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Tom

Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins is Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, an innovation agency which helps connect innovation with capital for social change. StartSomeGood runs StartSomeGood.com, the crowdfunding platform with the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding and powers impact accelerators and entrepreneurial education programs for partners across business, foundations and government.

Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, first Social Media Director for global NGO Ashoka and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.

Tom has created dance parties and film festivals, conferences and co-working spaces, fundraising platforms and Burning Man theme camps and has supported nonprofits, companies and governments to better refine their purpose, communicate their message and build their community.

Cam

Cameron Neil

Cameron is an entrepreneur and advisor with significant experience in sustainable and ethical supply chains, food and fashion industries, international development, social enterprise, organisational development, stakeholder engagement, impact investment and business strategy.

Cameron is co-founder and director of Red Hat Impact, providing founders, entrepreneurs and business managers with capital, consulting and connections to grow businesses with positive social and environmental impact. He is also co-founder and partner of Ethical Fields, a boutique agriculture and forestry consultancy. Ethical Fields is creating, building and advising businesses to blend social and technological innovation with new financing and investment approaches that benefit producers and their communities.

Paul

Paul Howorth

Paul is an entrepreneur, lawyer and strategist with more than 20 years experience in advisory consulting for development-related fields. He has frequently worked on the design of impact funding and financing programs for SMEs, especially in the indigenous development field. He also has great knowledge of international trade and investment, and how to make these work for impact.

Paul's professional passion is helping the business world to lead and accelerate transformative action for the benefit of people and the planet. He is a co-founder of Red Hat Impact, a business that provides business support to impact SMEs through advice, capital raising and market connections. He is also a co-founder of Goodopoly, an emerging learning platform community for SMEs to help them much more affordably and straight-forwardly work on and do good through business.

His personal passions are travel, songwriting, meditation and running amok as often as possible with his partner and daughters.

David

David Carbines

David works with leaders and teams to make new things happen. Drawing on design thinking, business modelling and human centricity, he walks with people to imagine, articulate and achieve their goals.

With a diverse background spanning emergency disaster management (World Vision International), operational management (Aldi Stores) strategic consulting (Deloitte), startup incubation (The Difference Incubator) and enterprise digital transformation (Arup), David co-founded Red Hat Impact to help social enterprises grow and scale to financial sustainability.

David holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Economics), Arts (History and Development Studies) and Diploma of Music (Voice) from the University of Melbourne, and completed the altMBA16 in February 2018. He loves reading and playing guitar in breaks from renovating a weatherboard house.

Renata

Renata van Diest

Renata is the CTO of crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.com, which empowers social entrepreneurs across the globe to raise the funds they need to do good. Nearly 1000 social initiatives from over 50 countries have raised more than 12 million AUD through the StartSomeGood.com platform.

Previously Renata worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft in Seattle, and she has worked with several tech startups in the London, UK area on tech and business strategy. She is passionate about businesses that combine technology with a social mission in order to improve people's lives. Renata has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, and an MBA from London Business School.

Unable to stay still for very long, Renata’s backpack is always half-packed ready for her next adventure. She is an avid amateur travel photographer and also loves snowboarding, kayaking, and trekking, and is currently learning how to sail.