Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Putting away his designing shoes for an evening, Cameron Adams, co-founder and Chief Product officer of Canva, is coming to Adelaide to share his entrepreneurial insights. Adams will be presenting at a business information and networking event run by the New Venture Institute at Flinders University on Tuesday March 31.

Entrepreneurs in Conversation, a speaker series which began in 2013 with the launch of the New Venture Institute (NVI), aims to unite entrepreneurs from across Adelaide and Australia to share their entrepreneurial journey, taking an intimate look at their feats, failures and personal journeys.

NVI Director Matt Salier is very excited about the event. “Cameron’s story is one that highlights what can be achieved by an Australian start-up, taking success to the global stage” Mr Salier said

Born at the dining room table, Canva started as simple idea with a big vision. To create a platform that makes graphic design amazingly simple. Designed around the Idea of drag and drop functionality that is free to use, Canva is revolutionising the way the average person thinks about graphic design. Within 13 months of launching Canva had 870,000 users and was being used in over 200 countries.

With tags such as “most exciting start-up in Australia at the moment” and “has the ability to be Australia’s first ‘Unicorn’ company (company valued a $1bn)” it is easy to see why Canva has attracted millions of dollars in investments from all over the world including investors from the world renowned Silicon Valley.

Local entrepreneurs are racing to get their tickets to what promises to be one of the most fascinating events of the year. With Cameron Adams set to present one of Australia’s ground breaking graphic design success stories in Canva and bringing to the table a plethora of business insights and secrets, this is an event not to be missed!

The event will take place at the newly unveiled Flinders at Tonsley precinct, a hub for innovation, growth and learning.

“The New venture Institute is really about creating the opportunity to exercise entrepreneurial flair and to explore innovative thoughts. It’s not just about creating businesses but really working with entrepreneurs and learning what it is to take an idea through”. Mr Salier said “Having Cameron share his story is a fantastic opportunity for us to help fuel the entrepreneurial community.”

Entrepreneurs in Conversation will be held on the 31st of March at Flinders at Tonsley. Tickets are $25 or $15 for students. For more details or bookings visit the NVI website

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