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Impact Boom brings you a comprehensive, 20-week impact enterprise accelerator. Get ready to develop a sustainable and scalable business or community project which creates positive social, environmental or cultural impact.

We're looking for

Positive Impact

Old ways of doing things are out. Considering how your business or community project affects people and the planet is in. If your idea has the potential to create both social and economic value we’d love to hear from you.
We're looking for


You’ve got drive and passion for your idea. The problem or opportunity you see keeps you up at night. If you’re willing to go above and beyond to make the change you want to see, we want to meet you.
We're looking for


This work is hard. It’s difficult trying to make change. It’s not easy to create a viable social enterprise. But you know it’s worth it. You’re the type of person who can push through and just keep going even when you hit a low.

Potentially you?

We see potential in people who may not fit the mold. We invite creativity and diversity and different ways of seeing how to change the world. Our door is open to all.

What others have to say

“Elevate+ has been amazing at connecting us with like-minded people, tailored business skills and great mentoring. Tom Allen is unwavering in his support, enthusiasm and generosity for social enterprise startups like ourselves. Elevate+ has been a fantastic experience and has really helped launch our business.”


This has been a total game-changing program for myself personally and Ethni. I can’t thank you enough for your long, hard hours and passion you’ve poured into making it possible. I’ll look forward to continuing to work together.


What's in the program?

12 weekly digital modules, providing knowledge + exercises to guide you to success
12 in-person group workshops led by passionate & experienced industry professionals
Personal & group mentoring sessions to help you scale your enterprise & maximise your impact
Networking, pitch events & strong exposure to help you gain customers, partners or funders

Key Dates for Your Diary

Applications open:
23 May 2021
Applications close:
25 June 2021,  5pm
Sunshine coast social enterprise tour:
(highly recommended)
12 July 2021
Elevate+ Bootcamp:
16 July 2021
Selected participants notified:
20 July 2021
Public networking event:
(cohort is announced)
18 Aug 2021, 4-6:30pm
In person or online workshops with leading industry professionals:
23 Aug - 29 Nov 2021
Logan social enterprise bus tour:
11 Oct 2021
Private pitch event:
15 Nov 2021
Public showcase event:
6 Dec 2021
01 Welcome to Elevate+ : Setting ourselves up for success.
Gain a clear understanding of the program, fundamental traits of successful entrepreneurs and useful strategies to practice throughout Elevate+ as we work to scale your enterprise and impact.
02 Purpose, vision, impact. Project management and effective teams.
Clearly defining our ‘why’, desired impacts, roles, teamwork theory and other frameworks that will drive our startup projects from the core.
03 Understanding root causes & solving the right problem.
Gain a clear grasp of important Design Thinking, Co-Design & Systems Thinking strategies to understand, redefine and respond to the right problems from the beginning, so you don't waste time later.
04 Game changing business modelling and value proposition design.
Understanding and designing innovative business models is crucial to a social entrepreneur’s success. We learn how to best deliver value to your customers and stakeholders.
05 Creativity jam! conceptualisation & ideation to create new, sustainable possibilities.
Learn innovative methods to create world-changing solutions through strategic design. Analyse, expand on and improve the way you are delivering value.
06 Purposeful prototyping and pilots.
Learn quick, iterative and effective prototyping and piloting methods to validate concepts with your target audience. Throw away assumptions and respond to customer and stakeholder needs effectively.
07 Impact marketing & branding strategy.
Learn key tools to understand the market in which you operate. Define a personal and enterprise brand strategy. Understand social media and other marketing methods to create a trusted brand.
08 Financing projects and getting them off the ground.
Understand the best financing methods to fund your project and learn from leading investors. Get effective crowdfunding tips and learn how to become impact investment ready.
09 Powerful pitching & storytelling secrets.
Learn the art of storytelling to capture, engage and influence an audience. Receive and practice pitching secrets to successfully sell your project.
10 Key legal considerations for social entrepreneurs.
Gain a clear understanding about how to best protect your Intellectual Property. Understand legals and get contracts right. We'll talk business structures, tax and what’s best for your social enterprise.
11 Understanding the ecosystem. leading social enterprises.
Get strong insights from organisations, support bodies & leading global social entrepreneurs. Hear success and failure stories to keep you on track. Mix and network with local social entrepreneur leaders.
12 Creating tracks and moving forward with impact.
Methods and tools to keep entrepreneurs on track to delivering viable enterprises that deliver impact. Impact measurement and metrics. Reflection and clear planning to move forward.

Speakers + Mentors

The Elevate+ team are experienced, purpose-driven, people who are highly passionate about creating strong social, cultural and environmental impact. You’ll be supported by leading industry professionals with both local and international experience during in-person presentations, workshops and mentoring.

Alex Hannant

Co-Director, Yunus Centre, Griffith University

Ingrid Burkett

Co-Director, Yunus Centre, Griffith University

Tom Allen

CEO, Impact Boom & Lead Facilitator

Mark Gustowski

Partner, Innovation Architects

Philippe Ceulen

Partner, Innovation Architects

Sarah Mak

Founder, Folktale

Stacey Ross

CEO, The Centre for Women & Co.

Katie Richards

Founder, Law on Earth

Tony Sharp

Co-Founder & CEO, Substation33

Tim O'Brian & Ebony Fowler


Rowan Lamont

Strategy Designer, Business Models Inc.

Michael Doneman

Yunus Centre, Griffith University

Paulette Oldfield

City Transformation Program Leader, City of Logan

Nathan NGuyen

General Manager, Land Raxx

Josh Murchie

Co-Founder & CEO, Little Phil

Justin Thiang

City Innovation Lead, City of Logan

Nahshon Pinto

Director, 7 Tiles

Tom Dawkins

Co-Founder & CEO, StartSomeGood

Yasmin Grigaliunas

Co-Founder & CEO, WBGS

David Martin

Principal, Pathfinder Facilitation

Nina Yousefpour

Social Enterprise Certification Manager, Social Traders

Alex Hooke

Social Procurement Lead, Social Traders

And it's all free

This programme costs nothing except your time and unwavering energy.

Thanks to support from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources, Logan City Council and Griffith University, spots on the accelerator program are fully subsidised.

2021 Cohort of Impact Enterprises

ALLKND, MATE Bystander, Arise Learning, Mystorehouse, Bee All Natural, Noakes Impact Investment, Dreatime Artistry, Pacifika Young Peoples Wellbeing Network (PYPWN), Ediblescapes, The Aspire Project, Folly Games, The Dignity Project, Intego Travel, Urban Edible, Logan Local Food Network, Whirl

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