Startup Grind hosts Elliot Costello (YGAP)

Zendesk - 67 Queen Street (side entrance) Melbourne, 3000 Melbourne
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 6:00 PM (AEDT)

About this event

Elliot Costello - Co-Founder & CEO, YGAP

Elliot Costello is a social entrepreneur who, in 2008, co-founded YGAP.

YGAP believes a world without poverty is possible. A world where everyone receives a quality education can earn a fair wage and live in a good home, free from violence and preventable disease.

They find and support impact entrepreneurs changing lives in some of the world’s toughest communities because they believe local leaders have the solutions to local problems.

To date, YGAP has significantly and measurably impacted the lives of 406,359 people living in poverty and aim to back 1,000 entrepreneurs and impact one million lives by 2018.

YGAP raises funds through an entrepreneurial approach, owning and running profitable social ventures and fundraising campaigns to fund their work in the field.

Elliot has been invited to speak at the United Nations (UN) in New York and at several UN and leading social enterprise conferences across the Middle East and Asia. He is a leading voice on youth issues, social entrepreneurship and innovative fundraising in Australia.

YGAP’s Polished Man campaign encourages men to take a stand and actively commit to ending violence against children by painting one nail for the month of October.

Once child dies every five minutes as a result of violence. That’s one too many.

Polished Man believes in a world where no child suffers from violence. Because it shouldn’t hurt to be a child, and we all have the power to change this.

By representing this harrowing statistic, they raise a conversation as well as awareness and funds to ensure no child suffers from violence.

Sign up to become a Polished Man




Wednesday, Nov 1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (AEDT)


67 Queen Street (side entrance) Melbourne3000

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