Phase 1

Find people

Find people who have great ideas for social businesses.


Phase 2

Shortlist and power-up

A panel of judges will select the best entries to be shortlisted who will be provided with a “power-up” workshop to grow and develop their idea so it’s got a strong social business model.


Phase 3

Pitch

Teams get a month to work their ideas before they do a final pitch to a panel of judges.


Phase 4

Support

The winner(s) gets receives start-up funding up to 100k from Office for the Ageing and 9 months of ongoing innovation support from The Australian Centre for Social Innovation worth AUD 40,000.


Two opportunities

1. Baby boomers

How can we re-imagine later life with and for Baby Boomers- to enable Boomers to live the lives they want and best contribute to their communities?

Mike has retired from full time work. He’d love to share his skills in woodwork and making documentaries. Sue has more time on her hands now she has stopped teaching and would like to meet some new people- people who share her passion for live music and roses. Bill is excited to finally have the time to start his own micro-business. 

Mike, Sue and Bill: they’re just three of an estimated 402,000 Baby Boomers in South Australia. Baby Boomers are a generation that have lived through huge social shifts - greater gender equality, greater wealth, the introduction of superannuation, work opportunities. They may be retiring from work, but they certainly don’t want to retire from life. 

 

2. Socially isolated

How can we support older people living alone to live the life they want and maximise their opportunity to contribute and connect to the people around them?

Eileen is 69 she lives alone and hardly sees anyone during the week. She keeps the radio on most of the time just to hear another voice in the house. Eddy’s wife passed away ten years back. Although he’s close with his two daughters, they both live in Perth and only catch up once a year. 

There are many older people like Eileen and Eddy. In 1997 32% of people aged 65 and over lived alone and during their waking hours spent on average 79% of their time alone. Although some people are happy spending time alone, for most it’s not really how they want to spend their day to day. Feeling lonely isn’t good for your health either, people who feel consistently lonely have a 14% higher risk of premature death than those who don’t.


What would a good idea look like?

We believe a good social solution is one that engages and attracts people, created positive social outcomes for the user and is financially sustainable.

Here’s some inspiration of innovation that’s happening around the world:

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