Social Impact

Learn how you can create high-value social impact.

Do you have a burning desire to change the world by solving a pressing social or environmental problem? Are you looking to create sustainable solutions that can impact and transform our world and the communities in which we are a part of?

Ventures Social Impact program is designed to help aspiring social changemakers build the necessary tools and mindset to create social and environmental change and be at the forefront of solving some big global and local challenges. This program supports you to crystalise your goals, activate your passion to create innovative solutions for good.

Come with a willing heart to contribute as part of a team that is at the forefront of creating impactful change.

Applications are now closed. 

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The Social Impact program provides seven workshops where you will understand your impact, develop key skills, build your toolkit with methods and frameworks to empower communities and connect with like-minded peers and industry leaders.

Complementary activities: Throughout the program you will get the opportunity to undertake project work and attend additional speaker sessions. 

6 August. Insights into the social impact landscape
Explore the role that social impact ventures play in society and identifying challenges.

12 August. Defining your why and desired impact  
Being intentional with Theory of Change and achieving the desired impact for a problem.

26 August. Ideation for impact
Unpacking user needs for insightful idea creation.  

2 September. Purposeful validation
Validating and refining your ideas to address root causes. 

16 September. Systems for scalability  
Impactful and sustainable business modelling and value proposition design.  

23 September. Impactful marketing, branding and pitching
Conveying your powerful message of change both through your personal brand and idea marketing.

7 October. Pitching for support and funding 
Pitch your big social impact idea to a panel of judges.

Social Impact Semester 2

Date: Friday 6 August - Thursday 7 October
Time: 10am-12pm

The program is open to students, alumni and staff from all disciplines.

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, staff member or young alumni (graduated within the past 10 years)
  • interested in entrepreneurship, social and impact enterprise
  • ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • committed to attending all seven workshops.

Once you've completed this program, we recommend you join Ventures Validate, which will help you take your social impact idea to the next level.

Social Impact Semester 2

Program commences Friday, 6 August 2021 from 10am-12pm.
Applications are now closed.

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The Ventures Social Impact program was previously known as Social Enterprise.

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