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A sample of coverage from 10+ newspaper, magazine, online media and radio outlets. If you are interested in interviewing Orren, please contact him for more information.

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  • Leg up for startups
  • 3 February 2016
  • “Program facilitator Orren Prunckun says more than 100 microbusinesses have launched through the project since it began its pilot program in 2013.” Read more Screenshot

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  • How Adelaide became the best innovation hotspot in Australia
  • 28 October 2015
  • “One of those programs is Startup Weekend, launched by serial entrepreneur Orren Prunckun and his former startup business partner David Truong in 2011.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Startup Adelaide welcomes new board directors and plans for growth
  • 11 August 2015
  • “Existing director Orren Pruncken said Startup Adelaide continued to empower people to join the community and attracting foreign talent to upskill local entrepreneurs.” Read more Screenshot

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  • On starter’s orders to make it happen
  • 11 August 2015
  • “Existing director Orren Pruncken said Startup Adelaide continued to empower people to join the community and attracting foreign talent to upskill local entrepreneurs.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Start-up get a leg-up
  • 27 May 2015
  • “Entrepreneur Orren Prunckun – Unley’s Citizen of the Year and member of the Unley Business and Economic Development committee – said it was promising to see support for start-up business. “When government get involved with assisting business communities…it can send a welcomed message of support,” Mr Prunckun said.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Introducing the Australia Day Citizen of the Year
  • Autumn 2015
  • “Entrepreneur Orren Prunckun as named Australia Day Citizen of the Year at Unley Council’s Australia Day celebrations.” Read more Screenshot

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  • New Venture for MEGA
  • 6 February 2015
  • “We are now offering a really robust flipped classroom framework for helping people navigate new venture creation based on years of experience and trial and error,” NVI marketing manager Orren Prunckun said.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Majoran’s MEGA and Flinders University’s Venture Dorm merge to launch pre-accelerator course
  • 5 February 2015
  • “Facilitator of Venture Dorm Orren Prunckun says, “We are now offering a really robust flipped classroom framework for helping people navigate new venture creation based on years of experience and trial and error.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Start-ups launch top citizen’s ride
  • 4 February 2015
  • “When business mentor Orren Prunckun organized an event for young entrepreneur waiting to launch their businesses, he did not realise how many peoples’ lives he would change.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Adelaide startup stalwart Orren Prunckun receives Australia Day award
  • 29 January 2015
  • “Startup Weekend Adelaide co-founder Orren Prunckun has been honoured for his contribution to the startup community.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Award for entrepreneurial advocacy
  • 29 January 2015
  • “A leading player in Adelaide’s start-up community has been recognised as part of the Australia Day awards for his role in fostering, facilitating and promoting up-and-coming South Australian entrepreneurs.” Read more Screenshot

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  • South Australia startup community gets $400,000 from State government
  • 3 October 2014
  • “In a previous interview with Startup Daily, Orren Prunckun, Adelaide Startup Weekend coordinator and prominent personality in the state’s startup scene, said “It’s welcomed news that the leaders of our state have taken an interest in startups as a way of developing the local economy.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Why Facebook or Telstra could be the next PayPal
  • 19 June 2014
  • “Orren Prunckun, a tech entrepreneur and marketing manager at the New Venture Institute at Flinders University, points out that the big tech companies are already involved in payments, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Floragram: Blossoming startup from Adelaide demonstrates the value of simplicity
  • 8 May 2014
  • “Orren Prunckun and my mentor, Tom Young, basically encouraged me to “just do it”, and suggested I set up a Facebook page and start selling some flowers for that Sunday,” says Klavins.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Start-ups are now an election issue in South Australia’s upcoming election
  • 18 February 2014
  • “No matter who wins, this being an election issue and the support will serve as an accelerant for the work of current start-up programs and groups who are already proven and working away.” Read more Screenshot

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  • South Australian Liberals announce big startup boost
  • 17 February 2014
  • “It’s welcomed news that the leaders of our state have taken an interest in startups as a way of developing the local economy.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Liberals to allocate $500,000 of funds to revive Adelaide’s startup community
  • 17 February 2014
  • “It’s welcomed news that the leaders of our state have taken an interest in startups as a way of developing the local economy.” Read more Screenshot

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  • South Australian university program director wins Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year award
  • 13 November 2013
  • “The Business and Higher Education Round Table group is a not-for-profit organisation fostering the connection between education facilities and the workforce.” Read more Screenshot

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  • What’s up, Adelaide? Apparently, a lot, thanks to New Venture Institute
  • 11 October 2013
  • “NVI also welcomes Orren Prunckun, a Flinders law/arts grad who is a well-known figure in the South Australian entrepreneurial sector, due to his leadership in Startup Weekend events in Adelaide, as we’ve previously reported.” Read more Screenshot

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  • New Venture Institute strengthens University enterprise culture
  • 18 September 2013
  • “I think Orren coming on board reflects the fact that universities have a really important role to play [in the entrepreneurial sector] and that it isn’t only one of being the thought-leaders and the thinkers: it’s about being the do-ers in that space as well,” says Salier.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Lift off for New Venture Institute
  • 30 August 2013
  • “NVI’s ranks have been bolstered with the appointment of Orren Prunckun, a Flinders law/arts graduate who is well-known in the South Australian entrepreneurial sector for his leadership of the global Startup Weekend events locally.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Startup Adelaide 3.0
  • 12 July 2013
  • “Opened by a Startup Adelaide Founder Orren and then followed up by four fantastic speaker-sponsors, Sue Milner from ANZ, Simon Hackett Internode Co-founder, Houssam Abiad from Adelaide City Council and Alan Noble from Google who shared real life stories and ideas was a great way to start the night.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Startup Weekend leads to a bright future
  • 14 January 2013
  • “Startup Weekend Adelaide facilitator Orren Prunckun says the emphasis isn’t on perfection but rather the quality of the idea, and the team’s ability to leverage off each other’s skills to ‘create really amazing apps.'” Read more Screenshot

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  • Majoran Distillery
  • January 2013
  • “Orren Pruncken, has been a big catalyst for getting all the parts to come together, at least temporarily.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Market research app wins competition
  • 4 December 2012
  • “One organiser of the start-up weekend held at Flinders University’s city campus, Orren Prunckun, said those attending came up with 32 ideas for a web or mobile application that could form the basis of a business”

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  • Weekend’s intense introduction to the business of startups
  • 30 November 2012
  • “’I am interested in the convergence of technology and new ventures,’ Mr Prunckun said.”

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  • Awesome sauce alert: Startup Weekend Adelaide & Brisbane is shaping up for greatness
  • 12 November 2012.
  • “’We are expecting that the second Startup Weekend in Adelaide for this year will really solidify it as being the premier event on the Adelaide startup calendar. After the sell-out first event, this second one is very close to being a repeat. We hope a breakthrough startup will emerge,’ says Prunckun.”Read more

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  • Massive Launch Party
  • 16 September 2012
  • “…and Orren Pruncken pitched the next Startup Weekend in November.” Read more Screenshot

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  • New Zealand english teacher, Michael Yockney wins StartupWeekend Cambodia
  • 6 August 2012
  • “Startup Weekend Adelaide Co-Organizer David Truong and Orren Prunckun.” Read more Screenshot

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    • Event Wrap Up–Adelaide Startup Weekend
    • 24 April 2012
    • “A few weekends ago (it feel like longer because of the Easter Break) I was invited to head to Adelaide to be a judge on the Adelaide Startup Weekend event.”

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  • Adelaide births 15 Tech Startups in 54 hours!
  • 10 April 2012
  • “With the overwhelming response from this year’s Startup Weekend Adelaide, organisers Orren Prunckun and David Truong plan to hold more practical and innovative events for other industries outside of web and mobile apps.” Read more Screenshot

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  • 15 Tech Based Enterprises Created In A Weekend
  • 10 April 2012
  • “With the overwhelming response from this year’s Startup Weekend Adelaide, organisers Orren Prunckun and David Truong plan to hold more practical and innovative events for other industries outside of web and mobile apps.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Startup Weekend creates 15 tech-based enterprises
  • 10 April 2012
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  • Startup Weekend Adelaide seeks ‘next big web or mobile app’
  • 6 March 2012
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  • Startup Weekend Adelaide stumps up $12,500 prize pool
  • 27 February 2012
  • “Organised by David Truong and Orren Prunckun, entrepreneurs can register for the chance to share in more than $12,500 worth of in-kind prizes.” Read more Screenshot

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  • Fresh FM – Freshly Squeezed with Jay Burnell
  • 8 July 2013
  • “Orren Prunckun caught up with Jay Burnell of Fresh FM to discuss Startup Weekend Adelaide” Listen

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  • Budding entrepreneurs ready to bloom
  • 16 November 2012
  • “Bill Walter spoke with event facilitator, Orren Prunckun, ahead of tonight’s launch.” Listen Screenshot