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Better Boards invites you to its live event

Sprout Summit 2017

About this live event

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

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

10.45am - George Liacos, Spark Strategy 

11.30am - Ash Rosshandler, Good Company & Karma Currency (Listen to Ash's SproutCast Interview)

12.15pm - Lunch Break (Opening session will be rebroadcast online)

1.00pm - Rita Nehme, SteerNorth

1.30pm - Richard Evans, Talent Nation

2.00pm - Warwick Peel, Future Directors Institute & Startup Boardroom

2.30pm - Jay Boolkin, Social Change Central

3.00pm - Morgan Koegel, One Girl

3.30pm - Wrap up by Summit Host Raph Goldsworthy

3.45pm - Summit conclusion.

Attendance Options & Registration

Individual Online/Digital Pass

$99 AUD  ~ Book Now

  • 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 ~ Book Now

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 ~ 21 currently remaining)

$198 AUD ~ Book Now

  • 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 hereAll 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

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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
    Ash Rosshandler Chief Executive Officer @ Good Company & Karma Currency

  • Speaker
    Morgan Koegel Chief Executive Officer @ One Girl

  • 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
    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
    Rita Nehme Co-Founder and Executive Director @ SteerNorth

  • 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
    Warwick Peel Co-Founder @ Startup Boardroom

  • Speaker
    Helen Barclay Managing Director @ EnviroDNA

  • Host
    Raph Goldsworthy Managing Director @ Better Boards