Building South Australia’s reputation as a home of innovation hubs and providing the keys to start-up success will be among topics for the next Fearless Conversation, to be held on Wednesday 19 October at 10.30am.
Professor Melissa de Zwart, from the College of Business, Government and Law, will be joined by South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur Andrew Nunn, Taboo Period Products’ and Flinders alumna Eloise Hall and MyBudget founding director Tammy Barton to tackle issues facing the state’s innovation and enterprise sector.
The panel, hosted by The Advertiser’s business reporter Joe Tauriello, will also discuss how the state can support the next generation of entrepreneurs, the importance of networks and alliances, building resilience when things don’t go to plan and post-COVID opportunities.
Ms Hall, who started Taboo with schoolmate Isobel Marshall in a bid to eradicate “period poverty”, says that South Australia is the perfect home for entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises.
“Adelaide is a wonderful size because its people are relatively well-connected, and if you’re very passionate about something, there are many who can help introduce you to the right people,” says Ms Hall.
“It’s not so small that you don’t have a market to grow into. It’s that perfect Goldilocks-size that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish.”
You can watch and listen to the Fearless Conversations here.