Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins

CEO Start Some Good

Presenter Biography

Tom Dawkins is Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, an award-winning innovation agency with a mission to connect innovation with capital for social change. They run, a crowdfunding platform which has raised more than $12 million for social benefit projects globally with the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding, and power impact accelerators and educational programs for partners across business, foundations and government, including ING, Stockland and MetLife.

Tom was previously the founder of youth non-profit Vibewire, 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, conferences and co-working spaces, fundraising platforms and Burning Man theme camps. As a consultant he has supported nonprofits, companies and governments to refine their purpose and build community using technology.


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. Tom has spoken on fundraising, community-building and social enterprise around the world, including at SXSW, SOCAP, The Social Enterprise World Forum and Asian Venture Philanthropy Network.

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