Team changes at Startup Adelaide


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!


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!

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“Less talk, more contracts” says Ben Longstaff


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

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!