Social entrepreneurs and startups are rising up this year. There are also multiple mentorship opportunities and summits you can be a part of if this is a space you would like to be in. Links are all below!
Opportunities and Events
Learn how to start good this year in a free-to-access virtual summit this March 2017. We are bringing together some of the world’s most inspiring and insightful entrepreneurs, academics and trainers to give you tips on tools for social change, how to get started, and so much more. Stay tuned and register your interest now. Also, support the crowdfunding campaign here and choose among a plethora of exciting rewards including discounts on books, Social Change membership, Social Enterprise Networking Event in Sydney, Crowdfunding masterclasses, and more!
If you are an early stage social venture, join Kickstarter’s business plan competition and small grants program sponsored by the Macquarie Group Foundation. Pitch days will be by the end of March in Sydney, Melbourne, and in virtual format as well. Applications close 24 February 2017.
Present your venture at the Kairos Society Global Summit on April 20-22, 2017 on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Applications end 13 February 2017!
Join Digital Storytellers on March 18 – 19 in Sydney and March 4-5 in Melbourne to learn make the most out of the power of storytelling that is in your hands. Register now!
News, Reports, Insights
There are current developments in making Artificial Intelligence an effective tool for social entrepreneurs who do not necessarily have a background in technology.
Read all about startups and their relevance to the MBA world. Also in this article are some stats on startups like Deliveroo, Linio, DoorDash, NuBank, and Grofers.
SproutX just opened Australia’s first co-working space specifically for agriculture startups. The office is located in Melbourne and is a huge opportunity for those startups that are getting into the country’s $60 billion industry.
Snapchat has just recently announced that they are going public but will be the first US company to do this without granting voting rights on the company’s functioning to investors. This article explores what this announcement’s implications will be on tech startups particularly those located in India.
It is always inspiring to read about growing startups and businesses to know that you are not alone in your quest. Read about these 5 rising startups in Japan: 3Minute, Folio, Xtreme Design, Unibo, and Lendy.
The social enterprise Mrida is focusing on making lives better in rural India through small yet meaningful interventions. Read all about their story here.
This is an interesting take on the vitality of social entrepreneurship on the wealth-accumulating society.
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