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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Aaron Tait

Entrepreneur | Education Changemakers, Spark* International Accelerator, YGAP

Bondi, Sydney, Australia

"'The only thing more powerful than ownership is authorship'."

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ActivismBusiness DevelopmentEducationEntrepreneurshipEventsSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralTravel

Very good at:
+ Starting and growing early stage ventures.
+ Strategising impact ventures that change lives.
+ Using storytelling to build movements.

About me & my work:

I left home as a 17 year old, joined the military with the goal of making a difference by being a UN peacekeeper one day, and in my first year in, found myself in the Middle East after 9/11. Still led by a desire to do good, I left the military as a 24 year old and moved to East Africa to lead an orphanage in Kenya and then a high school in a Tanzania slum. I learned from these experiences that there were loads of great local leaders with brilliant ideas, and I realised that my role was not to change very poor communities myself, but support these local heroes to change them. My wife Kaitlin and I launched the Spark* International Accelerator (and later merged with YGAP) and this organisation has now accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs who have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I also co-founded Education Changemakers which is an education BCorp that works across the world supporting tens of thousands of teachers each year to innovate powerful solutions to improve education.

My links:

Education Changemakers | The education BCorp that I co-founded.

Educhange Festival | The Education Festival in Melbourne that I co-founded.

Spark* Accelerator | The impact accelerator that I co-founded.

@aaronjtait

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