Innovation Districts Round Table
17 November 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm
What is an innovation district? What elements sit within them and what role do they play in underpinning our current and future economy? Why are they important? To answer these questions (and the subsequent trail of conversations they lead to) is no simple feat. Multi-layered, cross-border and inherently lateral conversations are required to attempt to understand the role of place in our vision for a thriving future. Moreover, founders play a critical role in driving the knowledge, growth, innovation & research components required to approach this conversation. In an effort to ignite a spark for continued, ongoing discussions amongst innovation district leaders - and the communities they represent - we are hosting the first of what we hope becomes a more regular, open forum of discussion amongst our community.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Julia Spicer OAM
Queensland Chief Entrepreneur / Office Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Corner of North Terrace and Frome Rd
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Karl Telfer, Co-Founder at Yellaka
It’s been a super productive week at _SOUTHSTART. Great insights and learnings for me to take back home.
Anna El Tahchy, CTO at Nourish Ingredients
The energy in the room was amplified. The smiles multiplied. The connections strengthened. We all ended up on the winning team.
Julie Trell, Chief Play Officer at Playful Purpose
You guys throw a mean party. Nice to be a part of it. Thanks for the fun!
Simon Thomsen, Editor at Startup Daily
An incredible week at _SOUTHSTART, revelling in human connections, stories and new ideas.
Jeanette Cheah, CEO & Founder at HEX
The [Fintech] event I went to translated to real $$$ for us. [That] is the real impact of _SOUTHSTART events. Thank you!
Alison Nikula, Care App
I woke up this morning thinking, what the heck did I just experience? Very grateful to have met you all and will be back next year unconditionally. Thanks you absolute legends!
Lauren Black, Atlassian Foundation
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.
Dr Sarah Pearson – Investor, Board Director, Advisor & Innovation Leader
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.
Cameron Adams – Co-Founder at Canva
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