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Team changes at Startup Adelaide

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A message from Jenny Vandyke, our new Managing Director.

Team changes at Startup Adelaide

It’s been a busy 12 months in the Adelaide startup community. There have been some big wins, national and international expansion, awards won, VC rounds closed, and a whole lot of GSD. Startup Adelaide has also had a productive year.

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Congratulations Bluethumb!

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A big congratulations to all 5 startups who did so well at the SouthStart 2016 pitching competition! Link4 Australia, Frontier Microscopy, Platfarm and Betswaps all deserve massive respect for stepping up and delivering such a professional business case.

However, a very special congratulations to Bluethumb for taking home the cash prize of $5000 from Oracle and $3000 of professional services from PWC. Use it wisely 🙂

I personally am impressed with Bluethumbs international logistics systems and wish them all the best!

For more information visit http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/southstart-pitch-winner-announced/news-story/c09c60f36c709188de34090ffa7a5d4c

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“Less talk, more contracts” says Ben Longstaff

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Ben Longstaff has written an excellent opinion piece on how to make the South Australian startup ecosystem stronger.

https://medium.com/@ben_longstaff/make-sa-great-again-less-talk-more-contracts-650cf8ec4c9f

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

Funding a solution that is looking for a problem to solve just prolongs the inevitable. Startups need customers.

Instead we paid $1.3 million to a Victorian firm to design a doorway out of South Australia.

Hackathon events like Unearthed and D3 are a start in the government engaging with local talent.

Thanks Ben for your excellent contributions, as always!