Healtech social enterprise startup Umbo, which rural and regional families with speech and occupational therapists, has received $200,000 from social enterprise investor Fortis River to ramp up its services. The wait to access services such as speech and occupational therapy can be up to 18 months, so the funding will enable Umbo to scale its… Read more »
Social enterprise venture Xceptional has a new skills CV to help neurodiverse people find the perfect job
Social enterprise startup Xceptional has developed a new tech platform for neurodiverse people looking a job to highlight their skills to employers. CEO and founder Mike Tozer said autistic people exhibit highly sought-after skills including acute levels of concentration, high attention to detail, logic and reasoning, persistence, accuracy, an excellent memory and employee loyalty, but… Read more »
A social enterprise startup that’s helping keep the homeless warm and fed during lockdowns needs more support to deal with growing demand. Sydney-based Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones co-founded the social enterprise The Good Box as a simple way to assist people on the streets. Working together in Sydney’s CBD, they saw the awkward interactions… Read more »
Entrepreneur Cyan Ta’eed has called time on the social enterprise she’d poured her heart into over the last three years, Hey Tiger, because she was unable to make the business financially sustainable. Hey Tiger produced a range of flavoured chocolate bars, and sought to shine a light on a range of social issues in the… Read more »
The medtech and telehealth are sectors that have benefited greatly from the disruption caused by covid-19 as the digital transformation of healthcare escalated dramatically. Among the online ventures riding that wave is Umbo, an online allied health services provider specialising in speech and occupational health. Umbo makes it easier for people to see a… Read more »
If the name Dustin Leonard sounds vaguely familiar, it’s probably because the last time you saw the dashing expat Texan, he was handing out free condoms in Africa. Leonard was in his 20s when he founded the social enterprise Hero Condoms, which aims to reduce the spread of HIV-AIDS in a buy one/donate one… Read more »
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.
ygap to launch Polished Man accelerator to support ventures working to end violence against children
An initiative of ygap, the funds collected through the Polished Man campaign are dedicated to trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of, or have suffered, violence.
Assisted Outing connects those with needs to assistants in the community who can take them out on outings, aiming to tackle the problem of social isolation.
Helping connect women across the globe to charities working to put a stop to gender equalities is Sydney-based social enterprise Secret Sisterhood.
The Australian not-for-profit (NFP) sector is increasingly adopting new technology to go about its work, its innovation chops rising nine percent over the last 12 months to 63.3 in the 2017 NFP Innovation Index.
For Robot Circus, innovating in the mobile space meant looking towards developing engaging titles that would serve as a social enterprise.
Students from the USyd, UNSW, and Griffith University are preparing to pitch on the world stage after taking part in the Hult Prize campus competitions.
One10 will run its Amplify and Activate programs as it looks to create a supportive ecosystem in the region for people pursuing business solutions to address environmental and societal problems.
The Difference Incubator reveals social enterprises pitching to win trip to Social Enterprise World Forum 2017
The Difference Incubator [TDI] has selected four out of 36 social enterprise startups to compete in its Dragons’ Den competition for the chance to win a trip to the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 in New Zealand. Along with the trip, the successful startup will also receive $15,000 in cash and a spot in the incubators Investment Readiness Program.