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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.

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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


OceanZen is a sustainable swimwear brand that makes bikinis out of ocean plastic and other debris. So now you can help save the ocean whilst enjoying it, in your ocean-loving bikini.

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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.

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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.

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Two Good

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.

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Words With Heart

Words with Heart is an eco-friendly socio-economic stationary and printery business that funds education projects for women and girls in the developing world.

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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...

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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.

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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