ImpaQt
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ImpaQt™ is a funded entity of the QUT Bluebox Pty Ltd ecosystem. We bridge the gap between the supply and demand sides of the social impact so that barriers to impact are minimised and deal flow is increased.

We provide opportunities, resources and networks to channel for-purpose capital into innovative organisations and projects that seek to make a significant, measurable social and environmental impact on Queensland and other societies.

OUR VISION:

1

A Queensland that provides inclusive, sustainable and meaningful opportunities enabling all its residents to thrive.

2

A prosperous for-purpose state-wide business sector in which impact investing is a normal market mechanism, unlocking capital for good.

OUR MISSION:

Creating a future for Queensland's vulnerable

We drive connections and deals that result in tangible, sustainable outcomes for vulnerable Queenslanders and others.

These include people who are long-term unemployed, those who are unable to access mainstream opportunities for economic advancement, and those who feel isolated and disempowered by the structures and systems around them.

WE WILL

Link innovative social impact ventures with impact investors to scale solutions for social impact.

Drive partnership projects to create opportunities on a large scale.

Create opportunities for future founders to promote participation in building the social enterprise/investment ecosystem within QLD.

Prioritise QUT diaspora of students, staff researchers and alumnae.

WHO WE WORK WITH


Social entrepreneurs at all stages of venture growth.


Investors looking to engage in impact investments or understand more about the social impact sector.


Corporates and government seeking to support the sector and engage by the way of capital injection or policy development.


OUR SERVICES:

For-purpose business mentoring and advisory Catalysing investment deals and facilitation access to capital Convening network connections and events Leading partnership projects for impact at scale Tools, resources and information on the social impact sector

OUR TEAM:

Lisa Siganto

Chair

lisa.siganto@qut.edu.au

Lisa Siganto is currently a board director of QUT bluebox, QLD College of Teachers and Mercy Partners. Ms Siganto has her own business, Shorebirds, which supports partnerships to create social impact. Her experience is across both corporate and non-government organisations in a range of roles including chair, director, CEO, project manager and consultant. As the QLD director of Social Ventures Australia she was responsible for connecting social investors and philanthropists to social ventures in QLD. Formerly, Lisa has been a partner in consulting at Deloitte and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Lisa has served on many corporate and not-for-profit boards since the mid-1990s. She has an MBA from Harvard University and an engineering degree from The University of Queensland.

Luke Terry

Social Entrepreneur in Residence

luke.terry@qut.edu.au

Luke Terry is the founder of several large-scale employment focused social enterprise projects including Vanguard Laundry Services, Ability Enterprises and Work Restart. Luke has a founding belief that all business can be used as a tool for social good and community transformation. Luke is a Westpac Social Change fellow and was awarded Australian Social Enterprise award accolades in 2015 & 2016.

Jemima Welsh

Analyst

jemima.welsh@qut.edu.au

Jemima Welsh has experience working in Indigenous affairs, international relations and social impact consultancy across the non-profit, corporate diplomacy and for-purpose sectors. She has a Masters in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and a degree in International Relations from The University of Queensland.

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