How will technology influence innovation for future changemakers? Four industry leaders have their say.
Meet Theia: Our Vice-President who raps Blackalicious to herself every morning.
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 […]
Meet Jarred: Our IMPACT President who’s a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan.
Theia is many things: a knower of all Disney knowledge, wearer of fantastic earrings, and above all else, the excellent Vice-President of our organisation. There is plenty more to know about her, so go on and get reading – she wrote it just for you. And, if you haven’t checked out our profile on our […]
“I am making a change in the way I socialise for good. You should join me, too.”
Howdy, friends! If you’re wondering what you have clicked on right now, then it is something particularly special. As part of launching our editorial space at IMPACT HQ, we are also creating an online community for you to come to for ideas, tips and tricks, and hopefully, connect with like-minded people. Part of growing this […]
Are universities the best place to start a business? We think yes.
By: Abby Ballard About six months ago, an email popped into my inbox from a brand new ticketing service. It said something about seeing our event – a ball for over 200 young people – and how we could make the change to selling our tickets on their platform. The email also mentioned how we […]
“Only 27% of employers check for a gender pay gap”: the reality of workplace gender inequity.
Steven West, University of the West of England Creative ideas and how we turn them into successful business ventures and social enterprises are vital to the UK’s global competitiveness. But how do we best support this? Of course there are many different ways to start a business. But I strongly challenge those who say point […]
Why every social entrepreneur needs a mentor and how to find one.
This article was originally published on CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. It has been republished with full permission. Author: Libby Lyons A succession of reports – from McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and the Grattan Institute – have consistently identified a link between gender equality and better business performance and […]
The urgent need for universities to change so students can keep up with the world.
Mentorship is nothing new. Mentoring has been around for centuries as a way of passing on knowledge and skills – Socrates had Plato, Ray Charles had Quincy Jones, Robin had Batman. The explosion of entrepreneurship has seen a resurgence in the mentor-mentee relationship.You would be hard pressed to find a start-up program nowadays that does […]
If you’re an entrepreneur, there are six key challenges you’re going to face.
A recent report from the Foundation of Young Australians said that between 60-70% of our students are being educated in jobs that won’t exist by the time they graduate. With a future that is not yet imaginable, how do universities prepare graduates for the world of work? Universities need to teach enterprising skills One recommendation […]
If you are or you know an entrepreneur, you know it’s a tough gig. We’ve put together the top six obstacles that entrepreneurs face today, perhaps some of them resonate with you? Read on to find out how to overcome them. You have your business idea in place and you’ve done the preliminary work, but […]