Dream & Do

Dreamy events you should check out in 2017

Tara SheltonComment

Do you get a case of the entrepreneurial guilts when you even think of attending an event?   We know how you feel… when you’re running your own business, it may seem stressful to take a day out and go to an event. You’re probably thinking that time is money, and you’d be better off spending the day on your emails.

Well we’ve got a different perspective for you: what if you realised that the time invested in attending an event is a piece of time invested into your business success and your future? Those in the entrepreneurial community like to say that your network is your net worth, and we couldn't agree more. People you meet at events may not feel relevant at the time, but they come back ten-fold. In fact, Tara has met some of her best staff members and loyal clients at networking events in the past few years! It’s a great opportunity to hand out your business cards, practise your elevator pitch and watch people’s reactions as you talk about your business.

If your idea of networking is standing in a stuffy room trying to make conversation with strangers without sounding like a sleazy salesperson… we get it. We’ve been there. And that’s exactly why we wanted to share a list of our favourite, unique, tried-and-tested events to add to your calendar.

AngelPitch: Investible Masterclass for Entrepreneurs

This is your chance to practise pitching to an investor for your business! Investible will be hosting a full-day masterclass for entrepreneurs, giving you the opportunity to build and validate your idea, learn how to pitch your business to investors and have the opportunity to pitch face-to-face with an experienced angel investor for individual feedback. Talk about the opportunity of a lifetime… one step closer to bringing your dream to life.

Calendar date: 9 June 2017

Click here and enter code DREAMDO25 for 25% off your ticket to AngelPitch!

Cereal Entrepreneurs

Little bit of shameless self-promotion here! We’ve run five Cereal events in the past year and we’ve got another really exciting speaker to be announced soon… watch this space! Cereal Entrepreneurs is a fun breakfast event series, bringing together business, creativity and big ideas. We do a live interview and then Tara runs a creative workshop.

Calendar date: TBA

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

FODI runs every year at the Opera House and it will seriously open your mind. The curated timetable of speakers is always about pushing the boundaries, disrupting collective patterns of thought and inspiring challenging ideas and conversations. Last year, we saw author Lionel Shriver talk about breaking one rule a day and Andrew Bolt discussing the mess of politics, just to name a few.

Calendar date: TBA, usually September


Startcon is known as the best start-up and growth conference in Australia, bringing together some incredible international speakers, investors and start-ups to a sell-out event, six years in a row!

Calendar date: December 1-2, 2017


Culture, technology, entrepreneurship - Remix has it all. The likes of Google, Bloomberg and UTS have teamed up to create this event of world-class speakers, panels, masterclasses and debates.

Calendar date: 7-8 December, 2017

Symposium Sydney

Hosted by Rakuten Marketing, Symposium Sydney is a more boutique half-day event where you can experience inspirational content from industry leaders about business planning, networking and performance marketing.

Calendar date: TBA


We’ve teamed up with Investible to get you 25% off tickets to the AngelPitch: Investible Masterclass for Entrepreneurs. Enter code DREAMDO25 at checkout - early bird tickets end today so get in quick!