Tom Dawkins

CEO of StartSomeGood

Tom Dawkins is Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, a social enterprise which connects innovation with capital for social change. StartSomeGood runs, the crowdfunding platform with the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding, and powers impact accelerators and entrepreneur education programs for partners across business, foundations and government.

Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, first Digital Communications Director for global NGO Ashoka and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.

Tom has created dance parties and film festivals, conferences and co-working spaces, fundraising platforms and Burning Man theme camps and has supported nonprofits, companies and governments to better refine their purpose, communicate their message and build their community.

Tom and StartSomeGood have been recognised with awards and fellowships from the World Summit Youth Awards, The International Youth Foundation, Nexus Australia, the Social Enterprise Awards and the Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards and Tom has spoken at leading events around the world, including SXSW, SOCAP, The Social Enterprise World Forum, World Summit on the Information Society and more.