Techstars Basecamp: E-Week 2018

    Monday, July 9 - 11, 2018

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Techstars Basecamp: E-Week 2018

Monday, July 9 - 11, 2018

Monday, July 9 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Techstars Adelaide
2 King William Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

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Join us at Techstars Basecamp as we celebrate Entrepreneurs Week in Adelaide 2018

From 9-11 July, we’ll be hosting drop-in sessions covering key issues and themes in the wonderful world of startups. These sessions are open to all attending Entrepreneurship Week. Join us to listen, learn and interact with leading organisations and thought leaders from the Australia's startup world.

We aim to provide a free platform designed to bring business communities together and celebrate discoveries and learnings. This content has been curated with the goal of creating access to entrepreneurship in Adelaide and to the values embedded at the core of our ecosystem.

(Please see detailed schedule below)
9 July: The Seed Round

10 July: Startup Toolkit

11 July: Startup Fundraising

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Monday July 9th

6:00 pm
The Seed Round
[By Registration Only] In order to develop and sustain the innovation ecosystem in Adelaide there is a need to attract youth to become involved. The Seed Round has been developed to meet this need and is an innovation-based competition run over a number of weeks which challenges students to tackle industry problems set by three of the biggest names here in SA.

Tuesday July 10th

10:30 am
Culture: Presented by Teamgage
Building a good culture from the ground up

11:45 am
PR: Presented by Kicker Comms
Public Relations in the world of small business and startups

1:30 pm
Pitching: Presented by Talent Academy
Pitch like a pro

2:45 pm
Diversity: Presented by Chooks SA
Let’s talk about why diversity and inclusion matters

Wednesday July 11th

11:30 am
Startup Prep for Fundraising
Join us for a fireside chat with Techstars' Terry Gold and Myriota's Alex Grant as we take a dive into what you should be thinking about when beginning to fundraise for your business. Learn about valuations, market size, product market fit, founder market fit, defensibility and your team. This session is your one stop investment shop to hear what founders from Adelaide, who have been through the process, are thinking and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

1:30 pm
Finding Investment
Startup Adelaide's Jenny Vandyke will lead this conversation with Antony Ceravolo and Aaron LePoidevin, covering founder and investor insights on what key points should be focused on during fundraising. This session will shed light on where money comes from. Learn what kind of strings might be attached, what smart money looks like and what services come with an investment. We will touch on grants, but be prepared for a globally focused discussion focusing on the danger of getting hooked on ‘free’ money.


Noelle Smit
COO, Teamgage

Driven founder helping global organisations create workplaces that continuously improve through the use of Teamgage.

Ben Smit
CEO, Teamgage

Co-Founder of Teamgage, an online technology platform designed to help organisations embrace change and build a team culture of highly effective improvement. Teamgage is a Techstars company.Founder of Code360, a Software as a Service (SaaS) and technology solutions provider.

Fran Foo
Co-Founder, Kicker Comms

Kicker enables clients to achieve their business goals by telling their story through the right channels at the right time. We work with clients active in the business, finance, technology, innovation, startups, fintech and edtech sectors.

Sanja Jovanovic
Founder, Talent Academy

Sanja is the managing director of Talent Academy, a public speaking coach, start up business and is incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship in Adelaide. Her public speaking training works specifically well for those who will ever have to face the press or an pitch scenario. Having mentored at StartUp Weekend in the past, she is familiar with the passion, excitement and pressure that a competitive startup environment presents. Her theatre experience will prove incredibly valuable for those who will have to stand up and present a brand new idea in front of judges and public. 

Moira Deslandes
Founder, Chooks SA

Business development using a blend of old and new tools, metrics and analytics for impact and purpose-driven decision-making. Working extensively with social enterprises from ideation to start-up. Founder of Chooks SA – a movement with a mission to increase equity for female founders in start-ups and social enterprises. Established in May 2017 - 1700 members in March 2018 and counting.

Lisa Banks
Senior Media Advisor, Kicker Communications

Kicker enables clients to achieve their business goals by telling their story through the right channels at the right time. We work with clients active in the business, finance, technology, innovation, startups, fintech and edtech sectors.

Terry Gold
Managing Director, Techstars Adelaide

Terry is the MD of Techstars Adelaide, the first Techstars Accelerator in Australia and SE
Asia. He moved here in 2016 from Boulder, Colorado to be the Growth Entrepreneur in
Residence at the Centre for Business Growth.
He was the co-founder of Gold Systems, an enterprise software company that created
speech recognition applications and was named to the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private
Companies, and seven times to the Deloitte & Touché Colorado Fast 50.
He was a founding member of the Colorado chapter of YEO, former member of YPO and
was recognised with the “Esprit Entrepreneur of Distinction” award.

Alex Grant
CEO, Myriota

Researcher, technologist and entrepreneur. Making wireless communications robust, scalable and cost-effective.

Jenny Vandyke
Managing Director, Startup Adelaide

Author, speaker, and innovation consultant. Managing Director of Startup Adelaide. Hands on startup experience has overlapped with 15 years in the corporate world, working at a senior level on major projects with Australia’s largest companies, including National Australia Bank and KPMG. Published in 2013, the first book focussed on corporate innovation experiences: The Innovation Recipe: Key ingredients for world-class results in big business. 

Antony Ceravolo

I've been lucky to work with some amazing teams and help found and exit some brilliant companies. Investments, exits and companies founded include:

Aaron LePoidevin
Partner Leading Strategy, Innovation and Growth, PwC

Aaron is an experienced leader with proven capability in both large global organisations and fast growth technology companies. 

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The Techstars Basecamp: E-Week 2018 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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