AUSTRALIA'S LEADING

IMPACT & INNOVATION FESTIVAL

SEE YOU IN 2022

AUSTRALIA'S HUMAN-FIRST

IMPACT & INNOVATION FESTIVAL

SEE YOU IN 2022

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CONNECTING PEOPLE TO

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WE SHINE LIGHTS, THROUGH BRILLIANT MINDS, TO EXPLORE THE REALITY OF TODAY & OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW.

We create environments that foster happy accidents, serendipity and the cross-pollination of industries, ideas, technologies and walks of life. Because we become better by embracing our differences and understanding our simple commonalities. Since 2013, we have hosted thousands of national & global field leaders, investors, founders and pioneers - while connecting every human that has walked through our doors to new skills, ideas & each other. Our speakers have included CEO's, Founders & other leaders at companies such as:
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AUTHENTIC & IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

MADE BETTER BY HUMANS

Attending _SOUTHSTART is your first step towards future proofing yourself. Every experience has been carefully curated with a human-first approach in mind. This means less boring, stagnant conversations and more interactive, lively activities. Time is our most precious resource - so why not spend it learning, growing & connecting with others?

  • Dinners

  • Conversations

  • Masterclasses

  • Parties

Trusted by thousands of daring, curious & insightful minds

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"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.”

Cam Adams - Co-Founder / CPO at Canva

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"_SOUTHSTART was smart: delivering surprise, synergy, and spunk with a world-class speaker line up, SA hospitality and engaging a savvy, hungry audience. A highlight for me was the uniquely curated a 'space program': a strong timely statement amongst start-ups, VCs, new technology, media, social enterprise and wellness programs. It was a joy to spend time with this crowd, and make meaningful connections."

Sara Jane Pell - Artist Astronaut

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“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. Cheers and thanks for including me.”

Sarah Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Scientist at DFAT

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"We were super proud to once again be a supporter and sponsor of one of the best tech events on the planet. See you next year!!"

Brendan Yell - Director, Twilio Startups