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Digital Day Out 2024 Recap

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Digital Day Out 2024! We were thrilled to have hosted over 250 entrepreneurs, business owners, and founders at The Round in Nunawading on June 27. Digital Day Out was a huge success and marked one of the most impactful events ever delivered by Melbourne Innovation Centre. Want to be the first to hear about our next event? Join our newsletter below to stay in the know.
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PASt speakers

Anaita Sarkar
Founder & CEO of Hero Packaging, Author of Sell Anything Online
CEO and Co-Founder of Hero Packaging, Author of Sell Anything Online, e-Commerce Mentor at She-Com and Guest Lecturer at Macquarie University.
Harry Sanders
Founder & Director of StudioHawk

Founder and Director of StudioHawk, an award-winning dedicated SEO agency specialising in providing quality SEO services to businesses, as well as the founder of the educational arm, Hawk Academy.
Jules Lund
TV and radio presenter, founder of TRIBE
Host of his own weekly Melbourne radio show on FOX FM, host of Extreme Games, and subject of a six-part series on his adventures through Brazil, Malaysia, USA, Spain and has co-hosted the Channel Nine music show, So Fresh.
Caitlin Judd
Founder of Lady-Brains, Podcast Host and Business Coach
Founder, facilitator, and business coach, and hosts the award winning entrepreneurship podcast, lady-brains. Caitlin has a passion for helping people turn their ideas into reality and has nurtured and mentored multiple heart-centered entrepreneurs to build multimillion-dollar businesses.
Monique Milenkovic
Founder & Director of The Cup Cake Queens

Founder and Director of The Cupcake Queens, Monique oversees 8 retail stores and a growing e-commerce online store, delighting customers with cupcakes and cakes for over a decade.


What they love most about Digital Day Out

“So many valuable takeaways! Glad I bought my little notebook and actually used it this time. Thanks for putting on such a great event MIC.”

- Jessica

“The speakers were fabulous. So generous with their time and knowledge.”

- Fiona

“Digital Day Out was the best day I've spent away from "the doing" of my day job in a decade.”

- Mary

“All the part of the event, it was really good to be surrounding with like-minded, good vibes and positive energy.”

- May

“I learned so much from all parts of the event - too hard to say what the favourite was.”

- Julie

“The speakers were honest, authentic, and had a no-holds-barred approach to sharing their knowledge and insights.”

- Kelvin

2024 highlights

Just a few of our favourite moments from Digital Day Out 2024
9:00 AM
Doors Open

Registration & Networking

9:45 AM
Intro & welcome

MC Kick Off Welcome

10:00 AM
Anaita's Presentation

Kick off the day with Anaita Sarkar, who will share actionable insights you can immediately apply to streamline your operations and boost your sales. With over 320,000 followers on TikTok, Anaita has become a go-to source for cutting-edge business strategies, tailored for even the busiest schedules.

You'll also get the chance to submit questions directly to Anaita with a live Q&A.

Anaita Sarkar
Founder & CEO of Hero Packaging
11:05 AM

Network & Nibble Break - Fuel up and mingle during our brunch break. Enjoy a spread of bites and beverages. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs, explore our exhibitor space, and discuss key takeaways from the morning session. Unwind, refresh, and prepare for the segments ahead.

12:00 PM
Harry's Presentation

Next up is Harry Sanders, the visionary behind Australia’s largest dedicated SEO agency, StudioHawk. Starting his business journey at just 17 while couch surfing, Harry has transformed his challenges into a source of inspiration.

Harry will provide actionable insights on leveraging SEO for sustainable business growth and making a significant impact in your community and industry.

Harry Sanders
Founder & Director of StudioHawk
12:45 PM

Be part of the conversation in a Q&A panel hosted by Jules Lund founder of Tribe with Anaita Sarkar, Harry Sanders and Caitlin Judd sharing their insights into which digital tools you should be using for your business.

See how these businesses have embraced digital transformation - and how you can learn from their strategies

01:45 PM

Make valuable connections with fellow entrepreneurs who share your vision and goals.

Key takeaways shared by the MC, followed by a 45-minute networking session in the main area, photo opportunities, and light refreshments. The event will conclude at 2:30 PM.

Connect, Learn, and Grow

Prepare to be amazed at Digital Day Out — a half-day event packed to the brim with actionable insights and takeaways! We understand that your time is precious, which is why we've  curated this experience to maximise the value you'll receive for investing in your business growth.

Why Join Us?

Choose to invest a day in yourself and your business's future. Join us at Digital Day Out, where you'll have the chance to:

🚀 Engage with like-minded individuals and industry leaders.
🚀 Learn from experts about actionable strategies and cutting-edge digital tools.
🚀Grow by applying what you've learned to drive your business forward.

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What is Digital Day Out?

Digital Day Out is a unique half-day event designed to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners by focusing on personal and professional development. It's an opportunity to step away from daily operations and gain actionable insights and strategies in digital innovation, networking, and business growth. Scheduled to accommodate busy lifestyles,  the event ensures inclusivity and accessibility for all attendees.

Why should I attend?

If you're looking to invest in your personal growth, learn new skills, and connect with like-minded individuals, Digital Day Out is for you. It's specially crafted for those eager to work *on* their business, not just in it. Attendees will leave the event with tangible tools, a refreshed mindset, and strategies to implement directly into their businesses.

Who is this event for?

Digital Day Out welcomes all entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone interested in embracing digital technologies for growth. Offering a platform to learn, share, and influence the future of business with fresh perspectives.

What can I expect to take away from this event?

You can expect to leave with actionable insights, practical tools, and the motivation to apply what you've learned to your business. The event is designed to leave you feeling positive and inspired, ready to take on challenges and explore new opportunities with the support of Melbourne Innovation Centre and a community of forward-thinkers.

When and where is Digital Day Out taking place?

Digital Day Out will be held on Thursday, 27th June 2024, at The Round in Nunawading, Victoria.

How can I register?

Registration is easy! Simply visit our website's registration page, fill out your details, and secure your spot. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your participation in this transformative half-day event.

Are there any discounts or early bird registrations?

Yes, we offer early bird registration discounts, however these closed May 2, 2024.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any further questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to reach out via the contact our team via

What is the cancellation policy for Digital Day Out?

We understand that plans can change, which is why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your registration, you can do so for a full refund up to one month before the event date. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of the event. To cancel, please contact us by emailing

Can accommodations be made for attendees with special needs?

Absolutely. We are committed to making Digital Day Out accessible to everyone. If you have special needs, require assistance, or have accessibility concerns, please contact us in advance through our emailing We will work with you to accommodate your needs and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the event.

How can I inform you about my dietary requirements?

We strive to cater to various dietary requirements to ensure all our attendees can enjoy the refreshments provided. During the registration process, you will find a section to specify any dietary restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or allergies. Please fill this out, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you have specific concerns or requirements not covered in the registration form, feel free to reach out to us directly through the contact form on our website.

How can I become a sponsor or partner with Digital Day Out?

We welcome partnerships and sponsorships from organisations aligned with our mission to empower and support entrepreneurs and small businesses. For sponsorship inquiries and to learn more about how your organisation can be involved, please contact our COO Tess -

Is there parking available at the Round? 

The Round offers convenient and free on-site parking facilities, ensuring easy access for all guests. The spacious car parks are just a short stroll away from our main entrance, making it a breeze to arrive for Digital Day Out. For more information, please visit the parking page here.

What's included in the goodie bag?

The digital goodie bag gives you access to three hours of personalised support through the Digital Solutions Program. This exclusive offer is available to new and qualifying businesses only.

Eligible businesses are those that haven't participated in Round 2 of the mentoring program and meet the following criteria:
- For-profit entities
- Located in Victoria
- Hold an active ABN
- Employing fewer than 20 full-time equivalent employees