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We invite you to join us in celebrating Brisbane's social enterprise & innovation community for a lively evening of networking and pitches from Brisbane's top, emerging impact entrepreneurs.

An amazing batch of 25 highly passionate and driven founders, representing 15 different social enterprises will wrap up their Elevate+ Accelerator Program experience by sharing a range of inspiring projects which are creating positive social and environmental change.

Come along to build connections and network with key movers and shakers from Australia's social enterprise and startup community.

Who will be pitching? Find out more about the social enterprises involved in Elevate+.

6:30pm - Registration and networking
7:30pm - Welcome by Impact Boom CEO, Tom Allen
7:35pm - Lord Mayor Graham Quirk addresses attendees
7:40pm - First pitch round
8:10pm - Networking
8:40pm - Second pitch round
9:10pm-10pm Engage with impact entrepreneurs, network with inspiring changemakers and the celebration continues!

Tickets include 1 drink and light nibbles.

Last year's Elevate+ event was described by Steve Williams (Vice Chair, QSEC) as, 'Brisbane's best ever social enterprise event', and Philippe Ceulen (QUT Creative Enterprise Australia) said he was, "blown away by the quality of the pitches, impact achieved, and authenticity of the people involved."

Please note, some seating will be available but this is mainly a stand up event. We'll be holding this event at The Triffid and in order to ensure we can fit in Brisbane's growing changemaker community, there will be limited seating available.


Recent events

Brisbane Social Enterprise Tour

Brisbane's social enterprise community came together for an insightful day tour exploring a range of social enterprises across the city.

We filled a bus with 15 high potential social enterprises currently taking part in Impact Boom's Elevate+ Accelerator Program, alongside other Elevate+ Alumni, purpose-led founders, social business leaders and all-round good people doing great things in government and academia.

Impact Boom partnered with the Yunus Social Business Centre (Griffith University) to create this opportunity, not only to hear from the founders of a range of social enterprises at various stages of development, but to see what's happening on the ground, expand your network and learn from others.

First Nations Impact Entrepreneurship Experience

First Nations people were invited to join a fun & free entrepreneurship workshop & panel conversation on using business to create impact.

Monday, 4th February

Workshop experience, 2pm-4pm

We engaged in a casual workshop experience and shared knowledge to help each other create more impact with our business.

Impact Boom Panel & Q&A, 4-5pm

The panel discussion focussed on key opportunities and challenges for Indigenous businesses and invited the audience to be part of the conversation with questions.

Brisbane Social Enterprise Drinks & Networking

On February 5th, 5:30-8:30pm, Brisbane's social enterprise community met for a night of casual drinks, good company and great networking. purpose-led founders, social business leaders and all-round good people doing great things came together and our latest Elevate+ cohort was announced. 

Impact Boom recently supported two lively regional forums hosted by the Sunshine Coast Social Enterprise Network (part of QSEC) and the Logan Social Enterprise Network. Impact Boom were proud media partners at both events and will hosted the following panels.

Social Enterprise Forum Sunshine Coast


Thursday October 25th, 8:30am-4:30pm


University of The Sunshine Coast Auditorium, Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs, QLD.

Impact Boom Panel - Chaired by Tom Allen

Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems - Cohesive and Collaborative Models To Create Change.


Davinia Nieper
Sunshine Coast Social Enterprise Network


Emma-Kate Rose
Queensland Social Enterprise Council


Tony Sharp
Logan social Enterprise NEtwork

Social Enterprise Forum Logan


Friday October 26th, 9am-12pm


Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way, Kingston, QLD.

Impact Boom Panel - Chaired by Tom Allen

Igniting Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Regional Communities of Queensland


Matt Pfahlert, CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship


Anna Guenther Founder, Pledgeme


Richard Warner Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative


Celeste Alcaraz - Yunus Innovation Program manager, Griffith University

Find our recent coverage of the social enterprise world forum here


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