Event Information:

  • Thu

    How to Start a Start-Up

    6pm-9pmConference Centre, Innovation House - 50 Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095

    Starting a start-up has never been easier, but building a successful company takes skill, grit and wisdom.

    Startups are different to a traditional business, so the approach to building one is different too.

    They’re innovative by nature, they have the potential to scale-up and have a significant societal impact. Startups have the capacity for rapid growth, are serving global markets, and are often developing and commercialising new technology and new business models as the basis for their competitive advantage.

    Startups solve problems, or service unmet needs, and so a lot of work needs to be done to test the product on customers in order to find ‘product market fit’.

    You will learn the fundamentals, but importantly you will also hear from a panel of business founders who have been on this startup journey.

    A key lesson to starting a startup is just start!

    Every journey begins with a single step. We hope to take the first step with you and provide some valuable tools to begin your journey.

    Join us after for some refreshments and networking.


    Kirk Drage is the CEO of LeapSheep and Adelaide Smart City Studio's first Entrepreneur In Residence. He has worked on several Asian based startups, most notably 3D Video Analytics & IoT success story Vadaro. His responsibilities included building global market traction with customers and technology partners, and establishing operational headquarters in Silicon Valley.

    Kirk spent over a decade at Microsoft in various roles and including Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Asia and Venture Capital Relations and Microsoft’s start-up program – BizSpark.

    His broad functional expertise and global experience has perfectly positioned him to pursue his passion…accelerating the abilities of entrepreneurs and startups to build value in their companies.

    Cost: $35

    Register here: http://bit.ly/2lR2B0f