15,000 miles, 10 companies and 5 days of discovering the next big thing down under.

I’ve traveled pretty extensively in 2011 and 2012 in my work with startups but the biggest trip is the one I’m currently in the middle of. Helping an accelerator in Adelaide, Australia with their inaugural class, Innovyz Start. Accelerators are tough programs no matter where they are located but some regions and cities have bigger challenges that others. These challenges and opportunities are what brought me to Adelaide. I was pretty confident that the same brilliant companies that I’ve come across in places like San Antonio, Austin, Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines, Chicago and New Orleans would be in places like Adelaide as well and I wasn’t disappointed. My next few posts will be discussing some of the companies I’ve encountered and the unique things that are occurring in Adelaide that just might be emerging best practices that we should be doing everywhere.

A small tease of the type of companies I’ve met? See the folks below, they are going to change how millions of college students get an education all around the world.

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