In a little over 18 months, entrepreneur Darcy Small has taken his social enterprise The Bugisu Project from a simple idea to a startup whose coffee is earning a reputation with aficionados all over Australia.
Smiling Mind has partnered with Virgin Australia to see its wellbeing and mindfulness meditation resources integrated into the airline’s onboard offering.
The Impact Suite hones in on the notion that donors want to give to organisations that deliver – or aim to deliver – on their charitable purpose.
“It doesn’t have to be all gold medals – take a deep breath. Carve your own path. Never stop moving. Never stop being engaged with the world.”
Melbourne startup Socialsuite helps organisations measure their social impact and secure further funding
Melbourne’s Socialsuite has developed a platform that works to help social organisations gather data around their work and in turn analyse it to measure impact.
Techfugees Australia has announced its third hackathon, bringing together refugees and the tech community to find solutions to the refugee crisis. To be held in Sydney from November 5-6, Techfugees will facilitate the development of solutions aimed at helping refugees settle into the Australian community.
Non-profit Social Traders opens applications for Crunch startup accelerator to grow social enterprise
Not-for-profit company Social Traders has opened applications for its startup accelerator program, Crunch to grow Australia’s social enterprise ecosystem. Social Traders aims to break the cycle of disadvantage and work with startups to build resilience in Australian communities.
Queensland social enterprise accelerator Impact Academy calling for applications to fifth program intake
“Ambitious change makers” and social enterprise startups are being called on to apply for the upcoming Impact Academy accelerator intake, a 20 week program looking to help startups in the socent space.
TechSydney, the not-for-profit organisation launched by the who’s who of Sydney’s startup scene in May, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help “put the brakes” on Sydney’s slide down the global startup ecosystem rankings and kickstart its membership drive.
Microlending platform Zidisha bypasses third parties to keep interest rates down for people in impoverished communities
According to the World Vision, one of the best ways to help people in developing countries is to facilitate access to self-employment and in turn, a secure future. However, for those who have not been lucky enough to get assistance from such charities, gaining access to a small loan to start a business is difficult. Microfinance was established to fill the gap left by traditional banks, for whom it wasn’t profitable to serve such a market.