SS48 Melbourne runs from Friday evening August 31st to Sunday evening September 2nd. Applications close on Friday 3 August at 11.59pm.
It’s finally here! Applications for Social Startup 48 in Melbourne are now open.
In teams, you will spend 48 hours crafting a solution for a social problem in an innovative way. This means doing it in a way that makes business sense. A way that has a sustainable funding model, a great marketing strategy and an exciting operations plan.
During the weekend, you will discuss, debate, challenge, brainstorm, sketch, plan, decide, change, decide again and execute. Mentors from great companies offer guidance while great speakers share their stories. At the end of the event, you will pitch your social startup to a panel of judges.
Anybody can apply, our participants have diverse backgrounds and experiences working/studying in business, technology, arts/design and the social sector. And no matter where they’ve come from, the one thing they all have in common is a desire to do good. In fact, one of the best things about SS48 is simply the amazing mix of people that we jam into one room.
Before applying, be sure to browse of our site to get a better feel for SS48 and whether or not it suits your passions. Read more about how it works and also check out the FAQ. If you think you’re ready to kickstart a social impact venture, then apply now. You’ll be amazed at what you can create in 48 hours.
Social Startup 48 Sydney, May 2012
Side note: You may have heard that SS48 Melbourne will be held on 24-26th August. There was a time when that was true, but not anymore. We hope you’ll still be available on the weekend!