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Hub Australia Welcome’s Sydney’s Best Social Enterprises


Hub Australia

7th January 2021

5 min. read

Hub Australia is welcoming a diverse range of Sydney’s best social enterprises and purpose-driven businesses through our 2021 Flexi Impact Program.

We talked to our new members to learn more about what their businesses and organisations work towards, and how they are working to grow their impact this year while working from Hub Customs House and Hub Hyde Park.


SheEO is a radically generous community supporting women and nonbinary people. Our ecosystem-based model dramatically improves outcomes for women entrepreneurs, helping women and nonbinary people show up as customers, advisors, network connections, and funders of revenue-generating, women-led businesses working on the World’s To-Do List.

Over the last 2.5 years, SheEO raised over $600k from 578 Activators in Australia, which has been loaned to 10 women-led ventures in a 0% interest 5-year loan.

What are your goals for 2021?

We’re working to double the impact and number of Activators, allowing us to fund additional ventures and support more women and communities. We’re looking forward to being in Hub’s community and connecting with other members, especially those working in other social impact areas.

Life Changing Experiences Foundation Ltd

LCEF offers youth support and education programs for young girls who have experienced trauma and abuse or come from disadvantaged low socio-economic circumstances.

All staff, presenters, and volunteer mentors undergo extensive training to ensure a safe, stable, and positive network of adults to support, encourage, and inspire the youths referred to our programs.

What are your goals for 2021?

COVID-19 caused us to lose key funding and require us to reduce our staff and close our long-term office space, so next year we will focus on rebuilding our foundation, face-to-face mentoring programs, volunteer opportunities, and our amazing team. For us, Hub will be a space that brings everything and everyone together so we feel connected and inspired to get LCEF where it deserves to be.

Key Into Australia Inc

Key into Australia is a support network for new migrant women in Australia. Women’s experiences of settlement and relocation are particularly challenging and they face significant barriers to employment. 

Key into Australia are aiming to launch a Virtual internship program for new migrant women to help newcomers get their first job in Australia, combined with cultural sensitivity training and mentoring support from established migrant women.

What are your goals for 2021?

2021 is a big year for us, with the upcoming launch of our new program. Our Hub membership provides us with a dedicated place to work, conduct meetings, and work together as needed with day passes.

Naru Indigenous Corporation

At Naru Indigenous Corporation, we are passionate about creating opportunities and supporting ATSI young people in the direction of wellbeing and good lifestyle choices.

They host a number of ‘Gatherings’ that we use to fundraise for partners such as Black Dog Institute, Manam Girrilma Guyunggan Womens Elders Group,  and the Thirrili Organisation, and in 2020 we launched our Goori Grom program for 200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people.

What are your goals for 2021?

We’re aiming to take the Naru Goori Groms program to other Communities that have requested us. Hub Australia will help us connect with new networks and partners, and offer a great home base for us through 2021.


Primer is a digital media publication that provides quality journalism and make a difference in women’s lives by delivering 50% of profits to women’s organisations.

Focused on well-researched journalism and quality fashion and beauty content, Primer has brought new partners on board in 2020 such as Afterpay, UNHCR, and Dermalogica, helping fund quality journalism, employ freelance creatives and writers, and raise money for charity partner WAGEC.

What are your goals for 2021?

We would love to launch our Podcast, interviewing other social enterprises to bring public attention to a better way of business. Hub Australia’s media studio will be great for this, and allow us to collaborate more efficiently and host client meetings.


DevDAS is a design house for international aid and development, working in the Asia-Pacific region and aiming to bring developing country designs and solutions to life.

What are your goals for 2021?

We’re aiming to restructure DevDAS into 3 Groups (consulting, community and products), develop business plans for each, and get started!

A flexible workspace at Hub with links to other members, the community, and meeting rooms and facilities will be a fantastic asset.


trace empowers everyone to take climate action through simple, reliable, and rewarding carbon offsetting solutions, allowing customers to trace where their money goes and watch their impact grow over time.

trace helps climate-conscious individuals, employees and consumer brands measure and offset their carbon footprint through high integrity projects around the world that reduce CO2, restore biodiversity, and support the UN Sustainable Development goals.

What are your goals for 2021?

Our goal next year is to reduce 20,000+ tonnes of carbon emissions, which is equivalent to 4,000 hot air balloons of pollution! We want to help thousands of people offset their footprint, partner with corporates to engage and offset their staff, and create hundreds of carbon neutral consumer brands!

We’re looking forward to being part of Hub’s collaborative impact-led community, learning from and helping other startups where we can!  


Soulgen’s mission is to provide consultancy and training to the public sector and local government on how to harness young people’s and diverse communities’ assets to inspire active citizenship for social impact.

In 2020, Soulgen won the NSW Youth Work of the Year award, the Score Foundation ‘A Cause for Applause’ Award and grew their consultancy work across a diverse range of clients.

What are your goals for 2021?

Next year I’m hoping to continue scaling Soulgen, raising my brand awareness and identity and branching out to the corporate sector, with Hub offering me a better space to work, network, and meet with prospective clients.

Violet Co Pty Ltd

Violet Co is a legal and consulting practice changing the world with, and for, women & Indigenous peoples. They work with businesses, universities, government, not-for-profit organisations, and individuals.

Violet Co focuses on working to find solutions and make an impact through blending legal and consulting services, advice, and representation. They support clients end to end on for-purpose projects with legal services, governance, mediation, strategy, corporate social responsibility design and implementation, evaluation, and more.

What are your goals for 2021?

After 2 years, in 2021 Violet Co is scaling up with the help of the Hub Australia. Employing new team members, seeking accreditation as a B Corp and social enterprise, and beginning a regular pro-bono collaboration. Violet Co will be working hard to create a new feminist thought and advocacy space to complement their for-purpose legal and consulting services.


Raisely is a fundraising platform that helps charities raise more money online by giving them beautiful, fully editable fundraising websites for free.

It also allows organisations to manage and message their donors, match donations, gameify fundraising, and much more, empowering them in their purpose-driven work.

In 2020, Raisely achieved their goal of doubling their fundraising, supporting charities of all sizes to raise funds throughout the difficult year.

What are your goals for 2021?

In 2021 we want to double our fundraising goal again, aiming to raise $100 million while providing first-class support to all our organisations.

We also want to double our team – although we each work remotely, Hub Australia will provide us with a place to meet and offer much needed social interactions and proximity to other businesses working for good!

MyMuse Australia Pty Ltd

MyMuse is a social enterprise startup helping businesses throughout Australia understand and manage cancer in the workplace.

By training and educating leadership teams and management of medium-large businesses through bespoke programs MyMuse helps organisations support employees with cancer or employees that are carers, through their cancer journey and beyond, including providing proactive and on-the spot solutions for companies.

What are your goals for 2021?

After postponing all 2020 workshops that were to be held at our client’s offices, we are rescheduling these and starting work with new clients. We will be undertaking new PR opportunities, and launching our new App – all while continuing to work with our partners through our Give Back program in hospitals to help support individuals diagnosed with cancer and carers, with their careers, job seeking, support in current roles, and education.

Working in a communal office space like Hub Australia has great benefits, and it will help us take MyMuse to the next level. We are looking forward to seeing our growth in 2021.

we are the mainstream

we are the mainstream is a collective of First Nations and Gender Diverse people and Women of Colour whose focus is to elevate and celebrate our voices and visibility while educating our communities on how to be better allies to First Nations women.

What are your goals for 2021?

We’re aiming to expand our services to offer an in-school program to help us build the intellectual, social, and individual capacities of First Nations, Gender Diverse people, and Girls of Colour to improve and increase their wellbeing and understanding of their identities.

Our new membership at Hub will allow us a space to meet, including using the serviced meeting spaces to run educational workshops and connecting to the wider Hub network.

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