an overview of the full product development process and is suitable for: Hardware innovators at any stage in their journey, but especially those who are entering into the “Design It”, “Produce It” phase Entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, makers, accelerator managers, students who are interested in learning more about the hardware product development process. No prior knowledge assumed.
22 Oct '19 05:30 pm TBC Western BACE

SingularityU Australia Summit 2019

The SingularityU Australia Summit will explore the latest in exponential technologies and showcase how these technologies are being used to disrupt industries and positively impact the world. Be part of an unforgettable gathering of leaders and change-makers. Explore the exciting convergence of exponential technologies, connect with new people and ideas, and co-create a better world. With an expected 1,800 delegates, the SingularityU Australian Summit will attract executives, government officials, entrepreneurs, investors, NGOs, impact partners, educators and social impact leaders, all of whom are looking to shift from idea to action! Startup Victoria members free members should keep an eye out on the newsletter for a code for a 15% discount. Premium members can access a 20% discount code through their "Accounts" page on
22 Oct '19 9:00am Sydney Internation Convention Centre SingularityU

Masterclass: Google Analytics

Master the basic of Google analytics and learn how your audiences interact with your website Do you know how many site visitors you got last week? How they found you? What did they do at your site? Learn how to unlock the full potential of Google Analytics in this seminar and see how this tool can provide more than just an understanding of website traffic and data, but also drive results in your marketing campaigns. This masterclass will provide you with the knowledge of how best to use Google Analytics on an on-going basis to gain the most valuable visitors insights and marketable value. With all the data, dashboards and graphs offered by Google Analytics, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. In this workshop you will learn: -How to set-up Google Analytics (the right way) -An understanding of key website analytics terminology -Be able to identify the metrics that matter for your specific business case and how to use them to make decisions -How to set-up goals to measure how many visitors took desired actions -How to create dashboards, shortcuts and other advanced tactics Requirements: -A laptop
23 Oct '19 06:00 pm Western BACE Western BACE

Barayamal Demo Day & Awards

Following the completion of the Barayamal Accelerator program, five Indigenous entrepreneurs will present their businesses at an investor pitch or “demo day” event on the 25 October at the Victorian Innovation Hub in Melbourne, the Barayamal Demo Day & Awards! This national event will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to showcase some of the best Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia, break negative stereotypes and show the world that Indigenous entrepreneurs exist (like black swans) and they can also build successful businesses. Enjoy a night of free-flowing drinks and fusion of Indigenous foods (Pawa Catering & Events), quality entertainment including a live performance and listen to the inspirational stories of Indigenous entrepreneurs at the Barayamal Demo Day & Awards.
25 Oct '19 05:00 pm Victorian Innovation Hub Barayamal

Pitch Night: Migrant and First Generation Founders

This month Startup Victoria and Victoria University want to shine a spotlight on the Migrant and First Generation Founders here in Victoria! As the university of Opportunity & Success, Victoria University is particularly interested in how education and entrepreneurship transforms people's lives. And we always look for ways to actively contribute to this positive impact, be that while educating the next generation, uncovering founder insights in partnership with Startup Victoria through Found (there is something good coming up in November:-), or by growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the West through VU Innovations. The potential for education and entrepreneurship to transform lives is incredibly strong for migrants and their children. Research over the years has shown that migrants and their children start more businesses, and their businesses experience higher success rates, than non-migrants. And that’s why Victoria University has partnered with Startup Victoria to find the best startup started by a Migrant or First Generation Founder.

29 Oct '19 6:00pm The Goods Shed Startup Victoria

Australian Technologies Competition Nat'l Finals & Awards

Be part of the audience at the Australian Technologies Competition National Finals & Awards Ceremony – 29 October 2019 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Less than two months until the Australian Technologies Competition – Australia’s leading program to accelerate Australian technology scaleups with the greatest global potential hosts their end of year finals Melbourne, Victoria at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The ten industry categories being showcased this year include: Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Agribusiness, Cyber Security, Circular Economy, Global Social Impact, Energy Resources, Medtech & Pharma, Mining Technologies, New Energy and Smart Cities. In highlighting Melbourne as Australia’s burgeoning tech centre and Victoria’s international reputation for fostering innovation, both the Victorian government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water & Panning (DEWLP) and Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) are proud sponsors of the 2019 event. To access details of the event program and links to their ticket site, visit: Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to connect, network and explore the many stakeholders involved in Australia’s innovation and scaleup ecosystem. As ticket numbers are limited to both the National Pitching & Judging, as well as Awards Ceremony – get in quick! For more information, visit:
29 Oct '19 09:00 am Melbourne Cricket Ground, AFL Dining Room, Level 2 Impact Tech Ventures