Business History Innovation Tour – 20 May 2021

You can learn lessons from those that have gone before you, whether that is from the past hundred years or in more recent times.

Going back over history, there are many innovations that were ahead of their time, and you might wonder, how did you come up with those ideas? Things that were never done before, and seemingly impossible, but worked albeit by trial, error, foresight, testing.

Most importantly – imagination.

Feats and inventions related to travelling from one side of the world to the other, being able to supply clean water whilst out at sea, meeting treacherous circumstances and illness, being faced with declining or no markets, suddenly overnight or massive demand, which meant you’ve just had to step up.

You can choose to come on the whole day tour where you’ll also need tor register for the lunch and happy hour, just the lunch, or only the happy hour, and due to demand there is a half day morning tour option too.

Whole Day Tour, 9.45 am – 5.00 pm, Pony and Cole (starting point)

The Business History Innovation Tour is co hosted by Selma Barlow from the City of Charles Sturt Business and Wendy Perry, Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Switch Start Scale, taking you to a number of stops over the day including:

Pony and Cole

Visy Glass

Detmold Packaging Group

City of Adelaide Clipper Ship

Largs Pier Hotel from 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm – please RSVP for the Back of the Napkin Lunch – History of Entrepreneurship in Adelaide here

Project 18 the wellbeing collective

Adelaide Pressed Metal

The final stop on the tour is the Joiners Arms Hotel from 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm for the History of the Happy Hour with Chats, Drinks and Networking and you’ll need to RSVP via Eventbrite.

If you are driving in and going on the whole day tour, then it is suggested that you park at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Car Park for easy access to the first and last stops.

You’ll need to cover the cost of your lunch and drinks plus purchases at any other stops along the way.

Book for the whole day tour here and for the morning only part of the tour here – if you are a Switch Start Scale client then please apply promo code SWITCH for 100% discount.

Back of the Napkin Lunch – History of Entrepreneurship in Adelaide, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm, Largs Pier Hotel (pay your own way)

Alongside those interested in business and entrepreneurship, innovation and tech, startups and scaleups, join speakers Paul Daly and Carol Haslam , as they discuss what is was like back then, initiatives and programs, new developments and risks that were taken.

In the setting of the historic Largs Pier Hotel, you’ll network and make new connections, learn lessons and spark ideas, where some guests will also be on the Business History Innovation Tour. This is the lunch time stop on the tour and you can choose to come to only the lunch and/or the whole day. Food and drinks, including specials, can be ordered from the menu where you’ll pay your own way.

Please RSVP for the Back of the Napkin Lunch – History of Entrepreneurship in Adelaide here.

History of the Happy Hour with Chats, Drinks and Networking, 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Joiners Arms Hotel (free)

From the front bar of The Joiners, you’ll be able to take a peek inside the Whisky Den, at one of Adelaide’s oldest pubs, with a modern twist. The recently renovated establishment maintains many of the stunning historic features that date back to over 150 years.

Enjoy drinks and nibbles, conversations and networking, as the final stop on the Business History Innovation Tour, where you can choose to come to only the Happy Hour and/or the whole day.

Please book tickets for the History of the Happy Hour with Chats, Drinks and Networking event.

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are funded by the Australian Government with the initiative managed by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

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