Social Enterprise: 3 THINGS to Know, Read and Hear
We get it. Life is crazy and balancing out your time can be super hard. With so much going on it’s difficult stay ahead of the learning game and easy to lose track of what’s happening in the world of social impact. The trick is to stop trying to read everything out there. There’s too much. And you’re too busy. Instead, give us roughly 3 minutes each fortnight and we’ll brief you on the 3 THINGS you need to know, read and hear. If you’re passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact, our handpicked content is all you need to stay informed and inspired.
For the week ending 27/05/2018, here’s…
What you need to know:
Young Social Pioneers. The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is on the hunt for social entrepreneurs, innovators, intrapreneurs, academics, creatives, technologists and more to apply for the 2018 Young Social Pioneers cohort. Successful applicants will get the chance to attend a three month program which includes ongoing tailored support, access to a community of other young innovators, industry networking opportunities, a free coworking space, and the chance to pitch for $10,000 in funding. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Applications close 1 June.
What you need to read:
What Makes Early Stage Social Enterprises Fail? These sorts of articles normally cover the counter-intuitive-yet-obvious-in-retrospect technical advice we all get from mentors: Listen to your customers, nail cashflow, take more early risks, etc, etc. Instead, Will Dayble, founder of The Fitzroy Academy, looks at two more insidious and less obvious failures. These stories are of real people, and come from Will’s teaching and professional experience.
What you need to hear:
Meet the Map18 Startup Accelerator Cohort. Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) offers 10 startups the opportunity to receive mentoring from some of Australia’s most brilliant business minds, access to a global network of advisors, channel partners and investors, and $20,000 in funding to help them accelerate their startup growth. The MAP18 Accelerator Launch is one of the most highly-anticipated startup community events in Australia. Don’t miss out! Secure your MAP18 Accelerator Launch tickets and meet the 10 startup founders here.
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