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Better Boards invites you to its live event

Sprout Summit 2017

About this live event

Purchase the recording of all Sprout Summit 2017 Sessions here.

Now in its third year Sprout Summit is focused on helping founders of social enterprises and for-purpose businesses flourish by equipping them with the practical tools, processes and insights to build organisations that can drive successful change and create real positive impact in our society.

Featuring an exciting line up of speakers with experience starting some of Australia’s most innovative not-for-profits, social enterprises and for-purpose businesses, this is a must attend event for any social entrepreneur. 

Whether you are just getting started on your social enterprise, B Corp, not-for-profit, or for-purpose business, or you have been on the path of social entrepreneurship for a while now, when you attend Sprout Summit you'll benefit from gaining practical insights and tools that will help you to flourish as a social entrepreneur.

Sprout Summit is presented by Better Boards in partnership with Feros Care.

Date & Time

Thursday 12th October 2017

9.45am - 3.45pm AEDT (Check the start time against your local time here).

Please note if you are booking to attend our studio audience in Melbourne you need to arrive by 9.30am

2017 Speakers

Full presentation descriptions can be viewed here.

Ash Rosshandler   Helen Barclay   George   Riat

 Ash Rosshandler     Helen Barclay          George Liacos         Rita Nehme

Jay   Warwick  Richard   Morgan

Jay Boolkin                Warwick Peel         Richard Evans           Morgan Koegel

Event Schedule (times in AEDT)

9.45am - Welcome by Summit host Raph Goldsworthy.

10.00am - Helen Barclay, EnviroDNA
                The Non-scientist: My Six-month Report Card

10.45am - George Liacos, Spark Strategy 
                The Four Steps to Designing a Sustainable Business Model

11.30am - Ash Rosshandler, Good Company & Karma Currency (Listen to Ash's SproutCast Interview)
                The GoodCompany Journey – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

12.15pm - LUNCH BREAK

1.00pm - Rita Nehme, SteerNorth
               Steering Towards Social Impact

1.30pm - Richard Evans, Talent Nation
               How to Attract, and Retain, the Right Team

2.00pm - Warwick Peel, Future Directors Institute & Startup Boardroom
               How #Socent Founders can Scale and Capacity Build via a Growth Advisory Board

2.30pm - Jay Boolkin, Social Change Central
               Back to Basics: The Four Cs of Effective Social Entrepreneurship

3.00pm - Morgan Koegel, One Girl
               Making it Personal: Secrets of Rapid Growth

3.30pm - Wrap up by Summit Host Raph Goldsworthy

3.45pm - Summit conclusion.

Full presentation descriptions can be viewed here.

Attendance Options & Registration

Individual Online/Digital Pass

$198 AUD

  • View the livestream (view it all or on a session-by-session basis as your schedule permits).
  • Receive recordings of all the presentations (after the event) to review at your leisure (or view if you can't attend live). 
  • Ask questions via the online chat. Network with other online attendees.
  • Live broadcast will occur in the AEDT timezone (Check the start time against your local time here).

Register for online/digital attendance here. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.*

Online/Digital Pass for Groups (4+)

$360 AUD

If you'd like to book in a group of four or more people to view the Sprout Summit Livestream (either at one location or at separate locations) then this option is ideal for you. If you have any questions about group bookings please contact Alana on or +61 3 5429 3786.

Register for online/digital attendance here. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.*

Studio Audience/In-Person Pass (Strictly Limited to 25 people ~ 3 currently remaining)

$198 AUD

  • Spend the day with us at The Odd One Out in Melbourne, Australia (a space scientifically proven to increase creative thought).
  • Build and strengthen you network through in-person networking with speakers and other attendees.
  • Enjoy an awesome catered lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Receive recordings of all the presentations (after the event) to view at your leisure. 

Register for in-person attendance here. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.*

Sponsors & Supporters

Feros Care 

Feros Care is the Sprout Summit partner for 2017 – supporting future for-purpose leaders, social entrepreneurs and energetic change-makers who are passionate about making a difference.

Ideas Hoist

Ideas Hoist is our media partner at Sprout Summit 2017 – connecting with speakers and delegates to share the stories of Australians making ideas happen.

We'd also like to thank the following organisations for endorsing and supporting Sprout Summit.

EnviroDNAAIESECSpark StrategyTalent Nation, RMIT University, Windsor GroupSocial Change Central, Recomazing & RMIT Entrepreneurship & StartUp Association

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RMIT Windsor Group

Social Change Central Recomazing


Contact Us

Have you got a question or query? Please contact the Better Boards team on: 

+61 3 5429 3786 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)

*Booking Terms & Conditions

Please be aware that all bookings are subject to the following terms and conditions:

Group and Individual Online/Digital Passes are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable. No refunds will be issued for non-attendance. For "Studio Audience/In-Person" passes refunds will be provided less a 50% cancellation fee until 20th September 2017. After this date no refund can be provided. "Studio Audience/In-Person" Passes are transferable if we are advised in writing ( no later than one week prior to the event date. No refunds will be issued for non-attendance. Better Boards Australasia Pty Ltd (Convenor of Sprout Summit 2017) reserves the right to change, amend or modify these terms and conditions and any other aspect of the event at anytime without prior notice. Better Boards Australasia Pty Ltd maximum liability in any and all circumstances is limited to the cost of the ticket purchased. 

Hosted by

  • Speaker
    Richard Evans Managing Director @ Talent Nation

    As a pioneer in the purpose driven executive recruiting space, he founded Talent Nation with a focus on environment, sustainability, energy, natural resources and the not-for-profit sectors. Talent Nation is a certified B Corporation,.

  • Speaker
    Jay Boolkin Co-Founder @ Social Change Central

    Jay Boolkin is serious about positive social change and the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Jay believes that for-purpose business models can become part of the mainstream.

  • Speaker
    Warwick Peel Co-Founder @ Startup Boardroom

    Co-Founder of both Future Directors Institute who empower new economy thinking in the boardroom and Boardroom InnSaei who advise companies on Non-Executive appointments. He is an experienced headhunter with board advisory experience spanning Europe, UK and predominantly Australia and Asia Pacific.

  • Speaker
    Helen Barclay Managing Director @ EnviroDNA

    I've built a strong belief in using the power of business as a force for good - beyond the bank account. When BCorp hit Australia I thought this is where it's at! I have a triple bottom line ideology, working towards a positive impact on environments and people in balance with the money part.

  • Speaker
    Rita Nehme Co-Founder and Executive Director @ SteerNorth

    Rita is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Steer North and a YLab associate consultant with the Foundation for Young Australians, where she works with organisations and institutions on social change issues that involve or impact young people.

  • Speaker
    George Liacos Managing Director @ Spark Strategy

    A champion of the B Corp movement, George works across the Not-for-profit and private sectors, and with Government and philanthropy to create profit for purpose business models to solve social problems.

  • Speaker
    Morgan Koegel Chief Executive Officer @ One Girl

    At the age of 25, Morgan Koegel is not only the youngest member of the One Girl team, but also its CEO. She is a passionate believer in the power of education and the capacity for young people to do anything they set their mind to.

  • Speaker
    Ash Rosshandler Chief Executive Officer @ Good Company & Karma Currency

    Ash is the founder of Karma Currency Foundation and the CEO of GoodCompany - Australia's largest Workplace Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising Rewards platform. Goodcompany is the winner of the Westpac Top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow Award and the Australasian Fundraiser of the Year.

  • Host
    Raph Goldsworthy Managing Director @ Better Boards