2 February 2015 | How to Succeed as a Young Gun Entrepreneur in Adelaide

To celebrate Adelaide’s Entrepreneurs Week, the ECIC is holding an event to celebrate the achievements of and learn from some of Adelaide’s most successful ‘Young Guns’.

This event will gather a unique group of entrepreneurs together who know what it takes to succeed when youth can overpower the constraints of conservatism.

Young Guns: ‘How to succeed as a Young Gun Entrepreneur (YGE) in Adelaide’

When:          Monday 2 February 2015, 5:30-7:30pm.
Where:         Nexus10 Building, 10 Pulteney St. Basement, Seminar Room Yellow, UB40
RSVP:           Register  you attendance here by 5pm Friday 30 January 2015.
Enquiries:     Please contact Kat Burgess

The event will feature 3 speakers, followed by a panel discussion and networking to follow. The speakers and panelists that have been confirmed for the event are:

  • Manjula Dissanayake – PhD Candidate and Researcher at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre
  • Michael Dawson – Michael Dawson Enterprises
  • Reece Formosa – Unique Home Theatre, FindMy Pty. Ltd, #deliveryboyz Pty Ltd
  • Stuart Snyder – Co-founder YourAmigo Ltd (panel only)
  • Shane Yeend – CEO at Imagination (panel only)

Being a Young Gun Entrepreneur can have many advantages:

  • Being young can mean there are less ties and YGEs are well positioned with more mobility and freedom to cross boundaries to work locally, nationally and globally.
  • Contrary to the theory that experience matters, YGEs are also unencumbered by embedded or entrenched ideas and may see things differently to those who have been in business for many years. This can be an advantage as a YGE will not so easily succumb to the notion that ‘it can’t be done’.
  • Being a YGE with perhaps a more current education and being intrigued with new science, whether technical or social, may also be closer to new technologies and approaches that challenge the knowledge and experience of ‘established’ entrepreneurs.
  • YGEs may have higher energy and enthusiasm and may tend to work at a pace that more mature entrepreneurs can find difficult to match either because of age or other social ties. This may keep them just that step ahead of the competition.
  • Some successful young entrepreneurs may find themselves marching to a different social beat and find they don’t quite fit with the usual behaviours or expectations of their peers. This can set them apart and open up a career pathway not readily appreciated by those who conform with social norms to work for the ‘man’.
  • YGEs may also seek the company of like minds where like breeds like and this tendency can fuel an entrepreneurial ecosystem where new ideas, new approaches and experimentation combine with the passion and commitment to achieve.
  • So join us to hear from the entrepreneurs who have leveraged these advantages and join with a panel discussion to find out how you too can be a Young Gun entrepreneur.

For more information about Entrepreneurs’ Week and events that the ECIC is supporting, visit the events page or the Brand South Australia website.

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