Innovation Bay is teaming up with Southstart to bring Australia’s brightest startups and the investors who want to fund them to Adelaide, for a very special Startup Showcase on 19th November.

We’re on the hunt for Australia’s best tech startups to pitch to an audience of local and national angel investors and VCs at the SouthStart technology festival in the food and wine capital of the country.  Southstart is one of the premier gatherings for the makers, doers and entrepreneurs of Australia and we’re proud to be partnering with them for a Startup Showcase on a scale we’ve never done before. Based on our Founder Dinner format, which focuses on showcasing early-stage founders and connecting them smart money investor, the showcase will invite investors to hear pitches from 16 of the best Australian startups (curated and selected by a national panel), followed by an exclusive and intimate networking dinner at one of Adelaide’s top restaurants – Africola.
“Adelaide has become one of Australia’s hotspots of startup activity over the last few years. Innovation Bay is thrilled to be working with SouthStart to bring this event to SA. We are expecting some amazing startups to pitch to what will be a room full of the country’s best investors.” Ian Gardiner
This is a rare opportunity to present your business and build relationships with investors and decision-makers who have the ability to fund you now or in the future. After applying online, the successful startups will be invited to present at Adelaide’s innovation Lot14 (the 5 hectare CBD riverfront home of the National Space Agency, Stone and Chalk and dozens of other high growth companies) on Tuesday 19th November, with a fine-dining networking dinner to follow and complimentary access to the SouthStart conference on 20th and 21st November.

For questions relating to the application form, contact [email protected]

For Startups

Apply to pitch

For Investors

Register for Showcase