We believe that Indigenous entrepreneurship and technology can change the world for the better.

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We inspire, educate and support Indigenous entrepreneurs through technology and entrepreneurship.

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We believe entrepreneurship helps them achieve their dreams and create a better world for all who live in it.

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Paving the way through Indigenous Entrepreneurship


Community of 1,000+ Indigenous entrepreneurs, community members, and allies


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world’s first accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurs

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What People are Saying.

Dean set a goal to support entrepreneurs and made Barayamal happen. He didn’t wait for permission or the perfect time, he just dug in and got it done. If you want to make stuff happen and make a positive impact, be part of the Barayamal story.
Barayamal proactively responds to the social and fiscal deficit which is the lived reality for the majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and more specifically, burgeoning First Nations Entrepreneurs. The startups, business accelerator programs and other opportunities facilitated by Barayamal provide a culturally safe and professionally supported learning environment maximising participant success. Dean is a First Nations person growing capabilities within First Nations communities through Barayamal – this is the essence of Self Determination.
We don’t have any Richard Bransons or Lorna Janes, so by holding this event it could lead to a generation of people that think, ‘Hey, that could possibly be me. That’s helpful in creating that economic self-sufficiency.
We were all very impressed with the event and what the teams were able to produce in that short time.
I have a lot of faith in my idea and Barayamal is helping make it a reality by keeping me grounded and working with me to get my idea into action.
Baraymal is effectually another person on your team. And having a strong network of indigenous businesses that you can link in with makes the road seem a little smoother.
Dean is an Indigenous digital entrepreneur and visionary. I first worked with him as CEO at First Nations Foundation when he led the nation by holding the 1st Indigenous charity hackathon. His passion for Indigenous business, easy-going style and ability to broker meaningful relationships make him a man to watch. You want to do business with him-he will show you a future you never imagined possible.
I’ve never really thought I had the right skills for it (coding), but now I see that I can build my skills easily.
It’s good because it’s teaching me how to get more confidence going up in front of the whole class and speaking.
Thank you so much Dean. Our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I know that they would love to have more opportunities to do coding in the future.

At Barayamal, we believe that entrepreneurship and technology can change the world for the better.

We do this by building technology solutions, running business accelerator programs, free events, the Indigipreneur podcast, school-based education and by investing time and funding Indigenous startups, which are the high-growth economic and employment solution.

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Barayamal Demo Day & Awards

Following the completion of the Barayamal Accelerator program, five Indigenous entrepreneurs will present their businesses at an investor pitch or “demo day” event on the 25 October at the Victorian…

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Born from the successful Indigenous Startup Weekend, Barayamal is the world’s first Indigenous accelerator program. Barayamal is also the only accelerator program in Australia for Indigenous people, run by Indigenous…

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