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MONTHLY BUZZ | Demystifying Quantum Technology

Quantum technologies are based on phenomena that can seem more like magic than science — spooky action at a distance, teleportation, cats that are dead and alive, objects are particles and waves, collapsing wavefunctions, and results that change when you look at them. So, it may come as a surprise to know that quantum technology is here today, and those futuristic quantum devices are not so very far away. Cicada Innovations is excited to partner with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) on a series of talks to demystify quantum technology, explore its applications in the real world, and highlight the role Australia’s quantum technology sector plays in the global quantum opportunity. Panelists: Jacqui Romero - University of Queensland Andre Luiten - University of Adelaide Andrew White - EQUS Shaun Wilson - Shoal Group
21 Oct '20 12:00 pm Online Cicada Innovations

Founder Connect

Startup Victoria's Founder Connect program is a series of bi-weekly online networking sessions designed to maximise your minutes by helping you forge valuable connections with your peers from the startup community - all before 9am! This edition of Founder Connect will be taking place as a Zoom video call. We've designed Founder Connect to allow you to make meaningful connections with others from the Startup Victoria community. Our structured sessions allow you to create more connections, which means an increased likelihood of finding those all-important meaningful connections. Whether you're an angel investor, an experienced entrepreneur or are at the beginning of your founder journey, this event will position you best to build your network, one breakfast at a time.
22 Oct '20 08:00 am Online Startup Victoria

2020 TRAM Demo Day

We are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural 2020 TRAM Demo Day. On Thursday 22 October, TRAM Demo Day will offer a high-yield opportunity for early-stage investors, prospective customers and those interested in working with research-based spin-outs to network and engage with seven teams taking research entrepreneurship in Melbourne to the next level! Demo Day will highlight the progress of our TRAM Air cohort that have been working incredibly hard over the last 12 months on high-impact projects across construction tech, digital health, medtech, agtech and more. This is your key opportunity to hear about the milestones the teams have achieved, make connections and get involved, so don’t miss out!
22 Oct '20 01:00 pm Zoom TRAM

LaunchHUB Showcase

We invite all of you to join us and celebrate our startups' achievements. It has been a privilege for us at the Activator to host such an excellent cohort with huge wins in their pocket. The LaunchHUB July 2020 Showcase is definitely not one to be missed. You'll also hear from the network of support behind the successful program, an insight into why they get involved and why you should too. Get a chance to vote for People's Choice Awards LIVE and be in the draw for an exciting door prize on us as we are disrupting the old ways of listening to a webinar! PSA: We encourage everyone in the audience to get involved and ask questions after the pitches! What are you waiting for? Grab your ticket, share the love and join us for an exciting entrepreneurial afternoon.
22 Oct '20 04:00 pm Online RMIT Activator

Open Evening: Discover Le Wagon's Coding Bootcamp

Stuck in an industry you don't like? Change your life, learn to code! Curious about our Bootcamp? Questions about the remote and hybrid batches we are running in Melbourne? Come to our Open Evening! The next full-time batch will start on January 11th, 2021, and the next part-time on February 20th, 2021 📅
26 Oct '20 06:30 pm Zoom Le Wagon

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.

Timeline

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