Canva entrepreneur to share insights with NVI at Tonsley

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Cameron Adams has developed the design program Canva into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Taking off his designer’s hat for the evening, Cameron Adams, co-founder and Chief Product officer of Canva, is coming to Adelaide to share his entrepreneurial insights.

Mr 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 said he was excited about the event, which showed the potential for Australian businesses to achieve fantastic international success.

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

Born of an idea at the dining room table, Canva started as simple concept with a big vision – to create a platform that makes graphic design amazingly simple.

Built around drag and drop functionality which is free to use, the program is revolutionising graphic design.

Within 13 months of launching, it had 870,000 users and was being used in over 200 countries.

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

“The New venture Institute is about creating the opportunity to exercise entrepreneurial flair and to explore innovative thought,” said Mr Salier.

“It’s not just about creating businesses, but about really working with entrepreneurs and learning what it is to take an idea through to fruition.

“Having Cameron share his story is a fantastic opportunity for us to help fuel the entrepreneurial community.”

The event will take place Flinders University’s new Tonsley precinct, which is designed to be a hub for innovation, growth and learning.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for students. For more details or to book, please visit the NVI website.

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