This is an edited extract of Impact Boom’s article on IMPACT’s innovation panel. 

The 2017 IMPACT National Conference was held in Brisbane during the 12-13th August at the brand new co-working space, Fishburners.

During the two-day conference, young Australians aged between 15-25 came together to tackle an issue that almost 1 in 5 Australians have experienced: mental health.

Experts on mental health were present and there was an inspiring line up of speakers from some innovative startups. At the end of the event, groups pitched their ideas to tackle mental health to the audience.

On Sunday 13th August, a panel came together to discuss ‘The Role Of Technology In Innovation For Future Changemakers.’ Impact Boom was pleased to be there to moderate and capture insights from the panel to share with our global community.

The IMPACT National Conference was an initiative of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC) and was supported by Advance Queensland.

On Episode 42, we bring you a live-recorded panel on innovation from the @impactsocent Conference in Australia. The panel, moderated by Tom Allen of @impactboomorg, included Kana Leya Pachamama of Global Women Leaders, Jock Fairweather of @littletokyotwo and Peter Ball of Impact Academy. The panel discusses current trends in technology & how innovators & entrepreneurs are leveraging it to create positive social change. They provide insights into the social enterprise sector, policy, venture capital and authentic leadership. Listen to the podcast or read the article -> Link in bio ⬆️💥 #socent #innovation #youth #australia #panel #social #enterprise #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #socinn #socimp #impact #leadership #venturecapital

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The Panellists

Tom Allen (Moderator)

Tom is Founder and Director of Impact Boom and Seven Positive, an award-winning Strategic Design Consultancy working with purpose-driven organisations, entrepreneurs & individuals to deliver strong, lasting social and environmental impact.

Kana Lea

Founder of Global Impact Group, Worldbridges and Purpose 500. Former producer of the first TEDx event in the country, large-scale cultural festivals producer & former recipient of NSW Premier’s Award for Community Service.

Peter Ball

He is Managing Director of Impact Academy, one of Australia’s social enterprise accelerators. Peter has supported some of the countries best social enterprises to learn, design, launch, fund and scale their initiatives through rigorous development programs.

Jock Fairweather

Founder and director of Little Tokyo Two, a rapidly growing co-working space in Brisbane.

This co-working space and business incubator started as an idea between mates a few years ago. Now Jock is supporting over 600 businesses to grow and is creating large impact in Brisbane’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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The panel discusses current trends in technology and how innovators and entrepreneurs are leveraging it to creating positive social change. They provide insights into the social enterprise sector, policy, venture capital and authentic leadership.

 To listen to the full interview, Impact Boom has the podcast for you!

You can read the full article on Impact Boom and has been republished with full permission. You can follow Impact Boom on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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