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.
Online directory Social Change Central launches to connect social enterprise startups to opportunities
Social Change Central is a portal looking to connect social enterprise entrepreneurs to all the different types of resources and support they may need to help grow their venture.
Australian edutech startup 40K Foundation has today announced it has received $250,000 in investment from Atlassian Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant. 40K Foundation was selected from over 100 international non-profits and is one of four startups receiving an accelerator grant and technical support from Atlassian.
Sydney non-profit Empower Projects is working with a Malawi-based social enterprise called Zuwa Energy to bring affordable solar energy of the 21st century into Malawi households. Zuwa is using a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar household system to eliminate the financial barrier many people in Malawi face when it comes to solar energy.
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.
Ten Australian social enterprises have been named finalists in the local Google Impact Challenge, showcasing innovations ranging from a series of community-driven apps to save Indigenous languages to a platform connecting people with pro bono legal services, and an autonomous robot protecting coral reef ecosystems.