ImpaQt Launch

October 29, 2018
Media Release

ImpaQt Launch

The Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman hosted the QUT Bluebox ImpaQt event at Parliament House on Tuesday 29th October to highlight how social enterprises are market driven businesses for the future which will create significant social and economic impact through the solution of complex social problems and the creation of jobs.

“We are committed to creating a Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy that can help existing businesses grow, foster new and existing ventures and increase the capacity and flow of investment to Queensland’s social enterprise sector.

Social enterprises are generating a lot of interest and it is great to bring everyone together and learn more about what QUT and other organisations are doing to build on the promise and momentum that can produce real benefits for individuals, families, customers and the wider community,” Ms Fentiman said.

The event provided a valuable opportunity for 16 Queensland social enterprises and key stakeholders, including social impact intermediaries, philanthropists, university stakeholders and key government ministers, department leaders and social investors, to get together and explore opportunities, resources and networks within the Ecosystem.

Guests also heard from Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Ivan Frkovic, QUT Chancellor Tim Fairfax AC and English Family Foundation Chairman Allan English and QUT’s Social Entrepreneur in Residence Luke Terry challenged the sector to work towards creating 5000 new jobs for disadvantaged people.

The details of all the social enterprises participating in the event are contained in this information document.For more information please contact Jemima Welsh

For more information

Contact: QUT bluebox

Email: jemima.welsh@qut.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3138 9420