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Co-working Space

Mondays, 9am to 5pm

Monday 7 January to Monday 23 December 2019

Produced by the City of Sydney

Every Monday, join our space with other like-minded entrepreneurs and startups in a friendly co-working environment.

Come along to meet others on a similar path, no bookings required.

Contact us for more information

Redefine the way you work. Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and laptop to innovate, collaborate, learn and share.


Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, 31 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Innovation in healthcare

Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

There is a significant shift underway in the healthcare sector. Digital technology is making patients more aware of and engaged with their health, driven by the popular rise in self-test kits, wearables and self-tracking tools.

Presented by digital product studio ustwo, our speakers will unpack how technology such as wearables, VR, consumer health apps and AI are shaping the future of health and putting the power back into the patient’s hands.

– Dr Naseem Ahmadpour
Senior lecturer, University of Sydney

– Adam Taylor
Agile team coach and product manager, ustwo

-Jessica Faccin
Product designer, ustwo


The Podium Building, 1 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Content Marketing Deepdive: Connect and Convert

Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 8am to 10am

In a highly saturated and competitive market, what can you do to break through the noise and stand out from the crowd?

Courageous content marketing is all about taking risks, storytelling in a thought-provoking way, and making sure your content fits your customer’s position in the user journey.

This month, Interactive Mind will be exploring the latest digital content marketing methods and tactics for getting your content to creatively break through the noise.

Speakers will share the content they are creating, how they are distributing it and what’s working for them. They’ll talk about content ideation and creation, how they choose a channel, the measurement they use and what a good result looks like.

You’ll also be hearing about a real-life case study on the power of interactive content and how it helped to build a Kpop culture in Australia!

Regardless of whether your content is copy, video or audio; you’ll gain valuable insights into the latest techniques and updates available so that your content can drive an outcome.

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The opportunity to network with attendees (8:00 – 8:30am)
Tea, coffee and a light snack will be served during the networking time
The audience will sit (theatre style) to listen to the presentations
We will have three speakers each presenting for 15-20 minutes
Question and answer time will be held at the end
All attendees will automatically enter our business card draw on the day to have a chance to win great prizes!


Kate Toon, SEO Lover, Copywriter, Speaker, Author, Hula Hooper, Kate Toon Copywriter
Gemma Macpherson, Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Paris Touma, General Manager, Brandalism
Chiara Belluomo, Content Marketing Manager, Brandalism

Early bird: $65.00
Regular: $75.00

The Podium Building, 1 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Adapting climate science for business

Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Climate science and the models it uses to project climatic changes over the 21st century were designed to answer big picture policy questions at the global scale. As a consequence, climate models don’t typically factor in the interactions between longer-term climatic trends and local scale events, such as weather systems, human populations or local government planning.

So just how can science be adapted to answer the questions businesses wants to know? For example, how can scientists advise a company whether a particular piece of infrastructure at a specific address is likely to be rendered useless because of a cyclone in 2030? The scientists in this final panel will take us through the ways in which they are assisting a variety of business sectors in answering such questions. They will explain where the science is at – what it is capable of and what it is not yet capable of – and discuss the opportunities and challenges they face in working with the business community.


University of Sydney, Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006

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The art of raising capital

Thursday 20 June 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Looking to cut through the noise and set your startup for success for your next capital raise?

If you’re positioning yourself to speak with investors, interested in garnering media attention for your next round or looking to understand the legal steps involved in fundraising, this event is not to be missed.

LegalVision has assembled a panel of experienced advisors on raising capital for startups. Hear from Adam Cook of AirTree, Nick Albrow of Wilkinson Butler and Jill McKnight of LegalVision.

What you’ll learn

How to build your reputation before a capital raise
Effective strategies for the who and what of fundraising communications
Tools available for getting your message out (and how to choose the right one)
What investors are looking for from founders and startups seeking VC funding
Tips to make sure you’re poised for fundraising success from a legal standpoint

Who should attend

Startup founders, advisors and executives
Anyone looking to raise $5M+

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Sliders & Beer
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Presentations + moderated Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking & drinks


Jill McKnight is a Practice Group Leader at LegalVision with particular expertise in Corporate and Banking and Finance Law. She has over 20 years’ experience practising as a lawyer at top law firms in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Adam Cook is part of the investment team at AirTree Ventures and has been involved in new and follow-on investments across a range of sectors including Brighte, Nura, Athena, Spaceship, Brosa, Different and Inventia.

Nick Albrow has established and enhanced the reputations of leading start-ups and global corporates. He has managed communications on multi-million dollar deals in the UK and Australia, helping businesses attract investment while maintaining stakeholder support.

General Admission: $5.00

100 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Generation Women

Thursday 20 June 2019 from 7pm to 8.45pm
Thursday 25 July 2019 from 7pm to 8.45pm

Theme: No going back

Team 20s: Lane Sinclair has over 10 years experience in the music industry. She graduated from the Talent Development Project, opened the ICC Sydney and was placed 10th on The Voice Australia. Lane will soon be launching a support network project to help young musicians struggling in the industry.

Team 30s: Kristal Kinsela-Christie is a proud Aboriginal role model, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations with more than 15 years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity working across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors. Kristal was awarded the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year.

Team 40s: LuLu Wilkinson believes in the power of excellent storytelling – whether its mission is to sell a product or just spend a great afternoon in the sun, having a banter over a damn good glass of wine. Lulu is currently working with Channel 9 and WTFN (production company) on shows including Married at First Sight, The Living Room, The Block, LEGO Masters and Love Island.

Team 50s: Stella Topaz is a sexological bodyworker, backed by over thirty-five years in nursing, sexual health, advocacy, health policy and management. As a queer lesbian femme, she is socially and politically active in LGBTIQ communities, organising events, speaking, facilitating, writing, voicing opinions, costume making and performing.

Team 60s: Kerry Chikarovski is a former NSW Liberal Leader and first woman to lead a major political party in NSW.

Team 70s: Andreea Kindryd is a mother of three, grandmother of seven and great grandmother of eight kids, which is why she because a storyteller.

The bar and courtyard are open from 6pm and we also have the wonderful Two Good Co. providing food.

Adult ticket: $30.00
Concession: $25.00
Group booking 8+: $25.00

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern NSW 2016

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Digital bootcamp

Thursday 20 June 2019 from 9am to 2.30pm
Friday 21 June 2019 from 9am to 2.30pm

Learn how to win more leads, more customers and create more success!

Contact the event organiser for more details.

Ticket: $99.00

100 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Mystery on Macquarie

Saturday 22 June 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food with a devious murder mystery in collaboration with Host a Murder.

It is 1936 at an English country mansion.

Sir Roger Waters-Downe, the wealthy owner of Waters-Downe Beverages Ltd, had invited several friends to a weekend party at his mansion.

On arrival they found Sir Roger dead – drowned in his swimming pool.

Three opposing wills have been discovered!

Who wrote them and who killed Sir Roger?

Will we ever find out who killed Sir Rodger Waters-Downe?

These questions will (hopefully) be solved during the course of this special dinner.

To enhance the theme – all guests are encouraged to dress in period appropriate costumes.

General admission: $149.00

93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Aperture Australia Photography Conference 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019 from 9am to 6pm
Sunday 23 June 2019 from 9am to 6pm

Aperture Australia is an event that deserves a spot on your 2019 calendar.

Hosted by television icon and avid photographer, Ray Martin, we celebrate the collective experience and advice from some of our industry’s finest talent. Even if you’re not a photographer, the TEDx-style format delivers inspiring stories of personal challenges and business insight. The trials, the triumphs and a bit of comedy thrown in the mix. You’ll be blown away, motivated, educated and entertained.

Hear from our 6 high profile keynote speakers. The weekend also provides unrivaled networking opportunity, industry trends, panel discussions, tech talks, workshops, break out sessions, giveaways, trade and more.

2019 Speakers:
Ami Vitale – National Geographic photojournalist
Jasin Boland – Film stills photographer
Christian Fletcher – Australian landscape icon
Tamara Dean – Photographic artist
Stephen Dupont – Conflict photojournalist
Ray Collins – Oceanic photographer

Want to bring a friend or partner along to the conference? Use the code 2FOR1 to claim 2 tickets for the price of 1.

General admission: $495.00
Student: $195.00
2FOR1: $247.50
Premium VIP: $990.00

ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

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Workplace Wellness Expo

Monday 24 June 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 25 June 2019 from 10am to 4.30pm

The world of work is changing with approximately one-third of adult life spent at work. Technology is disrupting, new business models are evolving and expectations of employees are rising. Business is having to respond by becoming more agile and productive, and by embedding health and wellbeing into their culture.

Wellness programs have become increasingly popular as companies and researchers have realised that productivity lies in the health of individual workers. The focus has also shifted to prevention of health problems rather than treating them after the fact.

To help companies and their managers improve wellness at work, the Workplace Wellness Expo event will showcase the latest solutions in office fit-out, mobile tech, fitness, medical, nutrition, consulting, workers comp, plants, safety and much more.

Things are changing so fast that it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest strategies, insights and trends in workplace health and wellbeing. Over 2 days at the Workplace Wellness University, take in over 20 presentations from some of Australia’s top practitioners. A free unique training and development opportunity for the workplace wellness profession.

Included in the Workplace Wellness University speaker line up is Prof. David Cooperrider, the world’s foremost authority on strengths based positive change from Case Western Reserve University, US.


ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

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Declutter your mind!

Tuesday 25 June 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

Having a cluttered mind can cause stress, an inability to think clearly, long-term anxiety and can impact your decision-making ability. A cluttered mind will limit your ability to create a peace of mind.

We all have a cluttered mind from time to time. Whether this is a temporary situation during busy periods or an ongoing challenge for you, we will look at how to deal with having a cluttered mind.

We will learn:

  • the signs of a cluttered mind
  • what is really going on in a cluttered mind
  • how to declutter your mind
  • decision fatigue and how to avoid it.

We will learn, exchange ideas and complete worksheets. You will apply what you learn to your unique situation to get the most out of this meetup.

Looking forward to catching up with you and meeting new faces in the group!

P.S. You can bring a friend along to this workshop to share the learning experience, just forward this event to them so they can also RSVP!


100 Harris St, Sydney NSW 2009

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CBD Women in Business network lunch and workshop

Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 12pm to 2pm

So what’s emotional agility and how can it improve your capability?

In this busy life, with the well-known juggle and the unexpected challenges and changes that life throws at you, how emotionally agile are you? Are you able to find a way of moving forward, of managing those challenging times and emotions? Do you have the right strategies in your emotional agility tool box?

Our panel of successful women will share their own personal stories, explore the strategies they use to in times of challenge and workshop ways to develop your emotional agility for a better work and personal life.

Your facilitator
Tulsi van de Graaff, Partner of BRAVE PEOPLE, a communication and conflict specialist and former lawyer with a psychology, mediation, counselling and investigation background.

Who should attend?
Everyone is welcome. Work in the CBD or come into the CBD to do business? Are you an entrepreneur, a high performer or an emerging leader who works in a small to medium size business or a larger, corporate business? If what we’re doing sounds interesting, please join us as well.

The Program

    • Midday: Kick-off with light lunch and networking
    • 12.30 – 1.45pm Welcome, workshop/panel discussion
    • 1.45 – 2.00pm: Close and networking

Presented with the support of sponsors St George Bank and BSI Learning and in partnership with BRAVE PEOPLE.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members: 30.00 plus GST
Non-Members & Guests are welcome: 45.00 plus GST

60 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

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The Women & LGBTQI+ Business Network

Thursday 27 June 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

Please know this event invites guests who are open minded, kind spirited and respectful towards others.

This networking event brings straight women and the LGBTQI+ community together in an intimate space and provides a safe and friendly environment that helps unite, build and grow relationships.

It will an evening of meeting new people, sharing ideas, thoughts and needs, and hearing about businesses that may be beneficial for your personal and professional life.

Food will be provided on the night. Limited number of only 35 tickets available.

Membership options to this business network will be available on the night.

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Ticket: $25

200 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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Adobe Symposium 2019

Thursday 27 June 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Friday 28 June 2019 from 9am to 5pm

Adobe has consolidated itself as the global leader in customer experience, helping companies across all industries to transform and become experience-led businesses.

At Symposium 2019, Australian and global Adobe executives will take to the stage to share learnings and technology innovations to help organisations embrace a customer-centric vision. During the two-day event, business, marketing and IT leaders will also have the opportunity to learn from local and multinational brands who have transformed their customer experience and become experience-led businesses.

Meet with thought leaders, experience makers and global brands at the forefront of change as you hear from world-class speakers and engage in pre-conference hands-on workshops to propel you forward in your own learning journey.

Day One - Keynotes Day: $275.00
Day Two - Sessions Day: $225.00
Two-Day Ticket - Keynote + Session Day: $399.00

International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

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Marketing Your Message Sydney

Saturday 6 July 2019 from 9am to 5.30pm

“If you’ve ever dreamed of making a difference by sharing your message, service or product with the world, then here’s good news…”

We’re running a series of FREE 1-day Courses in all major cities where we’ll give you the exact steps to use for getting a flood of high-quality (and high-paying) clients.

Taught by Cham Tang, the Head of Marketing for Authentic Education (BRW Fast 100 winner), you will learn Cham’s proven marketing methods developed over the last 9 years.

In fact, Cham has spent more than $2-million in online advertising, and has been able to refine his marketing methods down into a simple step-by-step plan anyone can use… regardless of their business or marketing experience.

The event is called “Marketing Your Message” and we invite you to attend completely FREE (there’s strictly no hype, just actionable content!)…


90 William St, Sydney NSW 2011

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Ladies social networking brunch

Sunday 7 July 2019 from 12pm to 2.45pm

Ladies, this is a space which we like to create for open minded conversation and the company of all women today. To be able to share all the amazing things we are doing and to influence and elevate other like-minded individuals.

We have had the pleasure of speaking to founders and directors who have volunteered to contribute to the positive ecosystem that we are building. There will be inspirational talks about enlightening and elevating women with tailored content from health, mental well-being, fashion and business start-ups. Super pleased to have our guest speakers be a part of our special event. We have little gift bags and brunch by CHEFIN. CHEFIN is an Australian community of experienced and innovative chefs. It brings authentic food and culture from around world to your home, office, basically anywhere.

Experience includes:
Exclusive guest speakers: Melissa Meagher, Lilian Kikuvi and Diane Uzunovska.
Network opportunities.
Give away prizes.

This bunch is a place to participate in the opportunities and help inspire each other and collaborate on creative ideas. Ladies, this will be inspirational and elevating July!

Last release: $53.84

197 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Leadership course for women

Monday 5 November 2018 from 9am to 5pm
Thursday 14 February 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 17 April 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9 July 2019 from 9am to 5pm

This leadership course for women focuses on empowering women leaders with the specific skills needed to lead strategically and operationally.

With a focus on creative leadership, this leadership course will equip you with the strategies and techniques that will enable you to inspire, challenge and drive your people and the wider organisation to the next level.

Being creative may be considered a leadership attribute but it’s more likely to occur through a process of engagement with others. Creative leadership is about the people, the activities and the processes of leading. All of these aspects contribute to a creative and innovative culture. Creative leadership is also about the leader’s brand and reputation – their presence, what they stand for, the values they hold. All people face challenges in aspiring to lead and attaining a leadership role. Once attained, the challenges that leaders face, continue. Women leaders face a range of different challenges. This leaderships course will prepare you to lead through those challenges with creativity, intent and vision.

Fee: $459.00

55 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

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First home buyers course

Saturday 13 July 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 21 September 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 12 October 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Helping first home buyers since 2003, the course is designed to give you the foundational knowledge to get started in the sometimes-overwhelming Sydney property market.

Led by Scott Durrant, an experienced real estate investor and educator, the course is designed to be straightforward, easy to digest and even a little humorous at times. Be aware, the dad jokes are plentiful. Be assured, you will learn a lot in a comfortable and entertaining environment.

Above all, it is a great opportunity to learn the essentials and ask an expert what you want to know.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • the entire buying process and how to get started
  • how much deposit you need and financing tips
  • how to apply and qualify for the first home owner grant
  • about stamp duty and the super save scheme
  • common and costly mistakes with real-life examples.

If you’re having trouble taking your first steps, or just want some valuable advice, this course is well worth attending.

Come along and learn!

Student testimonial:
“We had an awesome time in your class. You shared details that we didn’t come across in any of our own online research. It was extremely informative, detailed, interesting and we absolutely needed that reassurance to get the ball rolling. We feel that we have a chance to one day start the process of buying a home” – Stacey and Caden.

1 seat: $66.00
2 seats: $110.00
3 seats: $155.00

Mezzanine Level, 50 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Business networks in Chinese-Australian furniture production

Saturday 20 July 2019 from 2.30pm to 4pm

refreshments included

This presentation will address how Chinese manufacturers operated in the difficult social and economic environment of the period by exploring their business networks. The presenter draws on a variety of historical material including financial records revealing surprising insight into the nature of Chinese-Australian enterprise against the backdrop of White Australia policies of the day.

Member: $10.00
Non-member: $15.00

280 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Breakfast with Mark Manson

Tuesday 23 July 2019 from 7am to 9am

Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. A book deemed “the self-help book for people who hate self-help” that came out in 2016 and sold over 2 million copies in the first year alone, and became a number 1 bestseller in 13 countries.

Mark has now written a follow-up book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope. Join us to hear Mark talk about the concepts he explores his new book, from our relationships with money and entertainment to the internet.

Over breakfast, Mark will discuss how materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education, and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, people are becoming more fragmented, stressed and upset than ever before. Using a mix of psychology, philosophy and humour, Mark looks at what the forces are that are seemingly driving us apart, and what this means for our businesses and our lives.

Corporate: $145.00

The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Digital marketing workshop

Thursday 8 August 2019 from 9am to 11.30am

Learn how to promote your business using strategies such as search engine optimisation (SEO), Google ads, blogging, content marketing, social media marketing and more.

This 2.5 hour event will cover:

  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • How to work out what KeyWords are right for you
  • Link building and how to do it
  • Google Ads, ad rank, quality score and more
  • Content marketing: What is content marketing and why it’s valuable
  • How to get more leads or sales with a well planned out content marketing funnel
  • Email marketing done efficiently
  • Social media marketing: Why social media is important for your business
  • What to consider with audience targeting
  • Types of Facebook ads we find work best
  • How to systemise your social media efforts
  • How to know which platform is best for your business
  • How to improve your website and conversions
  • Retargeting

The organisers will also go through your goals at the start to make sure you get what you need from the session.


Level 3/223 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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WordPress training for small business

Friday 9 August 2019 from 8.30am to 4.30pm

At this full-day training you will learn how to:

Navigate your way through WordPress
Build a WordPress website
Create posts and pages
Install a WordPress theme
Customise your WordPress theme
Manage widgets and menus
Add content and media
Backup and upgrade your website
Plus more!

There will be time to work on your own WordPress websites, addressing any queries and providing help you need so make sure to bring in all of your questions.

Early Bird Pricing: $350.00
Regular Pricing: $495.00

Level 3/223 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018