Will & Bear.

Alex and Lauren’s love of the outdoors and life on the road helped shape their start-up business, and now their hats are helping save the environment.
Watch their story
Image: Will & Bear

OceanZen Bikinis.

Discover how a passion for the ocean saw Steph become the eco-bikini queen. Get your dream started.
Watch her story
Image: OceanZen

Dreamers welcome.

Our Dreamstarter Scholarship program can give you the business know-how you need to help make your business succeed.
Find out more
Image: Will & Bear, Credit: Stefan Haworth
Image: Clean Coast Collective

What is Dreamstarter?

There are hundreds of social entrepreneurs in Australia with the ideas and energy to create positive change in the world. The problem is, without proper support, getting these projects off the ground so everyone can realise their potential can be difficult.

Image: Two Good Co.

Become a Dreamstarter

Are you a social entrepreneur with an idea that will create positive change in your community? Dreamstarter by ING can provide the support you need to kick start your business through the power of crowdfunding, grants for growth, and a scholarship program.

Some of our success stories

Clean Coast Collective

Clean Coast Collective are passionate about protecting Australia’s marine environment and mobilise coastal communities into action through regular beach clean ups and awareness campaigns.

Read more View all

Some of our success stories

Warndu

There is so much we can learn from our Indigenous culture. Warndu, is a native produce company that’s been 60,000 years in the making. Their products made from Australian native ingredients not only taste great but are good for you too.

Read more View all

Some of our success stories

Two Good Co

Domestic violence has a tragic impact on the lives of too many Australian women and children. One social enterprise helping these survivors is Two Good, who provide restaurant quality meals and salon quality care packs to women in refuges.

Read more View all

Some of our success stories

Crema Joe

Did you know Australians use three million coffee pods every day – with most ending up in landfill? Crema Joe is taking on this huge issue by selling re-usable and sustainable coffee pods...

Read more View all

Some of our success stories

The Social Outfit

The Social Outfit is an ethical and sustainable fashion brand making a difference to refugee and new migrant communities through employment and training.

Read more View all

Our supporting partners

What a great initiative! I hadn't heard of any of these businesses before. I love that I can make a difference just by shopping!

Lauren Emmett

Dreamstarter provides more than just funds, but a lasting mentorship. It’s a support crew.

Ankit Chopra
Co-founder of Eat Me Chutneys

The backing of ING and StartSomeGood through Dreamstarter gave legitimacy to our new initiative and helped to pave the way for new partnerships.

Mikey Leung
Founder Digital Storytellers

The Dreamstarter crowdfunding campaign reached beyond our immediate group of followers and volunteers and expanded our profile. Without the campaign, it would have taken a long time to grow our followership to where it is today.

Natalie Woods
Co-Founder Clean Coast Collective