Industry experts will walk you through the key components of building an enterprise that has a positive social impact and you will be encouraged to put your newly learned skills to work by crafting a video pitch for the chance to win the Social Enterprise Award – $10,000 to kickstart your project.
The Social Enterprise Series cost is 100% subsidised, and is open to university students, staff, and the broader community, with topics delivered via livestream to a national audience.
Attending the full program will place you in a better position for developing a winning pitch for the Social Enterprise Award or choose specific workshops directly relevant to your social impact project. All workshops are online, 4 – 6pm AEDT.
The change you seek | Wednesday 15 September
Exploring purpose, vision and impact. Introduction to social enterprise. Impact models and theories of change.
Understanding the issues |Wednesday 22 September
Exploring root causes and solving the right problem. Introduction to issue mapping.
Ideation for impact | Wednesday 29 September
Introduction to human-centred design. Purposeful prototyping and pilots.
Designing your business | Wednesday 6 October
Business modelling and value proposition design
Building your tribe | Wednesday,13 October
Digital marketing essentials. The five stories of social change and identifying your customer avatar.
Pitching | Wednesday 20 October
Pitching and storytelling masterclass.
Show me the money | Wednesday 27 October
Finding your ‘first money.’ Understanding investment, philanthropy, and sales. Legal considerations for social entrepreneurs.
The road is long | Wednesday 3 November
Personal sustainability and building great company cultures. Team building and project management.
Attend three or more workshops and you are eligible to lodge a pitch entry into the Social Enterprise Award.
The Award recognises an individual or team who have developed a novel social enterprise idea and are at any stage of development, from idea stage to market. Your idea may be for a business that sells a physical product, or one that offers a service.
The winning video pitch entry receives:
An additional ACU student prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best student entry that does not win the grand prize.