Healthtech startup Umbo scores a $200,000 social enterprise investment to help regional families

- September 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Social enterprise venture Xceptional has a new skills CV to help neurodiverse people find the perfect job

- August 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Two female founders helping vulnerable people through lockdowns need a helping hand

- July 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Online health social enterprise Umbo sees demand explode in coronavirus response

- May 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

  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 »

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The Difference Incubator reveals social enterprises pitching to win trip to Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

- November 2, 2016 2 MIN READ

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.