About the speaker

In 2008, Elliot Costello co-founded YGAP, a non-profit organisation aimed at finding and enabling impact entrepreneurs in developing communities. YGAP has engaged thousands of Australians in creative fundraising projects and innovative social enterprises, including PhotoForFreedom, a photography social business; Feast of Merit, an award winning restaurant; YGAP’s 5cent Campaign which has collected 7.9 million five cent coins and Polished Man which engages men to help end violence against children.

In YGAP’s six year history, it has significantly and measurably supported 52,047 people coming out of poverty.

Prior to taking on YGAP full-time, Elliot worked at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and PPB Advisory, building key skills that crafted his passion for taking a commercial approach to social problems. In doing so, Elliot has engineered and built CSR policies and subsequent foundations for three multi-national organisations.

Elliot has a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University and a Masters of International Development from the University of Melbourne.

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