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AgTech Melbourne- Q&A with Silverpond AI

The World Economic Forum broadly estimates the value of illegal poaching trade to be between $7 billion - $23 billion each year, making Illegal wildlife trafficking the fourth most lucrative global crime after drugs, humans and arms. Enter Silverpond; a modest sized Melbourne consultancy. Harnessing AI technology to create simple solutions to hard problems. Their latest challenge will be the focus of our Agtech Meetup.

Workshop - Futurescaping

Identify and navigate future scenarios in a context where change is gaining more power and speed with new technologies could be tricky but also could be that edge of competitiveness you and your organization need. This workshop will help you to identify, understand and influence systems and scenarios as you uphold the pioneer mindset. Solving complex problems and doing big leaps demands a special kind of muscle that we will train here. Hosted by Ruy Lopes, Head of Innovation and Ecosystem Engineer at Flying Rhino! === Participants will get • Techniques to identify and map systems; • Exercises to boost creativity and problem-solving mindset; • The scavenger’s toolkit – A set of “gadgets” that will help you identify, explore and model opportunities and paths for the strategy === This workshop is brought to you by Thrive Village, a Happy Spaces program aiming to bring Global Innovation Mindset to Local Communities

Pivot Summit 2019 - Tech vs Humanity

Regional Australia’s biggest business, entrepreneurship and tech conference, held over two massive days in Geelong, Australia. In 2019, our blind love for technology has often been overshadowed by debate about its potential dangers. We are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in real – and virtual – worlds. We are pushing to leave our own world and explore new ones. Now is the time to talk about Technology versus Humanity. What's helpful? What's harmful? How do we find the balance – now and for the future? Friday, May 3rd Tech and “Deep Tech” Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Startups Mental Health and Wellbeing in a technological age Human Centred Design Going Global Branding Saturday, May 4th Space The Future Gaming and eSports Startup Pitching Streaming Productivity and Mindfulness Music


The Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference is back! Girls in Tech is focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement, and education of women in technology. We are proud to announce the Catalyst Conference is returning to Melbourne after its success last year, a very special event designed to celebrate women at all levels of their career. The Catalyst Conference attracts a powerhouse audience from every corner of tech: entrepreneurs, software engineers, product marketers, venture capitalists, high-tech employees, students, digital marketers, innovators and more. Join us for incredible, raw, gritty, and authentic “TED-style” presentations from some of the most revered women in tech, business and leadership. This will be the “largest intimate” tech conference you’ll ever attend, as you hear revolutionary speakers share tales of their journey to the top, career advice, how they made tough decisions—and, most important—what sage advice they want to pass on to the next-generation of the female tech workforce. Mark your calendars! Full agenda coming soon but you can guarantee to be inspired by keynotes from female thought leaders, you'll also have plenty of networking opportunities, a platform to exchange ideas, workshops, and of course — a cocktail party! Speakers Confirmed Adriana Gasgoine - CEO & Founder, Girls in Tech Julie Miller Sensini - General Manager, Kmart Living & Design Rhys Hayes - Founder of IE Digital, Silicon Block, FoyerLive More to be announced soon! Workshops Coming soon! This is your chance to create lasting business relationships and learn concrete skills that could have a considerable impact on the technology industry at large—and your career.

Blockchain for Beginners

It is highly probable that you have heard the word ‘Blockchain’ during the last year, whether it’s at technology and innovation forums. But still have no idea of what it means or how it works or what it’s us-case is. This Blockchain for Beginners workshop is an introduction to the world of blockchain. During this seminar you will gain an understanding and learn what the big hype is about. This workshop will explore; - What is not blockchain and what it is? - How does it really work? - Why is it Important? - What does decentralise technology vs decentralised Ideology means? - Real use-case of the Blockchain technology - How are industries looking to adopt blockchain? About the Kaia Myer-Stewart Kaia is the co-founder of Bridg•it, a tool that uses machine learning to identify and facilitate opportunities for collaborative innovation across industrial supply chains. The ultimate aim is to disrupt the linearity of traditional supply chain structures, creating instead a global supply web comprised of cross-industry partners, all working together to solve their pressing sustainability challenges. Kaia specialises in communications and marketing strategy, with a diverse background in technology, software development, education and psychology. Her goal is to combine her science & technology skillset with her passion for communication, social impact & intercultural connection and foster more multi-disciplinary approaches to innovation and education. Kaia also recently began a product manager position at PegaSys, which is the protocol engineering team working on the research & development of Ethereum 2.0, in addition to refining enterprise solutions for the Ethereum blockchain.

ENTTeCH Launch Event Feb 26th ( Entertainment Technologies)

ENTTeCH's goal is to support and educate technology businesses and startups that focus on Film, Music, TV, Theatre, Performance, Gaming and online. Creating forums to learn, share ideas and network Improve Investor sentiment in Entertainment & The Arts. To build long lasting businesses and friendships. The night includes presentations by industry and successful tech entrepreneurs. Lets find the next Spotify, NetFlix, Advertising Platform, Ticketing app, Camera effect, Fan Engagement Platform Next Melbourne event Feb 26th @ ACMI X -Fire side chat with Music, Film and Gaming industry execs. -Ask questions. Get answers. -Network with Game execs. TV, Media, Artists, Brands., Collab on that new idea that will change the world. -LIVE PITCH EVENT TO VENTURE CAPITALISTS 3 x rising ENTTeCH companies will get a chance to pitch to this panel. It includes: Paul Baron ( Melbourne Angels), Andrew Fullerton (Entertainment Lawyer), C-level Exec from global Media buyers, MediaCom, Rupert Deans ( Plattr VR CEO) Apply to pitch your idea/company via this link Numbers are limited so please RSVP as soon as possible. Oh ! -Did we mention a very cool wine sponsor is helping us with vino and food on the night ! A late 2018 Press article. CONTACT Mark McCormack www.enttech,org 0450497092

Pause Fest 2019

Pause Fest is the world’s leading creativity-infused business event. A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries, Pause Fest is a platform for the future. We’ve been described as “Australasia’s SXSW” and as “Woodstock for digital natives” (shucks!). In 2018, we welcomed over 400 startups, 1200 businesses and over 35 media outlets from across Australia. In fact, over the course of nine years, our event has seen 50,000 movers, shakers and creative change-makers come through its doors. In 2019, Pause will present over 200 speakers in total, 40 international, 3 days, 7 stages, 21 tracks of content, 15 Workshops, 27 Panels, VIP Dinner & Breakfast, Side Events, Tech Garden Expo, Hot Summer parties and Exclusive Pause Retreat.

ENTTeCH Launch Event Dec 4th ( Entertainment Technologies)

Where entertainment technology takes the stage. Join Record Labels, Film Victoria, Melbourne Uni, Global Advertising agencies like DDB, You Tubers, Venture Capital, successful tech CEO's. As we plan the future of tech in entertainment. Talks, fire side chats and a pitch night by 3 startups to a panel. Free beer and pizza too c/o our sponsors. RSVP quickly as seats are limited via our Facebook Page or direct Tix link below. ( But friend us anyway hey !) PITCH SESSION: If you would like to pitch your idea to a panel of industry and Melbourne Angel investors Submit your entry in the form below. 3 will be chosen to pitch. Some tips given by the ENTTeCh Team to help you as well. PARKING AND VENUE ETC: The entrance is into The Australian Ballet Building 2, Kavanagh St. So its actually behind the National Gallery of Victoria as one GEO reference. Arts centre car park next door also as an option other than on the street parking. Emergency contact number: Glenn @ 0419581239

  • Tue 4 Dec, 630pm
  • ACMI X
  • Mark McCormack and various Industry People

Digital Products: Testing, iterating, Scaling

On Friday, 7th December, Ruud Hendriks, the Co-Founder of Startupbootcamp will discuss how to test, iterate, and scale a digital product effectively to launch a successful product. The execution of a successful digital product starts with equipping yourself with the right Mind-Tool-Skillset. Focusing on innovation, Ruud will share his global experience working with hundreds of startups and industry experts while exploring the different avenues to implement effective strategies and transformations to launch successfully.

Meet the maker movement: how the maker movement is changing the way we work and live.

For as long as human beings have been, we have made. Made tools. Made objects. Made things that keep us alive. Things that are beautiful to us. Things that get us around. Things that help us to express ourselves. So what exactly is the ‘maker movement’? Where did it originate from? What are ‘makers’? The popularity of the maker movement has given rise to makerspaces, a physical location where people gather and share their collective learnings, gain access to tools, resources and knowledge so they can make and create. Somewhere between an innovation hub, a prototyping lab, a site of micro-urban manufacturing and a traditional workshop, all makerspaces share the characteristic of open collaboration, for people from all backgrounds and disciplines. Join us and a stellar panel of makerspace professionals for a night dedicated to discussing all things 'maker, maker movement and makerspaces'. The evening will also be a great opportunity to network with fellow makers in our beautiful rooftop space while enjoying delicious food and drink. You’ll even get a special pre-launch 'in-construction' tour of the FAB9 makerspace. (Please ensure you wear closed-toe shoes as it will be a construction site).

Django Girls - Melbourne

Free programming workshop for women & gender minorities. Build your first website at the Django Girls workshop in Melbourne! This international NFP hosts events all over the world, join the community of over 17,000 women who have learnt to code at Django Girs events since 2014 and learn from mentors in the Melbourne tech community! Bring: Laptop*, charger, water bottle & learning mindset Cost: Fully subsidised! Need assistance in getting to Melbourne from regional Victoria? *Don't have a laptop? Email us via the event page!

Startmate Melbourne Demo Day

At Startmate, we invest in extraordinary founders who are changing the way we work, live and play, and we're powered by the most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Australia. Demo Day showcases this talent. For the past three months, Startmate Melbourne has been supercharging 13 amazing startups working on technology that will shape our future. From electric flying taxis and aircrafts for medical transport to automated legal services and a marketplace for surplus food. These teams will be pitching their companies in both Sydney and Melbourne. Startmate is Australia's leading startup accelerator, running in both Sydney and Melbourne. Since our inception, we have invested in 81 startups. Success stories include: Everproof - $1.5M AUD Seed (Feb 2018) Mentorloop - $1M AUD Seed (Nov 2017) Morse Mirco - Series A (Oct 2017) Vero — $4M AUD Series A (June 2017) Flirtey - $16M Series A (January 2017) Happy Inspector - $7.5M Series A (October 2016) Propeller Aerobotics - $3.1M Series A (May 2018) UpGuard - $17M Series B (August 2016) Bugcrowd - $15M Series B (April 2016) Edrolo - $2.6M Series A (May 2015) Come along, show your support for Australia’s emerging startups, get to know the Startmate family and see what it is all about. Tickets include food, drinks and vibe. The Starmate Team

Melbourne MongoDB User Group Meetup

MongoDB is an open source, document-oriented distributed database with flexible schema, querying, and indexing. We invite users of any experience level to come to our meetups to learn, share, and meet with MongoDB community. If you have any suggestions for talks/demos you would like to attend (or present!) please contact the meetup organizers.

Remaining Human In a Digital World

In our world of accelerated change, there has been a lot of focus on digital innovation and transformation and the use of technology to help businesses grow. This interactive workshop will help ensure that small business owners have the tools to remain 'human' in the way that they interact with their customers. Using the principles of human centred design and a customer-centric mindset, Marketing Entourage will teach the participants innovative frameworks that can be used to complement their digital strategies and ensure that they create great customer experiences that keep their customers coming back for more.

  • Thu 23 Aug, 6:00pm
  • The Hub
  • Marketing Entourage

Magnify World Augmented & Virtual Reality Business Summit & Expo

Magnify World showcases world-class Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences, the event is one of the largest international roadshows covering Australasia, China and North America. The business summit showcases experts from around the world with local speakers analysing case studies from industry sectors such as film and television, advertising/branding, gaming, technology new releases, tourism, education, live events and investment. The second day is open to the public offering opportunities to experience never seen before AR/VR technologies from an array of local and global fortune 500 companies and for the first time showcasing Australia’s first public VR DOME Theatre and 4 wireless VR multiplayer backpacks! Delegates include CEOs, CTOs, Innovation officers, development community, industry sector playmakers and sales and marketing managers, brand managers and advertising and experiential marketers.

Culture Amp Geekup! Build an inclusive workplace

Join Culture Amp for a discussion about inclusion in the workplace. We will discuss why it's important, what it means in a modern working world and how to build inclusion into your people strategy. Australia is becoming a destination for the world’s top talent. Research suggests that organisations who focus on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment are building stronger, more productive and happier workers. On August 30, we invite you to join the conversation with us - hosted by our Head of Diversity and Inclusion visiting from San Francisco. You will hear from some standout companies who are building inclusive workplaces and leading the way for employee engagement and satisfaction.

Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe

Startup Victoria hosts Bismarck Lepe, Founder and CEO of Wizeline

Wizeline and Startup Victoria are bringing the best of Silicon Valley and Mexico to Australia with Tequila & Tech: A Fireside Chat with Bismarck Lepe. The son of two immigrants from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico, Bismarck left a successful career path as an early employee at Google to start his own online video platform company, Ooyala, which he sold for $400M to Telstra in 2014. In 2014 he founded Wizeline, a global product development company that helps startups and Fortune 500 companies solve their biggest challenges with design and technology. Wizeline works with technology leaders to build innovative end-to-end products, and Bismarck has led the company to more than $62M in funding, with offices in four countries and more than 10 million users. Passionate about driving economic growth in global communities through investment in education and technology infrastructure, Bismarck is credited for contributing to the transformation of Guadalajara into Mexico’s largest technology hub. He has also created more than 1,500 jobs and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in investments for companies with operations in Mexico and Silicon Valley, through Wizeline and his various education and investment initiatives. The fireside chat will be moderated by Anna Reeves of That Startup Show with food by The Taco Truck - providing a taste of Mexico for the evening.
Bismarck Lepe - Founder and CEO of Wizeline Bismarck Lepe, founder and CEO of Wizeline, is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. He is passionate about driving economic growth in the global communities where Wizeline has operations through investment in education and development of technology infrastructure. Bismarck is the founder and chairman of StartupGDL, a non-profit with the goal of increasing the number of technology companies in Guadalajara, Mexico. The non-profit focuses on computer science education programs for high school students and economic development initiatives to drive the creation of Mexican subsidiary of Silicon Valley startups in the region. StartupGDL has a soft landing program that helps companies find office space, get incorporated and attract/hire talent. Anna Reeves - CEO of That Startup Show Anna is a former in-house counsel and business affairs/brand manager who has worked for Australia’s leading media production houses including CordellJigsawZapruder, XYZ Films/Foxtel, and Renegade. As the senior advisor at Film Victoria, she advised on large-scale productions such as Irresistible, Ghost Rider, Macbeth, and Noise. She has advised for and founded several not for profit & social enterprise initiatives, such as Stand in My Shoes, focused on empathy education and Strategic Partners, an international co-production program. In 2011, she was the US Campaign Director for a high profile worldwide anti-poverty campaign with Hugh Jackman. Returning to Australia she created That Start Up Show, a Melbourne based web-series focused on start up culture in Australia, and founded the Start Up Legal Clinic which operates out of Australia’s premier co-working space Hub Melbourne.
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Create @ Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest

This month we're proud to be partnering with Alibaba Cloud and City of Melbourne to bring you the Australia and New Zealand chapter of the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest, a global series of contests for global entrepreneurs in the technology field. Melbourne finalists will be invited to pitch in Shanghai in September with startups from Shanghai and Boston. The 6 finalist teams from Shanghai will be invited to pitch at the Global Final in November 2018 in Hangzhou, China.

Above All Human

Above All Human is a technology and innovation conference about driving change and solving big challenges. We bring together all kinds of people for a day of insights and innovation from the world’s most pioneering minds. The spirit of Above All Human is, at its core, about technology and science in the service of humanity: we are curious about opportunities, mindful of values and driven by a desire to effect change in our lifetimes. We don’t talk about tech for tech’s sake. We don’t trade off current buzzwords or trends. We foster expansive thinking and new ideas, big and small. We carefully curate the experience of above all human to be as impactful as possible; we want you to be energised, inspired, dig in and get nerdy (we come from tech roots, after all) and maybe come away with an idea to solve a problem that hasn’t been solved yet.

Future of Automotive Tech Hackathon

Startup Victoria is partnering with GUD for all things automotive tech in May, including hosting our first ever hackathon. With the aim to address several problem statements within the automotive industry, this weekend-long competition will see teams ideate, create and execute a new, innovative business or prototype as they compete for a cash prize and spot on our pitch night. Entry is now open!