It's our 1-year anniversary (woohooo), and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than teaming up with some generous Waikato organisations, and bringing the incredibly inspirational speaker and global change-maker, Daniel Flynn, to our mighty region to share a story of disruptive innovation.
We all desire to be remarkable. And the thing is, with innovation and dedication, we can be. Drawing on the Thankyou story, Daniel will inspire and motivate you to recognise your greatness, and demonstrate how to adapt bold, out-of–the-box thinking to change the game and make an impact in your life.
Join us for our biggest event yet, and be part of a community that is daring to do the remarkable.
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Daniel Flynn, Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou
Driven, resourceful and determined, Daniel Flynn is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou, a social enterprise that exists to empower people to play a part in ending global poverty through simple everyday purchases. He is one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30!
Thankyou has given more than $5.5 million to help end global poverty, and their 50 products are stoked by more than 4000 retailers in Australia and New Zealand, with 100 percent of the profits go to funding water, sanitation, food and child and maternal health projects around the world. In nine short years, Thankyou has directly impacted the lives of more than 750,000 people in 20 countries, including Australia.
In February 2016, Thankyou launched a bold campaign to raise $1.2million to fund the future of the business through the sale of a book called Chapter One, penned by Daniel and sold at a pay what you want price. It tells the raw and real seven-year start-up story of Thankyou. Chapter One draws out life lessons and inspiration for all readers proving that they have the power to change stuff.
The Chapter One campaign was disruptive, bold, daring and successful. In 28 days Thankyou sold over 50,000 books and today has raised more than $2.5million. The funding enabled Thankyou to launch Thankyou Baby in July 2016 and Thankyou New Zealand - their first leap overseas to prove that the model can work on a global scale.
Thankyou has received more than 800 media features across, traditional and social media and marketing channels. Daniel has been featured across notable media titles including The Project, Business Insider, Ideolog, NZ Herald, The Huffington Post, Smart Company, and Australian Financial Review.
Check out the time President Barack Obama (yes, the 44th President of the United States) sat down with Daniel Flynn, Mandeep Singh, and Cassandra Begay!