Startup Spring Festival Launches Tonight

Startup Spring Festival Launches Tonight

The Startup Spring Festival looks to nurture and grow local Adelaide startups so they can go global

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StartupAUS, the national organisation for promoting technology entrepreneurship in Australia, together with the City of Adelaide, will celebrate the return of the Startup Spring festival at a launch event at Adelaide Town Hall on Wednesday evening, 16th September.

Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities to promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved and excited about entrepreneurship and technology. In its third year, the festival runs from 10-30 September.

This year’s event features a theme of ‘Growing up Global,’ with the evening featuring an address by Deputy Lord Mayor, Houssam Abiad, and a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and South Australian business leaders exploring the global opportunities on our doorstep.

ANZ Chair in Business Growth and StartupAUS board member, Dr Jana Matthews, will facilitate the evening. Speakers and Panellists include, Engineering Director at Google Australia and New Zealand and StartupAUS board Chairman Alan Noble, CEO and Managing Director of REDARC Electronics Anthony Kittel, Account Executive, Higher Education Sector at HP Tom Steer, CEO of Makers Empire Jonathan Soong, and Co-managing Directors of Jemsoft Jordan Green and Emily Rich.

Dr Matthews said: “Startup Spring is an important annual event to celebrate and lift the profile of our local startup community. The launch event will focus on how we need to encourage our local South Australian talent to think global from day one.”

“We have an impressive panel line-up, ranging from successful startup founders to global business leaders, who will offer personal insight and diverse perspectives on how we can achieve a stronger startup scene both here in South Australia and Australia-wide.”

CEO of StartupAUS, Peter Bradd, said: “This is the first year where we have had official city support for Startup Spring, which is an exciting and positive step forward for helping our nation transform into a strong and diverse digitally-led economy. The City of Adelaide is passionate about making our city a hub for tech innovation and that’s why we are so thankful for their support. We look forward to working with the City of Adelaide to better this great city.”

For a full list of events and to list new events: http://startupaus.org/startupSpring/.

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