Tom Dawkins is Australian, but lived in the US from 2008-2012 which is where he met his original StartSomeGood co-founder Alex Budak. Before StartSomeGood he founded Australian youth non-profit Vibewire, was the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and was the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. Tom has organized dance parties and film festivals, youth journalism projects and new media conferences, co-working spaces and Burning Man theme camps. Tom has also supported numerous non-profits, governments and arts organizations to build community using technology and culture. Tom has been recognized with awards and fellowships from the World Summit Youth Awards, The International Youth Foundation, Nexus Australia, the Social Enterprise Awards and the Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards.