I’m happy to announce that Justin Flynn will be co-curating the Sydney StartupDigest with me starting from this edition. Justin is the founder of StartCast, which combines his passion for great video production with his interest in all things startup. We are all looking forward to Justin’s insights on the Sydney startup scene. :)
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to apply to Startup Weekend Sydney. Events like this don’t come around too often.
Sydney StartupDigest is curated by:
Justin Flynn – Founder of StartCast
What’s Going on in the Sydney Startup Community
The Leadership Exchange – Role Models for Success
When: Tues July 19, 6:00pm
Where: Customs House
Successful businesses are leveraging the opportunities presented by advancing technologies. Leadership is a critical component. We have assembled an inspiring panel of business leaders who are successfully taking their businesses through transition. They include two exceptional Sydney-based businesses: the collaboration software company Atlassian, and the innovative Brasserie Bread. Moderated by business commentator and Fairfax journalist Valerie Khoo.
When: Wed July 20, 6:30pm
Where: Forresters Hotel, Cnr. Riley & Foveaux
Have a burning desire to explore product innovation? Wanting to workshop your latest crazy idea in a collaborative & creative environment? Looking for mentors or offering mentorship? Then join us for the latest installment of Product Mavens!
Sydney WSG meeting
When: Thurs July 21, 6:00pm
Where: Ground Floor, Former National School Building, Australian Museum, William Street, Surry Hills
Silvia Pfeiffer will present “The latest on HTML5 media” – focusing on HTML5 audio and video and how they can be used today. The talk includes demos and code samples. Craig Sharkie will give us a blow by blow account of HTML5 forms today.
Social Coffee Sydney
When: Fri July 22, 7:00am
Where: Single Origin Cafe, Surry Hills
Each Friday morning from 7am, a bunch of social media and advertising bloggers meet for coffee and conversation at one of Sydney’s best cafes – Single Origin. It is more than a meeting of minds, it is a feast of ideas, and a cacophony of good humoured banter.
Silicon Beach Drinks
When: Fri July 22, 5:00pm
Where: Bar 77, Grace Hotel on the Mezzanine level, cnr King and York
Everyone is welcome for these Friday drinks a good pub. Anyone in IT, web, startups, grown-ups, programmers, analysts, entrepreneurs, product people, QA, designers.
When: Tues July 26, 6:00pm
Where: 1st Floor, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street
Presenter at the main meeting is Mikaela Lancaster from NineMSN and Microsoft’s “Windows Live” team. Here we’ll learn that Hotmail will celebrate its 15th Birthday in July, we’ll learn about “key features” that “people may not be familiar with,” such as the mysterious-sounding “sweep function,” we’ll learn about the SkyDrive service and “Active View,” and we’ll learn some “fun Hotmail facts.”
Advanced Digital Project Management Masterclass
When: Thurs July 28, 8:30am
Where: Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Level 6, 51 – 57 Pitt Street
The Advanced Digital Project Management Masterclass is designed to give experienced project managers more insight into management skills, contributing more to business results. Learn advanced budgeting and resource management skills, by doing a detailed project plan on the day. Experienced project manager and trainer Vishy Narayanan, will give you the tools to control the often difficult areas of projects, particularly how to maintain profitability and margins of a project by understanding: Budgeting Resource management Conflict resolution Managing 3rd party suppliers
Open Coffee Sydney
When: Thurs July 28, 8:30am
Where: City Espresso, Allianz Building
Open Coffee Sydney is about creating a regular, informal, meeting place for people involved in, or who want to be involved in, the Startup Industry.
brainmates: Turning Ideas into Business Cases
When: Thurs July 28, 12:00pm
Where: Suite 906, 84 Pitt Street
In our lunchtime Product Talk, we will be looking at how to generate great product ideas, validate whether it is feasible business opportunity and turn it into a Business Case that is more likely to get approved in your organisation. We will also discuss how you can sound convincing when you present your Business Case. brainmates’ co-director & lead trainer, Nick Coster will be leading this discussion.
Startup Weekend Sydney
When: Fri July 29, 6:30pm
Where: ATP Innovations, Australian Technology Park (near Redfern train station)
Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of all backgrounds including software developers, marketers, designers, and other enthusiasts to start companies in just 54 hours. The participants that attend have 60 seconds to make a pitch (optional), the pitches are whittled down to the top ideas, and then teams form around the ideas to come out with several developed companies or projects. Finally, the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors. For tickets, visit here. You can also follow Startup Weekend Australia on Twitter @StartupAUS.