In 2019, we worked with four amazing business to address the challenge: How can we better conserve nature, and increase the protection of threatened species and their survival in the wild?

Learn more about each team and their business below. 

Edgars Greste, Susannah Kable
Grow Love Project

Grow ​Love Project advocates for a healthy, bio-diverse and sustainable Australian food system. The team educates, inspires and connects farmers with customers to grow the movement towards eating for healthy people and a healthy planet.

Martin Collings

Charopy solves the problem of contamination in recycling bins and works with primary schools to make recycling more fun. Charopy has also raised awareness of NSW threatened species in schools, through their 'Build Your Own Colony' game. 

Dave Brook

Dave makes habitat, every day - for any native animal, anywhere that's safe for them. To make sure 'No owl shall remain homeless', he is exploring ways owls can  safely live, hunt and reproduce in agricultural and urban environments. 


Martin Collings, Charopy
Susannah Kable and Edgars Greste, The Grow Love Project

Jessie Panazzolo
Lonely Conservationists

Jessie created Lonely Conservationists to help conservationists thrive. With almost 2000 conservationists in her community, Jessie believes there is enough human power to conserve the 60% of threatened species impacted by agriculture across the planet. 

Jessie Panazzolo, Lonely Conservationists
Dave Brook, OwlBnB

Camille Goldstone-Henry
Xylo Systems

“We started off with the questions, what does your 2040 look like and over 9 weeks we have been given the tools and concepts to help us take our ideas into a business model to make that 2040 vision a reality”

Aimee Bowman and Holly Newman
Planet Warrior Education

Wild Idea has 'given me the knowledge, tools, confidence and connections to strive high.'

Mark Gardener
Farm Environmental Profit and Loss Accounting

David Flood, Kate Torgersen
Beyond the Fairway

Georgie and Bruce Ivers
Trees For Australia

'I have learnt new ideas and ways of looking at my business that have helped me find different sources of funding.'

 In 2020, the Wild Idea network expanded to over 70 start-ups, who participated in an intensive 6-month coaching program. Six finalists were selected from the group and they received additional coaching and networking opportunities. You can read more about the program here, or find out more about the top six contestants, below. 

Majell Backhausen, Simon Harris & Hilary McAllister
For Wild Places

'We have learn so much more about where our attention needs to be, to be successful.'



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