Travels from: Queensland
A social entrepreneur and co-founder of The Tippy Toe Co
Categories: Business Speakers, Entrepreneur
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Zachary Fook is changing business. He is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Australia’s leading ballet school for children with special needs, The Tippy Toe Co. Zac’s vision is to enhance the human experience by applying a business mindset to solving some of the most pressing issues we face as a society—including the need for integrated and inclusive communities, positive technologies and equitable economic and financial systems, to name a few. Under his leadership, The Tippy Toe Co. has received a number of accolades including the Queensland Government’s Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Award (inclusion category) and UQ Business School’s For Benefit Award.
Zac’s journey has traversed a number of sectors including banking, consulting, not-for-profit, hospitality and technology. Along the way, Zac has become a prominent voice in the emerging youth social enterprise scene having curated the 2015 National IMPACT Social Enterprise Conference and contributed to the IMPACT Schools Program curriculum.
Zac is regularly called upon by high schools, university groups and youth conferences as a spokesperson for social entrepreneurship and community development. He has delivered a TEDxUQ talk and has been featured on the Today Show, Sunday Mail, Channel 9, as well as The University of Queensland’s Create Change television and print campaigns. He has been quoted in Queensland Parliament in reference to the entrepreneurial opportunities the NDIS will generate.
Zac is also a renowned dancer amongst family and friends, and was one of the thirteen trekkers who recently completed the Youngcare Simpson Desert Challenge that raised over $650,000 to help enable young Aussies with high care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.