In recent years, innovation has planted itself increasingly firmly at the core of Australia’s future. With young people coming up through the ranks who are more inspired, creative and motivated than ever, we’ve seen a shift in focus towards innovation projects, programmes and jobs. At the heart of such creativity and innovation is of course, young entrepreneurs. If you’re stuck in the mindset that our good ol’ RADL is too small and too set in its ways for up and coming entrepreneurs, you’d be wrong. Thanks to Adelaide based organisation Entrepreneur Story, this Tuesday the 8th of November sees The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference/ Expo.
Concerned with SA’s increasing unemployment rate, Entrepreneur Story’s co-founder and managing partner Ignatius Chow hopes that the Expo will encourage students across the board to get involved and create their own opportunities. He also wants to keep our good local talent in this great state, as these poor employment rates have seen SA’s youngest and brightest being lost to other states or even countries. “Entrepreneur Story envisions a new era of South Australians becoming job creators rather than sticking to the well established job-seeking mentality”. Boasting over thirty exhibits, twelve speakers and ten mentors, the Expo is set to assist students in meeting industry experts and is sure to inspire young people from all educational levels and backgrounds. To combat these issues and keep it local, get down to Wayville this Tuesday.
Speakers at the inaugural Expo include Reese Formosa, founder of Delivery Boyz and Jenny Paradiso of Suntrix Solar. Alongside more than 100 other influential entrepreneurs and business owners set to be participating, they seek to inspire the hefty 500 students and teachers who have already registered interest in attending. The event is presented in association with University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneur Club and the University of south Australia’s Bright Futures Society and presents the unique opportunity for an evening networking event held at Amadio Wines.
To get your thinking hat on and sparks flying, purchase a ticket to The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference/ Expo here.
Where? EXPO: Ridley Centre – Wayville Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville. NETWORKING EVENT: Amadio Wines, 461 Payneham Road, Felixstow
When? Tuesday November 8, 9.30AM – 2PM. Evening networking event 5.30PM – 10PM.
Cost? Tickets to both the Expo and the evening networking event are available for purchase online via Eventbrite.
Header image via Entrepreneur Story Facebook page, 1st image via Mike Burton, 2nd image via Entrepreneur Story Website.
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