Learn more about finding your ‘first money’ and grow your understanding of investment, philanthropy, sales and the legal considerations for social entrepreneurs.
Social entrepreneurs are powered by passion and inspiration, but you quickly reach a point where you need money as well. Where this money will come from is one of the great questions all start-ups must answer. The key is to find the right capital at the right time, but how do you know what that is? The funding you seek has implications for your legal structure and next steps, which you should think about before you start.
Panel discussion and Q&A with experienced social entrepreneurs: Amy Orange (founder, Collab4Good and Harvest Fair), Dr Vanessa Rauland (founder, ClimateClever) and Cameron Neil (founder, Red Hat Impact and Ethical Fields)
Attendees of this workshop will be awarded the following digital badges:
Tom Dawkins is co-founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a social enterprise which helps people design, launch and grow social impact projects.
StartSomeGood run the Good Hustle social enterprise design course; StartSomeGood.com crowdfunding platform; and impact accelerators and entrepreneur education programs for partners including Optus, ING, the United Nations Development Program and the City of Sydney.
Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, he was the first Digital Communications Director for Ashoka in Washington DC, and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. He is a director of the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Enterprise Council of NSW and the ACT (SECNA).
While our industry experts will walk you through the key components of building an enterprise that has a positive social impact, you will be encouraged to put your newly learnt skills to work by crafting a video pitch for the chance to win the social enterprise grand prize - $10,000 to kickstart your project.
The Social Enterprise Series cost is 100% subsidised, and is open to university students, staff, and the broader community, with topics delivered via live stream to a national audience.
Delivered by StartSomeGood Pty Ltd
Workshop topics include:
Register for workshops and learn how to submit your video entry: acu.edu.au/socialenterpriseseries
Supported by the NSW Government Boosting Business Innovation Program