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CONNECTING HUMANS TO THE SKILLS, NETWORKS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO GROW – EXPONENTIALLY.
ESCAPE THE ECHO CHAMBER.
_southstart gathers the best and brightest minds across Australia, NZ and beyond to connect and share through intelligent conversation, fabulous food and world-class wine. Through our flagship annual festival and a rolling calendar of experiences – we curate immersive and interactive adventures that help humans accelerate their network and knowledge in ways not traditionally found.
“I was struck by the uniqueness of this event as it started and continued to focus on us as humans — not just superstar entrepreneurs, but humans. We need this approach if entrepreneurs are to deliver the social and economic changes we need in the world.”
Dr Sarah Pearson — Deputy Director General at Dept. Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
MADE BETTER. BY HUMANS.
With the acceleration of exponential technologies, we face monumental challenges and opportunities to bend, steer and direct them together – as humans – to positively impact people, society and the planet.
_southstart creates the platform for founders, investors, creatives, technologists, leaders + more to come together, be authentic and walk through the rare and challenging terrains of discovery – together.
“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 — CPO / Co-Founder at Canva
“Loved spending time at _southstart. Discussed some huge ideas and met many great Australian founders all in the one place. The level of ambition was stratospheric and the energy in the community palpable. We’ll be back for sure.”
John Henderson — Partner at Airtree Ventures.
“I’ve appeared at conferences around the world, but I can honestly say that _southstart [was] the highlight of my speaking career.”
Joan Westenberg— Head of Content at Linktree / Founder at Studio Self.