We have exciting news! Over the past 8 months I entered Mobilise into the Monash University Social Enterprise Entrepreneurship Competition “Leave No One Behind”. The competition aims to give students the opportunity to design a social business that address’s areas of inequity and disadvantage in Victoria. After a long process and working with our mentors and fellow participants I am proud to announce that the Mobilise idea achieved runners-up in the inaugural competition securing investment & guidance from some incredible mentors.
So what does this mean for Mobilise: We look to transition Mobilise to a social enterprise as we seek to become financially self-sustainable which will allow us to continue our outreach on the streets while continuing to grow our impact by raising money for our mission through our videos servicing both charitable & corporate clients. We look forward to the opportunity to travel around our city, Australia and eventually the world telling the stories of those who are disadvantaged and serving as a voice for the voiceless.
The idea is simple, we continue the Operation Mobilise outreach serving as the core of our mission on the streets and we establish a separate video agency which will produce videos, we will reinvest the profits paid for our video services back into the Mobilise mission enabling us to help those out there even better, putting on larger events, connecting them to better support agencies and providing them with greater care-packages. Further to that, having the opportunity to connect with those struggling and learn more about them is a position we are privileged to share and our commitment is to contribute 1 charitable video pro-bono to the community for every corporate client we service. This will ensure that those in need are able to tell their stories as we work towards our ultimate goal – starting a conversation for change throughout our society as we remind people that those struggling are ‘homeless not hopeless’.
The future is bright, there is a lot of hard work ahead and we understand that it won’t be easy however we chose to enter this space and take the road less travelled because it’s something that is important to us and we truly believe that everyone has the right to a fair chance at life. We thank you so much for your on-going support and we hope to continue to make you proud as we serve our community.
This Leave No One Behind success is just the first of many big announcements as we have been working diligently behind the scenes to establish a platform in our city that will be able to help a wide range of people in need. Homelessness is the place we chose to start however our aim is to Mobilise the youth together to make a difference in whatever platform needs help.
Stay tuned because in the coming months we have a number of significant announcements:
Announcement and establishment of the new video agency
Mobilise brand and logo re-launch
Our new ‘Sounds From The Street’ park party with Busk It and friends from the Western Bulldogs
Potential expansion into Sydney
This is just the beginning and we are dreaming big. As a generation we have the opportunity to make a difference, the only question is. Why not us?