Doing business for good. Why?
We wanted to enable charities to be more impactful in the communities they serve.
Creating a health insurance comparison service where 100% of profits are distributed to health charities:
- provides those health charities with unrestricted funding to support and increase the impact of their free prevention and support programs
- provides people with more ways to make their purchasing decisions make a difference
- enables health insurers who use socially responsible suppliers like Care to Compare to increase their social impact.
The article, the book and the holiday that helped create CARE TO COMPARE
Hello, I’m Roberto the founder of Care To Compare.
While researching insurers for work, I read an Australian Financial Review (AFR) article about the revenue and market share of iSelect. It was 2 days before my Easter 2016 family break. The same time the team at Thankyou launched Chapter One. It’s a great and inspiring read.
Packed, ready for relaxation and sun I wasn’t going to take my laptop with me but I still had the AFR article on my mind so I chucked it in my bag along with Thankyou’s Chapter One. Maybe it was the change of environment and no distractions but I couldn’t put Chapter One down. After a couple of days I’d finished the book feeling I had the power to change stuff. Ten days later, I returned home with a 17 page document outlining the social enterprise business model and market research.
Care To Compare was born.
The weekend that turned an idea into reality
Twelve months later I met the team at Random Hacks of Kindness (thanks Erica for the intro). I pitched them my idea and a few weeks later they accepted me as a Changemaker for the Winter Hack, June 2017. Normally they work with existing social enterprise and charities but they took a punt on my idea
My opening pitch for RHoK’s Winter Hack is a great overview of where we were starting from – just a guy with an idea. This idea was all I had to motivate a roomful of volunteers to join my team. The hack was incredible. Initially afraid that no-one would share my vision, I was humbled when 8 people formed Team #Care-To-Compare. Read more about the RHoK hack experience.
I didn’t know what we might deliver over the weekend, but less than 36 hours later my amazing team had created a sketch prototype with a basic click through. This was a significant milestone and provided more motivation to keep up the momentum.
Fast track another 3 years to August 2020 and to the official launch of Care To Compare.