ADL // AU. March 2023
_SOUTHSTART is a hub for deep connection - created to unlock the ideas, connections & learnings required to navigate our collective future. Set amidst the backdrop of a city that is dancing, singing, laughing and playing during "Mad March" - we're inviting interesting, creative and curious humans to join us on a multi-day adventure in South Australia. Through an immersive agenda of masterclasses, conversations, investment connections, hospitality activations, wellbeing activities & regional escapades sprawled across SA, you'll connect like-minded clusters, while colliding with new ones.
It's more important than ever to learn the soft skills, design thinking and entrepreneurial mindset needed to future-proof yourself. Whether you're brewing on an idea that you want to make a reality, or you've already kicked off your founder journey - we'll act as a conduit for connection to your next steps. It's not uncommon to meet your co-founder at our events, or your future (and current) investors.
At _SOUTHSTART, we are friendly faces to investors (Angels, Venture Capitalists, Equity + ) from across the nation . From dinners at leading South Australian restaurants, to exclusive connection opportunities to investment opportunities - we provide a hub of connection. Whether you're looking to connect with your existing portfolio of founders, meet new ones, discuss emerging trends or refine your investment thesis - you'll find it through our doors.
Are you spending your days in a job that's not quite your style? Or maybe you're perfectly happy with where you're at .. but want to delve deeper into an interest area that ignites that extra spark inside? Wherever you sit on your current career pathway - you're invited to connect with present and future customers, employers & industry comrades - while opening pathways to further opportunities. Our events are designed to upskill you into the future, and unlock the shining star inside of you.
We know that real change happens by having the right people in the room. But far too often, marginalized communities and individuals aren't aware of the very conversations building our collective future - let alone included or invited to them. Our experiences are designed with accessibility to conversation & connections top of mind. We gather people who deeply care about creating the change they want to see in the world, while providing opportunities for the youth and under-represented individuals of our society to actively participate in the ideas and conversations shaping our collective future.
Connect and learn from experienced and war-torn CTO's and developers from across the country as they share their insights and growing pains, tips and tricks, and the larger overarching lifestyle and philosophy of a coded reality. Through talks, panels, and conversations at our hosted lunch you’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers and steep yourself in JIT knowledge.
At _SOUTHSTART, we recognise that we are all human - first, and we adopt this ethos in everything that we do. Just like any startup, we're no strangers to moving fast and adopting our formats to ensure that we are consistently delivering value.
We're no strangers to last minute session adjustments due to an inspired pre-event dinner that saw our speaker go "you know what? let's dig deeper.." So while we're still cooking away at the magic that makes our events memorable, all we need to say .. dear human .. is trust us. You'll be in good hands.
CAM ADAMS - CO-FOUNDER AT CANVA
"It’s become clear that purpose and profits are more aligned than ever. Founders and investors alike are doubling down on commitments to solving real societal and environmental issues. Australia has a big role to play here as a well-connected, respected and balanced ecosystem. The environment and climate change were top of mind at the conference. Even businesses that weren’t directly involved spoke about the topic with urgency. Creative entrepreneurs from all over the map are laser-focused on making the world a better place. We can’t help but be optimistic."
Mick Liubinskas & Trevor Folsom - Partners at Investible
SARAH PEARSON - BOARD DIRECTOR, ADVISOR & INNOVATION LEADER