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A message about the New Venture Institute

Through our programs and activities we inspire, connect and educate future people like you: The future generations of entrepreneurs and innovators.

At NVI, we link business, government and the community sector to all the university has to offer. We showcase the R&D innovations of the future, and ensure robust industry–university links. Whether you are a student at Flinders University, or you own a business (or aspire to), we can help you to keep creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking at the core of everything you do.

Please do contact us to see how we can help you stand out from the crowd.

About the New Venture Institute

The New Venture Institute is the entrepreneurial arm of Flinders University. Our mission is to reinvent the way the University creates impact. We do this by building the capacities of individuals, businesses, educators and researchers so that they thrive in a future disrupted by rapidly evolving technology.

The New Venture Institute has three core values: Boldness, innovation, and collaboration.

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Our partners

New Venture Institute Advisory Council

Our Partners

The New Venture Institute’s partners are instrumental in enabling us to continue to innovate.

Find out how you can partner with us, too.

Gold Sponsors

Ruah Technology solutions logo eNVision Logo Amazon Web Services logo Government of South Australia Department of State Development logo

Silver Sponsors

Newsmaker logo  City of Adelaide Council logoHydra Consulting logo   Spiral Data Group logoOPTUS LogoCisco LogoTonsley Innovation District logo Flinders innovation Centre logoJaquillard Minns logo

Bronze Partners

Komms Haus Design and Communications logo  Human Brands logo       

Supporting Partners

 City of Onkaparinga logo City of Marion logo PWC logo  Microsoft Logo     

International Partners

Tech Ranch Austin logo International Accelerator logo

Educational Partners

Fox School of Business Temple University logonotosh logo

Our Advisory Council

The New Venture Institute Advisory Council (NVIAC) has been established to bring significant business acumen to the NVI’s objectives. NVIAC members operate in an advisory role to provide support and assistance to the Director, NVI. The advisory council look to facilitate connections and open doors as required to new opportunities within Adelaide and beyond. From virtual board members to mentors and coaches to students, entrepreneurs and startups, NVIAC members along with NVI fellows form the valuable core to the Institute’s operations.

Professor Colin Stirling

Professor Colin Stirling

Vice Chancellor of Flinders University

Jim Hutchin

Jim Hutchin

Special Advisor to the VC

Associate Professor of Strategy, Temple University, Philadelphia

John Hood

John Hood

Board Member

Director, JH Advisory

Stephen Hains

Stephen Hains

Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University

Trevor Richards

Trevor Richards

Board Member

Managing Director, Interact CM

Dr Nick Begakis AO

Dr Nick Begakis AO

Chair

Founder, Bellis Fruit Bars

Karlene Maywald

Karlene Maywald

Board Member

National Water Commission