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Common Code Presents X EthicalJobs.com.au

Common Code Presents is a collaborative Tech Talk series discussing technical elements of our projects alongside our clients. This November we will be joined by EthicalJobs.com.au to talk accessibility, compatibility and user advocacy on the web-- ideas that have been fundamental during the build of their (soon to be released) refreshed job platform. Join Common Code and EthicalJobs.com.au on November 21st at the Common Code offices in Abbotsford, or via our Digital Stream, for an afternoon deep dive into the why's and how's of crafting a user first, highly accessible public web app, as well as tech and collaborative approaches we used along the way. The talk will be lead by Ash Guy (Common Code Principal) and Robyn Percy (EthicalJobs.com.au General Manager).

Pause Fest 2020

Pause Fest 2020 is back for it’s 10th year and you’re invited on 5 – 7 Feb 2020 at MCEC in Melbourne. Join 2,000 thinkers and doers at the world’s leading festival for business and creativity. 3 Days. 
4 Stages.
 200 Speakers. 
30 International Speakers. 24 Workshops
. 16 Panels.
 30 Startups.
 30 Tracks of Content . Tech Garden Expo. Pause Fest is an independent, industry-driven movement with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward. We’ve been described as 'Australia's SXSW', 'Octoberfest for business' and 'Woodstock for digital natives’. In 2019, we welcomed over 500 startups, 1500 businesses and over 24 media outlets from across Australia. Pause Fest 2020 is set to invigorate your senses, serve you the future trends, deliver stories from beyond the generation and, most importantly, prepare you with actionable insights.

Unlock Blockchain Technology: A panel discussion

Join General Assembly, The Blockchain Centre and Stone & Chalk to explore blockchain technology with a diverse panel working on innovations that are transforming the global tech landscape. It’s been over ten years since the Bitcoin whitepaper was released and gave birth to blockchain – a decentralised ledger technology facilitating greater transparency, efficiency and trust. The prolific rise of bitcoin in the middle of the decade created a global frenzy. Its downturn in the past couple of years has forced the world to focus more attention on the underlying technology and its potential application outside of currency towards a myriad of industries from logistics, real estate, agriculture and even music. This event will focus on how blockchain technology is making an impact by unpacking its key features and how its mechanisms are transforming a diverse range of industries. There will be time for both networking and interesting discussions with like-minded professionals after the event
  • Thu 28 Nov, 06:00 pm
  • General Assembly
  • General Assembly, BlockChain Centre, Stone & Chalk

Happy Hour! Powered by PayK

"Hey! We're PayK, we make group payments easy. Days spent worrying about unpaid group gifts and owed coffee cash are behind you. We're bringing transparent and seamless group payments to you, 100% free." In this event, PayK will introduce their brand new app over one Happy Hour that includes free pizzas and beers. Get a group of 3-5 together, come up with a funny description about your group for the chance to win $200 to spend on anything. Most nonsense description wins!

Braneshop - Introduction to Explainable AI: Opening the black box!

With the growing prevalence of AI systems within the business, we need to make sure we can understand and control their decisions. How can we build confidence and trust in AI? How can we understand a decision made by AI? Given a predicted outcome, how can we modify the input to get a different outcome? (i.e. What would we need to change to get a better insurance rating, or what activities in our business do we need to change to influence certain metrics?) In the session, we will learn what XAI is, how it's being applied across industries, where the research is, and how you can begin to adopt this into your businesses.

Government and Industry Pitch Sessions for Start UPS and SME

DATE: THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019 TIME: 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM WHERE: RACV CLUB LEVEL 2 (CLUB PAVILION) 501 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE You MUST register to attend! For the last four years the AIIA Victoria Council has successfully run the Government and Industry Pitch Sessions alongside the Government Networking Forum. The response from both Government and Industry has been excellent. This is an opportunity for Start-ups and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to present their unique value propositions and raise awareness of their products & services among Government and Corporate Executives. The focus of the sessions is for Government and Corporates to understand Start-up and SME capabilities in those areas of the digital sector in which they are most interested. Pitch Sessions are presented for 10 minutes. Further information can be obtained from AIIA’s GM of Events Adriana Brusi –Adriana@aiia.com.au – 0411 210 514

Pause Fest 2020

Join 2,000 creators and doers at the world's festival for business and creativity. Pause Fest is an independent, industry-driven movement with a mission to bring diverse intelligence together to fuel the next generation forward. We’ve been described as 'Australia's SXSW', 'Octoberfest for business' and 'Woodstock for digital natives’. In 2019, we welcomed over 500 startups, 1500 businesses and over 24 media outlets from across Australia. Hear from the likes of Tech Crunch, Adidas, Square Peg, Google, Mastercard, UberAir, Facebook, Slack, Atlassian, R/GA, Netflix, Adobe and 200 more future builders.

Accelerating Innovation With Organisational Agility Feat. Bear Douglas of Slack (US)

Modern work is more complex than ever. Solving the everyday problems we all encounter often requires mobilising a distributed network of people, data and software. This isn’t always a simple task. Hear some insights and valuable perspective on DevOps and organisational agility at an evening with international special guest Bear Douglas, Director of Developer Relations from Slack's San Francisco team. Bear will be in conversation with Igor Goulko - founder of DevOps Talks Conferences. This event is for those who want to learn more about how organisations can adapt, become more agile and get the best out of their tech teams. Refreshments provided, RSVP essential.

ENTTeCH Event

The guys and girls from ENTTeCH are back with their next event on October 16th. ENTTeCH is like FInTech or AgTech but for those in and around the Entertainment Industry. Attendees include: Record Labels, Film Industry, Ad Agencies, Artists, YouTubers, Musicians, Arts Colleges and VCs. This is where the Entertainment shapes its Digital Future. Fierce debates and amazing speakers. This event has a focus on The Influencer space. How they can make or break not only Brands, but Artists, Films and even an Executive career or a Technology Framework. This event has Aussie Ex-Pat, Nob Pritchard as a Key Speaker. Bob now in LA has consulted to many a Fortune 500 Company, has his own US Entrepreneur focused Radio Show and has interviewed Elon Musk to Tim Draper. Bob is also Chair of the LA based Australian Theatre Company. Have the next Concert Ticketing app? The next Spotify or maybe a Film Industry focused app? Get on down and connect with this community !

2019 Lift Off Awards

Applications are now open for the 2019 Lift Off Awards! YBF Ventures are hosting the second annual Lift Off Awards in November – an evening which celebrates gender and cultural diversity in fintech. 2019's judging panel includes some of the country’s leading fintech and business leaders including Tyro’s Chief Product Officer, Bronwyn Yam; Lander & Rogers Chief Executive Partner, Genevieve Collins; Chief Risk Officer of Latitude Financial and member of the YBF Fintech Hub board, Jo Mikleus; FinTech Australia’s GM Rebecca Schot-Guppy; CEO of Startup Victoria, Judy Anderson; Code Like a Girl's CEO, Ally Watson and Director of Deloitte Digital and founding MD of Girls in Tech Australia, Susan Brown. Applications are now open for individuals, startups and scaleups. Amy Auster, Deputy Secretary, Economic Department of Treasury and Finance says, “Initiatives like Lift Off are important to encourage and promote and shine a light on the amazing diversity of people who are involved in the fintech sector.” The second annual Lift Off Awards will take place 21 November in the Ballroom at YBF Melbourne, 7:00pm – 9:30pm.

Startmate Demo Day

Over the past 9 years we have invested in 99 startups, 64 of which are still operating and have a combined valuation of >$700m. Demo Day is a showcase of the impressive talent coming out of Startmate, and the best way to connect with Australia’s most powerful community of founders, mentors, investors and operators. We’re excited to present the 10 companies from the current Melbourne 2019 cohort whose game-changing work addresses problems from period pain and ethical super to inventory management for ecommerce and cloud-based calculations for structural engineers. 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 grazing, drinks and vibe. See you there, The Startmate Team + Mentors

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 startupvictoria.com.au.

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.
  • Tue 22 Oct, 05:30 pm
  • TBC
  • Western BACE

Demystifying Tracking – What You Can Track With Your Website.

RSVP Essential https://bit.ly/2m9eYZm Demystifying Tracking – What can you track with your website introduction workshop focuses on applying sophisticated tracking to your marketing campaigns. Whether you are a seasoned professional or are just beginning in the world of digital, you are welcome as this workshop caters to professionals of all levels. Using real world case studies, you will learn - What are websites tracking about you - How websites use the tracking to target ads at you - How tracking helps company remarket to you - How cross device tracking works and how accurate it is. - How to approach digital marketing as a career path. Hosted by Supriya Gudipalley who is the performance manager at Weboptimizers, a digital agency which runs marketing campaigns for the likes of Luna Park, Melbourne Central, Lombard, Linen House, Novotel & hundreds of other Australian brands. Supriya specialises in paid marketing and tracking and formerly worked for Google.

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: https://www.austechcomp.com/melbourne 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: www.austechcomp.com

International Mining and Resources Conference + Expo

Immerse yourself in the technology that is transforming the mining and resource industries and shaping the future at the International Mining and Resources Conference + Expo (IMARC). The free to attend exhibition will showcase the latest mining projects and discoveries alongside augmented and virtual reality, robotics, AI, autonomous machinery, and sustainable innovations across the 12,000m² EXPO floor. Raise your profile in the global mining sector by putting your innovations in front of 7000+ attendees including leading tech investors and some of the most influential people in Mining Tech. Startups and scaleups that are looking for investment or to commercialise are invited to showcase their latest innovations in the ASCENT startup and scaleup Village at IMARC Applications are open to any startup or scaleup with a technology that has the potential to deliver disruptive or significant impact to the mining sector across the following key themes: asset management, automation/robotics, condition monitoring, energy efficiency (industrial), environmental/rehabilitation, renewables (industrial), and safety technologies. IMARC are offering 20 startups or scaleups the opportunity to raise their profile with global mining leaders within the ASCENT Village. The top two startups will win: • an Exhibition Hub; • a Delegate Pass; • an opportunity to pitch their solution to an audience of tech investors and buyers; • as well access to IMARC Connect enabling you to schedule meetings with potential investors and buyers For more information or to apply please visit https://imarcmelbourne.com/ascent/

MedTech's Got Talent Bootcamp

We’re so excited to bring a half-day MedTech’s Got Talent #startup bootcamp to Melbourne on June 24 - the perfect introduction to #commercialisation of new #medical and #health technologies for aspiring #entrepreneurs. Whether you’re from a research, clinical, higher education, professional or other background, don’t miss this chance to learn from industry experts about key areas such as intellectual property, market positioning, capital raising & the art of pitching. Position your startup for success: book your place today! https://bit.ly/2WMpAOy

Melbourne Conversations: Cybersecurity

The idea of strong borders pops up every week in Australian politics, but how strong are our digital borders? How strong should they be? And what does digital strength actually look like? Join us for this free Melbourne Conversations panel on cybersecurity. The session will include demonstrations and presentations covering cybersecurity matters from deep fakes to blockchain, followed by a Q&A session with the experts. Speakers: - Bruce Matthews - Director, Melbourne Joint Cyber Security Centre. - Skeeve Stevens - futurist and the co-founder of the Future Crime Agency, specialising in research into criminal use of cutting-edge technology. - Tamara Baker - 14-year-old coder who is developing an app for vision-impaired people. She was a MKW19 ambassador and is also a member of Code Like A Girl. - Hosted by Kirstin McIntosh - Head of Partnerships, CyRise, Australia’s cybersecurity venture accelerator.

Robotics - Holiday Program

Aeroboticsglobal invites student to enjoy Soccer Robotics Holiday program . Checkout our Soccer Robot Holiday programs for students from grade 1 to grade 8, which starts from 1st July and ends up on 11th July.2 day course is $299 (inclusive of GST). This price includes to take away the robot home as well. Hurry up! and Enroll your kids for Robotics Holiday Program @Aeroboticsglobal . For Details https://www.aeroboticsglobal.com/register/

Eventbrite Sessions: Using Tech to Transform Your Event Experience

It doesn’t matter what size your event or budget is, technology is an essential part of promotion and creating powerful live experiences for your attendees. From social media engagement to streamlining planning and operations — getting on top of your tech is a vital part of running a profitable events business. But staying in touch with the latest trends can be as tricky as selling out an event itself. To find out what your event should be focused on, we’ve assembled three experts in event marketing and operations to discuss how to transform your event with technology. Join us on Tuesday the 11th of June at Eventbrite’s Melbourne HQ to learn: - How to create shareable moments that can drive FOMO (and sell tickets!) from Eventbrite Head of Marketing APAC, Josh McNicol - How to use the latest event tech to deliver amazing events that get attendees talking, with Square’s Australian Events and Partnerships Lead, Sean Singh - How GABS has grown from a simple idea to one of the largest beer festivals in Australasia, with Craig Williams, Event Director of The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular This event kicks off with networking, food and drinks at 5.30pm, with talks commencing at 6pm. Register now via the link below to secure your place. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eventbrite-sessions-using-tech-to-transform-your-event-experience-tickets-62241222171

ASBAS: Digital Marketing Essentials

Prioritise digital marketing. Marketing is one of the most important ways to drive new business and communicate your customer value proposition. Done right, it can prompt a burst of activity. Done wrong, it can waste your time and money. Your digital marketing strategy must aim for impact. This means video content, influencer marketing, SEO, staying on top of social trends, and being optimised for mobile devices. This accessible digital marketing workshop will give you the skills, tools and practical advice you need to create and execute an effective marketing strategy. Here's a quick taste of some of the topics we'll discuss: The difference between various online marketing channels, including social media, Google AdWords, website banners and emails Building an effective strategy Developing realistic goals Optimising your campaign (or Business-As-Usual) activity to ensure you're spending your money efficiently and tapping into unexpected opportunities This workshop is for small business owners who want to: Learn about the various—and most effective—ways to market online Develop their digital marketing skills Walk away with practical knowledge and the confidence to start marketing! Register for this workshop using Option #1 or Option #2 to learn how to use digital marketing to drive engagement and sales for your small business. ** BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL **

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 TheFlightPlan.io Joni Pirovich - Hall & Wilcox Lawyers Nathan Huppatz - Co-Founder ReadytoShip.com.au & Costumes.com.au 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.

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 https://events.humanitix.com.au/futurescaping === 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

Catalyst

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 https://goo.gl/forms/TcyRW0QswyLLdbyB3 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. https://themusicnetwork.com/investors-need-to-know-that-investing-in-entertainment-businesses-isnt-a-mysterious-black-box-enttech-co-founder-mark-mccormack/ CONTACT Mark McCormack mark.mccormack@gmail.com 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 !) https://goo.gl/forms/L4u14ZBg65QrHII13 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. https://goo.gl/forms/6R0YAJiBR8MUns5b2 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!