At the age of 19, struck by global poverty and excess consumer spending, Daniel Flynn and a group of friends founded Thankyou Water (now Thankyou) - a social enterprise that exists to empower Australians to change the world through a simple purchase.
Through their range of over 30 consumer products across the water, body care and food ranges, Thankyou funds safe water access, hygiene and sanitation training and immediate food aid plus long-term food solutions to people in need. To date, the social enterprise has given over 2.5 million to projects spanning 16 countries. Thankyou's products are distributed through over 4000 outlets across Australia including Coles, Woolworths, IGA and 7-Eleven. In April 2015, they announced funding for their first Australian project, giving consumers the opportunity to now change lives locally as well as globally.
In 2014, Daniel was named Victorian Young Australian of the Year and was an honoree in the JCI Ten Outstanding People of the World program. Most recently, Daniel was awarded the Southern Region Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.