Liquor company Chivas Regal has announced the Australian launch of The Venture, a fund and accelerator seeking to enable a new generation of social entrepreneurs to create positive change.
So much of marketing is communicating a narrative about how what you sell solves a problem, and why solving that problem matters to people.
Yesterday, Moodswing announced a pivot – motivated by over 5,000 ‘sad’, ‘depressed’ and ‘suicidal’ moods posted by its users over the past few months. The startup, formerly a social network, is set to become an emotional well-being app and has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Pozible to make that happen.
Empower, an Australian sustainable development organisation that works in partnership with rural communities in Malawi and Sri Lanka, has just launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Chuffed. They are seeking to raise AUD$17,500 to help changemakers in North Malawi’s rural region of Kapita finish building their dream community centre.
In 2010, Melbourne-based social entrepreneur, Jac Torres-Gomez embarked on a mission to alleviate the injustices women face throughout the world due to menstruation.
The world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef is considered Australia’s most remarkable natural gift. Australians have long taken pride in this World Heritage; and today, it’s in danger.
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires left many Victorians with only the ashes of the lives they built. One such victim is David Laity. Touched by the support offered by the Australian community after losing his house, he decided to start a high-quality wine company with a social conscience – Goodwill Wine.
New Aussie streetwear label Bloodless is set to give young rebels a cause. On the first Monday of every month, Bloodless releases a limited edition in-house range of T-shirts that’s connected to a local change-maker in a developing nation. Each collection provides the change-maker with the seed capital they need to kickstart their initiative.
Twenty-five year old philanthropist Daniel Flynn was last week named Victorian Young Australian of the Year 2014. His efforts in driving the growth of Thankyou Group, a social enterprise that funds life-changing projects in developing nations, earned him the prestigious title.
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.
Entrepreneurship comes naturally to Alex Jeffery, who at just 19 years of age, has founded numerous businesses, each with an underlying social purpose. Here’s the story of a remarkable young social entrepreneur who made the list for Anthill’s Top 30 entrepreneurs under 30.
After detecting a gap in the marketplace for programs catered towards helping technology-based social enterprises, Australian entrepreneur Omer Khan decided to launch Social Startups.
Shanil Samarakoon is the Executive Director of Empower and a true philanthropic character who talked about the nature and importance of social entrepreneurship. Read on to be inspired.
It was during a visit to Nepal in February this year that 24 year-old Tim Mahendran came up with an idea to start a business with an important social purpose – to lift children around the world out of poverty.