Young business talent time
Renewal SA congratulates all the winners of InDaily’s 40 Under 40 awards for 2019, recognising South Australia’s best young and emerging business leaders.
The ceremony was held on Thursday night, 6 June 2019 at the National Wine Centre and opened by Premier Steven Marshall.
He said he was buoyed by the group’s energy and entrepreneurial talent and their potential to help grow South Australia’s economy.
Renewal SA is a major sponsor of 40 Under 40 and of the inaugural Inspiring Future Collaboration Award, which was presented to high-achieving entrepreneur, producer and mathematician Anton Andreacchio.
Mr Andreacchio is the founder of a number of creative industry businesses based at the Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood.
They include Convergen, an animation company that specialises in infrastructure visualisation; JumpgateVR, a virtual and augmented reality studio working in industries from construction to the contemporary arts; film production company Double Bishop; Artisan Post Group in post-production services; and GMTI in maths consulting.
Renewal SA Chief Executive Mark Devine said the Inspiring Future Collaboration Award recognised the organisation’s commitment to creating inspiring environments which foster collaboration and innovation, such as Tonsley Innovation District and Lot Fourteen.
South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur, Jim Whalley, led the 40 Under 40 assessment panel that analysed the applications of more than 170 nominees.
Aaron Superina, the owner and director of landscaping, civil engineering and structural concreting company Outside Ideas, was recognised with the First Among Equals Award for embodying the qualities of the 40 Under 40.
More than a quarter of the 40 Under 40 finalists are associated with Renewal SA and its urban renewal projects, particularly Lot Fourteen. They include two other individual award winners:
- Dr Jonathan Hall, who has PhDs in both theoretical physics and nanotechnology, specialising in biosensing in embryos, was presented with the Entrepreneurial Award. Dr Hall is co-founder and inventor at Lot Fourteen-based companies Life Whisperer and Presagen.
- Timothy Angel, managing director of immersive learning solutions company Cortex Interactive, and winner of the Creative Thinker Award. The company has developed a Learning and Assessment Management Portal solution to improve learning outcomes, leading to cost reduction, improved compliance and improved health and safety outcomes. Mr Angel, started the company in 2016 and is rolling the portal out to a global market.
You can view the full list of award recipients here.