The event details for SS48 Sydney are shown below. Note that at this stage not all details are complete, but they will be updated as soon as they are confirmed.
4 – 6 May 2012
Friday 6pm – 10pm*
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 9pm
SS48 Sydney will be held at Studio 10, Queen Street Studio, Chippendale. QSS is a non-profit community venue that provides working space for creative artists to create and showcase their talents. It is the perfect venue to spark the ideas that you will turn into real live business ventures which can make a difference.
Studio 10, Queen Street Studio
10-14 Kensington St Chippendale NSW 2008
(Just off Broadway, a short walk from Central Station)
Cost: $30 per person for the entire weekend, including all meals (why tickets are so cheap).
Tickets are allocated based on a selection process (check out the application page for more details).
Applications close on Friday 13 April 2012.
Philanthropists and social entrepreneurs will be in attendance to deliver keynote speeches, mentoring advice and serve on our judging panel.
The final list of guest speakers will be provided closer to the date.
What to bring
Lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea, and snacks
Wireless internet will also be available for participants
Sponsors (prizes and meals)
Speakers, judges & mentors
Creel Price is a serial entrepreneur. He had launched eight businesses by the time he left school and a further two at university, and at age 25 he co-founded Blueprint Management Group with just $5,000 in capital and sold it a decade later for over $100 million. Creel built a unique company culture of over 1,000 employees though a revolutionary leadership style that included taking his employees to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and ride bikes from Bangkok to Saigon. Blueprint was awarded Best Small or Medium Business in Australia (My Business Magazine), the 3rd and 6th fastest growing business in Australia (BRWFast100), top 50 Asian Technology Company (Deloitte Tech 500). Creel has been awarded the Young Direct Marketer of the Year and Virgin Unite Global Entrepreneur of the Quarter.
Creel now spends his time teaching, speaking and writing about business. He runs Accelerate Global a service that helps businesses fast track their growth through the three stages of income, profit and value. His curriculum is taught in the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship in South Africa and Jamaica and he was the Founding Director of Global Ethics Australia that globally has funded over $5 million worth of Play Pumps in Africa from the sales of Love One Water.
Creel is the founder of the Club Kidpreneur Foundation, a social enterprise committed to assisting youths start and grow their own micro-enterprise in order that one day they may choose entrepreneurship as a career. With a network of volunteer entrepreneurs the program has been rolled out to over 45 schools around Australia and is being launched in Africa in 2012. To further inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs Creel co-authored the children’s novel Curtis the Kidpreneur.
Driven by his belief in the power of business to make the planet a better place Creel founded the Entreprenaissance movement – a vision to create a 21st century renaissance inspired by entrepreneurial thinking. To help achieve this he helps inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, guide existing business owners to success and works on various social initiatives to revolutionise how we think of charity.
Quoted by Sir Richard Branson in Screw Business as Usual as ‘the Living Breathing Definition of an Entrepreneur’ Creel joins Richard and Five other judges from around the world on a mission to find the business that is combining commerce and charity to ‘Screw’ business as usual. Creel’s latest book The One Thing to Win at the Game of Business launched in April 2012.
Director of Social Business, Centre for Social Impact
Cheryl is the Director of Social Business at CSI. She has been elected Chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and NZ for the past 2 years. Since December 2007 she has been an honorary board member of Foresters Community Finance which is pioneering social investment in social enterprises, and is also on the founding committee of a UK charity which works to provide shelter and education for street children in Kampala, Uganda.
Cheryl is one of the National Trust’s 100 National Living Treasures. She was Leader of the Australian Democrats from 1993-1997 and the Member for Dickson and a Labor Shadow Minister from 1998-2001. Her political portfolios included, amongst many, Indigenous Affairs, Treasury, Employment, and Women’s Policy. She played a major parliamentary role in the introduction of compulsory superannuation and in the introduction of Native Title. Her policy interests have been in social justice and social structural reform and in 1994 she introduced legislation to legitimise parental leave; in 1998 she introduced trial social inclusion projects to the Labor Party’s employment platform. Her work in the UK has been an extension of this pioneering policy interest. She was a member of the Council for Reconciliation from 1992-1997.
Following her distinguished political career, Cheryl spent the five years working in the UK as a Programme Director at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and as the Director of Learning at the School for Social Entrepreneurs in London. Her specialist role at the Skoll Centre was to assist and mentor start-up social businesses particularly in the delivery of innovative health services.
Judge, Keynote Speaker
Nick Moraitis has spent 12 years working at the forefront of social change communications in New York, Toronto, London, and Sydney.
In 2001, Nick helped found TakingITGlobal.org, one of the world’s first social networks, where he spent four years crafting partnerships with eight UN agencies. In 2005, Nick joined Amnesty International in London where he worked with senior directors & the international board to craft new global strategies around youth engagement, digital, and internet censorship issues.
Nick returned to Australia to join GetUp, as their first online & outreach director. He played a key role in that organisation’s membership growth, technology infrastructure and high-profile political campaigns. Prior to co-founding Make Believe, Nick also spent a year with Greenpeace.
Nick has twice served as a member of the Australian Government’s delegation to the UNESCO General Conference, coordinated a range of civil society activities at 20 other UN meetings, and spoken at more than 40 international conferences.
Nick is a recipient of the Australian Leadership Award and the author of “Cyberscene” (Penguin). He is passionate about building the next generation of social change leaders and serves on the board of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
In two years at Make Believe, Nick has worked with more than fifty organisations on hundreds of projects – whether it be leading strategy for winning political campaigns, advising on organisational re-structures, or continuing to work with groups at the cutting edge of online & community organising.
Tom Dawkins is an Australian social entrepreneur who has just returned to Sydney after four years living in the United States. He is Co-Founder of StartSomeGood.com, a crowdfunding platform for social good initiatives globally. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Australian youth media nonprofit Vibewire, and the first Social Media Director at Ashoka, the world’s leading association of social entrepreneurs.
Tom has supported numerous nonprofits, governments and arts organizations to better engage communities using technology and culture and spent many years organizing music and film festivals in Sydney. He has been recognized with awards and Fellowships from the World Summit Youth Awards, International Youth Foundation and Future Summit.
Positive Change Consultant, Angela Chang Consulting
Creative leadership coaching & team building to kick start innovation or positive change have now been Angela’s passions for several years. ANGELA CHANG CONSULTING’s work has included a research project on ‘Empowering Communities through Social Innovation’ with the Uniting Church of Australia and also facilitating and mentoring Kaospilot students on cross-cultural social innovation projects.
Angela values the meta-skills of authenticity, trustful and respectful open dialogue, courage, curiosity and a lightness of being. She is a member of an international Courageous Women’s Circle. Her blog, the ministry of Possibility at http://ange-angelachangconsulting.blogspot.com sheds more light on her journey and her deep engagement with the changes that are already happening in the wider world.
Senior Product Manager, Freelancer.com
MentorDino Talic is a Senior Product Manager and passionate technologist. Experienced in leading cross functional teams in conceptual and technical development of product initiatives from beginning to end, Dino was formerly a Software Engineer.
Founder and Director, Women as Entrepreneurs
JudgeOrsi Parkanyi is the Founder and Director of Women as Entrepreneurs, the Australian community for female entrepreneurs. Orsi is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, social change and gender equality. Moreover, she enjoys profiling women entrepreneurs and reporting on all things female entrepreneurship related.
Deputy CEO, The School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia
SpeakerJessie is currently acting as Deputy CEO as well as fulfilling her role as Head of Learning where she supports the development and facilitation of the School for Social Entrepreneur’s programs.With 20 years of facilitation experience in the non-government sector, previously Jessie was manager at the Centre for Community Welfare Training, the learning and development arm of the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies, where she managed the Emerging Leadership Program, an inspiring ‘inside – out’ adaptive leadership program for stand out staff.She’s a passionate advocate for entrepreneurial learning and social justice.
Founder, Ideaction and Social Innovation Sydney
MentorMichelle is the founder of Ideaction and also founded Social Innovation Sydney. Inspired by the emerging social innovation and enterprise sector. She is a connector and community builder who believes that change can happen on a grand scale when those engaged are leveraging and collaborating with each other.
Client Director, not-for-profits–Deloitte Private
MentorTharani has worked with Deloitte for 8 years as a business advisor to small and medium businesses and not-for-profit (‘NFP’) organisations. Her areas of experience span across – audit, advisory, business process improvement, project management and change management.In her role as Client Director of Not-for-profits, Tharani is tasked with working with leaders across the firm to tailor and deliver the best of Deloitte’s services (from traditional offerings such as audit and tax right through to advisory and value add services) specifically for the not-for-profit sector of Australia.Tharani works with wide range of not-for-profit organisations including Barnardos, National Congress for Australia’s First Peoples, Australian Medical Association, Sydney Foundation for Medical Research, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation, and the 40K Foundation.Tharani is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and has a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting and Information Technology) from the University of Technology, Sydney.Tharani is very passionate about poverty eradication and enabling social change. She works with a number of NFP organisations and volunteers extensively across India and Sri Lanka.
Solution Designer, PwC’s the difference; ELSC leadership team
Management Consultant and Chip In blogger
In his prior life, Prashan worked with the World Bank Group building microfinance banks in rural China and before that learnt his craft in the world of corporate management consulting.
Entrepreneur, Founder of Matewire
Co-founder at mmMule, Founder at Think Act Change