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TRANSFORMATIVE. PROFOUND. IMMERSIVE.
We’ve crafted distinct ticket bundles, each designed to cater to your unique interests and desires. Whether you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of innovation, immerse yourself in social connections, or dive deep into the full spectrum of experiences we offer, there’s a perfect pass waiting for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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In the heart of SOUTHSTART, there’s a sanctuary of wisdom: our Experts in Residence. Designed to bridge the gap between curiosity and wisdom, we’re gathering industry pioneers ready to share, to guide, and to mentor. Dive deep into their experiences, their failures, and their triumphs. Each expert brings a world of knowledge, ready to be unpacked and understood. As you converse, you’ll realize that expertise isn’t just about knowing—it’s about understanding, questioning, and evolving. Through these sessions, we aim to foster a culture of continuous learning, ensuring that the flame of inquiry never dims
The future isn’t something that just happens to us—it’s something we create. And to do that right we have to do it together. This year we are hosting a series of Interactive Town Halls designed to harness the collective intelligence of our community as we talk through some pretty heady subjects.
It’s one thing to stay on top of things – it’s another to get to the bottom of them. From State of Innovation & Sovereignty sessions, addressing the many dimensions of asymmetry and discourse and debate on our roles as humans as we interface with intelligent machines at scale – these sessions serve as a call to arms, a rolling up of our collective sleeves and to talk outside of our echo chambers.
In real life, with people who care. Creating a dynamic environment where every voice matters, every perspective is valued, and every idea has the real potential to spark real change.
In the vast expanse of SOUTHSTART, we’ve carved out niche spaces for you to forge genuine, meaningful connections – and showcase your novel ideas. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking guidance, an investor looking for the next big thing, or a professional eager to collaborate – we’ll be facilitating both virtual and physical space for you to connect, and break down barriers to opportunity. This includes pitching opportunities – met with real time feedback and an inside glimpse to the deal room conversations that follow.
Genuine connections are the bedrock of innovation, AND OUR SOIREES & SUNDOWNERS are a manifestation of this belief. Beyond the gourmet meals and the ambient tunes, it’s the shared experiences, the laughter, the stories, and the memories that truly define these spaces. It’s where attendees from diverse backgrounds come together, forging bonds over shared interests and mutual respect. Join us as we create spaces that celebrate the human spirit, reminding us that at the end of the day, it’s the connections we make, the friendships we forge, and the memories we create that truly matter.
Hear from thought leaders across diverse industries such as AI, Quantum, Creative Arts, Blockchain, and Fintech, giving you a deep-dive crash course on not just what these technologies are, but also what they mean to your business and personal life. This series of talks is akin to asking ChatGPT, ‘Explain to me what Generative AI is and how it will affect my business and industry. Join us for curated journeys into the very heart of the technologies that are redefining not just our future, but our very present. What is the impact of Digital Twins and Digital Currency on our financial future?
WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH LEADING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM OPERATORS, FUTURE ANYTHING, HEX, THINCLAB + MORE TO ENSURE OUR BRILLIANT YOUNG MINDS HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE, AND A VOICE IN OUR CONVERSATIONS – AT EVERY STEP. STAY TUNED.
YOU’LL FIND US AT THE VERY BEST VENUES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
You’ll be in good company
MEET SOME of our incredible SPEAKER ALUMNI
Co-Founder and First CEO / Netflix
Ronni Kahn AO
Founder & CEO / OzHarvest
Co-Founder / CPO / Canva
Experimental person in charge / Google
Co-Founder / SWEAT
Melissa Beaumont Lee
Head of Philanthropy / Skip Foundation
CEO & Founder / HEX
CEO & Founder / Culture Amp
CEO / Aussie Angels
Julia Spicer OAM
Queensland Chief Entrepreneur / Office Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Chairman / Sports Australia Hall of Fame
Co-Founder / CEO / Fable Food Co
WHAT IS _SOUTHSTART?
TRANSFORMATIVE. PROFOUND. IMMERSIVE.
_SOUTHSTART will gather courageous individuals with a burning curiosity, a passionate drive, and an unwavering tenacity to make a difference in the world. Spanning four days and three nights, it will provide a unique space for dialogue and introspection, uncovering various, often elusive, routes to progress – through deep immersion & conversation. We’ll explore industry insights, engage in crucial earth discussions, and empower each other for future strides. SOUTHSTART will be more than an event; it will be a compass, guiding pioneers towards their limitless potential.
_SOUTHSTART IS AUSTRALIA’S LONGEST RUNNING FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION, IMAGINATION & IMPACT.
Established in 2013, _SOUTHSTART supports the passionate, curious and tenacious souls who choose to venture into the illusive world of creation. We mobilise the ideas, tools, networks and knowledge required to start, grow and scale the ideas needed to propel our planet & people forward. We do this through the delivery of interactive & diverse experiences that recognise, celebrate & unlock the value of human connection.
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_SOUTHSTART is about people coming together, collaborating, talking ideas, and passing stories through generations.
Karl Telfer, Co-Founder at Yellaka
An incredible week at _SOUTHSTART, revelling in human connections, stories and new ideas.
Jeanette Cheah, CEO & Founder at HEX
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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