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Breakout Accelerator Applications NOW OPEN image

We’re on a mission to rejuvenate rural Australia by unearthing, connecting and supporting rural innovators who want to grow their business. Through the Breakout Accelerator, a new generation of rural businesses will be coached, mentored and connected to national and global networks to drive their ideas forward whilst staying in the communities they love. Open to businesses in regional Victoria and southern NSW. To find out more about applications click here. The Breakout Accelerator concept was co-developed by the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE) and SecondMuse, a global leader in innovation, with support from the Australian ...

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We are holding workshops across regional and rural Victoria for anyone with an interest in social enterprise. The 2 day workshops are an exploration of the different types of social enterprises, as well as a practical look at how a more enterprising approach could benefit individuals, organisations and their communities. To find dates and locations for workshops click here.   Participants from Mansfield ...

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The Conversation Hour with John Faine audio

Last week ACRE's CEO Matt Pfahlert, joined John Faine's Conversation Hour to talk about social enterprise. Listen in to their conversation, to understand more about social enterprise as a business model and to hear answers to questions posed by callers to the show. It's a fascinating segment and features Oscar from Myrrhee School, one of Victoria's youngest CEO's. Myrrhee School is a participant in the Social Enterprise Academy's Social Enterprise Schools ...

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Cisco, a global IT and networking company with 70,000 employees across 90 countries has partnered with ACRE and the students of north east Victoria. Cisco has developed an animated learning program called the Global Problem Solvers which promotes social entrepreneurship in the classroom. It has a global audience of Year 4 to 8 students. ( After learning of ACRE’s ground-breaking work in schools with the Social Enterprise Schools initiative, Cisco approached ACRE to collaborate. Social Enterprise Schools teaches students the business skills necessary to develop enterprises which solve social, cultural or environmental issues. Students create and run their own enterprises as part of the initiative. ACRE’s lead education researcher, Dr Michelle Anderson is working with north east Victorian students to provide insights and feedback to Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers and how the series can be ...

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SEWF 2019 Australian Bursary Fund – NOW OPEN standard

If you have been championing the social enterprise sector in Australia, it doesn't matter where you're from, this could be a great opportunity for you! A chance to attend the Ethiopian Social Enterprise World Forum in October 2019. It's specifically for those committed to growing the sector to make it truly national. Check it out! # #socent #socialenterprise Philanthropy Australia are looking  for up to 20 current and emerging Australian social enterprise leaders to explore "local traditions and fresh perspectives" at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019, in Addis Ababa. The SEWF is the leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. It is the main platform for learning, sharing of good practice, ideas and creating ...

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