Back in 2008, 19-year-old Daniel Flynn co-founded Thankyou with the aim of funding life-changing development projects in under-resourced countries.

Today, through the sale of its water, body care, and food ranges, it is able to fund safe water access, hygiene and sanitation programs, and food aid by giving 100 per cent of its profits to people in need.

Thankyou has 38 SKUs which are distributed through more 4000 outlets across Australia including Coles, Woolworths, IGA and 7-Eleven.

It started out with just one product: bottled water, but is soon to launch a complete baby products range.

It is also venturing into new territory with a second standalone social enterprise called Thankyou New Zealand.

The launch of the baby range and Thankyou NZ has been made possible by a crowd-funding campaign earlier this year, which raised $1.2 million through the sale of Flynn's book, Chapter One.


Consumers around the world purchased the book, which tells the story of the social enterprise, at their own determined price.

In late 2015, Flynn was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Emerging Category (Southern Region) for his entrepreneurial spirit and the significant growth of Thankyou.

PKN will welcome him to the stage of Breaking Boundaries LIVE as he shares insights on strategies for brand building. You can find out more here, and buy your ticket here.

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