Social Enterprise Lunch with Alex Hannant (CEO, Ākina Foundation)

Book your seat on Eventbrite $40 General admission  |  $30 QSEC Members and associates (signup) 12.30PM @ Fishburners (Level 3, The Capital, entry on Queen Street here) In September Alex Hannant, CEO of New Zealand social enterprise incubator Ākina Foundation, will be visiting Brisbane. QSEC invites you to lunch at Fishburners, where Alex will discuss his and Ākina’s […]

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Drinks – Social Innovation, Enterprise and Technology

  6pm Thurs August 31 @ River City Labs (Fortitude Valley, map)   Cost: $15 ($10 for Members/Associates, signup) Ticket includes drinks and pizza – Grab your spot on Eventbrite With a fantastic line-up of speakers from the forefront of social innovation in Australia, this month’s drinks explores the meeting point between new technology and social problem-solving. Our panel […]

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13 Sep: P2P SocEnt Action Forum

13 September @ Innovations Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast During Disability Action Week, Parent to Parent Associal Qld, in partnership with the QLD Government and Sunshine Coast Regional Council, is bringing together Social Enterprises from across Queensland to showcase their services and share their journey. P2P in partnership with the Queensland State Government and Sunshine […]

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June 29 – SocEnt Drinks with Yunus SocBiz

To everyone who joined us on June 26 for our networking drinks with the Yunus Social Business Centre Griffith, thank you for helping us pull off another great meetup for social enterprise in Queensland. It was a real highlight to see the questions and discussion coming from the crowd following Professor Evan Douglas’ run down […]

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IIX – $8m Woman’s Livelihood Bond

The Impact Investment Exchange has established “the world’s first impact investing instrument for social and financial returns to be listed on a stock exchange”. . The Women’s Livelihood Bond is a US$8 million bond for impact enterprises and microfinance institutions to grow their businesses and scale social impact. The world’s first bond with dual focus on financial and social returns, […]

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The Co-Op Builder (free online tool)

The the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals has released the Co-op builder, a free, online tool that farmer groups can use to register their business as a co-operative. “The Co-op Builder is an online template for the legal documents required to set up a co-operative in Australia. It has been developed by the peak body for co-operatives, […]

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Legislation Drafted for Crowd-sourced Equity Funding to Proprietary Companies

The Federal Government has released draft legislation and associated explanatory materials to extend Crowd-sourced Equity Funding (CSEF) to proprietary companies. These changes are being progressed as part of the 2017-2018 Budget. CSEF allows a large number of individuals to make small financial investments in exchange for an equity stake in the company. The Government has […]

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Social Shopper Christmas Guide

QSEC is creating a shopping guide for people seeking gifts with a social impact. If you have some Social Enterprise goods or services that you would like to see under people’s Christmas trees this month, make sure to fill out the form (link below) and we will promote your product or service offerings for the […]

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December 7th: QSEC AGM

On December 7, Members and friends of Queensland Social Enterprise Council are invited to join in the annual end-of-year proceedings for QSEC and the broader social enterprise community. The event will be held at social enterprise cafe Just Earth in West End. Members wishing to nominate a person for the management committee can forward a […]

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05 November – Inspiration for Small Towns: Economic Development

BUSINESS and how to attract it to our small towns will be the topic of a conference at Killarney this weekend QSEC Chair Amelia Salmon will be speaking at this two-day conference, joining keynote speakers from other areas of regional development in Australia as they give presentations on their economic development journeys – the good, […]

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