It’s a very exciting time to be involved in startups and entrepreneurship in Adelaide. Everywhere you look there’s events, coworking spaces, government funding, accelerators and programs popping up to help foster startups and small businesses in South Australia. The Young Entrepreneur Fellowship is one such program that has just brought its first program to a close with a showcase event which I attended on Friday Feb 28th.
Young Entrepreneur Fellowship
The Young Entrepreneur Fellowship is a a joint initiative between Hub Adelaide and the State Government of South Australia where a number of fellows are chosen, both teams and individuals, to work on their business ideas over the course of a four month program.
“The program helps the Fellows connect with experienced mentors; gain access to Hubs desks, offices, meeting rooms, wifi and facilities; and the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the growing community of 160+ businesses and influencers in Adelaide and over 1000 nationally.” – Hub Adelaide website
Startup Smart reports that the fellowship will continue with recruiting for the winter program starting in March.
The showcase event was held at Hub Adelaide and featured presentations from each of the 5 businesses that went through the program. Some presentations were more polished than others but all the ideas were interesting and it was good to see the enthusiasm of the participants. More info on the fellows and their startups at the links below;
Declan Brady – StudySmartAcademy.com – Study Smart Academy teaches high school students the principals and techniques of accelerated learning to improve academic performance. Study Smart will also be branching (in the next 4-5 weeks) into running corporate seminars and upskilling sessions, to improve work related productivity and effectiveness in members of an industry.
Anna Malapira – FunSnap.me – Can you help to move them forward? They’re looking for connections to function venue managers, marketing and communication directors, and executive event managers.
Stuart Burfield – Splat-cat.com – Stuart has just launched his first video game, called Splat Cat, which is free and currently out for Android devices with a planned release for iOS. He is developing a business creating video games for smart devices, and plans to launch several new titles in the near future.
Joseph Costa & Patrick DeRuvo – tootz.com.au – Can you help move them forward? They’re looking for connections to business Owners (fashion boutique stores, cafes, restaurants, etc) and connections to traders associations and Precincts or Shopping Malls. Also they are offering a FREE 3 month trial for all stores that sign up before they launch officially on MARCH 31st