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Docklands Winter Glow Talks: Melbourne’s Role in Social Enterprise

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The Activities Room, Library at The Dock

107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

Melbourne, VIC 3008

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Presented by City of Melbourne

Australia’s startup sector is growing exponentially, with 61 per cent of the nation’s startups established in Melbourne and Sydney.

Join a stellar panel of Melbourne’s best social entrepreneurs as they share their stories about how they are impacting the community and the ways socially sustainable business models will shape the future of Melbourne.

Learn how social change can shape and define a business model with Melbourne pioneers Kylie Wallace of YGAP, Nick Pearce of HoMie and Jarrod Briffa of Kinfolk.

Meet the panel

Kylie Wallace

Kylie Wallace is a social entrepreneur who began volunteering with YGAP in 2010. For the last three years Kylie has been running YGAP’s Polished Man Campaign, which had seen over 70,000 people paint one nail from 90 countries around the world, raising over $1.6 million dollars to fund both trauma recovery and trauma prevention for children who have been abused or are at risk of violence. Kylie is an advocate for youth issues, social entrepreneurship and innovative fundraising in Australia.

Nick Pearce

Motivated by the hardship around him, Nick Pearce sought to create a social enterprise that would change the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Pearce and Co-Founder Marcus Crook launched HoMie – a street clothing store that employs those experiencing homelessness along with providing items needed to survive on the streets. HoMie hosts events where those at a disadvantage can come in, have a coffee, pick out clothes for themselves, attend job skills workshops, have their hair or make up done and enjoy a free coffee.

Jarrod Briffa

Social change was the driving force behind Jarrod’s decision to co-found Kinfolk eight years ago. Today Kinfolk operates three profitable hospitality based businesses, turning over $1.6m annually with more than 98 per cent of turn over generated through trade. Kinfolk’s volunteer program involves up to 60 people each week and applies particular focus on training and capacity building for people challenged in the employment market. Kinfolk has donated $167,000 to charitable partners through the annual distribution of profits.

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