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.
Our list of 25 people that should be recognised in the Australian community for the work they are doing when it comes to social entrepreneurship and change making. The list was chosen by looking at the causes they were championing, their media and marketing activities, the strategies they use to drive awareness and the impact they are currently making.