Join us as we wander outside the city's bounds, and foster the networks, skills and knowledge required to advance, excel and propel ourselves into an unknown future of potentiality and wonder. Nestled amongst the rolling vineyards of Langhorne Creek, we will discover, learn and explore. Think conversations, office hours, food trucks, picnic areas, provocations & more. Sharing journeys of triumph and hardship, exposing new developments and uncovering the opportunities within our collective future.
INCLUDED IN ALL TICKETS
9 March 2023
7:30am - 8:30pm
Lake Breeze Winery
Welcome to the darling of _SOUTHSTART // ODYSSEY. Nestled amongst the rolling vineyards of Lake Breeze Wines, we’ll be whisking away our attendees for a day well spent in the heart and soul of Langhorne Creek. Starting the day on a bus ride hosted by a special selection of inspiring folk, attendees will connect with friends - old and new - before arriving to VILLAGE - a land of possibility. We’ll gather as a collective in the morning, celebrating the custodians of the land upon which we gather, in both ceremony and conversation. From there, you will be free to roam as you please - across a sprawl of areas designed to showcase the breadth of opportunities that surround creation. Whether you're looking for investment, mentorship, employment, education or just a good serving of inspiration - there will be place to discover, learn and explore. Think conversations, office hours, food trucks, picnic areas, provocations & more. Sharing journeys of triumph and hardship, exposing new developments and uncovering the opportunities that lie within our collective future.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Stone & Chalk
@You're invited to join us at the Lot Fourteen Departure lounge! With Check-In open from 7:30, you'll grab your boarding pass to Lake Breeze Winery & enjoy a delicious offering, courtesy of Lot Fourteen! Simply follow the scent of the food & drinks that will be awaiting your arrival, as you make your way to the Bice Building, ready to depart for your adventure! Please note that departure will commence at 8:30AM sharp.
The coaches will commence a rolling departure from 8:30AM - 9AM 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. 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!
Andrew Nunn ,
Join us for the official welcome into your VILLAGE experience. This will include a celebration of the country where we will gather and celebrate those who have forged the foundations upon which we are now able to grow. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.
Julia Spicer OAM ,
Vicki Stirling ,
Andrew Nunn ,
Join us for a panel discussion on our current State of the Nation. A diverse panel of —innovators, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists—will discuss the challenges and opportunities that face and lie ahead for Australia. The panel will consider how to create a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for Australia, and how new ideas, technologies and initiatives can empower economic, social and environmental progress. We will explore how our country can remain competitive and continually grow, as well as strategies to mitigate the planet’s future economic and social challenges.
Jess Walker ,
Jax Vullinghs ,
Amongst the instability that our current economic climate may be presenting on the financial future of your startup, also stands an opportunity to rethink your path to capital. To raise, or not to raise? If you do take on an external financing option, what should it look like? Join us for an interactive "debate" on how you should approach your path. to capital.
Sarudzai Kamudyariwa ,
Sarineh Garapetian ,
Susannah Winkelman ,
The traditional corporate hierarchy with a single CEO and a select few executives at the top is outdated. What if a company had five CO-CEOs from around the world, each with unique skills and experiences? Join us for an eye-opening panel on the Co-CEO model and its potential to create a more intelligent, richer, kinder, and fairer world. Our diverse panellists will discuss the benefits and challenges of this unconventional approach to leadership, sharing insights on how it fosters creativity, innovation, and a global perspective.
Daniel Petre AO ,
Peter Singer ,
Steve King ,
Melissa Beaumont Lee ,
There is an underlying discomfort in the embrace of conversations that dive deep into the problems being faced by animals & planet. Perhaps this could be attributed to the overwhelm that results from exploring how our human-made societal structures, and attitudes around wealth, have played in this narrative. So, how do we best navigate the path ahead? How can we come together, and truly mobilise our collective privilege, for good, to move forward? How can we think more deeply about those who are not privy to the comfort of a home? How can we support those who truly need it? Join us for a deep conversation, shared amongst esteemed voices, as we explore the importance of insuring that "Australia's Opportunity" includes a narrative around giving. We'll discuss the importance of philanthropy and the impact it can have on society.
Garry Williams ,
Jeanette Cheah ,
Humans & Culture are integral to startups, so it's important to nurture the community around us. Abandoning stability for the uncertain world of entrepreneurialism comes with a level of calculated risk; balanced out by the stability that a support network can bring. But how do we navigate the relationships that are critical to the startup journey? Where do you go to connect to people? How do we recognise who is missing, and create pathways for inclusion? Join us for a deep dive into a word that holds perhaps the most powerful weight in a startup's journey: community. We’ll explore what and where it is, and perhaps what it isn’t (...yet).
We are on the cusp of a RealTimeInternet one where computing experiences don't exist until we invoke them at which point they will be generated by AI. Not just images or sites but even sophisticated apps. This is a sea change as great as those a decade ago catalyzed by the creation of the internet. As designers, engineers & creatives of this era we have spent most of our career closing the value gaps in that last sea change when we adopted handheld mobile computing. So how do we cope with this moment? Well let’s begin with vision and a frank discussion of humanity & this new family of technologies that insists they are Help for Humans. Then let’s talk about how we can use them in a way that continues the record of technology improving humanity.
Wander across the lawns for a delicious Food Truck Lunch from some of SA's best! PLUS you'll witness the unveiling of Airspeeder & learn how to optimise your stress response and use it to your advantage with fun activities and interactions with CAKE EQUITY! See you back at 2PM!
Christie Jenkins ,
Jason Atkins ,
How do we survive, let alone thrive, in the fast-paced nature of innovation & acceleration into the future? What are some ways in which we can “embrace our innate human condition” in our day-to-day, while understanding that this looks different to all? Mental performance; is it the same as peak performance? If we removed financial pressures, and the “need” to work .. would we still? What would that look like? Join us for a deep time into the complexity of the human mind, and how it connects (or is disconnected) to the current societal systems in which we play.
Lake Breeze Restaurant
Join us for Round 1 of Rampersand's Giant Warm Intro
Steve Vallas ,
A glimpse into the impact of digital technology on the future of value and identity systems. Technologies such as blockchain, NFTs, and digital identities are shaping the future of money, finance, and ownership, as well as challenging traditional systems and institutions. The potential implications for governance, regulation, and innovation are sweeping. The impact on society, privacy and economy - MASSIVE. Listen in, and participate, in a thought provoking, global perspective on the transformation of markets, economies and ownership.
Join us for PITCH, powered by Startmate. You'll see 10 x Founders take the stage and share how they are building the solutions of the future.
John Bertrand ,
Join us for an exclusive fireside chat with John Bertrand, the skipper of the legendary Australia II, ( and David Swan, the technology editor of The Australian, ) in a candid conversation discussing how his team's innovative approach to technology, relentless perseverance, and strong leadership helped them to overcome the odds and claim victory. The talk will explore how the success principles, leading to America's Cup victory , parallel the challenges of building a startup : from fostering a culture of innovation, to building a resilient team, and navigating the ever-changing business landscape. This talk is a must-see for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone interested in the lessons that can be learned from one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time.
Hypno Wilder ,
Devin Mancuso ,
Richelle Cox ,
The world of technology is evolving at an incredible pace, and the impact it's having on culture is profound. Join us for a discussion on how Web3 technology is shaping the future of art, music, sports, and entertainment. We'll explore how blockchain, NFT and metaverse technology is changing the way we experience and interact with media, and how it's empowering creators to monetize their work in new and innovative ways. Discover the impact these technologies will have on tomorrow's culture and how it will shape the way we think about creativity and ownership.
Wander across the lawns for an afternoon reset, PLUS, you'll learn how to optimise your stress response and use it to your advantage with fun activities and interactions with CAKE EQUITY! See you back at 4PM!
Sally-Ann Williams ,
Alan Noble ,
Peter Tomich ,
Imagine if we started again. Rebuilding our food, healthcare, manufacturing, and energy systems using nature. No more extracting, and burning earth’s natural resources, but instead harnessing nature to make useful, better quality, more sustainable products. Food, medicines, materials, energy that are co-designed with nature not by destroying it. Marrying nature's design principles with human technological capability represents a huge business opportunity, it offers us a chance as a society to transform and build a sustainable future. Led by Sally-Ann Williams, CEO of Cicada Innovations, along with a panel of deep tech innovators this session will be asking 'How can we design systems guided and powered by nature to revolutionise food production, medicines, materials and energy?', and showcasing some of the ways Australian startups are co-designing with nature.
Lake Breeze Restaurant
Join us for Round 2 of Rampersand's Giant Warm Intro
Cris Parker ,
Chat GPT ,
Simon Lucey ,
Jared Ficklin ,
Vanessa Lee AhMat ,
Join us for a dynamic session as we delve into the cutting-edge advancements of AI and its wide-reaching impacts on society. Discover the crucial role of ethics in shaping the future of AI and learn about the importance of preserving our culture and heritage. We'll explore the #RealTimeInternet and the exciting potential of AI as a tool for progress. Discover how we can use AI to accelerate progress, improve humanity, while balancing privacy, civil liberties, and data collection. Get ready to navigate the frontiers of AI and shape a responsible relationship with this transformative technology.
Rachael Neumann ,
Brady Flockart ,
Kirsten Bernhardt ,
Stew Glynn ,
Join us for a lively and informative session in the dealroom, where investors and founders will come together to discuss the ins and outs of fundraising and deal-making. In this interactive Q&A, you'll get the opportunity to hear directly from experienced investors interviewing founders who have just completed their PITCH on stage. This will unlock insights on how to navigate the fundraising landscape, including what investors are looking for in a pitch, how to negotiate deal terms, and best practices for building a strong relationship with your investors. We'll also cover common pitfalls and mistakes that founders should avoid when seeking funding, as well as tips for ensuring a successful and sustainable partnership with your investors. Whether you're a first-time founder or an experienced entrepreneur, you won't want to miss this chance to dive deep into the world of startup fundraising and deal-making.
Caroline McMillen ,
Stefan Knight ,
Tamsin Jones ,
In this discussion, we'll imagine a world where we've achieved a Net Zero reality and explore the fundamental steps we took to get there, the challenges we faced, and the systems we removed (and added) to society. We'll re-examine human-first concepts of money, values, localism and how to effect radical change, and collaboration, in circumnavigating a tragedy of the commons. Led by Climate Salad, this immersive session will take you on an engaging and informative journey through the intersection of science, humanity, environment, capital, technology - and everything in between. Join us in imagining a purpose-driven future.
Kat Dunn ,
Cris Parker ,
Devin Mancuso ,
In our rapidly advancing technological landscape, we're faced with the challenges of decentralizing democracy, protecting privacy, navigating asymmetries, and grappling with the automation and outsourcing of critical thinking to algorithms and AI. In our ever-accelerating pace of emergent and exponential technologies, we are left scrambling behind, picking up the pieces in the building of a brave new world - unsure if we're experiencing a breakthrough or a breakdown.As Odyssey winds down to a close, join us in this rabbit-hole epilogue session where we will invite previous salon participants to re-ignite conversations at the intersection of humanity and technology. There the answers are dressed in questions.
Join your fellow ODYSSEY attendees over happy hour! We'll have coaches departing to the CBD at 6:30PM | 7:30PM & 8:30PM. Please account for an 80 minute travel window on return.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Chief Scientist of South Australia / The Government of South Australia
CEO / Cicada Innovations
Editor / Startup Daily
CEO & Founder / HEX
Founder / Studio Self
Head of Investments / Startmate
CEO / Startup Victoria
Investor / Blackbird Ventures
Director Business Impact / Atlassian
Head of Growth / Climate Salad
Co-founder / Wilder World
Head of Mastery of Business and Empathy / Small Giants Academy
Chairman / Sports Australia Hall of Fame
Director | The Ethics Alliance & The Banking and Finance Oath / The Ethics Centre
Founder & Chief Creative Technologist / Argodesign
professor/public speaker / Princeton University
Founder & Managing Partner / Flying Fox Ventures
Daniel Petre AO
Founder / StartGiving
Partner / AirTree
Director of Engagement / Tractor Ventures
Co-CEO & Co-Founder / Tractor Ventures
Humanitarian Capitalist / Food Frontier
Founder / Cake
Director of Innovation / Monash Centre for Consciousness & Contemplative Studies
Head of Experience / Rampersand
Co-Founder / NFT Fest Aus
Managing Partner / TEN13
Melissa Beaumont Lee
Head of Philanthropy / Skip Foundation
Investment Manager / Artesian Venture Partners
Principal & Founder / Side Stage Ventures & What the Health
CEO / AusOcean
Horizon Scholar / Agriftures Australia
Head of Operations / ProcurePro
INVESTOR / HORIZONS VENTURES
Director / Australian Institute for Machine Learning, The University of Adelaide
Vanessa Lee AhMat
C0-Founder / Cultural Embassy - Black Lorikeet
Founder / The Index
Founder & CEO / Sustinent
Kick-Start Program Manager / CSIRO
Co CEO / Australian lndigenous Mentoring Experience
Chief Entrepreneur of South Australia / The Government of South Australia
CEO / DigitalX
Technology Editor / The Australian
Director, Australian Institute for Machine Learning / Australian Institute for Machine Learning, University of Adelaide
Co-CEO / AIME
Managing Director BlockchainAPAC - Technology Advisor Skafold Global / BlockchainAPAC
Co-CEO / AIME
Lake Breeze Winery
319 Step Rd
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