Impact Seed News
March 2018 – Our March newsletter features Impact Seed Analysis Paper on the State Government’s ‘Our Priorities’ Launch, a collaboration with RegenWA for Impact Investment in Regenerative Agriculture, details of our second sector development workshop for 2019 on social enterprise development, new resources on ‘Purpose and Profit’, and a trove of articles
End of year 2018 – A January impact investment and impact measurement masterclass with our new partners; Release of Government Options Paper on Social Impact Investment in WA; Impact Investment Growth Grant Launch, and Building a Supportive Framework for Aboriginal Social Enterprise Development, in regional WA.
October 2018 – Winners of Pitch for Good 2018; The New Economy and return of co-ops; The State of WA social innovation; Impact workshops, and launching F*up Nights vol#2.
September 2018 – Finalists confirmed at WA’s 1st Pitch for Good(still time to book)| End of year impact investment conferences|Funding opportunities |plus Andrew Outhwaite’s guest article on what makes a good incubator
August 2018 – In a big month of firsts for WA..
Watch: Keynote Address from 2018’s Impact Investment Showcase
Book: WA’s 1st Pitch for Good live crowdfunding event
Apply: For a one of a kind role in WA (we’re hiring!)
We’re in the 1st edition of ‘Australian Incubators & Accelerators for Social Impact’
Bringing the world’s largest creators movement (over 300 cities) to WA with our 1st F*up Night; Our recent interview on Simon Beaton’s The Mag
A wrap of WA’s 1st Startup Weekend for social impact
23 July 2018 – Climate educators take out top award in Impact Seed’s Social Impact Pitch Night 2018.
July 2018 – Finalists Confirmed for Pitch Night 2018. Last Chance for Tickets!
June 2018 – Dan Madhavan (CEO Impact Investment Group, Founding CEO Impact Investing Australia) joins us as keynote speaker for our 3rd annual WA showcase event; The 2018 Social Impact Festival is here with four Impact Seed events as part of the festival, and our ImpactSpark 2018 inaugural cohort graduates are on show on 19-20 July at UWA Business School.
May 2018 – Call for Submissions: 2018 Pitch Night; Budget News; Funding opportunities; And join us for our upcoming impact measurement for mission driven businesses workshop, and mission aligned investing for NFPs workshop
April 2018 – Introducing Our First 2018 ImpactSpark Cohort; Announcing Our New Director of Strategy & Innovation..And Join Us for WA’s 1st Ever Startup Weekend for Social Impact, prize-sponsored by Impact Seed.
March 2018 – The Changing Face of Business and Venture Capital..and Blockchain for Impact Ventures
January 2018 – Happy 2018! ImpactSpark EOI Closes Soon. Plus, a wrap of our visit with our European and Hong Kong counterparts; And momentous impact news from the world’s largest investment fund – Blackrock.
Nov/Dec 2017 – We Saved Our Most Exciting News Til Last..Launching WA’s only impact-venture focused incubator program. Plus: An opportunity for the WA Govt to support a growing social innovation ecosystem….and the story of a fast growing mission-driven business – AtlasTrend – right in our own Perth backyard.
October 2017 – End of Year Event; Impact Startup Investment.. Stories and Battle Scars. Impact Investing survey.
September 2017 – System Failure: The WA Budget’s big, self-defeating blind spot; Launch of Australia’s first platform for Impact Investment deal flow – the Impact Investment Hub; Tail end of 2017 brings home a convergance of global impact investment events.
August 2017 – A month of seed funding opportunities, crowdfunding workshop and masterclass, and our Annual Showcase Pitch Event wrap
July 2017 – Finalists, Panel and Speakers Announced for 2nd annual showcase pitch event; Impact Growth Grant Now Open, Starting Good Event at the Social Impact Festival, and more..
June 2017 – Your Invitation to the IMPACT SEED PITCH NIGHT 2017.. Showcasing WA’s Investable Impact Businesses. Our feature in Business News. ‘Social Enterprise’ – Moving from labels to intent.. and Social Impact Festival 2017 #SIFest17 #Impinv #SocInn #SocBiz
May 2017 – Calling all Social Innovators.. CoCre8 Givingbackathon with City of Armadale; 2017 Report on ‘A Year in the Life of WA’s Social Enterprises’: Unless we collectively bridge the business-investment gap, we destine ourselves to only ever have traditional business on one side of the ledger, and philanthropy on the other.
April 2017 – A Month of New Things.. Pitch Submissions Open for The Social Impact Festival Pitch Event, a new partnership with the team at Maker+Co..the south-west’s home of co-working, innovation and collaboration, and welcoming Minespace Co-Founder Jasmine Trethewey to the Impact Seed team.
March 2017 – We’re Growing.. We’re excited to announce a new program – Community Innovation, a new tech partnership with NamSource, and Chris Nurse, former Telethon Kids Institute tech transformation leader and CIO50 award winner joins the Impact Seed Board.
February 2017 – Considering the Impact We Make.. Unifying Innovation.. How can we better align the startup/innovation scene, the investment community, and the corporate sector to generate investments that won’t only pass a financial due diligence, but a broader innovation due diligence; a social and environmental one?