Adelaide’s inaugural technology start-up conference and expo, SouthStart, will unite Australian leaders of technology companies on October 4, with intent to inspire and empower local entrepreneurs.
The event will include presentations, interviews, services and support for entrepreneurs, a product and service showcase and a networking after party.
Spokespeople will include Google Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) engineering director, Alan Noble, Blackbird Ventures managing director, Niki Scevak, and Flinders University’s New Venture Institute director, Matthew Salier.
In addition, festival app maker, App Majik’s CEO, Peter O’Neill, MenuPad founder, Jock Gordon, and Sessions behavioural health and wellness founder, Nick Crocker, will be speaking as Adelaide-based entrepreneurs.
“Adelaide is a growing and vibrant entrepreneurial city but there is a different subset of challenges that come from not being in Silicon Valley, or even Sydney,” SouthStart director, Chhai Thach, said. “SouthStart is addressing these challenges by providing a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with venture capitalists, angel investors, potential partners, media and key industry players.”
"SouthStart is about sharing lessons learned and is geared towards providing start-ups with opportunities to make the right connections to accelerate growth, attract investment and form partnerships.”
SouthStart will be held on Friday 4th October at the Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the StartupAUS Startup Spring festival.