The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-03-07T07:31:02Z Australian Founded EduTech Startup UDAY secures Ten Year Skills Training Deals with Indian Government. 2017-03-07T07:31:02Z australian-founded-edutech-startup-uday-secures-ten-year-skills-training-deals-with-indian-government Media Release Australian Founded EduTech Startup UDAY secures Ten Year Skills Training Deals with Indian Government. EMBARGO – Wednesday 8th March 2017:  Imagine the world where the youth of the developing countries are not wasting away their lives but instead using their skills for self sustenance, where women are independent and have the capability to earn their livelihood, where the rural population does not have to leave their homes in search of employment but instead engage in solving the problem of global food security. Param Singh, Founder of UDAY - A Vocational Education and Training Organisation, has imagined this, and by 2020 will have expanded in to other countries and have more than 95,000 annual enrolments across six centres of excellence and seven Indian states. "The world we imagine would only be possible if there is shared prosperity for all. We must act now for inclusive growth for poor segments of our society. With this as the core philosophy of UDAY, we attempt to enhance the lives of 100 million people by 2030”. Said Param Singh, Founder of UDAY. In 2015 UDAY obtained approval to train 61,046 candidates as part of the National Skill Development Corporation and by 2016 already had 8,000+ learners, established 20 partner centres, empanelled 50+ trainers and commenced working with Indian State Governments. Six Indian States have training agreements including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana and Karnataka. Additionally UDAY became affiliated with 10 sector skills councils and opened their first Centre of Excellence in Punjab and they are just getting started. The Indian government has made a provision of INR $320 billion for skill development (till FY20) and expects 400 million people to be provided skill enhancement by 2022. Its not just India committing to support skill training, with USD $31 billion being allocated by Indonesian Government for updating skill set of its labor population and the Government of Nigeria has designed the N-Power Program, to drastically reduce youth unemployment. UDAY has trained 8000+ students across 38 job roles and 9 industry sectors including Building and Construction, Capital Goods (Manufacturing), Healthcare, Telecommunications, Tourism & Hospitality , Retail, IT-ITeS, Beauty & Wellness and Apparel. In mid 2016 Param Singh could see the growth potential of UDAY and that he would need additional support and investment capital to scale his Social Enterprise, that’s when he found Geoff Gourley, Social Entrepreneur and Impact Investor. “We engaged One10 after hearing about their commitment to support and accelerate Social Enterprise; and after meeting Geoff and hearing his passion to make a real impact I immediately felt supported on this journey.” Said Param. “We started working with UDAY because we were impressed by Param’s huge goal, we too see education and skills training as a way to improve the lives of disadvantaged people including women, youth and those from rural communities.” Said Geoff Gourley, Founder at One10. Mr Gourley added, “I was impressed by Param and the early traction he was able to secure. I liked the Impact aspect with Entrepreneurship for rural communities a focus with 17% of trainees coming from rural centres, 60% per annum growth the rate of enrolments from youth and Womens empowerment is growing with 37% of trainees being women.” UDAY is currently undertaking a Series A Investment Round seeking AUD $4Mil to support their continued rapid expansion and is on track to be an Australian success story in the emerging EduTech space, providing strong cross-nation trade. UDAY is an innovative education and skills training model that’s born in Australia but wowing overseas. About UDAY UDAY’s mission is to Empower the weaker sections of the society to rise above their current state and their vision is to Enhance 100 million lives by 2030 whilst co-creating value and superior possibilities. UDAY is the skills and livelihood brand of AVTEG Private Limited. UDAY cares about this world and works relentlessly to create a lasting impact through its three business verticals: Youth, Women and Farmers. Their goal is to see self-sustained youth, independent women and progressive farmers. Thier purpose is to empower the weaker sections of the society to rise above their current state. With its presence in 5 countries and training agreements with more than 6 Indian states, UDAY has trained 8000+ students across 10 industry sectors and 21 job roles. You can find out more about UDAY here: http://www.udayskills.org About One10 One10 is a national social enterprise accelerator and social impact consultancy with a mission to harness the power of business for good. We enable change makers and innovators to create meaningful social and environmental impact. One10 provides the expertise, connections and capital necessary to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises. Investors interested in receiving a copy of the UDAY investment memorandum can contact Geoff Gourley via email at investor@oneten.com.au @OneTenTeam You can find out more about One10 here: www.oneten.com.au   INTERVIEWS: Param Singh – Founder, UDAY – psingh@udayskills.org +91 9910 320 246 (India) or +61 423 240 278 (Aust) Geoff Gourley – Founder, One10 – geoff.gourley@oneten.com.au +61 428 317 387 @geoffgourley  MEDIA: Thygan Tobich – Associate, One10 +61 408 779 538 info@oneten.com.au www.oneten.com.au Images available upon request.  One10’s accelerator programs are open for applications and they’re offering $1M in subsidies to unearth Australia’s next high-impact enterprises. 2016-12-08T00:25:15Z one10-s-accelerator-programs-are-open-for-applications-and-they-re-offering-1m-in-subsidies-to-unearth-australia-s-next-high-impact-enterprises One10’s 2017 Activate and Amplify accelerator programs are open for applications and they’re offering $1M in subsidies to unearth Australia’s next high-impact enterprises. For Immediate Release – Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney & Geelong: One10’s looking to unearth Australia’s next High-Impact Enterprises and is placing $1Mil on the line for the next amazing cohort to undertake its Activate and Amplify accelerator programs in February 2017. Activate and Amplify, help build High-Growth, High-Impact startups at similar stages in their journeys to progress their business in leaps and bounds. One10 are offering places for up to 12 startups to participate in Activate, and 5 scaleups in Amplify in each location, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and its first regional centre Geelong, Victoria. Applications are now open, and will close on the 6th January 2017. Activate : The Activate program has been created to transform ideas into action. One10 has designed this program to help early stage purpose-driven entrepreneurs apply lean startup methods to create thriving businesses and positive impact. The program is valued at $15,000, but is subsidised by One10 and will be delivered for $5,000 per startup. It will be run in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Geelong. “At One10, we receive so many pitches from people who get lost between the idea and the execution, lacking the skills or process to create a viable, sustainable and impactful business. These people are looking for more than just a business plan, they’re looking for commercial support to work through the actionable steps in developing and commercialising their idea. That’s why we’ve created the One10 Activate Program.” (Geoff Gourley, One10 founder) Apply for Activate if you’re an entrepreneur who: ●  has an idea for a social enterprise/positive impact start-up and wants to create real solutions to real problems. ●  is inspired to create a project that has the potential to create meaningful social and environmental change. ●  wants to bring their idea into fruition, and is committed to creating a sustainable and scalable positive impact business. Amplify : The Amplify program helps startups and scaleups develop your best go-to-market strategy, build investment-readiness, and raise seed capital. It is tailored for a cohort of startups at a similar stage in their journey. The Amplify program will reinforce what's good, adapt what's shaky, and launch startups to the next level – all while holding their values at the core. The program is valued at $50,000, but is subsidised by One10 and will be delivered for $25,000 per startup. It will be run in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Geelong. Apply for Amplify if you’re an entrepreneur who: ●  has a minimum viable product with some traction, and are looking to scale your business and your positive impact. ●  is driven to create a more inclusive and sustainable world and who have an unwavering urge to leave the world a better place than they found it. ●  is looking to revolutionise the way we do business, and who believe that the power of business can be harnessed for good. To find out more about the Activate and Amplify programs, head to One10’s website . Participation in the program is competitive and by application only, apply online here . About One10 One10 is Australia’s leading social enterprise accelerator. We are on a mission to enable 1,000 purpose-driven businesses to be sustainable and successful. We aim to grow the social enterprise sector and increase uptake of socially and environmentally responsible practices, products and services. We work with all stages of business from seed through to scale enterprises to create high-growth, high impact businesses. We also offer services to assist not-for-profits in exploring a more commercial lens that reduces dependency on grants and government funding. Our goal is to increase the deal flow for impact investments, so that impact investing is no longer a niche area, but a mainstream practice by both individual and corporate investors. One10 creates an ecosystem for people pursuing business solutions to environmental and societal problems. Despite having innovative solutions, the moving parts of purpose-driven businesses often fall into old habits and work in silos. We help build the capacities of social entrepreneurs to develop products and services with positive impact, through acceleration programs. At One10, we actively work to dissolve these silos and enable a connected and collaborative purpose-driven startup ecosystem for all entrepreneurs. Website: www.oneten.com.auLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/one-ten Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oneten/ Twitter: @OneTenTeamInstagram: @OneTenTeam One10 launches new Activate and Amplify accelerator programs. 2016-08-26T02:29:36Z one10-launches-new-activate-and-amplify-accelerator-programs Media Release One10 announces two new accelerator programs that brings together the lean startup approach with creating positive impact. For Immediate Release – Melbourne, Sydney Friday 26th August 2016: One10 announces two new accelerator programs that bring together the lean startup approach with creating positive impact. One10 is launching two new accelerator programs in September, Activate and Amplify, to help build capacity in positive impact startups. This September, up to 12 startups will be invited to participate in Activate, and 5 startups in Amplify. The Activate program has been created to transform ideas into action. One10 is teaming up with In Common to deliver the program, which helps early stage purpose-driven entrepreneurs apply lean startup methods to create thriving businesses and positive impact. The program is valued at $20,000, but is subsidised by One10 and will be delivered for $5,000 per startup. It will be run in Melbourne and Sydney, with plans to offer it in Brisbane in 2017. “At One10, we receive so many pitches from people who get lost between the idea and the execution, lacking the skills or process to create a viable, sustainable and impactful business. These people are looking for more than just a business plan, they’re looking for support to work through the actionable steps in developing their idea. That’s why we’ve created the One10 Activate Program.” Said Veronica Munro, One10 CEO. The Amplify program helps startups develop their best go-to-market strategy, build investment- readiness, and raise seed capital. It is tailored for a cohort of startups at a similar stage in their journey. The Amplify program will reinforce what's good, adapt what's shaky, and launch startups to the next level – all while holding their values at the core. The program is valued at $50,000, but is subsidised by One10 and will be delivered for $25,000 per startup. This year it will be run in Melbourne, and will be offered in Sydney early in 2017. Deb Cupitt – Engagement and Impact Lead at One10 said “The UK is the hub for social enterprise, the US is the hub for fast growing and lean startups. We want to bring these business approaches together to create a thriving positive impact economy in Australia.” Apply for Activate if you’re an entrepreneur who: ●  has an idea for a social enterprise/positive impact start-up and wants to create real solutions to real problems. ●  is inspired to create a project that has the potential to create meaningful social and environmental change.    ● wants to bring their idea into fruition, and is committed to creating a sustainable and scalable positive impact business. Apply for Amplify if you’re an entrepreneur who: ●  has a minimum viable product (MVP) with some traction, and is looking to scale their business and create positive impact. ●  is driven to create a more inclusive and sustainable world and who has an unwavering urge to leave the world a better place than they found it. ●  is looking to revolutionise the way we do business, and who believe that the power of business can be harnessed for good. To find out more about the Activate and Amplify programs, head to One10’s website. Participation in the program is by application only, apply online here. About One10 One10 was founded by Global Social Entrepreneur and Impact investor, Geoff Gourley, and enables and supports purpose-driven people to create positive impact. They provide acceleration programs, consultancy, corporate innovation, workshops and events, along with commercialisation support for entrepreneurs, social enterprise, not-for-profits and corporate organisations. Visit oneten.com.au for more information on services. One10’s accelerator program is always open for applications and accepts high-growth purpose-driven businesses on a rolling basis. Apply via www.oneten.com.au/pitchit @OneTenTeam INTERVIEWS: Veronica Munro – CEO, One10 veronica@oneten.com.au +61 416 611 027 MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Engagement and Impact Lead, One10  +61 488 436 719 debra@oneten.com.au Website: oneten.com.au Twitter: @OneTenTeam  Image - https://drive.google.com/a/oneten.com.au/file/d/0B31N6AuTsISvOVkwWkFnZm9RcE0/view?usp=sharing  One10 announces its first CEO, a young female to lead expansion. 2016-06-27T08:41:51Z one10-announces-its-first-ceo-a-young-female-to-lead-expansion Media Release One10 announces its first CEO, a young female to lead expansion into new states and regional areas. Tuesday June 28th 2016: For Immediate Release.  Australia’s national social enterprise accelerator, One10, is proud to appoint its first CEO, Veronica Munro, a young female entrepreneur who has been on this journey with One10’s founder and impact investor, Geoff Gourley, from the start. Since launching in December 2015, Ms Munro has been building and leading the team at One10 with a focus on enabling them to learn quickly, grow exponentially, and take ownership of their roles. Ms. Munro’s background is in B Corporations, the movement that certifies for-profit companies that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Veronica has been tasked with expanding the company into regional Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Earlier this month One10 announced the opening of its second office in Sydney with a launch party to match the business’s style: down to earth with a diverse range of people from all sectors ready to impact the world.  “Since we launched six months ago, we’ve received requests from all over Australia to expand into new states and even into regional areas. Now we’re looking at expanding into regional Victoria and then Queensland,” said Veronica. “Our ultimate vision is to take One10 global, especially into South East Asia, and be the accelerator and launch hub for purpose-driven business across Asia Pacific.” Geoff Gourley, One10’s founder, could not be more excited about this appointment. “I see the drive and tenacity that Veronica has and by appointing her as CEO I hope to enable her full potential as an authentic leader,” said Mr. Gourley who has a long track record of supporting female entrepreneurs. He is currently a global ambassador for Jo Burston’s Rare Birds and a founding member of #PanelPledge.  “Geoff is a genuine supporter of gender equality and a big advocate for diversity. He’s been a pivotal mentor of mine and I wish everyone had a champion like him to support them. We need more men like him in the world,” said Veronica Munro.  It's an exciting time at One10, since launching in December 2015, the organisation has made 4 investments, employed nine staff in Victoria, one in Sydney, seven of which are female, and commenced working with 35 clients and accelerator participants that include Health Delivered and Promise or Pay.    One10 has had a great track record of collaborating with other enterprises in the space and secured key partnerships with Ernst & Young (EY), Bank Australia, GPT and Clearpoint Counsel. These partnerships are critical to expanding the ecosystem and Veronica’s new role will be to continue to bring aboard a diverse set of large corporates and not for profits that bring value to One10’s clients and vice versa.  About One10 One10 is a national social enterprise accelerator and social impact consultancy agency with a mission to harness the power of business for good. They enable change makers and innovators to create meaningful social and environmental impact. One10 provides the expertise, connections and capital necessary to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises. Facets of the business include an accelerator program, consultancy, capital raising services and holds events to challenge, inspire and connect people. They partner with some really awesome people and companies within the social enterprise space. One10’s accelerator program is always open for applications and accepts high-growth purpose-driven businesses on a rolling basis. Apply via www.oneten.com.au/pitch-it   INTERVIEWS: Veronica Munro – CEO, One10 Group veronica@oneten.com.au   +61 416 611 027 Geoff Gourley – Founder, One10 Group geoff.gourley@oneten.com.au    +61 428 317 387 MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Manager, Communications & Marketing, One10 Group +61 488 436 719 info@oneten.com.au   Website: www.oneten.com.au   Twitter: @OneTenTeam Images available via link below or contact info@oneten.com.au for more.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx4J6xYq1uG3YVpPcURUUUJCZlE   https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx4J6xYq1uG3N0tNOXFxZXhBZkE  Regional Victoria-based medicinal cannabis cultivator seeks $6Mil Series A investment to secure first Australian license. 2016-06-07T00:33:33Z regional-victoria-based-medicinal-cannabis-cultivator-seeks-6mil-series-a-investment-to-secure-first-australian-license The Federal and Victorian passing of the (Narcotics Drug Amendment Bill 2016 & Victorian Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015) opens the way for licence applications to be made in late 2016 for cultivators and manufacturers to be granted licences to operate.   A number of companies are already positioning themselves to meet the stringent licence application requirements which are likely to be administered by the Federal Health Department and the Victorian government has established the Medicinal Cannabis task force within their Health Department.   One of the first expected to apply for a cultivation licence is privately owned, regional Victoria-based startup, LeafCann. Founded in 2015 by Chris Nasr following the death of his Aunty (Mariette Mansour) who, 5 years earlier, had a stroke and then 2 years ago went down hill following constant daily use of pain killers, medication and morphine patches.       Mid last year Chris said to his brother, Anthony Nasr, he wanted to see how they could create an impact, “We know medicinal cannabis helps and everyone saw that it could provide relief, why was it not legalised, why don't we try and get it to market.” Chris said. “We want to create impact for people that don't have access to alternative medicine, an alternative solution for chronic disease management and pain relief that can't be addressed by synthetic medications.”  Chris stepped away from the lebanese-background family electrical contracting business and said “I need to focus 100% on the viability of the cultivation business, I have a passion for it and am going to do this regardless of people saying I can't. It helps that we have the suitable farm land ready for development, but that was an interesting conversation with my father”Chris said. Over the next 12 months Chris went on a search, researching legalised models, looking at countries like USA and Israel that had a regulator, to better understand the system, and discovered that Canada was most aligned. Over the same period talks in Australia were happening, the Greens had released a bill (The Regulator for Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015) which was influential in the development and subsequent passing of the Federal and State Bills.   The research included calls, skypes, emails and conversations with many consultants and he came across a helpful Canadian-based collaboration between (NHP Consulting, AMA Management and David Hyde & Associates)  that were sympathetic with his position, they were the best, with a track-record securing licenses, and providing the required documentation, Standard Operating Procedures, Security and Business strategy.  The early stages of LeafCann development was also spent trying to find organisations that could assist to bring this idea to realization. Chris approached Geoff Gourley, Impact investor and Founder of Social Enterprise Accelerator One10, to support LeafCann and Chris to advance the project and prepare the business to raise approximately $6Mil in funding (which could come from local or overseas investors) for the development and construction of the cultivation facility. “We started working with Leafcann because we believe in the legalisation of medicinal cannabis and the passion Chris has to make a positive impact on the lives of others through providing medicinal cannabis as a natural form of pain relief,” said Geoff Gourley. “It was positive to see Victorian Government supporting medicinal cannabis through the announcement of $28Mil in funding for medicinal cannabis trials and setting up the Victorian regulatory framework”,Mr Gourley said. Although the framework is not finalised yet, regulatory bodies are being established and government is expected to release the framework for license applications by end 2016. Federal level will approve cultivation licenses with State level approving manufacturing licenses. Following the successful capital raising LeafCann’s focus will be on researching different genetic compositions and cultivation of a variety of strains and then growing volume crops for the Australian manufacturing market.   About LeafCannLeafCann Medical Cannabis is an Australian based Cultivator and Manufacturer of Medicinal Cannabis Whole Plant Medicines. Situated in beautiful country Victoria, Australia -LeafCann Medical Cannabis will strive to be the first triple P (people, planet, profit), medical cannabis cultivator in Australia. The primary focus will be to provide high quality, organic cannabis products to patients across Australia and the globe, growing a loyal base of customers with fair prices, sustainable commitment to community and environment. Harvesting natures healing power. www.leafcann.com.au Investors interested in receiving a copy of the LeafCann investment memorandum can contact Geoff Gourley via email at investors@oneten.com.au  @OneTenTeam   INTERVIEWS: Chris Nasr – Founder, LeafCann – chrisn@leafcann.com.au  +61 431 115 699 Geoff Gourley – Founder, One10 – geoff.gourley@oneten.com.au +61 428 317 387 @geoffgourley   MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Manager, Communications & Marketing, One10 +61 488 436 719 info@oneten.com.au www.oneten.com.au The ethical super funds of Australia unite for the real fight this election. 2016-06-05T23:51:25Z the-ethical-super-funds-of-australia-unite-for-the-real-fight-this-election Media Release The ethical super funds of Australia unite for the real fight this election. For Immediate Release – Melbourne. A new National “Switch to Ethical Super” campaign has just been launched by Ethical Switch. Superannuation is a hot topic in this federal election with the Liberal party facing revolt over their proposed changes; in his Budget speech, treasurer Scott Morrison focused on contributions of the wealthy while the opposition Leader Bill Shorten in his budget reply focused on tax‐free retirement earnings. Superannuation however, provides an opportunity to focus on the real fight of our generation – climate change. Both parties have been woefully inadequate on this issue. What will happen at the election and what policies will be adopted are quite uncertain. One thing that is certain is individuals have an opportunity to become more involved with their super funds and empowered to invest their money with impact. The rise of ethical super funds has enabled everyday Australians to shift their super to organisations that ensure the funds are only directed to ethical investments. A new National “Switch to Ethical Super” campaign has just been launched by Melbourne based social enterprise Ethical Switch. Co‐founder, Ms Tamlyn Rudolph said “Ethical Switch was launched because despite best intentions, consuming ethically is always a difficult and a time‐consuming task. Our platform now takes the hassle out of that.” “We’ve recently launched ethical superannuation, showcasing a number of funds that meet ethical investing standards. Customers can view and browse the super funds and make an online switch from their existing fund in under 5 minutes. We wanted to demonstrate that during the current election, we have the ability to vote through our dollar. Redirecting over 2 trillion dollars in Australian super funds would be a powerful vote!” Ethical Switch began in 2014 by offering comparisons to customers who wanted a switch from the standard energy providers to more ethical and responsible energy providers including Powershop and Diamond Energy. This campaign was hugely successful and now the focus has turned to helping people switch their super. Ethical Switch also works with a range of charity partners and donates over 80% of profits to charity. Not only do people have the opportunity to switch to ethical providers, but they immediately can allocate a donation to their chosen charity. Superannuation funds including Australian Ethical Super, Future Super and Good Super screen all investment opportunities for unethical behaviour and practices. Future Super promises that investments with them will never be used to fund fossil fuels, tobacco, arms, detention centres or live animal exports. Instead investments are made in sectors such as renewable energy, medical, science and healthcare, technology, education and health foods. “National and global trends show ethical investments have out‐performed average equity funds over the short, medium and long terms. Experts say, fossil fuel investments are at significant risk of becoming stranded. It seems the market is starting to care about the planet” said Future Super Founder & Managing Director, Simon Sheikh. What is different about these funds? They are all members of the Responsible Investment Association of Australia and are non restrictive (i.e. not industry or religion specific). Ethical investment for these funds is considered core business and not an optional stream, with each fund providing transparency on investments. As an extra bonus, they’ll will even track lost super for you. Making the switch takes less than 5 minutes online. Anyone wishing to take back control of their super and interested in how their super can contribute to change should visit www.ethicalswitch.com About Ethical Switch Ethical Switch is a social enterprise whose mission is to find ethical companies offering great deals and to make switching simple. In 2015, they launched their energy retailer comparison table which cuts through green‐washing and reveals ownership and emissions for each provider. Through rigorous research, Ethical Switch finds affordable deals from values‐based companies, creating more empowered choices for consumers. Switches are currently available for Energy and Superannuation Services with Banking to be added early 2017. We promise you, switching never felt better. @_ethicalswitch www.ethicalswitch.com INTERVIEWS: Sam Marshall – Head of Business Partnerships, Ethical Switch +61 412 193 176sam@ethicalswitch.com www.ethicalswitch.com MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Manager, Communications & Marketing, One10 +61 488 436 719info@oneten.com.au  Promise Or Pay secures investment from Social Accelerator One10 to scale corporate giving platform. 2016-05-11T06:00:52Z promise-or-pay-secures-investment-from-social-accelerator-one10-to-scale-corporate-giving-platform-1 Media Release Promise Or Pay secures investment from Social Accelerator One10 to scale corporate giving platform. For Immediate Release – Melbourne, Thursday 12th May 2016: One10, Australia’s national social enterprise accelerator dedicated to commercialising purpose-driven business, has accepted its first Sydney-based participant, Promise Or Pay.  One10 has made an initial investment in Promise Or Pay, a corporate and personal charity giving platform designed to help individuals make good on their goals, and at the same time drive wide-scale social change.  Jay Boolkin, Founder of Promise Or Pay believes that, “one promise can make a huge difference and that personal promises can drive real, wide-scale social change. We want to hit 1,000,000 promises by 2020. “My vision is to inspire millions of people to be the best they can be and, at the same time, encourage and facilitate much needed donations for charity,” said Jay.  Promise or Pay has already achieved great traction and recognition winning the Social Startups MVP Program, a worldwide competition based on social impact scalability. It was also finalist for the Sydney Genesis Best Social Start-up, received an honourable mention in The Guardian’s Activate Tech Talent Day, and completed the selective and award-winning INCUBATE Accelerator Program. In mid-November 2014 Promise or Pay won the Deloitte Australia Social Innovation Pitch Competition and in early 2015 Jay received funding from The Myer Foundation as a Myer Innovation Fellow. Jay further said, “Up until now I have been more or less running Promise or Pay solo, so I am excited about working closely with Geoff and the One10 team, expanding my support network and opportunities, and realising Promise or Pay's potential. I'm also looking forward to everything that I will inevitably learn along the way.” An important part of the investment agreement is that One10 Founder, Geoff Gourley, joins the Promise Or Pay team as Co-Founder and Mentor.  “Mentoring and supporting Jay to grow his organisation is a key feature of One10’s approach, you can say we invest in the people more than just the technology or service.” Said Geoff Gourley, One10 Founder. “I was very impressed with Jay when we first met, for a young person he has very clear goals and has showed impressive resilience and determination in developing the platform and organisation. During our Due Diligence and application period we identified a number of areas where the One10 accelerator program would enable Promise Or Pay to scale and become investable.” Geoff said. “From day one I loved the concept and he has been able to achieve fantastic traction and engagement from both people setting goals and charities receiving funding as a result.” The One10 investment will enable Promise Or Pay to upgrade its corporate giving platform, enabling large blue-chip corporates to sign up and encourage their employees to set goals and achieve them.,  If goals are met, the employer gives to charity - pretty cool right?. When it comes to achieving goals, research shows that chance of success increases by 33% if it is shared with others and by up to 72% if money is put on the line. Promise or Pay combines these two approaches to help individuals stick to their goals by donating money to charity if they don’t follow through and encouraging others, like employers and friends, to donate if individuals do succeed. This announcement comes soon after One10’s recent investment into HealthTech platform, Health Delivered.  The platform and app reduces preventable chronic diseases through a better experience between dietitians and their clients. The platform enables dietitians to create meal plans, monitor clients progress through integration with wearables, and links to a food and meal provider marketplace. One10 has provided an undisclosed amount of Angel investment into Promise Or Pay and expects to attract additional seed funding in the coming months to support international expansion plans.  About One10 One10 provides Acceleration programs, consultancy, corporate innovation, workshops and events along with commercialisation support for entrepreneurs, social enterprise, not-for-profits and corporate organisations. Visit www.oneten.com.au for more information on the services. One10’s accelerator program is always open for applications and accepts high-growth purpose-driven businesses on a rolling basis. Apply via www.oneten.com.au/pitch-it    Interested investors can contact Geoff Gourley via email at investors@oneten.com.au    @OneTenTeam INTERVIEWS: Jay Boolkin – Founder, Promise Or Pay jay.boolkin@promiseorpay.com   0401 389 442 Geoff Gourley – Founder, One10  geoff.gourley@oneten.com.au    +61 428 317 387 MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Manager, Communications & Marketing, One10 +61 488 436 719 info@oneten.com.au   Website: www.oneten.com.au   Twitter: @OneTenTeam Photos available. https://www.dropbox.com/s/lp1igta3zl9124n/Jay%202%20-%20Pitching%201.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8pv8s76jflptvv3/Jay%20-%20Casual%202.jpg?dl=0  https://www.dropbox.com/s/yeh69b9auldt046/Jay%20-%20Casual%204.jpg?dl=0 HealthTech enterprise Health Delivered secures investment from Social Accelerator One10 2016-03-09T20:55:08Z healthtech-enterprise-health-delivered-secures-investment-from-social-accelerator-one10 Media Release HealthTech enterprise Health Delivered secures investment from Social Accelerator One10     For Immediate Release – Melbourne, 9th March 2016: One10, Australia’s national accelerator program dedicated to commercialising purpose-driven enterprises, has accepted its first participant into its Social Accelerator. One10 has made an initial investment in the HealthTech based platform dedicated to social good. “We’re very pleased to announce our first investment is in Health Delivered, following a due diligence period we worked with the co-founders to reach a mutually beneficial deal,” said Geoff Gourley, One10’s founder.  “This is exactly the type of social enterprise we want to work with and support to scale, the next 12 months will be very exciting.” Said Geoff.   Melbourne-based enterprise Health Delivered was conceived last July at Hack Aging hosted by HealthXL and supported by Ernst Young. The company has been gaining traction in the past six months with some big health players such as Bupa, Northern Health and VicHeath prior to launching their app for dietitians. The app reduces preventable chronic diseases through a better experience between dietitians and their clients. As Australia’s obesity problem keeps rising, so does the pressure on the health system from preventable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. These often go hand and hand and can all be reduced and kept under control through diet.   The founding team is led by Pete Saunders, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Board Director at Global Ideas Forum, and is supported by a team of two co-founders.  “We are aiming to assist dietitians in how they manage their clients by providing them with the tools to become proactive in their practice. This extends across private, community and hospital care, tackling 34 conditions that can be improved by dietetic management. Our ultimate vision is to create an experience that promotes engagement with recommended nutrition interventions.” said Pete, co-founder of Health Delivered.   One10 has provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding and is seeking additional capital to close out the round in coming months.   Since December 2015 One10 has received more than 150 applications and is currently finalising another 6 – 10 participants in their accelerator. In late February One10 also launched its 'Corporate Program’ that is a ‘Framework’ enabling corporations to deploy budgets that may be set aside for grants, sponsorship's, partnerships or innovation challenges.   Read more here. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one10-launches-its-corporate-program-innovation-offering-gourley   Cont…   About One10One10 provide a flagship Acceleration program, consultancy, corporate innovation, workshops and events along with commercialisation support, linked to an Impact Fund and Social Enterprise Cowork space. Visit www.oneten.com.au for more information on the services.   One10’s accelerator program is always open for applications and accepts high-growth purpose-driven businesses on a rolling basis. Apply via www.oneten.com.au/pitch-it    Interested investors can contact Geoff Gourley via email at investors@oneten.com.au    @OneTenTeam   INTERVIEWS: Geoff Gourley – Founder, One10 geoff.gourley@oneten.com.au   +61 428 317 387   Pete Saunders – Co-Founder, Health Delivered design@petesaunders.com +61 449 058 738   MEDIA: Deb Cupitt – Manager, Communications & Marketing, One10 +61 488 436 719 info@oneten.com.au   Website: www.oneten.com.au Twitter: @OneTenTeam   Additional select photos available upon request.   (L-R) Health Delivered Co-Founder - Beau Tauro, One10 Founder - Geoff Gourley, Health Delivered Co-Founder - Pete Saunders & One10 Partner - Veronica Munro at One10 HQ. A desire to embrace innovation is why this 19 year old business is now a PropertyTech startup. 2016-03-02T10:28:26Z a-desire-to-embrace-innovation-is-why-this-19-year-old-business-is-now-a-propertytech-startup MEDIA RELEASE A desire to embrace innovation is why this 19 year old business is now a PropertyTech startup.   Melbourne: Why would a successful 19 year old business want to be a startup?. In mid 2015 this was a question discussed around the boardroom table at FM Innovations, a leading FM software company established in 1997, that’s right, 19 years ago.   Co-founders, Kristiana Greenwood and Ray Lodge (now retired), established and built the business up over that time, winning, and retaining, large contracts with both corporate and State Government agencies nationally. In a 2012 FM software survey FMi was listed as the leading Australian FM solutions company and in the 2015 Frost & Sullivan survey the company was listed as a Tier 1 FM software company. The company has built an enviable customer base of over 50 blue chip clients across Australia, servicing more than 24, 000 buildings and over 14, 000 contractors, and accounting for hundreds of millions in financial transactions. So why would they want to be a startup all over again?   The answer was easy, “WE need to disrupt ourselves and the FM software sector to ensure WE remain the leading service provider, We need to embrace innovation and solve the problems our clients are experiencing” said Kris Greenwood, who was recently elected as the first female Chairman of the Facilities Management Association of Australia.   To support the new direction the company needed to act as a “PropertyTech” startup. The hunt began to find a dynamic CEO to drive innovation and change within the business, July 1 2015 Mr Paul New, was appointed CEO. Paul came with an impeccable background including executive roles with Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Westfield, and most recently Greencap. He quickly led the research, development and adoption of a suite of innovative cloud-based software for Facility Management.   Mr New said, “The launching of FMi’s new venture FMiCloud™ is also breaking down budget barriers adopting a Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) model, no need for any expensive enterprise installations or ongoing maintenance costs. Our solution is future proofing property management and FM systems for our clients - and this is only the beginning!”   “We knew the cloud was the only way to go, so we adopted an approach we call, Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere ™ enabling Facility Managers to manage a single property, or portfolio of properties, from a smart device. Add to that a powerful analytics tool and simple Drag. Drop. Done ™ function we can make sense of the big data that is sitting within facility management software” Paul said.   More than $5million dollars has been invested in the Australian designed and developed technology platform, resulting in total disruption of the FM software market with a cradle-to-cradle cloud based FM solution.   “2016 marks the next period of growth for the company and I’m very excited to see what other innovations we develop in order to continually disrupt the market, and importantly provide great value and the latest solutions to our clients”, Kris Greenwood said.     FMi has also recently appointed Entrepreneur and Impact Investor, Geoff Gourley as a Board Advisor, Geoff’s extensive experience in the property sector and entrepreneurial ability will support FMi to commercialise, scale and attract future investment.   ABOUT   Founded in 1997 by Ray Lodge and Kristiana Greenwood, FM Innovations is a company that delivers cost effective business solutions in the Property and FM management disciplines.   FM Innovations develops sophisticated facilities management software and building management software solutions that are easy to use in order to manage the ever-increasing complexity of the Facility, Property and Asset Management industries.   FM Innovations software covers specific management functions such as Works and Asset Management, Sustainability Management, Room Booking, Contract management, Vehicle management and Property and Lease Management. INTERVIEWS: Kristiana Greenwood – Director & Co-Founder Kris.greenwood@fminnovations.com.au +61 425 754 709 Paul New – CEO Paul.new@fminnovations.com.au +61 437 288 837 MEDIA: Geoff Gourley – Board Advisor +61 428 317 387 Geoff.gourley@fminnovations.com.au Website: www.fminnovations.com.au   Twitter: @fminnovations   Melbourne Entrepreneur seeks to stimulate Australian Social Innovation through launch of dedicated Incubator & Accelerator 2015-12-16T05:16:39Z melbourne-entrepreneur-seeks-to-stimulate-australian-social-innovation-through-launch-of-dedicated-incubator-amp-accelerator Today, Friday 11th December 2015, Global Social Entrepreneur, Geoff Gourley, announced the launch of One10 a new National Incubator and Accelerator for Social Enterprise, developed and headquartered in Melbourne. He also announced a strategic sponsorship with professional services company Ernst & Young (EY). One10 is a unique incubator and accelerator designed specifically to support the needs of socially and environmentally focused startups and the NFP / Profit For Purpose sector. Program participants will work with consultants and mentors in a variety of disciplines and have access to a network of like-minded industry experts as well as angel investors and venture capitalists. This includes the recently formed, Impact Investment Fund, a $100 million dollar wholesale fund specifically aimed at Impact Investment, co-founded by Mr Gourley and partners in June 2015. “Businesses are increasingly looking to social and environmental benefits in addition to shareholder equity as benchmarks for performance. We need to support these organisations in their infancy to avoid losing innovation to overseas investment,” said Gourley. “My partners and I have funded and started the program and the fund to support Australian entrepreneurs trying to positively impact social and environmental change through business.” The goal of One10 is to get its participants connected with expertise, networks and be investible by the end of the 12- week, tailored program. One10 also offers seed funding and seeks to hold equity in most enterprises. Limited opportunities also exist for Investors or Angels to get involved in the expansion phase of the One10 model and enquiries should be directed through the website contact form. In addition to consulting and capital raising, One10 is also set to launch their own dedicated Social Enterprise co-working spaces in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth. Each co-working cluster will be set in the heart of their respective CBDs to leverage the expertise of surrounding industry. One10 will facilitate access to industry thought leaders to help profit for purpose businesses in the program. In addition, a digital Mentor / Mentee platform will be implemented to further support participants. “Our goal is to design a co-working space for entrepreneurs enabling easy access to services that otherwise would be out of reach. By leveraging economies of scale, we can create an environment that has everything you would need to start and support the ongoing operations of a social enterprise including; marketing experts, digital agency, accountants, legal advice, and administrative services. We want to create a space where you can walk down the hall to get immediate advice. Connected Expertise is what we are about.” Said Mr Gourley. “We’ve already received and interviewed over 50 potential participants from businesses that have a positive social and/or environmental impact at their core. This just confirms that there is a gap in the market for this type of service. There is so much innovation locally in Australia, it would be a shame for us to lose creative and impactful ideas just because they couldn’t find the right support network.” Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today visited the Melbourne-based Incubator and welcomed plans by One10 to create a dedicated support platform for social entrepreneurs to develop and commercialise their ideas. Minister Dalidakis said “Providing local startups, social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits access to industry experts, networks and investment opportunities will help to address the important social and environmental issues in our Victorian communities. “Organisations like One10 have an important role in building the sector’s capacity and developing innovative and technology based solutions to these problems.”. EY will sponsor One10 to help them grow their incubator community. EY will work with One10 to provide a range of services, experience and connections to promote and improve the skills of its community, leveraging the skills of EY’s global network. One of the aims of the sponsorship is to help One10 participants create new relationships with financiers, customers, potential partners and acquirers to help them achieve their business goals. One10 will be a complete solution for social enterprise providing access to capital, consulting services, and a physical office space to foster innovation in profit for purpose business. Introductory workshops are planned for February 2016 with the first set of incubator participant’s starting the program in early 2016. Applicants interested in applying should visit www.oneten.com.au/pitch-it/ ABOUT Geoff Gourley, is a leading Global Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor. Over the last 22+ years Geoff has operated in the design, property, environmental, energy and technology industries, developing, commercialising and managing numerous businesses. Currently he is Non-Executive Director of NuGreen Solutions, Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs & Co, Co-Founder of the $100MIllion Impact Investment Fund, Investor & Board Director CarbonTRACK. He is also a Board Member of The Unstoppables and immediate past Board Director of United Nations Association of Australia (Vic). @geoffgourley MEDIA: Website: www.oneten.com.au Email: info@oneten.com.au Twitter: @OneTenTeam