At the end of the day, life is too short to give your energy and skills to a company or work-life that bores you at best and at worst violates all you stand for.
Instead, use your smarts, skills, and creativity to create a positive impact in the world you’ll be proud to tell your grandkids about.
Transform your idea into a launch-ready business!
Mobilise the wild and wonderful energy of early-stage ideation into an actual plan you can follow step-by-step to design your social enterprise and get launch-ready by joining emerge, a state-wide social enterprise design program.
emerge is a fully subsidised program supported by the Social Enterprise Sector Development Grants and run by the social enterprise experts at StartSomeGood.
That means it’s at no cost to you.
You just bring your creativity, courage and commitment.
We bring the community, the hard-won wisdom and the clear roadmap you can follow to create a launch-ready social enterprise.
“One of the key learning from the program was simply getting clarity on what my idea was. I had so many different ideas I could implement but I needed the direction and guidance to know which one to start with and why.”
– Mel Kenny, Made of Substance
“The storytelling module helped me understand how to tell my story in a way that really highlights why I do what I do. It helped explain my work much more clearly and in a much more engaging way of connecting with people.”
– Julia Schneider, launched Alive With Possibility, a transformational coaching practice using nature.
Tom is the co-founder and CEO of social change crowdfunding platform and innovation agency StartSomeGood.com. He's the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival, the founder of Vibewire, and opened Australia's first co-working space SquareOne in 2006. For twenty years Tom has been exploring how technology and culture can be harnessed as tools to create a more democratic and participatory society.
Nimmity Zappert supports people to create impact through sharing her 20+ years of international senior management experience in the software industry. Nimmity is the Founder of All of the Good Things, an e-commerce business helping people to make good choices for people and planet. Nimmity is also the current Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Kate is a creative director/producer, online education designer and social enterprise launch coach with StartSomeGood.com. Kate's purpose is to create a culture of care, connection and compassion through self-awareness and supporting people create positive change in the world. She does this through her yoga teaching, her book the Radical Self Journal and her work at with emerging social entrepreneurs at StartSomeGood. Kate teaches the module on "Personal Sustainability and Creating a Culture of Care"
Alex is a social entrepreneur and professional faculty member at UC Berkeley Haas, School of Business. where he created and teaches a transformative course called “Becoming a Changemaker" and serves as the Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program. He co-founded StartSomeGood.com with Tom in 2011.
Hildy is a change theorist and asker of powerful questions. In her role as Chief Boundary Pusher in the living experiment at Creating the Future, Hildy teaches people how to create systems change by changing the questions they ask, aiming systems large and small at bringing out the best in people.
Ben is a designer, innovation coach, and social enterprise/startup founder. He collaborates with people to design and build ideas for happier communities that are more empowered, inclusive, and sustainable. He's the founder and managing director of Dynamic4 (a 17 year old purpose-driven design & innovation company, and certified B Corp).
Rob inspires the best in people, purpose, performance, and impact. Founder, Impact Investment Summit Asia Pacific mobilizing community and capital for good. Lead Pitch Coach, The Funding Network – a fresh approach to capacity building for grassroots non-profit organizations and social enterprises.
Luke is a brand storyteller. He helps good businesses become great brands. His company The Sponge is a purpose-centered branding agency and a Certified B Corp. Luke is also the co-founder of ByrontoBundy.com.
Brook McCarthy is a digital marketing trainer, conversion optimization specialist and business coach with 15 years’ experience in online communications. Brook works closely with values-based self-employed people, to help them define their difference and grow their community online.
Tash is a digital producer who believes in individuals and communities telling their own stories. She specializes in using the skills of film production, media, and marketing for purpose-driven organizations and is responsible for developing, producing and facilitating Stories for Impact - Digital Storytellers’ educational workshops, tools, and resources.
Ben is Founder of Digital Creators and Chief Product Officer at Fusion Labs. Has run 5 startup accelerators in Sydney (muru-D, Remarkable) and worked in the trenches with over 60 startups, he also has a passion for social impact tech and social enterprise. In Ben's class you will discover the wide array of business models out there and learn how to identify which is right for you.
StartSomeGood is an award-winning global social enterprise and Registered B Corp. Over the last 6 years we have helped over 1,000 social impact businesses and organisations raise over $12 million AUD through crowdfunding. We’ve pioneered award-winning matched-funding partnerships with ING, Stockland, English Family Foundation and FYA among others.
Our purpose is to support emerging social entrepreneurs around the world to launch, raise funds and grow a community of supporters, creating a positive ripple of change for people and planet.
All live calls are recorded and you have lifetime access to all the lessons.
Follow along over 10 weeks, or go at your own pace.