Barayamal Business Accelerator

Born from the successful Indigenous Startup Weekend, Barayamal is a world class accelerator program that adopts a framework designed by Slingshot - a leader in corporate accelerator methodology. Barayamal is also the only accelerator program in Australia for Indigenous people, run by Indigenous people, which provides essential education and training workshops, mentoring, early seed capital, working desk space and concludes with a demo day event.

The Barayamal Business Accelerator will seek out the most innovative and disruptive Indigenous startups and entrepreneurs.

Through the course of the 3-month intensive program, the Indigenous startups are supported by Indigenous entrepreneurs (mentors) and receive education from business experts, free co-working space and financial investment.

Over three months the Startups will rapidly develop their businesses and showcase their success at the culminating demo pitch night.

How Barayamal works

1. Collaborate with partners

Barayamal only works with the leading Government organisations and corporates who genuinely want to strengthen reconciliation in Australia through Indigenous entrepreneurship and economic development.


Slingshot is Barayamal's founding partner who provides essential support that helps Barayamal deliver a world-class accelerator program. 

Slingshot was founded in 2013 and is currently running its sixth program and has to date made 25 investments. Slingshot market its program to high potential emerging companies that use technology and the internet as a platform to access customers on a global scale.

2. Identify and select the Indigenous startups

Barayamal will seek out the most innovative and disruptive Indigenous startups throughout Australia.

3. Barayamal's Business Accelerator Program

Barayamal is a world-class start-up accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurs, with effective and culturally appropriate support, at each stage, from concept development to standalone businesses.

Supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs increases jobs and economic development in Australia.

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