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 (http://ss48.org), 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!