Founder Talks: Resilience - the key to success

Date: Monday, 18 September 2017
Time: 5.30pm - 8.15pm
Location: Innovation & Collaboration Centre - Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building, UniSA City West Campus 
Cost: $18 exc GST

“I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.” -  Thomas Edison

You can’t survive as an entrepreneur without resilience, because you are going to fail at least once, maybe multiple times. That’s the nature of trying something that’s never been done before. Resilience means not giving up, and being energized by what you have learned.

Come and join us for a presentation by Gavin Colville, resilience expert followed by a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs, including Kristian Livolsi and Anthony Hart, who have been through the highs and lows that come with starting up a company. 

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The Marshmallow Challenge

Date: Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7.00pm
Location: Innovation & Collaboration Centre - Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building, UniSA City West Campus 
Cost: Free

Business Models Inc and Innovation & Collaboration Centre at UniSA invite you to "The Marshmallow Challenge" as part of Open State 2017.

The Marshmallow Challenge is a game for learning about innovation, creativity, teams, collaboration, as well as the value of early prototyping and incremental delivery. Part of the real power of the game is in helping people to identify the hidden assumptions that every project has, and to recognize the value in diversity.

The Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge is fast-paced and fun activity in design thinking to practice prototyping and testing. It helps to move teams design thinking to design doing.

The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top

What can you learn about innovation & collaboration?

1. The value of iteration and testing
2. What kind of skills are important for innovation?
3. Does incentives help?
4. Shared Experience
5. And many more….

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Past events


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Student to Entreprenuer: The Weekend Event

Date: Saturday, 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017


Date: Friday, 28, Saturday, 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017

F*&kUp Nights Adelaide

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2017

Start Smart Series - Business Planning

Date: Thursday, 13 July 2017

Start Smart Series - Corporate Structure for Startups

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Fireside Chat on Cyber Security with Craig Davies (ex- Atlassian and CEO of ACSN) and Mohan Koo (DTEX Systems)

Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2017

Venture Catalyst Information Session

Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Under the Radar Series - Vinomofo & Go Direct Mini Bus

Date: Friday, 24 February 2017

Start Smart Series - Are you investment ready?

Date: Friday, 17 February 2017

Startup Weekend Adelaide

Date: Friday, 10, Saturday, 11 and Sunday 12 February 2017

Techstars founders Brad Feld & David Cohen live in Adelaide

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Venture Catalyst Awards Ceremony/ICC's 1st Birthday Celebration

Date: Thursday, 8 December 2016

Fireside chat with John Herlihy

Date: Friday, 18 November 2016

Legal Issues for Startups - The Top Tips

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Virtual Reality - Seeing the Possibilities 

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016

Innovation Box - Open State

Date: Monday, 24 October 2016

Business Planning for Startups

Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Venture Catalyst Information Evening 

Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Chinese Business Culture 

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016

Business & Market Strategies for China

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016


Date: Friday, 29, Saturday, 30 and Sunday 31 July 2016

Social Media is NOT Digital Marketing

Date: Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Branding your Business for Growth

Date: Friday, 10 June 2016

Identifying Innovation in your Business

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2016


Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016

Intellectual Property - What you actually need to know

Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016