Brisbane-based social enterprise organisation IMPACT Social Enterprise is offering high school and university students, as well as young professionals, some great opportunities to engage with the world of social enterprise and innovation.
The IMPACT Social Enterprise National Conference will be held in Brisbane on 7–9 August. The three-day conference is open to university students and young professionals. Featuring industry leaders and creative thinkers, the conference introduces participants to ‘the knowledge and skills required for tackling social problems with business models and innovation’. Conference participants then form groups to develop and pitch an enterprise model that addresses a social issue. The winning group receives a 'start-up pack', including mentoring and support, to help make their model become a reality.
IMPACT also recently launched its in-school social enterprise workshops for high school students. The first workshop was held at Brisbane Boys College in April. These workshops ‘focus on building knowledge of the not-for-profit, business and social enterprise worlds; developing practical and useful business skills, and thinking cleverly and creatively to solve problems’.