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Social Impact: 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 starting 04/02/2019, here’s…

What you need to KNOW:

Remarkable Accelerator Program – Application Deadline Extended. One in five people in Australia have a disability. Remarkable is on a mission to harness technology to increase physical, social and economic inclusion of people with disability. Remarkable’s 16-week accelerator program equips early-stage startups with seed funding and the knowledge, skills and tools needed to become commercially viable businesses that have a positive social impact. The application deadline has been extended to 7 February. Apply today!

What you need to READ:

The Best of Social Impact: Must-read Articles of the Month (January 2019). Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social and environmental impact – or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a round up of January’s most interesting articles.

What you need to HEAR:

Lean Startup Principles for Social Good. Experienced Silicon Valley veteran and social impact expert, Ann Mei Chang, explains how to use lean startup techniques to test ideas for social good. Approaches such as minimum viable products and iterative development can help social benefit organisations develop new business models and gain traction in the market with the greatest efficiency and lowest cost.

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jay@socialchangecentral.com
Jay Boolkin

jay@socialchangecentral.com

I'm passionate about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. I believes that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream and is enthusiastic about advocating for business models that are genuinely built around a social or environmental mission.

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