About This Project
Hi there! We are the current team of interns at StartSomeGood, and as our major project we are working on #StartingGood 2017, a free-to-access virtual summit for social entrepreneurs and aspiring changemakers.
In 2014, StartSomeGood held a virtual summit that brought together various experts and speakers to talk about tools and tactics for creating social change. In March 2017 we're doing it again, only bigger and better than before!
We are bringing together some of the world's most inspiring and insightful entrepreneurs, academics and trainers to provide practical tips on how to get started, tools for social change, avoiding burn-out, and much more.
You will hear from social entrepreneurs further along in their journey, who will share their mistakes to help you avoid them, and what they've learned along the way. You will have access to some of the best online trainers in storytelling, fundraising, personal sustainability and marketing.
We'll be announcing many more great speakers in the lead-up to the event.
The #StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit will give you free access to over 24 video sessions, many of them live to give you an opportunity to interact by asking questions through an online platform.
At StartSomeGood we get to meet so many aspiring change makers. Some are well-seasoned and know their way around, while others are still finding their way. We want you all to succeed in your world-changing projects, which is why we are working hard to provide you with coaching that would set you up for success.
We are also passionate about emerging forms of social change like Social Enterprise so that is a key theme.
We are looking forward to launching this project for you but to do the best possible job we need to raise some modest funding. While interning with a crowdfunding platform, we thought what better way to get immersed into the business than by running a crowdfunding campaign ourselves?
It would be amazing if you could help us out by supporting our campaign. We have great rewards up for grabs for you, all of which will help you to take the next step to make a difference!
We are offering a range of rewards geared around providing opportunities for emerging and aspiring social entrepreneurs to take the next step in your changemaking, including discounted memberships, books, courses and events.
//Social Enterprise Networking event in Sydney
We're bringing together some great local founders of social enterprises with students and changemakers who would like to learn more about the sector. Many of the founders have job and internship opportunities they're looking to fill. Happening at Haymarket HQ on March 2, with drinks and nibbles provided. Tickets only $10 during this campaign, $15 later.
Confirmed founders attending include Tom Dawkins (StartSomeGood), David Gravina (Future Friendly, Do Gooder, Compost Revolution), Rebecca Tapp (Supernova Tribe), Elena Antoniou (Mighty Good Undies), Jay Boolkin (Social Change Central), Ben Pecotich (Dynamic4), Margaret O'Brien (Young Change Agents).
//Future Leaders in Digital Technologies Book
Future Makers in Digital Technology, edited by Kath Walters, will feature chapters contributed by 10 leaders in the digital technology field whose ideas and actions are shaping the future for all of us. StartSomeGood co-founder and CEO Tom Dawkins is contributing a chapter on the emerging Purpose economy and why social media has reshaped marketing in favour of ethical companies.
Other contributors include:
Peter Williams, CEO, Deloitte Centre for the Edge
Susan Oliver, Investor and company director
David Blake, co-founder Bioshares
Joe Ward, Chair of cloud TV company, xTV
//Membership of Social Change Central
Social Change Central (SCC) is Australia’s first dedicated online hub for social enterprises. SCC connects, encourages and supports social enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs through an easy-to-use, comprehensive self-service database which collates the most up-to-date opportunities available in Australia and internationally.
SCC isn't just for social enterprises. It's for changemakers, entrepreneurs, startups, charities, community groups and local grass-roots organisations, ie. anyone passionate about social progress!
An annual membership is usually $50 but is 50% exclusively for this campaign. Thanks SCC!
//Stories For Impact Weekend Intensive by Digital Storytellers
Are you ready to unlock your inner storyteller?
Join the passionate team from Digital Storytellers for an intensive weekend of storytelling where they'll help you FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE your story. You'll deep-dive in storycraft to help you refine your story, get you hands-on with the latest tools for creating films using your smartphone or tablet and teach you our 10 laws of rapid post-production. By the end of the weekend you will have gone through the complete process of making a short film from start to finish. Dates are Melbourne March 4/5 (Find out more) and Sydney March 18/19 (Find out more). There are also Brisbane and Adelaide sessions coming up later in the year, dates TBC.
Usually $380 these are available for just $250 exclusively for this campaign, thanks Digital Storytellers!
And more! Check out the full list to the right. We hope you find something that helps you start some good this year!
If you're not ready to support our campaign but would like to sign up to attend the Virtual Summit you can do so here: http://www.starting.gd/