How to Switch On, Start & Grow an Entrepreneurial Community


Showcasing the success of entrepreneurs and founders from Australia, over the past 4.5 years, inspiring, igniting and guiding some 14,000 people, in their quest to achieve business success. This session provides a summary of the activities of the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service for Adelaide – West, Switch Start Scale over four & a half years from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2023. This was a tumultuous time, with South Australia ravished by bushfires in 2019, & then disrupted by the COVID pandemic & associated lockdowns & border closures between 2020 & 2021, followed by labour shortages.

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  1. How to support a wide range of South Australian start-up businesses with entrepreneurship facilitation.
  2. How to engage female founders, diverse innovators, government agencies and not-for-profits, mature aged people who are self-employed or scaleups.
  3. How to develop some 13 835 individuals who have been involved in individual and group sessions, events and tours, webinars & workshops.



Wendy Perry, Managing Director, workforce blueprint

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