Co-working and space sharing as a means to grow social innovation. I recently enjoyed 6 weeks in the USA, and immersed myself in the progressive culture of some of the West Coast cities: San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. There is no doubt that in each case there are a definite set of […]
A few collages of photos taken at the launch event. Thanks to the IndieAir photographers!
Friday the 16th July saw 30 invited guests gather at Saltdish cafe for Pollinator’s first event. Guests were treated to an introduction to social innovation and entrepreurship followed by the opportunity to write their ideas and suggestions on the walls. In the end it wasn’t just the honey dessert that left a sweet taste in […]
I’ve been having conversations with local entrepreneurs, social researchers, consultants, finance professionals and business support agencies about social innovation and entrepreneurship. Now, with the support of IndieAir and Saltdish, we are bringing some of the best minds and hearts in town together to talk about the ideas and projects. The event is on Friday 16th […]
Here is the brief ‘pitch’ for seed funding to get the Incubator one step closer to reality. The funds would contribute to a feasability study for a social business incubator. Incubators are physical spaces where business start-up entrepreneurs can access support from professionals, peers, and investors, and have a physical location to base their business. […]
Dryland Permaculture Research Institute is an inspiring and well-established enterprise located a few kilometres north of Geraldton’s city centre. The organisation meets the current and anticipated needs for practical knowledge and appropriate plants and technologies for ecologically sustainable living in Geraldton’s near-desert conditions. Experts in Permaculture design and practice The current customers include local and […]
I researched and co-wrote the attached article when in the UK, and am very interested in what opportunities there are to replicate this approach in Australia. For example, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation recently ran it’s competition for ‘Bold Ideas. Better Lives‘ receiving 254 applications. While the focus was on ‘social innovation’ not social […]
Are you buzzing about innovation for social good? There is an intense buzz of ideas, enterprises and investment around the world, for social good. Governments are rethinking how they deliver services, entrepreneurs are competing to solve homelesnesss and climate change, cross-sector collaborations are being used to re-invent the global food system, and corporate intrapreneurs are […]