Founders in the Forest – Get Away and Get Stuff Done

Founders in the Forest is an exciting event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts in a beautiful natural setting.  Hosted by Workforce BluePrint, the event is designed to provide founders with a unique opportunity to connect with peers, gain valuable insights, and forge new business relationships.

The event takes place over two days in a beautiful forested area, where attendees can take part in a range of activities designed to help you get away, get stuff done and connect with nature.  Packed with insightful talks, workshops, and networking opportunities that are designed to help founders grow their businesses and make meaningful connections.

For example, you’ll hear from successful founders who have been through the startup journey and come out the other side.  Speakers will share their experiences, insights, and lessons learned, providing valuable inspiration and guidance to attendees.

There are also workshops focused on key topics such as personal brand, pitching marketing, experience and product development, providing practical advice and tools that founders can use to tackle the challenges you face in growing your businesses.  And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to network with other attendees.  Whether over a meal, a drink, or a walk through the forest, founders can connect with others who share their passion for entrepreneurship and gain valuable contacts that can help them in their business journeys.  This is a unique and valuable event for anyone looking to grow their startup.

Reserve you spots by registering here:

If you are a Switch Start Scale client please apply the promo code SSS for 100% discounted tickets and for Sea to Valley clients use the code S2VS, catering over tea breaks, lunches and evening networking events are included in your ticket.

Where is Bundaleer Forest in South Australia and what is it known for?

Bundaleer Forest is located in the mid-north region of South Australia, approximately 190 km north of Adelaide.  The forest covers an area of 2,500 hectares and is situated near the town of Jamestown, in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Bundaleer Forest is known for its stunning natural beauty, with tall stands of pine and eucalyptus trees, rolling hills, and picturesque walking trails.  It is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, who come to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and explore the forest's many attractions.

One of the main features of Bundaleer Forest is its network of walking and mountain biking trails.  There are more than 25 km of trails, ranging from easy to difficult, that wind through the forest and provide stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Bundaleer Forest is also known for its rich history.  The forest was established in the late 1800s as a plantation for commercial timber production, and many of the original buildings and structures from that time still stand today.

Visitors can explore the historic Bundaleer Homestead, a large mansion built in 1901, as well as other historic buildings and structures throughout the forest.

What accommodation options are available near Bundaleer Forest in South Australia?

Here are a few options:

  1. Maple and Pine (venue for Founders in the Forest) – Camping on site is an option if you can bring your own tents, with access to showers and toilets available.
  2. The Park Jamestown – Various accommodation options.
  3. Jamestown Motel - This motel is located in the nearby town of Jamestown, which is about a 10-minute drive from Bundaleer Forest.  The motel offers comfortable rooms and amenities such as free Wi-Fi and a barbecue area. Website:
  4. North Star Inn and Suites - This hotel is located in the nearby town of Melrose, which is about a 30-minute drive from Bundaleer Forest. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a bar. Website:
  5. The Mill Apartments - These apartments are located in the nearby town of Clare, which is about a 45-minute drive from Bundaleer Forest. The apartments offer spacious rooms with modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette. Website:
  6. Stone Hut Cottages - These cottages are located about a 30-minute drive from Bundaleer Forest and offer self-contained accommodation in a beautiful rural setting. The cottages feature amenities such as free Wi-Fi and a fireplace. Website:

Please note that these are just a few examples of accommodation options near Bundaleer Forest, and there may be other options available.  It's a good idea to research and book your accommodation in advance, particularly during peak travel seasons.

What accommodation options are available in Clare, South Australia?

Clare is a popular tourist destination in South Australia and offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences.  Here are a few examples:

  1. Clare Country Club - This resort-style hotel offers spacious rooms, suites, and apartments, as well as amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool.  The hotel also has a restaurant and bar. Website:
  2. Clare Valley Motel - This motel offers comfortable rooms and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and barbecue facilities.  The motel is located in the town centre, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Website:
  3. Brice Hill Country Lodge - This lodge offers luxury accommodation in a tranquil rural setting, with stunning views of the Clare Valley.  The lodge has three suites and a private cottage, all featuring modern amenities and tasteful decor. Website:
  4. Discovery Parks - Clare - This holiday park offers a range of accommodation options, including cabins, villas, and camping sites.  The park has a swimming pool, playground, and barbecue facilities, as well as a variety of activities for guests. Website:

Plus check out options on AirBnB and Stayz with more details about speakers and the program to be released soon.

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