Tom Dawkins is co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, an innovation agency who run StartSomeGood.com, a crowdfunding platform for social enterprises, non-profits and community projects with the highest project success rate in the industry. They also work with partners across business, foundations and government to inspire, identify, skill-up and launch social impact projects and enterprises, including the award-winning Dreamstarter program with ING Australia. Partners include ING, Stockland, PwC, Ian Potter Foundation, the English Family Foundation and the Cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Parramatta.
Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, which he led for the first eight of its now 19 years, the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival.
Tom has created dance parties and film festivals, youth journalism projects and new media conferences, co-working spaces and Burning Man theme camps, and has supported numerous nonprofits, governments and arts organisations to build community using technology and culture.
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.