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Find the support you need to turn your ideas into maximum positive impact.

Impact Boom searches the globe to find the people, stories & inspiration to help you take your ideas to the next level.

On the blog and podcast, Impact Boom interviews world-leading practitioners, social entrepreneurs, academia, innovators, thinkers and doers in fields such as design, social innovation, social enterprise and education. As long as these leaders are focussing their efforts on creating positive social and environmental change, we'll make sure you hear about it.

Impact Boom's Elevate+ Social Enterprise Accelerator Program unleashes people's greatest potential to create positive social impact, helping impact entrepreneurs to grow, scale, connect with community, get exposure & kick serious goals, globally.


The team

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Tom Allen
Founder & CEO
(Brisbane-based)

Tom Allen loves stepping outside of his comfort zone to take on new challenges that create positive change. As a design strategist, social entrepreneur and educator, Tom's passion lies in creating projects, initiatives and programs which empower people to tackle complex social and environmental issues. 

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rachel stevens
Contributing Editor
(MUNICH-based)

Rachel Stevens is passionate about meeting and working with others who share a mutual drive for creating positive social impact. As a keen traveller, explorer and curious design student at QUT, Rachel is currently a design intern at BMW, Munich and is researching European impact initiatives.

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Nikoline Arns
Contributing Editor
(Barcelona-based)

Nikoline Arns is a cross-disciplinary designer from the Netherlands. She creates visual identities for inspiring people and startups to tell their story to the world. Nikoline is based in Barcelona, runs a great co-working space and is passionate about projects which positively impact the local community.

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Michael Keller
Contributing Editor
(San Francisco-based)

Michael Keller is a Product Manager and Social Entrepreneur from San Francisco, CA. Inspired by the likes of Bill Drayton, Melinda Gates and Anne Mahlum, he dreams of creating positive social change by listening to people suffering from social issues in order to build products and services that address their genuine needs.

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Natana Mayer
Contributing Editor
(Melbourne-based)

Natana Mayer believes in the power of empathy and design to radically transform the world, one citizen at a time. Based in Melbourne, Natana has a background in Communication Design and works as a freelance Design strategist with a keen interest in Social Entrepreneurship. She wants to showcase the important work of change-makers and share their positive social impact.

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Mikaela Stephens
Contributing Editor
(Melbourne-based)

Mikaela Stephens is a healthcare designer based in Brisbane, specialising in human-centred and systems design. Tailoring her design education to support a passion in health, Mikaela is now gaining rapid experience and promotes implementation of socially sustainable and innovative design in an evolving industry. 

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Mike Lepre
Contributing Editor
(Brisbane-based)

Mike Lepre is a designer and social entrepreneur who is passionate about utilising design to create social impact. Mike founded Bertonni in 2018, a social enterprise that creates meaningful employment for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, through the design and manufacture of timeless and elegant porcelain products.

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Alejandra Carrau
Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

Alejandra believes in the power of people and their empathy to solve today's most pressing challenges. Thanks to her experience supporting small businesses and startups in Europe, she believes the best way to create positive impact is by empowering people in their pursuit of change.

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Amedeo Watson
Contributing Editor
(Brisbane-based)

Amedeo Watson is passionate about the power of business to create positive impact. Having worked in social enterprise support organisations in Europe, he believes social entrepreneurship has a unique ability to create both comprehensive solutions and competitive businesses, while recognising the challenges of communicating vision and  defining impact.

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Olivia Roney
Contributing Editor
(Brisbane-based)

Olivia Roney is a Brisbane-based Law/Economics student, passionate about social enterprise and disruptive ideas of social change. Having worked with social enterprises here in Australia, Austria and India, as well as founding The Unknown Project in 2017, Olivia is invested in maximising the impact of empowering and agency-driven projects.


Our Impact

As a social enterprise, Impact Boom believes knowledge and education are the keys to healthier communities and a better world.

Impact Boom works with disadvantaged community members to provide opportunities for positive change. For every place filled on our Elevate+ Program, we provide one spot for a community member to participate in a hands-on entrepreneurship and creativity workshop.

Alongside the first round of the Elevate+ Program, in order to help close the education gap, Impact Boom has committed to providing a creativity and innovation workshop with 25 Indigenous Australians alongside our collaborators Barayamal.

 

The world has plenty of ideas, people and resources (although some are fast running out).

What the world needs is an impact boom.