How might we develop & grow a strong social enterprise ecosystem globally which tackles our most pressing social & environmental issues?

Thank you for strongly considering Australia as the SEWF 2021 host. Over the last two years, we’ve been working towards a game-changing bid, which…. audacious goals…. big global impact.

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Welcome to Elevate+. Setting Ourselves Up For Success.

Discover the power behind Australia’s proposed theme and

20 Points


Purpose, Vision, Impact. Project Management and Effective Teams.

Clearly defining our ‘why’, desired impacts, roles, teamwork theory and other frameworks that will drive our startup projects from the core.

10 points


Understanding Root Causes & solving the right problem.

Gain a clear grasp of important Design Thinking, Co-Design & Systems Thinking strategies to understand, redefine and respond to the right problems from the beginning, so you don't waste time later.

10 points


Purposeful Prototyping and Pilots.

Learn quick, iterative and effective prototyping and piloting methods to validate concepts with your target audience. Throw away assumptions and respond to customer and stakeholder needs effectively.

20 points


Game Changing Business Modelling and Value Proposition Design.

Understanding and designing innovative business models is crucial to a social entrepreneur’s success. We learn how to best deliver value to your customers and stakeholders.

10 points


Conceptualisation, Ideation & Impact. Creating New, Sustainable Possibilities.

Learn innovative methods to create world-changing solutions through strategic design. Analyse, expand on and improve the way you are delivering value and measuring impact.

20 points


Impact Marketing & Branding Strategy.

Learn key tools to understand the market in which you operate. Define a personal and enterprise brand strategy. Understand social media and other marketing methods to create a trusted brand.

10 Points (Bid quality and impact)


Financing Projects and Getting Them Off The Ground. 

Understand the best financing methods to fund your project and learn from leading investors. Get effective crowdfunding tips and learn how to become impact investment ready.


Powerful pitching & storytelling Secrets.

Learn the art of storytelling to capture, engage and influence an audience. Receive and practice pitching secrets to successfully sell your project.


Key dates

5 FEB, 5.30-8.30pm


12 FEB, 5-8pm