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Ethical Networking Event - Starting, growing and scaling business with the right types of capital

Starting, growing and scaling business with the right types of capital

What the session will be about?

The session will explore the various capital options available to founders to start, grow and scale a business with social or environmental impact at its core. Cameron will provide examples of how different sources and types of capital have been used by others and outline options available to founders.

What can the participants expect to walk away with?

  • Insights in to the capital options for businesses pursuing social and/or environmental impact
  • Guidance on what options may best suit their idea or business


Cameron Neil

Red Hat Impact

Cameron has spent two decades working for a more equitable and sustainable world. His career includes paid and volunteer roles across government, community and business sectors, specialising in building and leading teams, networks and businesses that deliver social, environmental and economic value. Cameron is co-founder and director of Red Hat Impact, a new enterprise (more…)

Enquiries for this event

Diana Barnett

Wed 21st March 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


$30 for Adults
$25.50 for MFG Business Members or Students
Book Tickets
Tickets includes: – Access to an evening of networking and mentoring – Light catering and soft drinks – Coffee and Tea – Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event – On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.

Door Prizes

Automatic entry to go into a draw to win a free ticket to our next networking event.
• On the night bring your business card to go into a draw to win “Emergent”, Stephen Scott Johnson latest book.


Donkey Wheel House
The Difference Incubator TDi

673 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tram: Any tram along Spencer Street, Melbourne.
Train: Closest train station is Southern Cross.
Parking Stations nearby: Book early to save

Who are we?

moral fairground evolve with us
Moral Fairground is devoted to promoting sustainable and fair trade business practices. Our mission to educate, inspire and encourage people to make choices that will have a positive impact on the world, the environment and the people we share it with.

Charity Partner


the toxic fox
The Toxic Fox Show is a podcast for conscious business owners who give a damn! About the impact their business has on you and future generations. The interviews are conversations with entrepreneurs who run a business that aims to have a positive impact on the world. The second season will be recorded and released this year.
The Difference Incubator TDi
The Difference Incubator (TDi) is our Venue partner. TDi fundamentally believes that if you’re passionate about seeing change in the world, building businesses where social and financial returns are aligned is the best way to achieve it. Through our method we seek to build better businesses with alternative, sustainable revenue streams, ultimately helping us crack entrenched social and environmental challenges.
Qi Teas
Qi Tea is an award-winning Fair Trade brand that specialises in organic, Fairtrade functional teas. Each variety contains an array of herbs, carefully blended for taste and balance.
If you are a retailer wanting to stock delicious, organic and Fair Trade teas or if you are personally wanting to purchase some, click here.

Upcoming Events in 2018

Uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

Wednesday 18 April
Speed Mentoring Event – Uses for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency

What role does blockchain have in your work?

What are the opportunities for social and environmental impact enterprises?

How is it being used at the moment and what does it mean for the non-techo’s in this community?

Here’s your chance to have conversations with humans who are entrenched in the industry and hear:
• what they are doing,
• how they are using the technology,
• find out what the future holds and how it may impact you, and
• explore the opportunities available for you…

Come along and join us for our second speed mentoring event for 2018. We’ve asked several speakers to be mentors for this month’s networking meeting.
So far we’re pleased to announce:

• Nichola Cooper – MiVote
• James Skella – Horizon State
• Lizzie Mettam – Think5678
• Ellie Rennie – RMIT University
• Other speaker TBA

Book Tickets
May 16th
Event TBA

Stay tuned for event details.

What is the ethical network event series?

A business networking event for leaders and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and discuss their ethical business practices.

The ethical network event series is a unique opportunity to form business relationships with like-minded leaders and new ethical entrepreneurs. Each event is an educational and networking event, an opportunity to come together in a relaxed environment to meet and network with other like-minded businesses and individuals. It is a chance to celebrate the skills, passion and diversity of the ethical business network and recognise the achievements of the business leaders who are driving social and ethical business movement and the social economy. The event creates networking opportunities for Ethical SMEs. We embrace this business community through networking, professional development and coaching opportunities in an intimate and informative environment.

Want to get involved?

If you would like to get involved as a speaker, running a workshop, host a panel discussion or a debate at the Ethical Network Events, we look forward to hearing from you. By participating as a speaker in this event you will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and skills as well as allocated time to network with attendees. Feel free to get in touch.

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