I'M HAVING DESIGN BREAKTHROUGHS AND I'M REALLY EXCITED JUST HAD TO SHARE.Nathan Murphy,
G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance
Dude, I’m finally checking this out properly and it's effing amazing! Like, I can’t get enough.Rosie Thomas,
The best lean thinking resource I'e found, especially in the NFP / social enterprise sector. Loving it.James Harris.
For early stage founders who want to create impact with their business.
For non-profit / NGO folks who are tired of the grant cycle.
Mission-driven movement builders who want to shift systems.
Amiee playing with prototypes during one of our accelerator programs.
Making every week better than the previous through constant iteration. You'll learn how to plan weekly sprints, run stand up meetings and facilitate a great retro.
Clare Carmody, Customer Success at Salesforce.
Now proud to work for Salesforce.com the most innovative company in the world and pioneers of the pledge1% model of giving back.
Loves clear thinking. Loves getting good things done.
How to talk to customers and find if they'll like your product or not, when everyone is lying to you. It's all about asking the right questions without talking about your business.
Victoria Cullen, founder at A Touchy Subject.
I believe the future of healthcare is based on quality of life and compassion-based approaches, moving beyond just 'fixing' a physiological problem.
Every person has a set of values and principles that are important to them and encompass their health. These should be addressed during any healthcare journey to ensure they leave better than when they arrived and improve the chances of long-term well-being.
For the past five years I focused on human sexuality, an aspect of health often ignored and forgotten within someone's healthcare journey. Many people value sexual connection as part of their identity and overall well-being. Prostate cancer treatment commonly leads to physical side effects that impact this core value and there is a gap in solutions and strategies within the healthcare system to help.
Through my current PhD research, hundreds of conversations with men and their partners and a passion to innovate the patient journey I have created a website for conversation and practical resources : A Touchy Subject (www.atouchysubject.com)
I consult patients privately from Associate Professor Declan Murphy's practice, Cancer Specialists.
Learn a process for lasting impact, with a solid vision and route to impact at scale.
Kevin Starr, MD at Mulago Foundation
Kevin Starr leads the Mulago Foundation. Mulago finds, funds, advises, and promotes organizations with scalable solutions to poverty. Mulago’s Rainer and Henry Fellows programs teach carefully selected social entrepreneurs how to design their solutions for maximum impact at big scale.
Kevin began working on the foundation in 1995 while he was still practicing medicine. Most of the first decade was spent with organizations in the field, and over time he made a full transition from medicine to Mulago. At present, the foundation supports 50+ organizations: Mulago funding is unrestricted, minimal hassle, and continues as long as there is momentum toward impact at scale. Kevin has taught hundreds of social entrepreneurs and likes nothing better. He and the Mulago team are in San Francisco.
Scope out a business on one A4 page, so you can explain your model to people quickly and plan out your experiments and tests.
Will Dayble, founder at Fitzroy Academy.
Will started the school you're looking at, right now.
Before deciding to teach full time, he was a tech company founder, coffee geek and cat enthusiast. He's still a coffee and cat enthusiast.
Pull your head in, humble up before finding out what a community really needs.
Jenny covers methods for planning your engagement with a community, sketch a plan for working together and created shared ownership.
Jenny Schecter, CEO at Integrate Health.
Jennifer Schechter is a social entrepreneur and passionate advocate on behalf of marginalized populations. Her work aims to realize untapped potential through partnerships with communities left behind by traditional development approaches.
She's the founder at Integrate Health, integrating Community Health Workers with improved health centers in Togo.
Make a simple spreadsheet that covers 3 years of finance, from startup through to capital and tax.
Amanda Goodman, Head of Syndication at Impact Investment Group.
Amanda is a senior executive with 20 years’ experience in investment banking, venture capital, structured finance and non-profit management in the US, UK and Australia.
Amanda has run IIG’s Sydney office since 2014 and is responsible for managing the group’s capital raising activities and relationships with institutional investors and intermediary groups. Amanda is also a Director of IIG’s venture capital fund, the Giant Leap Fund.
Amanda started her career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London in the Real Estate Advisory team (part of the Investment Banking division) and was a founding principal of venture capital firm Frontiers Capital in London. After arriving in Australia in 2001, Amanda worked with LJCB Investment group, a diversified private investment group owned by the Liberman family and JCA, a non-profit fundraising and planning organisation for the Jewish community in NSW and ACT.
Chill out, take it easy and let the inspiration come to you, before you burn out. A grab-bag of activities that unlock creativity, even when you're feeling uncreative.
Judah Pollack, Head of People at KindEarth.tech.
Judah Pollack is an author, speaker, executive coach and Head of People at KindEartch.tech. He is the author of The Net And The Butterfly, and the upcoming “The Genius Myth: How Anyone Can Learn To Access Their Inner Einstein.”
He works across a wide spectrum of people and businesses including unicorn tech founders, start-up founders, Fortune 100 executives, US Army Generals and Special Forces, Lucasfilm F/X teams, as well as a host of non-profits like Charity:water.
He lives in San Francisco with his wife, his drums, and all his books.
Don't be scared of your sales pipeline, it's just about making friends with people.
Will Richardson, Head of Venture Capital at the Impact Investment Group, Managing Partner at the Giant Leap Fund.
My focus at Impact Investment Group (IIG) is on the Giant Leap Fund - Australia's first 100% impact venture capital fund. We back world-changers. IIG is owned by Small Giants and we exist to harness business and investment to shift us toward a more fairer, cleaner and safer planet.
Will has over 15 years experience in financial services specifically within venture capital, private equity, property investment and corporate finance.
His strengths include starting up new business divisions, coaching and supporting founders, building and managing investment teams, sourcing deals and funds, and connecting people and groups.
Learn a process for lasting impact, with a solid vision and route to impact at scale.
Layla Foord, MD at VP Product at GO1
At GO1, Layla is responsible for Product, Data Science and User Experience with teams in UK, Vietnam and Australia.
At Seek, she led global Product Development, Engineering, UX, Analytics, SEO and Data Science in ten countries, with teams in South America, Asia and Australia.
She built and launched Envato Studio, a freelance marketplace where customers can hire a designer or developer from anywhere in the world.
At Nielsen, she developed a centralised engineering team to support the roll-out of products and designed and delivered to 8 EMEA regions.
Find your unique voice and position for social media, and create content that resonates.
Scope out a partnership and be sure you're putting money where it makes the most impact.
Simon Griffith, founder + CEO at Who Gives A Crap.
Simon founded WGAC, where they sell good looking, forest friendly toilet paper, paper towels and tissues in 36 countries and donate 50% of our profits to help build toilets for those in need.
He says: “As much as I love toilet paper, the reason I started this business is the impact we’re having on the world—since 2013 we’ve donated more than $1 million.”
Deliver the best presentation of your life.
Maria Elana Franco, Fellows Principal at Mulago Foundation.
At the Mulago Foundation, Maria is responsible for finding promising social entrepreneurs and helping them to meet the basic needs of the very poor. I direct our Fellows Programs and Sector Summits.
At Children International, she piloted a fundraising initiative and built a robust donor base across the Bay Area to raise more money, faster for anti-poverty childrens programs. At MIT JPAL, she ran the field operations for impact evaluations in Chile. Her learning from the people and places in developing countries have been deeply formative, humbling and motivating.
Get your story right, make a pitch deck and get in front of the right investors.
Daniel Madhavan, CEO at Impact Investment Group.
I am passionately curious about how we can use business and finance as tools for building a better world.
I spent the first 12 years of my career at JB Were across different roles including Investment Advisor, Head of NSW, Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO. In 2014 I joined Impact Investing Australia as the inaugural CEO. A team focussed on supporting the development of impact investing as a field, an ecosystem and a market. I led the organisation until March 2017.
At Impact Investment Group we want to prove that finance can be a force for good. That finance can be great for people and great for the planet. We believe that helping to transform crucial economic systems is our path to meaningful environmental and social impact.
Every program is different, as every cohort is different. We're constantly building new lessons, experimenting with workshops and inviting special guests.
Every week you'll learn from experts. CEOs, founders, philanthropists, folks who do this stuff for a day job!
Every lesson comes with templates, case studies or worksheets that you can use in your business.
Get feedback on what you're doing well, where you need support, and what to do next.
Who knows, you might end up running your own crowdfunding event...
We run small cohorts, usually around 12-15 people per group.
This means it takes us a little while to begin programs, because we need to find you a group that will suit you. Trust us, it's worth it.
Nothing can replace the magic of creating together with the people that become your friends, customers, mentors and suppliers.
It's so much easier to stay motivated and get things done with people around you, supporting you when things get hard.
The problems we are all working on can't be solved individually. Working together is the only way to create lasting, systemic change.
Members of the very first Fitzroy Academy crew going for drinks, halfway through a program.