With a team passionate about people and growth, Law Squared proudly adds value to the Australian startup ecosystem by running a variety of community events.

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upcoming events


 
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Innovation in Fashion and Retail: How technology has changed the way we buy

melbourne / Free event / 25 October

How has technology changed the way in which we shop? Has the internet killed the retail store?

Make sure to register below to ensure your spot today.

 

 

Negotiation for Startups

melbourne / Free Event / 1 November

When it comes to business situations, many people shy away from negotiating and struggle to ask for what they want. But as a founder, your ability to take a stance and clearly articulate your position could be the difference between achieving a successful or an unsuccessful outcome. 

If want to learn how to hone your negotiation skills, but have no idea where to start — this workshop is for you. 

 

 
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Negotiating in the Tech Industry

Melbourne / Free event / 15 November

Maybe you’re asking for a raise, getting buy-in for a new idea or project, closing a deal or navigating a conflict. No matter the situation negotiation skills are key to these interactions.

When it comes to business many people shy away from negotiating and struggle to ask for what they want. But as a founder your ability to negotiate could be the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful outcome.

 

 

Your Support Squad - Inside secrets to finding the right mentors, advisors and peers

melbourne / free event / 29 November

Running a business is nothing short of hard work. Finding your “tribe” or your support squad can be the ultimate difference between success and failure.

In this one-hour session Demetrio will share his insights, tips and secrets on surrounding yourself with the right people to ultimately help your business succeed.

 

Past Events


 
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Innovation in Funding: Digital Marketing for NFPs

MELBOURNE / FREE EVENT / 9 OCTOBER

In this series of workshops, Law Squared and Wendy Brooks and Partners will share their expertise in the not-for-profit sector.

This final workshop in the 3-part series will guide you through Digital Marketing for NFPs. 

 

 
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Raising Capital vs. Bootstrapping - Funding 101 for Startups

SYDNEY / Free Event / 27 September

This event will explore the different sides to raising capital by looking at the pros and cons and what would suit you and your business.

 

 
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Innovation in Funding: Funding in an NDIS world

Melbourne / Free event / 25 September

In this series of workshops, Law Squared and Wendy Brooks and Partners will share their expertise in the not-for-profit sector.

This workshop, the second in the 3 part series will guide you through the Disability Sector. 

 

 
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The GDPR – what is it and how does it affect your business?

Melbourne / Free event / 4 september

If your business collects and stores data then you need to be aware of the GDPR regulations and how it affects Australian businesses.

Come along to this fast-paced workshop as Jeremy takes you through the basic business needs to become GDPR compliant.

 

 
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Negotiations 101

mELBOURNE / Free Event / 29 August

Whether in business or social situations, negotiation is a key part of everyday life. If you want to learn how to hone your negotiation skills, but have no idea where to start — this workshop is for you. 

Come along to this fast-paced workshop as Jeremy takes you through his top negotiation tips.

 

 
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Starting up in Australia

New York / Free event / 23 August

This fast paced and informative session will ensure you leave knowing how to start up in Australia, the ins and outs of Visas, and how to access Government support. You will also gain valuable insight into how the Aussies manage business and lifestyle

 

 
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The Australian Landscape: A Launchpad to Asia

New York / Free Event / 21 August

Watch out bagels here we come!


This jam-packed and informative session covers all you need to know about Australia's business relationship with Asia and how you can leverage your international business to successfully launch into Asia. 

 

 
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Negotiations 101

mELBOURNE / Free Event / 13 August

Whether in business or social situations, negotiation is a key part of everyday life. If you want to learn how to hone your negotiation skills, but have no idea where to start this workshop is for you. 

Come along to this fast-paced workshop as Jeremy takes you through his top negotiation tips.

 

 
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Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

Brisbane / Free Event / 13 August

This event brought together an expert panel of Entrepreneurs who shared their experiences on the unique challenges Entrepreneurs face regarding their mental health and staying well. 

Tickets are limited so register now - Monday 13 August, 5.30pm at River City Labs, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

 

 
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Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

Melbourne / Free Event / 8 August

This event brought together an expert panel of Entrepreneurs who shared their experiences on the unique challenges Entrepreneurs face regarding their mental health and staying well. 

Tickets are limited so register now - Wednesday 08 August, 5.30pm at We Work, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 
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Raising Capital vs Bootstrapping: Funding 101 for Startups.

Melbourne / Free event / 24 July

In this session we will consider a prospective business plan to identify the goals of your business. We will then examine ways in which you may explore gaining funds or other forms of capital to help your business grow.

This is event is our final WeWork event in this series hosted by Law Squared.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 24 July, 8:00-9:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 
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Hiring Your Dream Team

Melbourne / Free event /17 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative lunch time discussion. In this session we will explore agreements that can be made to manage the relationship between you and your employees. We will examine which laws need to be considered, and also avenues in which the business’ interests can be protected through a well-drafted agreement.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 17 July, 12:00-1:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 
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Intellectual Property & Contracts

Melbourne / Free event /10 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative breakfast time discussion. In this session we will examine which contracts are suitable for your business - from agreements with suppliers to employment contracts. We will also explore your rights and responsibilities with respect to Intellectual Property.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 10 July, 08:00-09:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 
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Shareholders, Directors & Equity - What are they and how do they apply to startups?

Melbourne / Free event / 03 July

Join the Law Squared team WeWork for an informative lunch time discussion. This session will guide you through the nitty-gritty of starting a business with others. Exploring the common pittfalls that founders face, including how to avoid these.

This is the first of five part WeWork x Law Squared Series.

Register now for this event on Tuesday 03 July, 12:00-1:00 at We Work, Level 9, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 

Data Privacy and the GDPR - what does it mean for Australian Business?

Melbourne / Free event / 21 June

Join data privacy experts from RSM Australia and Law Squared to discuss the impact of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Together, RSM and Law Squared will discuss the impact on business globally during the first three weeks of the introduction of the GDPR regulations and how it effects Australian Business.

Register now for this event on Thursday June 21st 7:30-9:00am at Level 21, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne.

 

 

Top 5 Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs

Melbourne / Free Event / 6 June

Your business’ legal position could be the difference between success and failure. Hear from our founder Demetrio Zema and walk away with a strong focus on building and supporting a community of entrepreneurs and startups.

Learn some key takeaways around 

- Business Plans & Structures

- Becoming Employee Ready

- Importance of Contracts & Agreements

- Insurance & WHS

- Brand Protection & Intellectual Property

Join us on Wednesday June 6th, 6-7:30pm at General Assembly Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!

 

 
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Queensland Law Week: Design for Justice + Breakfast

Brisbane / Free Event

Design and law do not typically meet, but we think they are perfect for each other.

Be part of a discussion around how service design and technology can push governments, policy makers, lawyers and institutions to rethink systems. Join us to hear our ideas on how design can be used to transform the justice system. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

Join us on Wednesday May 16th from 8:30-10:00am at River City Labs Brisbane. Registration essential, limited seats available!

 

 
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Digital Marketing 101

Melbourne / Free Event

Come and enjoy a lunch and learn with Jess Ruhfus, founder of Collabosaurus, and Demetrio Zema, founder of Law Squared as they navigate you through the fundamental principles of digital marketing and advertising.

 Learn the do’s and don’ts of digital advertising from a marketing opportunity perspective, as well as the importance of protecting your digital assets (incl. trademarks), understanding your copyright-rights and learning how to avoid any infringement pitfalls. We will also explore online competitions specifically, and what you need to think about to avoid legal issues and make your competition a success.

Join us on Tuesday 13 March 12:30-2:00pm at  CUB Private Business Club. Registration essential, limited seats available!

 

 

IWD #PressforProgress Female Led Innovation

Melbourne / Free Event

Women are the largest disruptive economic force on the planet; proven to hold the majority of purchasing power and using their influence to create a ripple-effect of financial and social progress, not just for themselves but for everyone around them.

This IWD, we’re taking the discussion beyond the question of gender inequality, however. Instead, this event is looking to the future of leadership, business and societal impact.

It's #PressForProgress with a twist; highlighting the inspiring stories, innovative solutions and delving into questions that will help take us all forward.

Join us on Thursday 8 March 6:00-8:00pm at  WeWork Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!

 

 

Raising Capital vs. Bootstrapping: Funding 101 for Startups

MELBOURNE / FREE EVENT

Are you a startup founder or entrepreneur with a unique idea, looking for funding options to launch or scale your venture? 

If you’re weighing up whether to raise capital or bootstrap your startup, this event will give you the low-down on each option through the stories and insights of our expert panellists — some of Australia’s brightest startup founders and VCs.

Join us on Wednesday 6 December 6:30-8:30pm at One Roof Melbourne. Registration essential, limited seats available!

 

 

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