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START(UP) ACADEMY

We want all young people to know that they have the power to make a difference in their world—and we'll do everything we can to help them realise that potential. START(UP) ACADEMY is an experience for future founders; to ignite minds, challenge perspectives, and expose young people to the world of entrepreneurship.

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START(UP) ACADEMY
Date

7 March 2023

Time

8:30am - 3:20pm

Location:

Garden of Unearthly Delights

START(UP) ACADEMY

ABOUT

START(UP) ACADEMY is an interactive experience for future founders; to ignite minds, challenge perspectives, and expose young people to the world of entrepreneurship. Designed in collaboration with educators, this event will see our next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers unleash their ideas in an environment designed to help them bring them to reality. We believe that it’s essential for young people to know they have the power to make a difference in their world—and we'll do everything we can to help them realise that potential.

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Registration

Get ready to ignite your mind, challenge your perspective, and be part of the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly SQUAD and ushered in to begin your START(UP) ACADEMY experience.

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Keynote, Interactive Panel

Speakers

Nicole Dyson ,

Jessica Gallagher ,

Jeanette Cheah ,

Sam Messina

And we're off! Join our incredible facilitator Nicole Dyson as we kick-start the day with a host of inspiring voices, sharing their personal stories, experiences, and lessons from their entrepreneurial journeys. You will develop your understanding of the importance of hard work and dedication, as well as the power of dreaming big and having the courage to take risks.

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Intermission

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Victoria Spiegeltent

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Interactive

To ensure a thriving & sustainable future for our people & planet, we must play an active role in identifying & solving the challenges of today. But where do we begin? During this session, you'll have the opportunity to dive into one of four challenges presented by our event partners - diving into a mission to brainstorm creative solutions. No idea is too wild. It's time to think big!

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Interactive

Speakers

Alexis Kuchel ,

Eriny Ramzy

How might we be resilient in the driest state in the driest continent and be efficient with our use of resources for generations to come? During this session, you will learn how to tackle the unique challenges of building resilience in the driest state in the driest continent and find ways to be more efficient with resources for future generations. Join experienced professionals from SA Water and develop your entrepreneurial thinking and human-centred design skills. This is your chance to be a part of helping to shape the future of water management in South Australia!

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Interactive

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Tiffany De Sousa Machado

Join us as we come together to brainstorm, develop, and present innovative solutions to prevent burnout in the workplace. Participants collaborate to address the root causes of burnout, such as work-life imbalance, stress, and lack of support, and propose new approaches to create a more sustainable and fulfilling work environment. The goal is to bring about tangible, actionable solutions that can be implemented to promote well-being and prevent burnout in the future.

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Interactive

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Jovanna Pantelic ,

Ben Flink

What does the home of the future look like? How can we ensure that we are contributing to the goal of a net zero future, through smart home design? Join RAA for this immersive session!

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Interactive

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Alex Bruhn

If we could start again, what would our world look like? What systems would underpin societal structures? Would "society" as we know it even exist? Join YouthInc & Global Shapers Adelaide for this immersive session!

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Intermission

(Lunch not provided - bring your own or visit the food trucks!)

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Victoria Spiegeltent

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Masterclass

After an inspiring & thought- provoking morning, you'll be invited to select from one of four masterclasses on offer, designed to help you bring your ideas into reality. From pitching your idea to building a prototype, finding your first customer - and more. You'll be exposed to a wealth of tactical knowledge, kick-starting your path into the future.

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Masterclass

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Jeanette Cheah

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Masterclass

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Masterclass

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Steven Forbes

Join Steve Forbes in this fast-paced, hands-on Product design workshop, where you will learn a practical step-by-step framework that will help you transform your rough ideas into a minimum viable product (MVP).

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Masterclass

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Interactive

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Nicole Dyson ,

Jeanette Cheah

That's a wrap! Join us in the Victoria Spiegeltent to reflect on our learnings, and what it means for our future beyond today!

Speakers

Nicole Dyson

Founder / Future Anything

Jessica Gallagher

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) / The University of Adelaide

Jeanette Cheah

CEO & Founder / HEX

Alex Bruhn

Curator / Global Shapers Adelaide

Alexis Kuchel

Innovation Adviser / SA Water

Eriny Ramzy

Engineering Design Manager / SA Water

Tiffany De Sousa Machado

Lecturer / The University of Adelaide

Sam Messina

Co-Founder & Managing Director / Ortomi

Jovanna Pantelic

Business Innovation Consultant / RAA

Ben Flink

Senior Manager – Business Innovation / RAA

Steven Forbes

Group Executive, Product / Stone & Chalk

Venue

Garden of Unearthly Delights

Rundle Park - Kadlitpina, East Terrace

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_SOUTHSTART is about people coming together, collaborating, talking ideas, and passing stories through generations.

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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