An Australian Edge – Building a Social Entrepreneur Culture | Chris Eigeland | TEDxNoosa

Drawing on personal experience, discussing how a successful social enterprise operates in the digital age, and how the Australian spirit aligns with the opportunity for new enterprises to contribute globally in the development space.

Chris Eigeland is a Social Entrepreneur and has numerous awards and achievements to his name. In 2010 he founded The Schoolbag, a not-for-profit organisation providing supplies to Haitian schoolchildren. He is the Australian ambassador for the One Young World summit; was a state finalist for Young Australian of the Year; and was the founding president of Griffith University Volunteering. He started his first business in Year 6 selling laminated Pokémon posters.

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