At StartSomeGood, we’re convinced that we are entering the Era of Purpose. We see this all around us. In the demands from graduates for meaningful work, from consumers for quality ethical products and from investors for companies that combine profit and purpose.

2020 is our third year running the #StartingGood Summit and we are thrilled to be bringing you a stellar line up of over 30 changemakers, innovators, movers and shakers in who are making the world a better place.

Previous summit guests include Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus; Ashoka Fellow Tracey Chambers; thought-leader Clay Shirky; influential movement builder Jeremy Heimans; serial social entrepreneur Mark Brand;  Jack Sim Founder of The World Toilet Organisation; Founder of Donor's Choose Charles Best and Co-Founder of Charity Water Scott Harrison.

Who is #StartingGood for?

You're an emerging changemaker with a passion to change the world for the better.. 

#StartingGood will give you the foundation to do so - with knowledge, advice and practical tips to get you started.

You're an innovative thinker, full of wild ideas to solve the world's biggest problems.

#StartingGood will give you insights and practical tips for how you can turn those ideas into action.

You're an established entrepreneur and have seen the impact sector  flourish.

#StartingGood will provide opportunities for you to learn more about embedding purpose into your business.

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#StartingGood is for everyone who wants to start things that make a difference in the world!

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The #StartingGood Virtual Summit is an annual free-to-access virtual summit presented by innovation agency and cause-crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.

Over two weeks in March we bring together 30+ world-renowned social entrepreneurs, changemakers, and innovation leaders to talk about creating a lasting positive impact in the world.

The summit includes action focussed workshops and in-depth interviews with game-changing social entrepreneurs, through which we aim to support, upskill and inspire the next generation of change leaders.

With over 4,000 participants from around the world in 2019, the 2020 summit is set to grow it's reach yet again.

#StartingGood 2020 Partnership Opportunity

Presents

March 21-31, 2020

2020 Speakers

Why did we create the #StartingGood Summit?

We want to make #StartingGood 2020 the biggest and best yet. 

Interested in finding out how you can partner with us to present #StartingGood 2020?

Please email tom(at)startsomegood.com 

to request our partnership kit.

Are you a successful social entrepreneur interested in presenting at the 2020 #StartingGood Summit?

 Fill out the application form here.

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Final 7 Days (ends 27 May)

Over ten days in May we will bring together 30+ world-renowned social entrepreneurs, changemakers, and innovation leaders to share knowledge about how to create a lasting positive impact in the world. Each day we will release 3-4 sessions, which will then be available for the duration of the Summit.

The virtual summit includes action focussed workshops and in-depth interviews with game-changing social entrepreneurs. We aim to support, upskill, and inspire the next generation of change leaders. 

With over 10,000+ participants from around the world in 2019, the 2020 summit is set to grow yet again. This year we will inspire and empower a global movement of changemakers. We invite you to be part of it!

The #StartingGood Virtual Summit is an annual free-to-access virtual summit presented by innovation agency and cause-crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.

Learn from these amazing speakers

Many more speakers still to be announced.

Are you a successful social entrepreneur interested in presenting at the 2020 #StartingGood Summit?

 Fill out the application form here.


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Ronnie Khan (Australia) Founder and CEO at OzHarvest, a food rescue organisation.

Masami Sato (Singapore)  Founder B1G1, a global giving initiative for business

Devin Thorpe (USA) Social enterprise speaker, author, educator and Forbes contributor.

May 11-20, 2020

Presents

StartSomeGood is an award-winning crowdfunding platform and innovation agency dedicated to getting social innovation funded. Over the last 6 years, we have enabled more than 1000 projects to raise over $12 million to make a positive impact in the world, with the best project success rates in the industry. We also power cause marketing and funding programs for partners across all sectors.

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StartSomeGood is an award-winning crowdfunding platform and innovation agency dedicated to getting social innovation funded. Over the last 6 years, we have enabled more than 1000 projects to raise over $12 million to make a positive impact in the world, with the best project success rates in the industry. We also power cause marketing and funding programs for partners across all sectors.

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10,000+

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30+

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Laura Thompson

Managing Director Spark Health, Clothing the Gap and leading the #FreeTheFlag campaign
Gunditjmara Country, Australia

Co-Founder of Umbo & Founder of OIC Cambodia, Co-Founder of Happy Kids Clinic
Australia

Weh Yeoh

President and Co-Founder of Rags2Riches, Inc.
Phillipines

Reese Fernandez-Ruiz

Co-Founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, Former CEO and Co-Founder of Seventh Generation
USA

Jeffrey Hollender

Executive Director of Social Venture Circle
USA

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Co-founder and President of Ministry of Supply
USA

Gihan Amarasiriwardena

CEO of B Lab Australia and New Zealand Ltd
Australia

Andrew Davies

At StartSomeGood, we’re convinced that we are entering the Era of Purpose. We see this all around us–in the demands from graduates for meaningful work, from consumers for quality ethical products, and from investors for companies that combine profit and purpose. 

2020 is our fourth year running the #StartingGood Summit and we are thrilled to be bringing you a stellar line up of over 30 changemakers, innovators, and movers and shakers who are making the world a better place.

Previous summit guests include Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus; Ashoka Fellow Tracey Chambers; thought-leader Clay Shirky; influential movement builder Jeremy Heimans; serial social entrepreneur Mark Brand;  Founder of The World Toilet Organisation Jack Sim; Founder of Donor's Choose Charles Best; and Co-Founder of Charity Water Scott Harrison.


Why we created the #StartingGood Virtual Summit

You're an aspiring changemaker with a passion to change the world. 

#StartingGood will give you the foundation to do so - with knowledge, advice and practical tips to get you started.

Who is #StartingGood for?


The Aspiring

Changemaker

You're a creative thinker, full of wild ideas to solve the world's biggest problems.

#StartingGood will give you insights and practical tips for how you can turn those ideas into action.

You're an established or  social entrepreneur and have seen the industry flourish.

#StartingGood will provide opportunities for you to learn more and connect with like-minded changemakers


The Creative

Thinker


The Social

Entrepreneur

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#Starting good is for everyone who wants to start things that make a difference in the world 

For the passionate doers and dreamers.  And for the purpose-curious.

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We'll bring you 30+ speakers, inspiration and support, to help you start good in your corner of the world 

Founder Brisbane Tool Library and PhD Candidate University of Queensland 
Australia

Sabrina Chakori

Founding CEO of Outland Denim
Australia

James Bartle

Founder of Columbo Social 
Australia

Shaun Christie-David 

CEO and Founder at Playworks 
USA

Jill Vialet 

JB Media Group 
USA

Laura Sanders, Justin Belleme, and Mandy Gardner

Capacity Building Program Manager at SEFA 
Australia

Hannah Miller 

CEO of The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 
Australia

Nick Moraitis 

Founder of #Ethicalhour, Cofounder of Be The Change Awards 
UK

Sian Conway 

Co-Founder and CEO at StartSomeGood 
Australia

Tom Dawkins 

CEO of Health Leads 
USA

Alexandra Quinn 

Director of Newkind Conference 
Australia

Erfan Daliri 

Impact Investing & Social Ventures of Paul Ramsay Foundation 
Australia

Abhilash Mudaliar 

Hildy Gottlieb, Co-Founder of Creating the Future 
USA

Hildy Gottlieb 

Brand Storyteller at The Sponge & Co-Founder of GoodNorth  
Australia

Luke Faccini 

Founder of The Noble Cup  
Ethiopia 

Sara Ecklund  

The Grow Good Guy & B Corp Ambassador 
NZ

Tim Jones 

Chief Capability Officer of Paul Ramsay Foundation 
Australia

Jo Taylor 

Founder and CEO of Two Good Co  
Australia

Rob Caslick 

Managing Director, Change Investment Management 
Australia

Lisa Wade 

Associate Director, Natural Value at National Australia Bank 
Australia

James Bentley 

ReStartingGood, Supported by NAB Foundation 

ReStartingGood Supported by NAB Foundation

Learn from funders and founders with expertise to help us recover and build resilience in the face of disaster.

Founder & Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project 
USA

Fritzi Horstman 

Founder, The Human Connection Movement  
Australia

Igor Kreyman 

Founder, Groove Therapy  
Australia

Vanessa Marian 

Co-Founder and CEO of Acts of Gratitude 
Rwanda 

Jean D’Amour Mutoni 

Founder of Zebras Unite 
USA

Dr. Astrid Scholz  

Founder Acumen 
USA

Jacqueline Novogratz 

CEO at Culture is Life  
Australia

Belinda Duarte 

Founder of Odonata 
Australia

Nigel Sharp 

Founder of Corporate2community  
Australia

Renae Hanvin 

Many more speakers still to be announced.

Community Partners

Musical Philsopher, Future Crunch 
Australia

Will Tait 

Diversity Evangelist, Future Crunch 
Australia

Lilian Kikuvi  

EVPA representative for the UK & Ireland since 2019, CEO and Founder of Boncerto 
UK

Peter Cafferkey 

Head of Product & Strategy of Impact Investment Group 
Australia

Jeremy Burke 

Dorjee Sun, Project Manager of Perlin 
Singapore 

Dorjee Sun 

Co-Founder and Director of Red Hat Impact  
Australia

Cameron Neil 

Founder and former CEO First Australians Capital  
Australia

Jocelyn King 

Lead Investor Services at New Forests 
Australia

Radha Kuppalli 

Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation at The Nature Conservancy Australia Program  
Australia

Jane Hutchinson 

Social Innovation Manager at FYA   
Australia

Mehak Sheikh 

Sand Talk author   
Australia

Tyson Yunkaporta 

Program Coordinator for First Gens at ygap 
Australia

Kim Nguyen 

Co-Founder of AccessibleX and founder of Brain Nation Hub 
Australia

Hue Man Dang 

Country Representative, India, Global Fund for Children 
India

Dhvani Doshi 

Founder and CEO, Future Minds Network 
Australia 

Nathaniel Diong