Here’s what’s happening at _SOUTHSTART this year

- February 16, 2024 3 MIN READ

The annual _SOUTHSTART gathering in Adelaide next month has revealed its 2024 program lineup. The three-day event spans more than 50+ voices across 10 venues, including South Australia’s famed wine regions, spanning 6+ streams. _SOUTHSTART co-directors Danielle Seymour and Craig Swann said they wanted this year’s event to dive deeper into the fundamental issues affecting our… Read more »

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_SOUTHSTART reveals its first speaker lineup, with Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph heading to Adelaide

- January 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Annual startup and tech festival _SOUTHSTART, has revealed the first lineup for the annual event, this year with the theme Odyssey, in Adelaide, March 7-10. _SOUTHSTART Directors Craig Swann and Danielle Seymour have curated their sixth program together, saying it’s their most diverse list of speakers, as well as the broadest and most in-depth event… Read more »

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Microsoft is joining Australia’s space race from Adelaide with a retired US Air Force Colonel

- September 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

Microsoft has joined Australia’s race to space with a major presence in the South Australian capital amid a partnership with the Australian Space Agency. The company has been active on several fronts while setting up shop at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen. The tech giant recently inked a deal with Nokia and the South Australian government for… Read more »


Australia’s new space boss left Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to build a $12 billion sector in 10 years

- January 28, 2021 2 MIN READ

Enrico Palermo starts his first day as head of the Australian Space Agency today. He takes over from Dr Megan Clark, who is now chair of the Australian Space Agency Advisory Board. Australian-born Palermo, 40, is President of The Spaceship Company, which develops and builds the Virgin Galactic spaceplane fleet. Last year he became Chief… Read more »


E-billing startup Link4 lands an Australian Treasury contract to speed up invoice payments

- September 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

An Australian Government promise to pay its suppliers faster has led to a collaboration between an e-invoicing startup from South Australia and the federal Treasury. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, invoice delivery service provider Link4 will connect Treasury with the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) network, allowing the government department to instantly receive invoices from… Read more »


Stone & Chalk’s Adelaide push fires up

- December 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra and Adelaide GM Chris Kirk. Leading Australasian not-for-profit Stone & Chalk has officially launched its South Australian co-working space in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood. The tech startup hub is already home to 130 entrepreneurs from 30 startups and aims to become South Australia’s home of innovation. Stone & Chalk… Read more »


Ian Gardiner is taking Innovation Bay’s startup showcase to Adelaide this year

- September 12, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Innovation Bay co-founder Ian Gardiner thinks Adelaide “has become one of Australia’s hotspots of startup activity” and is heading there in November to host a Startup Showcase at Lot Fourteen. The showcase, based on Innovation Bay’s ‘Founder Dinner’ format, gives 16 selected startups the chance to present their ideas and build relationships with investors and… Read more »

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Fintech hub Stone & Chalk is opening in Adelaide

- June 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra  Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk is setting up shop in Adelaide in partnership with the South Australian Government Stone & Chalk will be the anchor tenant and startup hub operator at Lot Fourteen, the massive and ambitious innovation precinct on the seven-hectare former Royal Adelaide Hospital site. With… Read more »


Blockchain incubator set to bolster Australian industry

- April 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australia’s first incubator program dedicated to helping blockchain startups get their businesses up and running will be established in Adelaide. South Australian blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA has been awarded A$170,000 from the Federal Government to open the Crypto SA Lab in September.