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Project Rockit takes home the 2020 Ethical Enterprise Award

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Ethical Enterprise

In the midst of the new Covid-normal, life in Melbourne persists as the winners of the Ethical Enterprise Award were announced on the 28th of October at Moral Fairground’s first-ever completely digital Ethical Enterprise Conference.

Winners Project Rockit, Australia’s youth-driven movement against bullying, hate, and prejudice were elated to win a considerable parcel of cash and in-kind mentorship services valued at $54,644.88 awarded by Moral Fairground in partnership with Lush and other sponsors a myriad of sectors and backgrounds, unified by their commitment to the impact-driven business.

The sponsors of this year’s conference are looking forward to working alongside Project Rockit as they continue on their mission to empower students and young people to take positive action and
to be part of the solution when it comes to bullying, online and offline.

The conference entitled “Re-Think, Re-Set, Re-Boot: Reshaping The Impact Economy” brought together a diverse group of industry trailblazers, thought-leaders, budding change makers, community leaders and business dedicated to creating long-lasting positive change, in light of the seismic shift caused by the ongoing global pandemic.

The Ethical Enterprise event aimed to plant the seeds of the “new normal” in a post-covid world by providing purposeful business across industries and sectors a forum to consider practical strategies to rethink current systems, reset the norms and reboot to effectively adapt to an ever changing landscape.

This year’s Ethical Enterprise Conference also provided a space for aspiring companies and start-ups to digitally showcase their ideas at the Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition. The 6 finalists presented their ideas to seasoned judges Cameron Neil, Co-founder & Director, Red Hat Impact; Dr Natalya Turkina, Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT; Tom Dawkins, CEO, StartSomeGood and Hanna Burrows, Manager, Common Code.

After much deliberation, Small Fires a new kind of publisher that makes children’s books about the world in partnership with local change-makers was announced as the winner of the Early Pitch Competition 2020.

The Early Entrepreneurial Enterprise Pitch Competition aims to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their ideas and potentially ‘win’ necessary mentoring and resources that can aid in the realisation of their vision.

As this year’s winner, Small Fires won a place in the Early Pitch Booster Program which provides access to mentorship, professional services, and advice and resources to support entrepreneurs or enterprises to make a concept a reality. The Booster Program and its contents are valued at $23,394.88 and are an amazing program for Early Ethical Enterprise Competition winners.

The prizes will assist this year Early Pitch winner, Small Fires in delivering real stories about real places by real people to every child.


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