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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.. we’ve finally given you a first glimpse into what you can expect at SouthStart 2018! With so much more to come, we can guarantee you that this years event will be an experience to remember. Like a fine wine.. the program will only get better with age 😉 Watch this space for more reveals.

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  • Day 1

    21 November 2018

  • Day 2

    22 November 2018

  • Day 3

    23 November 2018

  • SouthStart is proud to present a special breakfast devoted to the celebration of female-led ventures. Join us for a panel discussion powered by Accelerating Commercialisation, with several remarkable female founders as they share their stories about raising capital and how they beat the odds to do it.

  • Let's look at authoring tools that are high-tech but use just a little bit of duck tape to get things done. We'll look at how volumetric capture, creating from with VR, mixing worlds with AR, recording your facial expressions, generating content automatically and even soft toys can be used to make glitchy, personal, expressive stories and experiences.

  • When you’re a founder, VCs and angel investors seem like mythical beasts, with super powers and ageless wisdom and the ability to remain invisible or suddenly appear to ask scary questions. Now I’m an investor, I can see what it’s like on the other side of the table, and it’s very different to what most of us think. To do a deal, it helps to understand the mindset of the other party, so what’s going on in the mind of an angel investor or VC? Is there anything more than ROI motivating their decisions? How can you use that to your advantage in securing investment for your startup?

  • There are now no barriers to Australia returning to space. Every component, from launch sites through to downstream data analysis are, or will shortly be, available. All it now needs is us, and our drive and determination to challenge what we think is possible. But are we dreaming big enough?

  • In this session, internationally bestselling author Jay Samit will delve into the impact Artificial Intelligence, 5G, 3D Printing, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and the other Exponential Technologies will have on how we live, work, and play. As discussed in his book Disrupt Yourself!, Samit will outline the five things you can do today to create a successful startup and thrive in this era of endless innovation.