Events to inspire and equip you

Our events connect you with others who are curious and driven to build successful startups. Show up and discover your potential. Who knows? You might find a vital node in connecting you with your next big collaborator. These events and workshops are designed for people who want to be inspired and create a better world.

2020 Accelerator Launch Day

Join us for an exciting night of meeting the new accelerator cohort of brilliant startups!

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Melbourne-Bandung Virtual Series: Innovative Responses to COVID-19

Hear innovation stories from three entrepreneurs in each city - be inspired by their successes and learn from their challenges!

City of Melbourne and SPARK Deakin are joining forces with The Greater Hub at the Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia and City of Bandung to run an innovation webinar to share some interesting examples from both cities of innovative and entrepreneurial responses to the current COVID-19 crisis.

In these times of unprecedented disruption, the need to innovate and adapt has become even more critical. Melbourne and Bandung are both fortunate to be home to leading universities and established ecosystems of innovators and entrepreneurs which strengthen our ability to rapidly respond and change.

You will hear innovation stories from three entrepreneurs in each city – be inspired by their successes and learn from their challenges!

Join in to be part of this interactive, cross-cultural event.

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Startup Chats (Round 2)

Supercharge your knowledge with our regular Startup Chats sessions featuring inspiring stories from Deakin entrepreneurs and interesting talks from the pros.

In this five-part series of free fortnightly sessions will get to virtually meet incredible founders who will be sharing key learnings from their journey (how they got started, what mistakes they’ve made, and their best advice). You’ll also get to hear from leaders in the startup space who will be covering a broad range of topics like the basics of launching your startup, building relationships with customers, branding, launching a podcast, optimising team collaboration, and more.

In this series of Startup Chats, our guest speakers will be presenting in the first half of the session. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.

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Past events

Lunch-time session Startup Chat on Thursdays

Join the SPARK Deakin community for our meet-from-home series of Startup Chats through Zoom.

Pitching for co-founders & collaborators

Build the confidence to present your pitch and attract talented co-founders or collaborators!

Venture Crawl – Postponed

Rediscover the Melbourne CBD through an entrepreneurial lens at our next Venture Crawl.