Jim Whalley (South Australian Chief Entrepreneur)

The Moonshine Lab - Level 2 14 Grenfell St Adelaide, 5000 Adelaide
Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 6:00 PM (ACDT)

About this event

Startup Grind Adelaide hosts Jim Whalley, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of innovative defence industry company, Nova Systems.

Jim is SA’s first Chief Entrepreneur, providing a new model for entrepreneurship in South Australia called Future Industries eXchange for Entrepreneurship (FIXE) to help entrepreneurs bring their innovative ideas to market and build global businesses.

As the Chair, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nova Systems, Jim has grown the company from a staff of two to a workforce of over 550 people throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway and the UK. Nova Systems is now one of Australia’s largest privately owned Defence Professional Service Providers.

Jim is also a former air force fighter pilot and test pilot and holds a Master of Business Administration, a science degree, and has completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program.

Join us at The Moonshine Lab on Thursday October 31 for an intimate fireside chat with Jim Walley to hear about his journey, his vision for entrepreneurship in South Australia, with an opportunity for Q&A. You’ll also have the chance to catch up with the startup community and meet some new friends over food, beer and wine. 

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  • Jim Whalley

    Jim Whalley

    Office of the Chief Entrepreneur

    Chief Entrepreneur

  • When

    Thursday, Oct 31
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ACDT)


    The Moonshine Lab
    Level 2 14 Grenfell St Adelaide5000

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    • Jason Neave

      Jason Neave

      The Moonshine Lab

      Startup Grind Adelaide Chapter Director

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      Startup Grind Adelaide


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