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About Event

Are you a founder, investor or service provider looking to level up your connections - and drive action - with others at the leading edge of our emerging sectors?

Get ready to roll with _SOUTHSTART and Adelaide Economic Development Agency for a night of friendly competition, good food, and great company at our bowl-a-palooza event!

Whether you're trying to navigate the path to your next capital raise, find your next investment opportunity, better understand the "startup" landscape and/or broaden your industry connections with other thought leaders .. this is for you!

Join us for a night of merriment, connection, and community building designed to showcase the opportunities that exist to invest your time, capital, relationships and/or knowledge right here in Adelaide, Designed for Life.


Get your bowling shoes out, as we're shaking up the ol' panel/keynote format!

Over the course of the night, you'll hear from a host of inspiring voices before showing off your bowling skills in a friendly competition against other sector-specific teams.

Think FinTech, AgriFoodTech, Investment, SaaS, Space, Defence, EdTech, Impact, CreaTech and more - we'll group you into sub-sectors based on your registration input.

Each team will have a designated host tasked with tying the conversation threads together & ensuring you walk away with actionable learnings.

Take advantage of the strategic benefit of connecting with industry leaders from your sector and beyond, and watch it play out in years to come!


"How do we take advantage of technological advances to give our kids a better education than we had?"

"How can we better invest in our city's assets to create a thriving environment to live, work & play in? What startups are part of those assets?"

"How do we actively influence a higher proportion of women founders to be funded?"

These are just some of the conversations that (y)our community want to have, and we know those moments to connect with those who can enable the change we yearn for can be few and far between.

That's what makes _SOUTHSTART events so magical. Not only will we discuss what needs to happen, but you'll be surrounded by others actively using business as a part of the solution and will help you navigate (y)our next steps.


Of course, no event is complete without delicious food and refreshing drinks to energise you all night. Your ticket includes a welcome drink and food. Please note that in the case of bad weather, we will roll into a quiz night at the same venue. Think: same energy, different activity!


Everyone is welcome, whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time bowler! Coaches from the club will be assigned to each team, ensuring everyone has a great time - no prior experience is necessary.


This event is delivered in partnership with the Adelaide Economic Development Agency, as we proudly work to showcase and mobilise the opportunities that exist to invest in Adelaide. Designed for Life.


"We triggered our $3.6M seed round at _SOUTHSTART" - Startup Founder

“We always wanted to look into achieving our BCorp Certification but that day at SOUTHSTART helped us to put a strategy in place as well as providing the right connections and opportunities to do so"- Tic:Toc 

“_SOUTHSTART has enabled me to create meaningful connections with individuals beyond the superficial exchanges of traditional networking methods such as InMail or LinkedIn.” - ShowMe Exchange