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SOUTHSTART Founders & Funders Summit

Founders & Funders Summit

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Date

10 March 2022

Time

9:00am - 5:30pm

Location:

Seppeltsfield

Founders & Funders Summit

ABOUT

Connecting the right people runs to the core of what we do. Despite a world where capital is accelerated via Zoom - nothing can replace face-to-face human connection in establishing and building some of the most significant relationships in our lives. We are bringing Australia's brightest founders and the investors who fund them - together - for a very special, very intimate, offsite experience in beautiful South Australian Wine Country. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn and connect to the ideas and people that matter. Discover young companies looking to make their dent in the universe. Expect honest panel discussions, connected industry lunches, office hour chats, random conversations, winery experiences and more. This is a rare chance to exit the ZOOM world, get offline and connect on a true human level with the people who may very well change your life.

Agenda

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Registration

‍Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our friendly squad who will check you into the event. Please note that we recommend having breakfast / coffee beforehand, as you will not be eating until lunch. 

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Interactive

In order to make this a smooth process, we ask that you follow the direction of our squad and don't congregate while waiting for friends. Today is all about meeting new people, so we ask that you embrace the experience and be open to sitting next to anyone!  --- The bus will depart at 10AM sharp. If you are running late, we can't wait. If you miss the bus, you will need to arrange your own transport to the venue --- 

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Interactive

Speakers

You'll be hosted by a selection of regional experts, who will share their rich knowledge of our winery regions.

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Panel

Speakers

Simon Thomsen ,

Elicia McDonald

To commence the day, you'll participate in a candid exploration of the current state of the venture landscape in Australia, in a regional and global context. What are the different roles that different types of investors play in the Australian ecosystem? What is needed to be world-class in terms of diversity, boards and investment process? We'll dive into this and more .. 

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Hospitality

Indulge your senses in a delicious soiree - connecting with other guests over lunch.

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Panel

Speakers

Cheryl Mack ,

What are the pathways to building, growing and funding your startup? How can we do more to accelerate the systems change needed to broaden access to capital? Should the rules around who can and can't invest be reconsidered? You'll join us in this candid conversation set to help founders on their journey and provoke new perspectives amongst those who fund them.

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Hospitality

After inspiring and provoking conversations, it's time to 'unwined' on the historic and iconic Seppeltsfield grounds.

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Interactive

We're thrilled to have teamed up with Innovation Bay, Australia's leading Investment Community, to host interactive office hours sessions set to unlock conversations & connections between our nation's leading investors and brightest startups. 

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Interactive

‍After a full day of provoking conversation, good food and tasting - making new friends and connections we'll whisk you back to the city, where if you are so inclined, you can continue the fun by joining us for our kick-off Supper Party. Please note that access to the Supper Party requires a seperate ticket.

Speakers

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Cheryl Mack

CEO / Aussie Angels

Elicia McDonald

Partner / Airtree Ventures

Venue

Seppeltsfield

730 Seppeltsfield Rd

Seppeltsfield

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