In its first foray to the west, this hugely successful event comprises a pitch evening with a triple-decker live crowdfunding campaign where YOU decide who gets funded.
Be quick and BOOK NOW for WA's very first Pitch for Good. $30 buys you 3 x $10 voting chips, a feed, a social enterprise fair, refreshments for sale from local craft brewer and winery Three Rivers Brewing and Harris Organic Wines.. and an awesome evening of pitches where YOU decide who gets funded!
Introducing the finalists;
Fare Go Food Truck
Fare Go is the first ever social enterprise food truck operated by people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in Perth. Serving up delicious cultural comfort food, Fare Go brings the opportunity to eat, share and connect while empowering refugees and asylum seekers through employment. They have bought the truck and need your help to get it rolling! Your support will give the Fare Go a fair go at a sustainable future..because every refugee deserves a chance!
Mark and Marissa want to give young Australians the opportunity to grow and learn about native bushfood plants and to foster an interest and passion for their food and environment. They want to help interested schools in their goal to establish a Tucker Bush garden and provide them with a starter pack of native bushfood plants, an Aboriginal Cultural incursion, and plan the garden and run an educational workshop.
Tucker Bush's ultimate vision is for every Australian garden to feature (at least) one indigenous edible plant. Through the Tucker Bush for Schools Program, Mark and Marissa aim to support a sustainable, long-term approach to achieving a goal of this scale.
Baked by Erica
Baked by Erica is a Perth social enterprise that exist to provide opportunities to those living in poverty - one delicious treat at a time. Through the creation of delicious baked treats, we take you to your happy place, while 50% of profits support our mission in the Philippines.
Erica Urquiaga, who grew up in the Philippines and has lived in Perth for the past 18 years, is passionate about breaking the cycle of community disruption in the Philippines, where many parents leave young children behind to work in the cities and abroad to earn a decent living for their families.
She maintains deep connections to both her homes and her ultimate goal is to build a social enterprise cafe and shop in the Philippines to educate, upskill & employ locals within their communities, whilst creating impact in Perth through a social enterprise cafe exchange program.
Baked by Erica has supported Perth initiatives such as the GreenBatch launch event, Cancer No Bueno and WIMWA fundraisers, Hawaiian Ride for Youth team auction, FIFO Focus and Red FM FIFO family day and mental health week.
Flanno is the 2018 winner of WA's inaugural Startup Weekend for Social Impact. The humble and yet iconic Flanno, its Australia’s most loved shirt. A symbol of toughness, warmth and strength and yet the sad truth behind the strength and comfort that is the Flanno, is too many Aussies are facing a private pain.
Suicide is the number one cause of death in Australians aged between 15 to 44, with rates 3 times higher in men and more than double for Indigenous Australians. Inspired through the untimely death of a much-loved brother and friend, in a leap of faith two pint sized chicks have been compelled to take action.
Together they decided to turn something great into something even better and claim the iconic Flanno for the benefit of Australians doing it tough.
Flanno is a social enterprise, an online streetwear label, that has been established to help support well-known and grass roots organisations doing great work in the Mental Health space. Through each purchase of this iconic wardrobe staple, you’re helping Flanno to achieve their mission to bring down suicide rates in Australia. With 50% of profits going straight to established organisations, every shirt sold helps to make a difference.
Tradr.com is a Perth-based social enterprise enabling tracking, and reprocessing of waste across our communities. John Forfar founded Tradr with a vision to accelerate our transition to sustainable consumption and production. Tradr's blockchain-based platform is a world-first that enables stakeholders throughout the waste supply chain – from consumers, councils, government, and waste recyclers – to track, manage and ultimately enable the reprocessing of all waste, including mixed paper and plastics that have become such a visible and serious problem for our communities and the global environment.
Using blockchain & RFID/GPS sensor technology Tradr's platform will drive local reuse and recycling to decrease waste that is illegally dumped or sent to landfill and accelerate the transition to a circular economy through awareness, education and provenance.
For the past few years, Johnny, founder of Paper Mountain has led he team with the vision to encourage exploratory art forms and unique dialogue to challenge conventional ideas of human creativity and expression.
Paper Mountain is a non-for-profit and self-funded artist-run-initiative (ARI), entirely run by an incredible team of over 50 volunteers. Through high-quality programming in our gallery, affordable studio spaces for artists and a common space where arts projects are fostered, Paper Mountain has become a much-loved space as a unique space supporting artists and creatives to showcase their work.
Over the years, Paper Mountain has elevated the narratives of hundreds of artists and creatives, and continues to provide ongoing opportunities for professional and creative development for artists and arts workers, while actively working towards using the arts as a way to empower our communities. Looking to it’s future, Paper Mountain is looking to find new ways to strengthen it’s contributions to arts, culture and community in WA.