Professor Michael Roy On What Social Enterprises Need To Succeed

On Episode 154 of Impact Boom, Professor Michael Roy of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, shares key traits commonly seen in successful social entrepreneurs, he discusses common points of failure and provides insights into what we might learn from some of the leading social enterprise nations.

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Ranjan Rajagopal On The Challenges & Opportunities For Employment-Focussed Social Enterprises

On Episode 152 of Impact Boom, Ranjan Rajagopal of Cape York Partnership and Bama Services discusses some of the core challenges for Indigenous business in Australia and provides insights into opportunities for social entrepreneurs and government, whilst reflecting on what could be improved.

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Kim Rollason-Nokes On Creating A Sense Of Belonging For Young Women Of CALD Backgrounds

On Episode 148 of Impact Boom, Kim Rollason-Nokes of Ethni and Mantua Sewing Studio shares her broad experience in founding two social enterprises that provide opportunities and support for young people from refugee & migrant backgrounds, giving insights into the not-for-profit sector, challenges in setting up and tips for other entrepreneurs. 

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The European Social Innovation Competition & How It Is Supporting Innovators Achieve Social Impact

On Episode 147 of Impact Boom, we put a spotlight on the European Social Innovation Competition, which was launched by the European Commission in 2013. EUSIC is a beacon for social innovation in Europe; utilising a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping society for the better. We speak to two of the 2018 winners of the competition about their initiatives, as well as one of the competition organisers to learn about the 2019 edition.

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Momentum Is Gaining For Social Enterprise In South Australia

Three weeks ago, South Australia launched ‘Adelaide Social Enterprise’ - a Meetup group that is modelled on ‘Brisbane Social Enterprise’. The group intends to follow Queensland’s lead and form a South Australian version of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC), the peak body democratically representing Social Enterprise in Queensland.

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Jennifer Bishop On How Corporates, NGOs & Social Enterprises Are Working Together To Create Positive Change

On Episode 143 of Impact Boom, Jennifer Bishop of Resonate Consulting and VSO shares her experience in creating positive partnerships between different sectors and discusses typical challenges for social entrepreneurs and those working in the international development space.

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Adam McCurdie On The Battles Of Starting A Technology Social Enterprise Out Of Nothing

On Episode 141 of Impact Boom, Adam McCurdie shares some of the key lessons learnt from co-founding Humanitix, from cultivating the right mindset, to staying the course, as well as insights into the social enterprise sector (and ongoing debate as to how the sector defines itself).

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Brisbane's High Potential Social Enterprises Join Impact Boom's Elevate+ Accelerator Program To Tackle Social & Environmental Issues

Impact Boom has welcomed a high potential group of 15 diverse social enterprises into the Elevate+ Accelerator Program in Brisbane. The enterprises, led by a group of passionate, purpose-led entrepreneurs, are tackling an array of pressing community issues both locally and internationally. Keep your eyes on this cohort as they work hard to maximise their impact!

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Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship: First Nations Leadership For Positive Social Impact

On February 4th, Impact Boom hosted the First Nations Impact Entrepreneurship Experience, bringing together Indigenous Australians for a workshop, networking and informative discussion on Indigenous business in Queensland and more broadly in Australia. The panel conversation and audience Q&A focussed on ‘Accelerating Indigenous Entrepreneurship’ with the aim of advancing the conversation forward.

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Efosa Ojomo on Harnessing Disruptive Innovation for International Prosperity

On Episode 139 of Impact Boom, Efosa Ojomo of the Clayton Christensen Institute discusses his experience in developing international projects for prosperity, and shares insights into how theories, disruptive innovation and different strategies help us develop projects that can lift nations out of poverty.

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