7 VIVID Sydney Events for Startups that are under $50
One of the most well known events in Sydney is the Vivid Festival, drawing in a staggering 1.7 million people across 23 days.
At the heart of the festival is a celebration of light, creativity and innovation focused on inspiring and building audiences and markets for the creative industries, and offering professional development opportunities across the sector.
Traditionally, the Vivid festival has always had a slight startup theme woven through it, however this year there is a particularly heavy emphasis on innovative technology and entrepreneurship, with Vivid Ideas.
If you’re in Australia between May 27th and June 18th and you are serious about growing your startup there are a number of events at this year’s Vivid festival that are are not to be missed.
You can also check out our upcoming events here!
Our top picks for the Vivid 2016:
1. Startup Funding Secrets
14 June, 8.00 - 10.00am - Tickets: $39
Join Benjamin Chong from Right Click Capital, Zoe Pointon from Open Agent, David Vitek from hipages, and Sarah Beckwith from Doctus, as they share their journey about how they successfully raised their first and subsequent rounds of financing. Learn how to build a meaningful and enduring business that excites angel investors and venture capitalists.
2. Are You Asking the Right Questions? Strategies for Product Development
2 June, 6.30 - 8.30pm - Tickets: $19
Applying lean startup principles to identify a problem, this session will help you craft questions beyond the obvious and allow you to validate your assumptions before you invest in building a product. Hear from a series of speakers who'll share their product development experiences, and participate in a workshop constructing questions for your own product ambitions. It'll have you asking “Why?” to “What if?”, and asking “What if?” to “What’s next?”.
3. Ready, Tech, Go!
31 May, 5.00 - 7.00pm - Tickets: $25
This session focuses on the importance of tech startups in the gaming and creative industries, media and entertainment. Chantal Abouchar (The Studio), Paul Wiegard (Madman Entertainment), Chloe Rickard (Jungle), and Peter Drinkwater (House of Brand) will talk about how technology has shaped their startup and helped market and scale their brand.
4. How to Make a Career Out of Ideas
29 May, 12.00 - 2.00pm - Tickets: $15
The most successful startups across the world all began with a simple idea. Jack Smyth and John Dawson (Mindshare) discuss the significant role your creativity plays in implementing these ideas and turning them into a successful startup. Creativity also holds the power to scaling an existing startup if channelled in the right way.
5. Building Better Futures for Health: A Product Design Challenge
2 June, 2.00 - 4.00pm - Tickets: $15
As a response to the overall decline in the health and wellbeing of Australians, HealthTech startups are on the rise providing new and innovative methods to improve health and cut many health issues off at their source.
Presented by Ide Group, this valuable networking opportunity will give you the chance to pitch your innovative healthTech idea to a panel of experts as well as connect with investors, product developers and fellow innovators.
6. Alchemy of Creative Commercialisation: Learning from Success Stories
3 June, 12.00 - 2.00pm - Tickets: $39
This stimulating and inspiring session will highlight the personal attitudes and attributes required to lead a successful startup.
Michelle Duval will impart her research findings on the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and Creel Price will discuss how his high-growth and marketing strategies helped to scale a business from being valued at $5,000 to exit at $109 million. You won’t want to miss these valuable insights into growing your startup through the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs.
7. Code in the Park
18 June, 2:00 - 5:30pm - Tickets: FREE
Yahoo7 and General Assembly invite you to the aMBUSH Project Space at Central Park to celebrate one of Australia’s largest learning events in history. We’ll teach you how to start and you’ll discover all the creative and entrepreneurial things you can do with code at an afternoon full of inspirational panels, talks, interactive demos and a coding lesson for beginners from Australia’s leaders in tech, creativity and innovation.