Entrepreneurship for the rest of us (E4TROU)

Can entrepreneurship and social good co-exist?

Entrepreneurship can seem like it’s all about fast-growth, big-tech, and mega-money. But it doesn’t have to be. In this workshop, attendees will be inspired to rethink the idea of entrepreneurship and to see it instead as an opportunity for social impact. 

This full-day event will include online and in-person networking activities, panel discussions, workshops and presentations from a diverse group of entrepreneurs, all hosted by Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood.com. Attendees will gain new perspectives and real, take-home techniques to help them make a more significant impact, whether by designing and launching projects, developing new partnerships or simply sharing their own stories. 

All those joining in person are also invited to attend an informal networking session before the first session, from 8.30am, at Meat Market Hub, hosted by Vollie, B Corp Melbourne and StartSomeGood. Register to join.

Digital registrations have now closed however you can view the livestreams for the first 5 sessions of the day, over on the Digital Hub. Set up a Digital Hub profile. 

Wed 28 April, 10am 5pm

Meat Market Huband Digital Hub3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
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Event Speakers

Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins is Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a social enterprise that helps people design, launch and grow social impact projects. They run the Good Hustle social enterprise design course, the StartSomeGood.com crowdfunding platform and the annual #StartingGood Virtual Summit. Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, first Digital Communications Director for Ashoka in Washington DC and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. Tom has created dance parties and film festivals, conferences and co-working spaces, fundraising platforms and Burning Man theme camps. He has spoken at numerous global events including SXSW, SOCAP, Purpose, Progress and The Social Enterprise World Forum and has worked with nonprofits, social enterprises and major corporates to better refine their purpose, communicate their story and build their community.


  • Aural rating 50%
  • open captioningOpen captioning
  • wheelchair accessibleWheelchair accessible
  • Physical distance rating 100%
  • All knowledge levels welcome
  • Assistive listening systemsAssistive listening systems
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