AUSTRALIA'S IMPACt & INNOVATION FESTIVAL

HUMAN FIRST, ALWAYS.

ADL // AU. March 2023

WE CONNECT PEOPLE TO IDEAS, POSSIBILITY & EACH OTHER

through immersive & hospitality-driven experiences DESIGNED TO HELP YOU GROW, EXPONENTIALLY

CREATING FUTURE PATHWAYS

_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.

"choose your own aDVENTURE"

Immerse yourself in a multi-day adventure, designed and optimised to connect you with the key people and ideas most relevant to who you are and what you care about.

LEARN, GROW & CONNECT WITH CO-CONSPIRATORS ON YOUR STARTUP JOURNEY

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.

SCOUT YOUR NEXT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY AND CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDS

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.

CALLING ALL JOB DO-ERS, YOUNG CHANGE AGENTS AND ASPIRATIONAL STARS

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.

embracing humanity at our core - FOR THE BETTERMENT OF PEOPLE & PLANET

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.

want to explore the next wave of technology, with the people who actually get it?

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.

CREATIVITY, IN PRACTISE

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DIVERSE. DISRUPTIVE. CREATIVE.
ECLECTIC. WORLD CHANGING.

Meet SOME OF THE inspiring humans we've hosted at _SOUTHSTART.

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"All the team at _SOUTHSTART did an amazing job of making me feel welcome in their city, and the event itself was one of the most organised I've had the privilege of being involved in.”

CAM ADAMS - CO-FOUNDER AT CANVA

"THE IMPACT ON INVESTING IS NO LONGER CHARITY AT _SOUTHSTART!"

"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

I was struck by the uniqueness of this event as it started and continued to focus on us as humans – not just superstar entrepreneurs , but humans. We need this approach if entrepreneurs are to deliver the social and economic changes we need in the world.

SARAH PEARSON - BOARD DIRECTOR, ADVISOR & INNOVATION LEADER

GROWING FROM A HEART OF CONNECTION

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