#StartingGood Social Enterprise Virtual Summit 2019

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What is your PURPOSE?

What good will you START?

What IMPACT will you make?

What LEGACY will you leave?


The #StartingGood Virtual Summit is a free-to-access 11 day virtual summit that brings together 30+ world renowned social entrepreneurs, changemakers, and innovation leaders to talk about creating a lasting positive impact in the world.

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.

2019 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, Clay Shirky, Founder of Donor's Choose, Charles Best and Co-Founder of Charity Water, Scott Harrison.

"The Starting Good Summit has opened my eyes to to many elements of the Impact Economy that I was unfamiliar with even though I work within it. From challenging beliefs, to not only focussing on theory but also practical ideas and solutions, it's given me invaluable ideas to spark change in our growing ecosystem here in Spain. The quality of speakers was top notch with players from around the world and the 'freemium' pricing meant that so many more people can get involved and be part of the conversation. I applaud the team behind StartSomeGood and will be back next year!

- Skyla Rabadi, Entrepreneurs Community Manager at Ship2B, a social impact accelerator in Spain.

#StartingGood 2019 is now over.

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2019 Speakers & Presenters

DAY 1: Thu 21 March

Mark Brand, Serial Social Entrepreneur, Restaurateur | Founder Journey

Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Author, Speaker | Impact Without Burnout

Kat Lucock, Founder Share Impact | Strategies for Measuring Impact


DAY 2: Fri 22 March

Jed Emerson, Founder Blended Value | Founder Interview + The Purpose of Capital

Spryte Loriano, Founder The Waterbearers and Awakening Giants | Founder Journey

Will Joseph, Good Startups | 3 Mindsets for Exponential Growth and Wellbeing


DAY 3: Sat 23 March

Tracey Chambers, Founder The Clothing Bank and Ashoka Fellow | Founder Journey

Joshua Vial, Co-Founder of Enspiral | Decentralized Organizing

Brook McCarthy Business Coach and Trainer | Social Media Community Building

Michel Bauwens, Founder P2P Foundation | Founder Journey P2P and the Commons

Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen | Insight on Impact Investment

Patricia Letayf, Co-Founder Five One Labs| Entrepreneurship in Iraq: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities.


Central Queensland University in conversation with Marina Kim, Founder of Ashoka U | Activating Social Innovation on Campuses

Erfan Daliri, Poet, Activist Founder Newkind | Founder Journey

Holly Ransom, CEO Emergent | Founder Journey


Jamie Engel, Founder Neutopia | The Future of Work and Learning

Nicole Gibson, Founder Love Out Loud | Love: The Ultimate Life Hack

Jack Sim, Founder World Toilet Organisation & Ashoka Fellow | Founder Journey

Natalie Dean-Weymark, Co-Founder Compass Creative | Purposeful PR

Hailey Cavill-Jaspers, Marketer turned Dogoodologist | Better Than Sex: Why doing good is good for us

Chris McAlister, Founder SightShift | 7 Mindsets of a Highly Effective Leader


Kate Nelson, Plastic Free Mermaid | Plastic Free Living

Natasha Akib, Digital Storytellers | Stories for Impact

Tim O'Brien, Founder Hatched.io | Taking the Purposeful Path and Measuring Impact


Rianne Klein Geltink, Impact Business Strategist | Sales Secrets for Social Entrepreneurs

Ginny Monteiro, Founder Altitude Minds Group | 7 Key Neurobehaviour Principles for Changemakers

Kai Lovel, Founder Millennial Studios | Young Founder Journey

What a good line up! Save my seat!

(metaphorically of course, I get that it's a virtual summit and I can listen in from anywhere)

Aaron Hurst, Founder Imperative & Ashoka Fellow | Founder Journey

Joanne Sonenshine, Founder Connective Impact | Purposeful Partnerships

Michael Weir, Founder Sacred Era | Founder Journey


Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose | Founder Journey + Building Social Movements

Kon Karapanagiotidis, Founder Asylum Seeker Resource Centre | Founder Journey

Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder & CEO StartSomeGood | Founder Journey


The #StartingGood Summit will be presented in four streams:

1. INSPIRATION - Seasoned changemakers share their stories on the journey of entrepreneurship revealing their biggest learnings on their path to creating tangible social change.

2. INSIGHTS - Experts open the lid on specific topics like climate change, blockchain, ethical fashion and impact investment.

3. MINDSET - Here we explore the ways in which effective leaders keep their head in the game, maintain their energy and focus, and avoid burnout.

4. ACTION - These sessions are highly practical how-to workshops on the work of entrepreneurship including PR and marketing; recruitment and team culture; fundraising and financial management.

What is the CHANGE you seek?



The #StartingGood Summit is for:

Aspiring changemakers 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.

Innovative thinkers, full of wild ideas, ready to solve the world's toughest problems.

#StartingGood will help you turn those ideas into a reality, and shape them into a sustainable social enterprise.

Experienced entrepreneurs who want to incorporate more "purpose" in to their work.

#StartingGood will provide opportunities for you to learn more about how profit and purpose can work together.

Whether you are passionate about human rights, tackling climate change, education, reducing waste or gender equality there is something for you at the summit.


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StartSomeGood is where people get together to change their world. We are the leading home of cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships and social entrepreneur education. Find out more about us at www.startsomegood.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the #StartingGood Summit start and finish?
The Summit ran from Thursday March 21st and finished Sunday March 31st, 2019. If you like the sound of lifetime access you will have the option to upgrade giving you unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long do I have access to the 2019 #StartingGood Summit?
The 2019 Summit is now over. If you sign up you will have access to a free preview - an interview with social enterprise legend Mark Brand, and a conversation between the Summit Hosts - Kate and Tom discussing "What is Social Enterprise?" If you like the sound of lifetime access, you will have the option to upgrade giving you unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the Summit?
We would never want you to be unhappy! We are sure you will be delighted and inspired by the Summit, however, if you decide it's not for you, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.

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