Impact Seed News
July 2019 – Help Build WA’s Social Enterprise Map; And Expressions of Interest are now open for social enterprises in the West Kimberley and Gascoyne region to seek Impact Seed’s incubation and development support under the Regional Social Enterprise Incubation Pilot to be delivered under the McGowan Government’s $4.5M Regional New Industries Fund.
22 July 2019 – New WA Container Deposit Scheme to Deliver up to $40M pa for Social Enterprise Sector Development.
May 2019 – Impact Seed Receives B-Corp Certification; Get Ready to Hear From Local and National Thought Leaders at the Inaugural 2019 Housing-Impact Investment Forum; The 2019 State Budget, Impact Investment and ‘Aboriginal Wellbeing’
April 2019 – $140K Impact Growth Grant, Launch of the WA Impact Investment Alliance, Inaugural Forum on Impact Investment in Community & Affordable Housing; Wait List Open for our Social Enterprise Development Workshop
March 2019 – 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?