Applications are now open for for SS48 Perth. Apply now!
|Date||19-21st April 2013|
Ground floor, 45 St Georges Tce, Perth
|Application||Participation is based on an application process
Applications closed Tuesday 2 April 2013
|Tickets||$70 per person
Available to successful applicants only
|Bring||Laptop, charger, notepad/pen, snacks, water, business cards|
|Included||Dinner on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, snacks, drinks, tea & coffee|
Speakers, Mentors & Judges
Jan Stewart has held the position of CEO of Lotterywest since 1992, an organisation which in 2012 will have a turnover of more than $760 million and raised a total of more than $250 million for the community of Western Australia.
The direct grants program which Lotterywest administers amounted to $118 million in 2012. These grants were distributed to more than 1300 diverse community groups. Lotterywest proudly works in partnership with grant groups to maximise the opportunities from all grant making.
Jan is a social worker by profession, having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her career prior to Lotterywest included 8 years as Chief Social Worker at Princess Margaret Hospital.
She has held office in many community organisations.
In 1999, Jan was elected to the inaugural position of President of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association and in the same year, appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Lottery Association. Jan was elected to the position of Vice President of the World Lottery Association in 2005 and Senior Vice President in 2007, a position she relinquished in 2009. She has just recently accepted a position on the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association.
She is a member of the board of Hale School and is the Western Australian representative on the national Save the Children Fund board.
Jan was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day honours of 2009.
Executive Producer, TEDxPerth
Managing Director, TradiePoint
Linh is an entrepreneur and generalist management consultant with a particular specialty in financial modelling and its use in strategic decision-making. He has worked on a range of projects across various industries as a management consultant and investment banker, and is currently actively involved in the Perth technology startup scene.
Linh is also currently the Executive Producer of and a board member for TEDxPerth, a non-for-profit that shares the mission of TED, that is, to influence and change attitudes and the world through the power of ideas, as well as raise the creative and intellectual ambition of Western Australia. He is a co-founder and managing director of technology startup TradiePoint, and a mentor in the technology start-up community, through the Founders Institute accelerator program in Perth.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia.
Owner & Director, Resourceful Communities Consulting
Annette has over twenty years experience working with the corporate, government, and community sectors in Community Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and Program Measurement and Evaluation. With a passion for assisting communities to thrive and prosper, Annette excels in the creation of effective community and business partnerships. She is an advocate for organisations working together to make a long term difference through collaboration and innovation.
Annette works with major Australian Resource companies to develop and implement their social investment and community engagement strategies including: BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Chevron, Fortescue Metals Group, Alcoa, Illawarra Coal, Caroona Coal Project, and Mount Arthur Coal. In addition to working with the corporate sector, Annette works with government agencies and the community sector to identify prioriy community issues and needs. Using “Program Logic” she supports and trains organisations to measure their program outcomes and impact on the community.
As an Accredited Social Return on Investment Practitioner with the SROI Network UK, Annette is able to apply a cost benefit analysis to social, economic or environmental programs to demonstrate the value being created.
CEO, Dreamfit Foundation
Darren Lomman is the CEO and Founder of the Dreamfit Foundation. Darren is a Churchill Fellow, and has been recognised for his role at the Foundation and his commitment to the engineering and disability sector. He has received awards such as the 2008 Engineers Australia Young Mechanical Engineer award, 2007 WA Young Australian of the Year, and the 2007 National Disability Award.
Darren Lomman is the founder of the Dreamfit Foundation. The Dreamfit Foundation aims to help people with disabilities fulfil their dreams and to raise disability awareness in the community so that everyone has a greater understanding of the issues facing people with a disability.
Co-founder, I am the other
Young Australian of the Year 2013
Akram Azimi is a dedicated mentor to young Indigenous people. Arriving in Australia 13 years ago from Afghanistan he went from being ‘an ostracised refugee kid with no prospects’ to becoming his school’s head boy. An outstanding student, he topped the tertiary entrance exam scores among his classmates. He’s now studying a triple major – law, science and arts – at the University of Western Australia. Intent on giving back to his adopted country, Akram uses his leadership and pastoral skills to help young people in remote and rural Western Australia. In 2011 he co-founded a student-run initiative I am the other set up to raise awareness about Indigenous issues in universities. His philanthropic roles have included working with True Blue Dreaming, which helps disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities. For three years, Akram mentored young Indigenous people in the Looma community in the Kimberley region, and he has mentored primary school students in the small farming community of Wyalkatchem, in WA’s wheat belt. Akram is also mentoring a Special Olympics athlete to help raise community awareness of disability issues.
Managing Director, Social innovation in Western Australia
@brodiemcculloch, @space3ed, @sii_wa
Through Social innovation in Western Australia is working to co-create Western Australia’s Social Infrastructure through promoting, enabling and facilitating new and innovative solutions to some of Western Australia’s and the worlds pressing Social, Environmental and Economic issues.
Brodie is interested in how people can work across sectors to deliver better solutions and outcomes for the wider community now and into the future. One of our first key projects that is designed to enable this is Spacecubed, a 550sqm Co-working, Collaboration and Innovation space at 45 St Georges Terrace. He is also interested in the role technology (in its broadest definition) and how it is utilised to impact our world for the better as things continue to speed up and become increasingly complex and uncertain.
Brodie’s focus for the next 5 – 10 years will be exploring, prototyping and scaling models that will deliver on Social innovation in Western Australia’s purpose and is always happy to discuss any opportunities or potential collaboration with Entrepreneurs, Communities, Corporates, Social Enterprises and Government in this area.
Angel Investor, Physician, Social & Technology Entrepreneur, Professional Company Director
Marcus is an experienced healthcare executive and company director with over 15 years of clinical and commercial experience in startup and publicly listed organisations. A Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Marcus has held senior management positions as Medical Director and Managing Director for a national clinic group and a health management consultancy.
Marcus is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Leadership & Management at Curtin University and was appointed by the Health Minister as a member of the Governing Council for the South Metro Local Health Network (LHN) in Perth overseeing an operating budget of $2 billion. Marcus spends most of his time now pursuing his dual passions of innovation and philanthropy with a particular interest in venture philanthropy and social enterprise.
Marcus supports the tech startup eco-system as the Managing Partner of Future Health Ventures, an angel fund that invests in Health Technology startups. He is currently the CEO of one of its portfolio companies, HealthEngine, a consumer health site reaching around 4 million Australians a year. An organiser of Startup Weekend Perth, Silicon Beach Perth, Aurelius Digital (an angel investor dinner series) and a founder of Sync Labs, Western Australia’s premier tech startup community co-working space Marcus also mentors for The Founder Institute.
Marcus supports the social sector through his involvement on the board of Giving West and The Meridian Global Foundation, a charitable foundation he co-founded in 2005.
Tom Tolchard qualified in Business Strategy, Project Management and Developing World Economics in England but quickly defected to Australia in 1994 to seek his fortune in the sun. Tom possesses a commercial retail consulting background and has enjoyed representing international retailers in both the corporate and private equity sector.
Tom’s first taste of social enterprise came through a chance volunteering experience whilst living in Melbourne. “I liked the philosophy of social enterprise so much that I quit my corporate job and plunged myself headfirst into the sector”. Many years later Tom has earned a strong reputation within the Australian social enterprise sector and enjoys building, managing and scaling social businesses.
WA State Coordinator, the Global Poverty Project
Ashlee first became aware of extreme poverty at the age of ten, when she read a leaflet about extreme poverty that she found in her letterbox.Ashlee’s passion for tackling extreme poverty and social injustice grew as she did, inspired by her studies at university, travels to more than forty countries around the world and volunteer placements at home and abroad. She is motivated by a desire for a world free of social injustice and the involvement of others in the journey, which led her to apply to become a Global Poverty Project volunteer during The End of Polio campaign. Initially recruited as Logistics Officer, Ashlee later moved into the roles of Artist Liaison Officer and Director of Artist Hospitality for The End of Polio Concert in Perth. Ashlee is currently WA State Coordinator and in her final year of a combined degree in Arts (French / Political Science and International Relations) and Laws at the University of Western Australia.
Founder and Childlike Enthusiasm Officer, Useful Inc.
Tim Kenworthy is a full time human being. He is also the Founder and Childlike Enthusiasm Officer (CEO) of Useful Inc., a non-profit that exists to make doing good as mainstream as cheeseburgers and breathing.
Useful’s flagship initiative is Big Help Mob, a huge mob of ordinary people who combine their powers to perform extraordinary voluntary feats for people and organisations who need help (sort of like a volunteer rent-a-crowd). One day Big Help Mob volunteers could be helping an old lady paint her fence. The next day they could be planting ten thousand trees in a single morning.
Tim has lived in Perth pretty much his whole life and likes it when people are nice to each other.
Fundraising Manager – Social Outreach & Advocacy, St John of God Health Care
With extensive experience in developing and executing strategic marketing, major gifts fundraising and corporate partnership programs, Heiko joined St John of God Foundation as Fundraising Manager for Social Outreach and Advocacy in February 2013. He is responsible for stakeholder engagement, fundraising and partnership opportunities with the corporate and wider community, Heiko has previously worked across health, medical research, educational, community, and charitable organisations throughout Australia. Heiko has also been involved in two start up businesses servicing the mining and construction industry. Heiko holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance Investment, has achieved the internationally recognised fundraising certification of CFRE, and is an active member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
In 2011, Heiko was awarded a Qantas scholarship to undertake study in the inaugural Certificate of Social Impact program at the UWA Business School which he completed in the same year. This program has further expanded Heiko’s interest in community entrepreneurship, measurement and evaluation of social impact and social impact investing.
Ray is a software developer with over twelve years experience in solving problems and building systems within highly commercial environments. He gets a kick out of energising people and working in teams to identify concrete problems and devise pragmatic solutions.
Ray strives to create elegant systems that people love to use, with his specialty skills in web development, agile and lean methods, search and information retrieval and distributed systems
Global Policy and Advocacy Manager, Global Poverty Project
An accomplished campaigner, commentator and speaker, Michael has been advocating on issues of extreme poverty since high school. He has previously worked on high impact campaigns with Make Poverty History and The Oaktree Foundation, helping to secure the largest ever increase in Australian aid.
Gaining a deep understanding of political science, international relations and law from his studies at The University of Western Australia, Michael currently serves as Global Policy and Advocacy Manager. In this role, Michael coordinates The End of Polio campaign, which has helped mobilise more than $100 million in support of polio eradication efforts. A committed Rotarian and recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship for his work on The End of Polio campaign, Michael has taught undergraduate politics and served as a Fellow with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Michael has been recognised as one of The Sunday Times 50 Best and Brightest Western Australians, as well as a finalist in the Western Australian of the Year and Young Australian of the Year Awards.