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Uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

Theme: Blockchain

Social and Environmental Impact

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  • What role does blockchain have in your work?

  • What are the opportunities for social and environmental impact enterprises

  • How is it being used at the moment and what does it mean for the non-techies in this community?

Here’s your chance to have conversations with humans who are entrenched in the industry and hear:

  • what they are doing,
  • how they are using the technology,
  • find out what the future holds and how it may impact you, and
  • explore the opportunities available for you…

Come along and join us for our second-speed mentoring event for 2018. We’ve asked several speakers to be mentors for this month’s meeting. So far we’re pleased to announce:

  • Nichola Cooper – MiVote
  • Jamie Skella – Horizon State
  • Lizzie Mettam – Think5678
  • Ellie Rennie – RMIT University
  • TBA????

How do these events work?

  • Casual networking (15 mins)
  • Introduction to the process, Moral Fairground and the sponsors
  • Speed Networking (20-30 mins) make new connections – each conversation will be five minutes, and you’ll have two minutes to speak and two minutes to listen
  • Don’t worry we’ll keep track of the time and let you know when it is time to change
  • Conversations with Mentors for 60 minutes every 10-15 mins each mentor will move to a group and open the discussion – with a set topic
  • Casual Networking continues

Why are we introducing Speed Networking?

  • It is a fun way to meet a lot of people in a very short time and introduce yourself to them and practice your story.
  • Sometimes we may give you a question to answer – for example,
  • What is it you do and why?
  • Practice your pitch, or
  • what is an ethical enterprise?

What is Speed Mentoring?

  • When we have run this format in the past – it’s been amazing how animated the conversations have been.
  • Fun, educational, informative and insightful are just a few words we received from the feedback.
  • Each mentor will set a topic for the evening. They will present the issue to a group and start the conversation, after 10-15 minutes they will move onto the next group and start again.
  • This is an opportunity for each group to meet each mentor to discuss a very specific topic. Conversations are a fantastic way to gain insight from others and share our knowledge and the lessons we have learnt from our experiences.

The focus of this networking event is to meet like-minded people, get to know who is out there trying to change the world, and to build relationships. It’s not about making a quick sale.


See our April Mentor Bios 

 

The Logistics

Date: Wed April 18  2018   |  Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue:   Donkey Wheel House  |  The Difference Incubator TDi  |  673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Book Tickets  $30 for Adults  $25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students

Tickets includes: – Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – Coffee and Tea – Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event – On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

Tram: Any tram along Spencer Street or Burke Street, Melbourne.
Train: Closest train station is Southern Cross.
Parking Stations nearby: Book early to save

Partners

moral fairground evolve with us Moral Fairground is devoted to promoting sustainable and fair trade business practices. Our mission to educate, inspire and encourage people to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world, the environment and the people we share it with.

 

The Difference Incubator TDiThe Difference Incubator (TDi) is our Venue partner. TDi fundamentally believes that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with an alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges.

 

Qi TeasQi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for conscious business owners who give a damn! About the impact their business has on you and future generations. The interviews are conversations with entrepreneurs who run a business that aims to have a positive impact on the world. The second season will be recorded and released this year.

Kinfolk

Charity Partner

 


March Event

Which Capital to use to Start, Grow & Scale your business MoralFairground Monthly Ethical Network Events

 

What’s it about?

The session will explore the various capital options available to founders to start, grow and scale a business with social or environmental impact at its core. Cameron will provide examples of how different sources and types of capital have been used by others and outline options available to founders.

What can you expect to walk away with?

  • Insights into the capital options for businesses pursuing social and/or environmental impact
  • Guidance on what options may best suit their idea or business

Who’s your Facilitator? 

Cameron has spent two decades working for a more equitable and sustainable world. His career includes paid and volunteer roles across government, community and business sectors, specialising in building and leading teams, networks and businesses that deliver social, environmental and economic value. Cameron is co-founder and director of Red Hat Impact, a new enterprise

that provides founders, entrepreneurs and business managers with capital, consulting and connections to grow businesses with positive social and environmental impact.

Presenter at the Monthly Ethical Networking Events
Speaker at the Ethical Enterprise Conference 2017
redhatimpact.com

Door Prizes

  1. Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event.
  2. On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

The Logistics

Date: Wed 21st March 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue:   Donkey Wheel House  |  The Difference Incubator TDi  |  673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Book Tickets  $30 for Adults  $25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students

Tickets includes: – Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – Coffee and Tea – Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event – On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

Tram: Any tram along Spencer Street, Melbourne.
Train: Closest train station is Southern Cross.
Parking Stations nearby: Book early to save

Partners

moral fairground evolve with us Moral Fairground is devoted to promoting sustainable and fair trade business practices. Our mission to educate, inspire and encourage people to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world, the environment and the people we share it with.

 

The Difference Incubator TDiThe Difference Incubator (TDi) is our Venue partner. TDi fundamentally believes that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with an alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges.

 

Qi TeasQi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for conscious business owners who give a damn! About the impact their business has on you and future generations. The interviews are conversations with entrepreneurs who run a business that aims to have a positive impact on the world. The second season will be recorded and released this year.

Kinfolk

Charity Partner

 

Podcast

James Meldrum | Whole Kids | BCorp & Organic |TFS016



Whole Kids was the first Australian brand to sell certified organic snacks for children, providing parents with healthier options, no artificial ingredients and real, honest good food for their kids.

Since its’ inception in 2005, Whole Kids has become certified as B Corporation and now they are in their second term of accreditation following a rigorous onsite audit last year. The Company’s purpose is to create healthy food options for healthy kids while sustaining a healthy world.

Join James and I as we discuss:

  • Why the couple felt that the corporate world has become so disconnected from their own business goals & values – other than just their bottom lines.
  • The inspiration behind Whole Kids, and its’ business values.
  • How engaging with their target market from the get go helped them gain the confidence to start.
  • The importance of becoming Certified Organic and B Corporation.
  • How they have maintained a strong partnership at work and at home.
  • The key to forming a creative, dedicated and value driven culture.
  • Aligning their business with suppliers and manufacturers that have the same social and environmental values.
  • Why outsourcing their warehouse and logistics operations, allowed their business to grow.
  • Taking on the top dogs and standing for what is right.
  • Unjunkit: reconnecting kids with nature.

Quotes to ponder and share

Let’s make organic kid’s food. Make it as healthy as we can and build a business that is transparent, it’s value driven, and it has a purpose beyond making money. #wholekids @_JamesMeldrum

 

There is life beyond money.  @_JamesMeldrum #purpose #BCorp #family #wholekids

We all should be eating organic food – especially (for) kids and babies.   @_JamesMeldrum

Now we will not recruit for a role if we don’t find the right values and culture fit first. #wholekids @_JamesMeldrum

How can we make healthier, better products, which is what we’re all about, and make more impact in the community? #wholekids @_JamesMeldrum #Bcorp #organic

If you don’t understand something, if you don’t connect with something, then you won’t care about it. #unjunkit @_JamesMeldrum

There is not enough regulation, in our view, around when and how food should be marketed or even promoted at all to children, and in what circumstances and environments. #unjunkit @_JamesMeldrum

 My three top learnings:

  1. Ensure you get your purpose and values right on the inside first. Embed them into all your internal policies and procedures in order to create a strong culture.
  2. Really focus on people. If the right people are on board, who share the same values, it will do amazing things for your business.
  3. Shout your business purpose and what you’re all about from the rooftops. Be confident and proud of your values and what you stand for.

Please share yours…

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