Social entrepreneur and changemaker, Lyndon Galea, loves the energy of the entrepreneurial community at RMIT.
I’ve always been fascinated by start-up businesses and wanted desperately to grow something of my own, and to work, contribute and live a life I am passionate about. RMIT's program has certainly encouraged and equipped me for that.
I had always been passionate about studying Entrepreneurship at RMIT and never really considered any other program or uni.
I studied my first year before taking a break to start X Magazine, a series of magazines personalised to different country towns by the contributions of young locals. In hindsight I can see this was a mistake, but at the time I was restless and impatient to start something and I think after going straight from year 12 into Uni I was aching for a break from structured learning.
I launched another start-up, Eat Up, in 2013 and the lessons from X Magazine made it clear how much more I still needed to learn. Deep down I had always envisioned coming back to finish my degree - I started studying entrepreneurship in 2006 and graduated in July 2016.
RMIT’s entrepreneurial community is great to be a part of. Everyone has bold plans for the future which results in an environment of high energy and expectation. Now that I've graduated, I have the opportunity to dedicate 100% of my time toward growing Eat Up. I’ve never been more connected to a goal as I am with seeing hungry kids fed."
About Eat Up
Eat Up provides a free lunch to disadvantaged primary school chiildren who would otherwise go without. Since the first delivery in 2013 in Lyndon’s hometown of Shepparton, Eat Up has delivered over 20,000 lunches and currently supports 28 schools across Victoria. The aim now is to support hungry kids right around Australia.
In recognition for his work with Eat Up, Lyndon was named one of the 200 most influential people in the ‘for-good’ sector by Pro Bono Australia.