At Compass we are excited to share the following big breaks and opportunities that lie in Melbourne's social impact ecosystem - a world awaits.



The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) is the 8th best university based accelerator in the world. We are open to all types of startups, including those that focus on social impact!  Learn more on our official website. 

Other AUSTRALIAN accelerators

  • Social Traders' The Crunch supports social enterprises to start, transform or scale by giving them business support and networks.

  • The Difference Incubator's Two Feet helps social or environmental startups put together the building blocks of a viable, sustainable and investable enterprise.
  • YGAP's Spark* Accelerator is a specialist program for ventures created to improve lives of those living in poverty.


  • The Miller Centre's GSBI have several amazing opportunities for mentorship and works with early stage to scaling social enterprises from around the world.

Taking Social impact overseas

There is a growing number of social enterprises in Australia that can help you better understand social problems and give you experience in implementing solutions overseas.



volunteer positions

  • Impact! (a social enterprise education platform for students) is looking for a Victorian Director. Find out more here.

  • YGAP (our favourite social impact incubator) is always looking for skilled volunteers to join their team and to lend assistance to their global campaign, Polished Man. Sign up here.

Other Events

There are lots of other events in the ecosystem that we think you'll love. Check out these conferences, awards, festivals and seminars.

  • 26 September - EduChange - Australia's first event focused on K-12 Education Startups!