Having only been in Australia for 18 months Avis has become a pretty influential figure in the startup space – particularly within the social enterprise & change space. Having launched my her startup, mmMule in January of this year she also launched AngelMule – a social enterprise aimed an enabling travellers to give back to the communities they visit.
“I’ve also become quite an outspoken change agent in Sydney, 7 months ago I set up Think Act Change which now has about 1000 members with up to 280 attendees coming each month. I’ve also recently represented Australia at the G20 YES Summit where I got to meet the Mexican president & got to ask him about his policies on fostering a culture of social enterprise in Mexico”.
“I’ve also been asked to be on an Advisory board to bring the G20 YES Summit to Sydney in 2013. I’ve also met the mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore through my work and am in talks to co-host a large annual event that will be a cross between TED & SXSW”.
Avis is also Trustee of the Awesome Foundation – which gives out a $1000 grant to a project in the arts, sciences or changemaking space each month. “I’ve been a “social enterprise” mentor at SS48 & Startup Weekend Sydney & was recently a judge at Startup Weekend Melbourne. I am committed to spreading the word about social entrepreneurship and have become a champion of the industry here in Sydney. I am also about to launch a new social enterprise, LooLoo Paper – we sell toilet paper by subscription to households and corporates & donate 100% of our profits to NGO’s working to eradicate diarrhoeal disease in developing countries – the 2nd biggest killer of children under 5 in developing countries”.