Applications close Friday 13th for Social Startup 48 via @SocialStartup48

Just discovered an organisation called Social Startup 48.

They are a team of professionals who have worked in various startup organisations (including BRW 2011 top ten startup Zookal), and have professional/academic backgrounds coming from McKinsey & Co, Macquarie Bank and Harvard University.

They are running an event in May, also called Social Startup 48, where passionate people come together to build startup enterprises that create a positive social impact in 48 hours.

Applications for SS48 close on 13 April, so get it right away if you’re interested.

“We’re just letting you know about an upcoming event called Social Startup 48 (, in which I thought you all might be interested.

SS48 is a weekend event where passionate and like-minded people come together to build and launch enterprises that create a positive social impact.

Participants will include entrepreneurs, business people, tech-heads, creative-minded people and more. Teams will focus on a social issue and develop the business plan and strategy required to solve it.

Along the way, teams have the opportunity to build networks and learn new skills, and there will be mentoring and guest speakers to share their wisdom as well.

The event is only $30, for the whole weekend, and this also includes lunches, dinners, morning/afternoon teas and snacks.

The event takes place on 4-6 May at the exciting Queen Street Studio, and applications close on 13 April, so be sure to get in quick!

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Crowdsourcing Workshop in Sydney with Ross Dawson 16 April

Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding are an important sources of resources and revenue for social innovators. That’s why we’re pleased to let you know that these workshops are on in Sydney. Ross Dawson has been exploring crowd business models for quite a while now and has written extensively on the topic.

There are two sessions and you book for either one or both >Registrations are now open – details here

  • Getting Results From Crowds workshop
  • Crowd Business Models workshop

Ross has been a good friend to Social Innovation Sydney since we started and has kindly offered us a discount – use the code SIBSYD when registering for these workshops.

“Crowdsourcing is a very important tool for Social Innovation including from a Gov 2.0 perspective, for crowdfunding and for various other business functions including for logo design and branding, outsourcing of tasks etc.

Futurist, Ross Dawson is running two 1/2 day crowdsourcing workshops on Monday, 16 April 2012 to show you how to get the best out of crowdsourcing, for your enterprise.The morning session is How to Get Results from Crowds with panelists including Matt Barrie of Freelancer, Alec Lynch of Design Crowd, Luke Metcalfe of Rapid Intelligence and Alan Crabbe of Pozible.  The workshop will explore how to tap the power of crowds, the value and risk for your enterprise, choosing the best crowdsourcing platform, and managing crowds effectively.

The afternoon session explores Crowd Business Models with panelists including Phil Morle of Pollenizer, Rebekah Campbell of Posse and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin of Blue Chilli. The workshop will explore monetisation models and success factors, roles of crowds in emerging startup business models factors, business models of successful startups, designing and adapting crowd business models for your own ventures.”

More details at The Insight Exchange 

Event: Stir the Pot – Morsels for living, dying and social change

“If what we have, what we need, and what is possible are closely aligned the scope for innovation is limited. When all three change at the same time it creates innovation”.

— Charles Leadbeater, Dying for Change Symposium 2011


Interested in life and death issues? Then why not join in for this collaborative event  developed by The GroundSwell Project and LifeRites:

A night of presentations, provocations & discussion about innovative end of life and after death care practices. Invited presenters will speak to their area of practice, art form or idea for social change and innovation. This event is designed to open up new possibilities and new discourse around death, dying and bereavement practices.
Share ideas and get inspiration from innovators who are creating new possibilities for end of life and death care practices in Australia.
‘Stir the Pot’ is a collaborative event developed by The GroundSwell Project and LifeRites and is being run as part of The First Australian Social Changemakers’ Festival Friday 13 – Sunday 22 April 2012.
Venue: Weave Arts Centre, CarriageWorks precinct, Wilson St, North Eveleigh
When: Friday 13 April 2012, 5.30pm
Places are strictly limited.