Southstart, Startmate and Rampersand are teaming up to give early stage founders a chance to talk with VCs and pitch their startups

- February 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Adelaide ideas and innovation festival Southstart is joining forces with startup accelerator Startmate and VC Rampersand to create two new opportunities for this year’s program, under the theme Odyssey.  Rampersand’s Giant Warm Intro, which connects underrepresented founders with investors, and was a huge hit in Sydney last year (it returns in 2023) is heading to… 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 »


Adelaide startup and innovation festival _Southstart bags 3-year funding deal

- March 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

The future of leading Australian impact and innovation festival, _Southstart has been secured until 2025 with the South Australian government pledging a three-year funding deal. SA skills and innovation minister David Pisoni announced the government’s commitment during his address to the festival this morning. “The Marshall Government has transformed the innovation, startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem… Read more »


South Australian innovation festival _Southstart is putting VCs and 20 startups together in a big pitch summit at its festival

- December 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

_Southstart, the Adelaide-based ideas and innovation festival, will be one of the country’s first major post-lockdown events in 2021, with festival director Craig Swann blocking out February 16-19 for the Emergence* festival. “In a year that has presented no shortage of challenges, we have continued to bring life to the ecosystem through virtual events. However,… Read more »

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Southstart moves Thursday’s State of the Re: Union festival online as Covid-19 resurfaces in Adelaide

- November 18, 2020 2 MIN READ

Innovation and ideas festival, _SOUTHSTART has moved its State Of The Re: Union event in Adelaide this Thursday, November 20 – coinciding with Global Entrepreneur Week – online in response to a Covid-19 outbreak in the city. Organisers were forced to cancel today’s event after guests flying from Queensland were forced to withdraw when their… 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 »


Here’s a first look at who’s speaking at Adelaide tech festival _southstart

- September 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

Chester Osborn, chief winemaker & viticulturist at d’Arenberg The first round of speakers for the two-day _southstart technology conference in Adelaide, November 20-21, have been revealed and include senior executives from Google, DFAT and Atlassian.  The issues discussed range from space to artificial intelligence, social enterprise, creative industries, blockchain and other technologies potentially redefining the future.… Read more »