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_SOUTHSTART, Australia’s leading impact & innovation festival, in partnership with The University of Adelaide‘s ThincLab & Future Anything are proud to present: START(UP) ACADEMY.

We want all young people to know that they have the power to make a difference in their world—and we’ll do everything we can to help them realise that potential. START(UP) ACADEMY is a summit for future founders; to ignite minds, challenge perspectives, and expose young people to the world of entrepreneurship.

Designed in collaboration with educators, we will engage young people in a fun and fast-paced day of listening, learning, and doing. Students will hear from some of Australia’s most exciting and inspiring innovators and change-makers, as well as explicitly develop their entrepreneurial thinking and human-centred design skills through a range of challenges & masterclasses, set amongst the backdrop of Adelaide’s very own Garden of Unearthly Delights.

It’s time to awaken from our screens and discover the power that lies within our human capability.

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WHEN:

Tuesday 7 March 2023

WHERE:

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park – Kadlitpina, East Terrace, Adelaide 5000

WHO:

Groups of high school students in Year 7-12,  and tertiary students

HOW:

Click here to register now – early bird tickets available until 7 February!

Draft Agenda

8.30am – 8.55am: ARRIVAL + REGISTRATION

9am – 10.25am: WELCOME: Keynote Speaker, Panel of Entrepreneurs + Ideation Activity

10.25am – 10.45am: INTERMISSION 

10.45am – 12.45pm: BREAKOUT CHALLENGES – Check out the Challenges here

12.45pm – 1.25pm: LUNCH BREAK (lunch not provided – bring your own or visit the food trucks!)

1.25pm – 2.55pm: MASTERCLASSES – Check out the Masterclasses here

2.55pm – 3.05pm: Return to main arena

3.05pm – 3.20pm: SHARING

3.20pm: EVENT ENDS

(session times subject to change)

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START(UP) ACADEMY: CHALLENGES

To ensure a thriving & sustainable future for our people & planet, we must play an active role in identifying & solving the challenges of today. But where do we begin? In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into one of four challenges – diving into a mission to brainstorm creative solutions. No idea is too wild. It’s time to think big!

CHALLENGE 1: FUTURE READY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

Learn how to tackle the unique challenges of building resilience in the driest state in the driest continent and find ways to be more efficient with resources for future generations. Join experienced professionals from SA Water and develop your entrepreneurial thinking and human-centered design skills. Be a part of helping to shape the future of water management in South Australia!

–  with SA Water –

CHALLENGE 2 : REIMAGINING OUR NEW WORLD

What might our relationship to people and planet look like if we started anew, with the knowledge we have now?

Through the lenses of youth, this session opens a door to reimagining life of earth from the ground up. What systems might we keep? Which might we dismantle?

– with YouthInc / Shapers –

CHALLENGE 3 : NET ZERO HOME OF THE FUTURE

More info about this exciting challenge is coming soon!

– with RAA  –

CHALLENGE 4 : A BURN OUT FREE FUTURE

More info about this exciting challenge is coming soon!

– with The University of Adelaide –

START(UP) ACADEMY: MASTERCLASSES

After an inspiring & thought- provoking morning, you’ll be invited to select from one of four masterclasses on offer, designed to help you bring your ideas into reality. From pitching your idea to building a prototype, finding your first customer – and more. You’ll be exposed to a wealth of tactical knowledge, kick-starting your path into the future.

MASTERCLASS 1: THE FUTURE IS YOURS

In this fast-paced, hands-on product design workshop,  you’ll learn a practical step-by-step framework that will help you transform your rough ideas into a minimum viable product (MVP). Discover the importance of a customer-centric approach and why testing your ideas early and often will maximise customer satisfaction and ultimate success. We’ll supply the problems and the framework, you will need to bring an open mind and a can-do attitude before walking away equipped to bring your product vision to life.

–  with Stone & Chalk –

MASTERCLASS 2 : PURPOSE TO IMPACT

More info about this exciting challenge is coming soon!

– with 42 Adelaide –

MASTERCLASS 2 : PERFECT YOUR PITCH

More info about this exciting challenge is coming soon!

– with HEX –

MASTERCLASS 4 : TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

More info about this exciting challenge is coming soon!

– watch this space –

START(UP) ACADEMY:EVENT INFO + LOGISTICS

How can we attend?

StartUp Academy 2023 will be delivered as a live face-to-face event from the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Click here to read more and register.

Who should attend?

StartUp Academy is designed for tertiary students and school groups of high school students in Years 7 – 12 (and their teachers). it will be facilitated by Future Anything’s Nicole Dyson and Hacker Exchange’s Jeanette Cheah.

Transport

Each participating school will be required to organise and manage the transport requirements for students and supervising staff/parents if physically attending the event.

Permissions and Supervision

Each participating school will be asked to manage parental permission requirements and ensure a suitable level of staff supervision for their students if physically attending the event.

While participating teachers/parents will not be required to formally facilitate the sessions, their engagement in the activities will increase teachers’ skills and confidence in unlocking students’ entrepreneurial mindset in the classroom.

All students physically attending will be required to complete a media permission form (provided after registration).

What Students Need to Bring:

– Refillable water bottle

– Lunch and any snacks for the day (NB catering is not provided).

– A pen/something to write with.

– A dash of enthusiasm, an open mind, and a willingness to engage with others.

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