Dimension5 announces scholarship winners

The scholarship winners will have access to a free desk, high speed internet, printing facilities, the mentoring program, invitations to every Dimension5 event and networking opportunities for 12 months.

Dimension5, a joint initiative of Creative Universe and Dimension Data to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, is pleased to announce the winners of its scholarship contest for young and emerging social enterprises. From a large field of excellent applicants, four entrepreneurs have been granted a year’s membership and benefits.

The scholarship winners will have access to a free desk, high speed internet, printing facilities, the mentoring program, invitations to every Dimension5 event and networking opportunities for 12 months (valued at $10,000 per scholarship).

The winners are:

Concrete Exodus: Joel de Ross (www.concreteexodus.com)

‘Conservation through habitation’.

Concrete Exodus aims to help indigenous people of Borneo reconnect with their ancestral land through a re imagined village, all planned and coordinated remotely using Virtual Reality.

Scriptwise: Bee Ismail (www.scriptwise.org.au)

ScriptWise aims to provide national leadership around the issue of prescription medication misuse and overdose, build and facilitate partnerships with key stakeholders in changing behaviours and attitudes to prevent prescription medication misuse, addiction and overdose in Australia.

ScriptWise aims to reduce the number of medication errors and overdose fatalities throughprevention and education in the next three to five years.

I-Nspire: George Wilson (www.i-nspire.com.au)

I-Nspire strives to provide the forum, tools and inspiration for all individuals to unite in a collective bid to solve the social, economic and health related issues of the current and emerging world. Through online crowd funding, public interaction and educative media, I-Nspire empowers others to take an active involvement in our philanthropic movement as we commit to, and act upon, innovative projects that drive our revolutionary campaign for positive change.

Purposeful: Mike Davis (www.purposeful.net.au)

Purposeful is a ‘social impact advisory’, created with the purpose of empowering business to solve social, health and environmental problems through social impact strategy and planning. Purposeful works with business and interested organisations to identify shared value opportunities to partner with and fund the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector organisations and initiatives that deliver strong social impact and value.

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