We were lucky enough to get to travel down to Pausefest in Melbourne last week, where amongst many interesting talks, we got to see some great pitches from up and coming social entrepreneurs. Hosted by Social Traders and the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, the social entrepreneurship pitchfest offered some fascinating insights into the minds and needs of up and coming Australian social entrepreneurs. If you want to support some of these ideas head on over to the StartSomeGood & Social Traders crowdfunding page.
ASRC is a a not-for-profit social enterprise of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, offering global food experiences, with a cause. More than a catering company, ASRC Catering consists of asylum seekers, led by mentor chefs and helps provide social and economic empowerment for people seeking asylum.
The Food Justice Truck is an award-winning, mobile fresh food market that enhances food security for people seeking asylum in the Victorian community by offering locally sourced produce, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 60 per cent discount to people seeking asylum. The Food Justice Truck also welcomes general public shoppers who pay local market rates.
Gent Underwear is a social underwear company aiming to support men’s mental health. Gent Underwear aims to close the gap between luxury clothing brands and sustainability, without comprising on style or quality with regular email updates.
Herconomics is an online community that brings women together to talk and learn about money in an open and judgement free space. Support this project on StartSomeGood.
Humanitix is an online ticketing platform that turns every event into an opportunity for philanthropy by asking people to allocate profits to charity, rather than relying on donations in addition to the ticket price. By engaging more people to consider which causes they believe in, an empowering, active, social conscience is created. Support this project on StartSomeGood.
Barbers check-in in on men’s mental health while they get their haircut. Support this project on StartSomeGood.
Lyra is an online carbon calculator that measures individual carbon emissions simply.
MAdapt uses mobile technology to provide refugees with information concerning their most pressing reproductive health needs. Users can also search for location-specific information, in their own language, directing them to accessible health care services in their area.
The Mulberry Project aims to turn underutilised land into market gardens through growing produce, providing sustenance and income to new migrants. Support this project on StartSomeGood.
Social Change Central is Australia’s first dedicated online hub that connects, encourages and supports social enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs through an easy-to-use, comprehensive self-service database which collates the most up-to-date opportunities available in Australia and internationally. Check out our interview with Anne and Jay, founders of Social Change Central.