The October Business Month has successfully wrapped up, leaving a positive mark on both participants and businesses. The Darwin Innovation Hub facilitated a series of engaging events that brought together a diverse group of over 1000 passionate individuals from various industries. The enthusiasm was palpable, with a notable 80% turnout from registrants, showcasing a significant increase compared to the previous year. It was amazing to see so many Darwin locals at the events.
Throughout the month, the Darwin Innovation Hub organised, supported, and sponsored 23 events, each thoughtfully curated to cater to different audiences, themes, and skills development. This reflects our dedication to providing a dynamic and enriching experience for all participants. From fostering startups to exploring innovative technology, the hub is a thriving community focused on human connection and shared growth.
We’re delighted to announce that we have created 4 awards in various categories for our overall events, the winners being:
- Most Challenging to Tackle Award – Toward a Mentally Happy Workplace (Hosted by Institute of Managers and Leaders in partnership with DIH)
- Most Popular Session Award – Advanced Canva Editing, Videos and Presentations (Hosted by DIH)
- Dedication to Excellence Award – StartUp Sunday (Hosted by DIH)
- The Best Visitors Award – Darwin Drone Expo: The Future of Drones (Hosted by NT Drone Industry Network and sponsored by DIH)
As we reflect on the success of October Business Month, the Darwin Innovation Hub is excited about the ongoing ripple effects. The hub continues to serve as a platform for like-minded individuals to collaborate, pushing the boundaries of innovation. We are already gearing up for the next edition, promising an even more immersive and enriching experience for participants. Stay tuned for updates on the Darwin Innovation Hub website and social media channels as we continue to host workshops and events that will benefit you.
Growth & Skills Development – Most Popular Session Award
Darwin Innovation Hub curated gatherings, whether they are conferences, workshops, or seminars, designed to be immersive experiences that allow individuals and professionals to embark on a journey of personal and professional advancement.
Distinguished speakers and industry experts share insights, best practices, and cutting-edge trends, while interactive sessions and hands-on workshops provide a platform for practical application. As participants engage in the vibrant exchange of ideas, they leave equipped with not only enhanced skills but also a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
The winner of the Most Popular Session award goes to the Advanced Canva Editing, Videos and Presentations event hosted by our Expert In Residence, Dante St James. Over 100 people joined Dante St James in his live demonstrations of Canva to further their understanding of the tools provided by Canva for editing photos and graphics, making videos with a range of effects, creating a website, and presenting the best presentations. Many participants brought notebooks or their laptops to apply the skills to their projects as they learned the advanced tools.
Many questions were asked by the participants and answered by Dante through practical examples during the session, giving everyone who participated something to take away and use.
The events we hosted in this Growth & Skills Development theme were:
- Advanced Canva Editing, Videos and Presentations
- Your First Social Media Strategy
- Organic and Paid Social Strategy
- Advanced Social Sales Funnels and Campaigns
- LinkedIn: Becoming a Thought Leader
- LinkedIn: Preparing your profile for success