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Black Swan Feeds Koi Fish at Zoo 🙏🏼😍

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Issue 13 | Barayamal Digest

The Barayamal Digest is a monthly curated publication full of interesting and relevant links on First Nations Entrepreneurship. International
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Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Press Release: First Nations entrepreneurs can now apply for Barayamal’s business accelerator program and access $50,000 in grant funding

After running the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator in November 2016, Barayamal is now running its second accelerator program in Victoria on the 7th September 2020 – thanks to LaunchVic!  Five innovative First Nations businesses will be selected for the Barayamal…
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Issue 12 | Barayamal Digest

The Barayamal Digest is a monthly curated publication full of interesting and relevant links on First Nations Entrepreneurship. International
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Issue 11 | Barayamal Digest

The Barayamal Digest is a monthly curated publication full of interesting and relevant links on First Nations Entrepreneurship. International
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Press Release: Barayamal launches new virtual programs to continue supporting First Nations Entrepreneurs

As Australian entrepreneurs adapt their business models to a world of remote working and disruption, Barayamal is taking its business accelerator programs online to continue supporting First Nations entrepreneurs. The “Barayamal Virtual Accelerator” has launched, which is open to First…
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Indigipreneur Podcast

  • Why Tara Callinan stayed in Silicon Valley to work in one of Australia’s best startups.
    [fusebox_track_player url=”https://barayamal.com.au/app/uploads/011-Indigipreneur-TaraCallinan.mp3″ title=”Why Tara Callinan stayed in Silicon Valley to work in one of Australia’s best startups.”] On today’s show, we hear how Wiradjuri woman, Tara Callinan from Dubbo, joined one of Australia’s fastest growing and successful startups in Silicon Valley and…
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  • How a humble travel agent become a successful entrepreneur.
    [fusebox_track_player url=”https://barayamal.com.au/app/uploads/010-Indigipreneur-DwayneGood.mp3″ title=”How a humble travel agent become a successful entrepreneur.”] On today’s show, we talk with an entrepreneur who was born and raised in Northern New South Wales on Bundjalung country, Dwayne Good, who now runs the biggest Indigenous…
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  • So you want to start your own business? Why knowing your worth and what to charge is critical to your success!
    [fusebox_track_player url=”https://barayamal.com.au/app/uploads/009-Indigipreneur-CeceliaWright.mp3″ title=”So you want to start your own business? Why knowing your worth and what to charge is critical to your success!”] On today’s show, we have a yarn with Cecelia Wright, who is a leading multicultural trainer, communicator…
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Issue 10 | Barayamal Digest

The Barayamal Digest is a monthly curated publication full of interesting and relevant links on Indigenous entrepreneurship. Raymond Terrace Indigenous Business Helps To Creates Sustainable Income For Remote Indigenous Communities RAYMOND Terrace local Lori Parish is a proud Bundjalung woman…
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Federal Government’s $17.6 billion economic stimulus package for businesses

For further information, please click this link –> https://www.pm.gov.au/media/economic-stimulus-package
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Barayamal Network (Member Snapshot)

A quick snapshot of the Barayamal Network – where Indigipreneurs (First Nations Entrepreneurs) collaborate, network & receive mentoring. Barayamal “Allies” (non-Indigenous supporters) can also join. 🙌🙌 here to read. Bobbie P Wow very powerful and inspiring advices from you all,…
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Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Indigenous entrepreneurship continues to grow in Victoria

Indigenous entrepreneurship continues to grow in Victoria Melbourne, Australia, March 2020  — After running the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator in November 2016, Barayamal will be running more business programs in Victoria – thanks to LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency.The rate of entrepreneurship…
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Issue 9 | Barayamal Digest

Mining giant given millions in grant by Coalition from fund for Indigenous disadvantage Mining giant Fortescue Metals, retail giant Wesfarmers, two NRL clubs, and Catholic and Anglican welfare organisations were awarded millions of dollars from a fund for alleviating Indigenous…
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OPINION: How Did a Convicted Drug Dealer Become Aboriginal

A couple of years ago, I was working in a large company shortly after I left the Royal Australian Air Force. I needed to find some co-organisers for an event, and eventually, I asked a colleague who was working in…
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Issue 8 | Barayamal Digest

Mining giant given millions in grant by Coalition from fund for Indigenous disadvantage Mining giant Fortescue Metals, retail giant Wesfarmers, two NRL clubs, and Catholic and Anglican welfare organisations were awarded millions of dollars from a fund for alleviating Indigenous…
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Indigenous Entrepreneurship Definition

A First Nations entrepreneur who is passionate about achieving their self-determination aspirations and creating a better world for all. Culture is reflected in their business operations and they give back to their community and/or community they work in.Respects all cultures…
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Did you miss the 2019 Barayamal Demo Day?‬ ‪Rewatch all the deadly pitches from our latest cohort here

Held at the Victorian Innovation Hub last month, Barayamal Demo Day and awards was a celebration of some of the most innovative Indigenous entrepreneurs. Our SonglinesAn Indigenous tourism marketplace that aims to connect travellers with Indigenous tourism companies. Pawa Catering…
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Indigenous startups finally get a national platform to showcase their successes – thanks to LaunchVic!

BARAYAMAL The world’s first Indigenous Accelerator MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, 2 October 2019 Indigenous startups finally get a national platform to showcase their successes – thanks to LaunchVic! Following the completion of the Barayamal Accelerator program, five Indigenous entrepreneurs will present…
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Barayamal Newsletter – August 2019

Barayamal Demo Day & Awards Have you received your invite for the Barayamal Demo Day & Awards event yet? This event provides a national platform to showcase Indigenous entrepreneurship, break negative stereotypes and show the world that like black swans,…
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Issue 7 | Barayamal Digest

How Indigenous owned and run Roebuck Plains Station is changing lives in the Kimberley Ambling across an expansive and endless Kimberley plain in a dusty haze is a large mob of cattle. Here traditional owners and Indigenous people are taking…
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Issue 6 | Barayamal Digest

Australia’s first Indigenous-owned whale-watching venture sets sail The Quandamooka people of North Stradbroke Island hope a new whale watching enterprise, launched from the centre of Brisbane, will be the catalyst for the island’s successful post-sand-mining future. brisbanetimes.com.au Warren Mundine approved…
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Issue 5 | Barayamal Digest

Tourists aren’t visiting remote Australia, so Aboriginal artists are bringing work to them Only 20 per cent of international visitors to Australia are experiencing Aboriginal culture. This month’s National Indigenous Art Fair, held ahead of NAIDOC Week, is hoping to…
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Issue 4 | Barayamal Digest

Caring for Country: how remote communities are building on payment for ecosystem services The payment for ecosystem services (PES) model is supporting a new wave of self-determined construction on Aboriginal homelands. With no secure strategy for government infrastructure investment in…
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Barayamal Accelerator – apply now!

The Barayamal Accelerator is now open to Victorian Indigenous startups and scaleups, which closes this Friday at 11:59 PM. If you or someone you know have a strong desire to grow your business and take things to the next level, please click the link below to…
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Indigenous entrepreneurs share their election wishlists

Indigenous entrepreneurs share their election wishlists With the recent launch of the Barayamal Network and Federal Election coming up, we decided to ask Indigenous entrepreneurs and community members what they would like to see happen to better support the growth…
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Indigenous startups finally have access to funding.

The world’s first Indigenous Accelerator PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 7 March, 2019 Indigenous startups finally have access to funding. After running the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator in November 2016, Barayamal is now running the first Indigenous Accelerator program in Victoria later…
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Victoria’s first Indigenous Accelerator Program

After running the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator in November 2016, Barayamal is now running the first Indigenous Accelerator program in Victoria later this year – thanks to LaunchVic!  Five innovative Indigenous startups will be selected for the Barayamal Accelerator and receive…
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Jesse T Martin on stage at United Nations

From the streets in Cairns to addressing the United Nations in New York

“You go through depression, you go through your own mental battles and struggles and obviously being homeless at the time, it definitely not a good thing. Remember why you’re doing it, because nothing good comes easy you know. You have…
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The Importance of Mentors

When I started studying law I didn’t know any lawyers, growing up in Mount Isa all of my family and family friends were people that had worked in the mines. My mother and step-father had also been separated and for…
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Tech for Good: Indigenous Organisations to Watch

https://www.socialchangecentral.com/tech-good-indigenous-organisations-watch/
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Australia’s first Indigenous start-up accelerator launched at Brisbane’s new innovation hub

Australia’s first Indigenous start-up accelerator launched at Brisbane’s new innovation hub
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Barayamal partners with CoderDojo to launch coding clubs focused on Indigenous Australians

Indigenous-focused accelerator program Barayamal has partnered with global kids coding initiative CoderDojo to launch CoderDojo First Nations, a network of coding clubs aimed at Indigenous Australians. First Nations will leverage CoderDojo’s resources of volunteer-led community programming clubs, which cater to…
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Learn how Traditional Indigenous Games are helping Indigenous youth to excel in technology

I had an ambitious idea to help teach Indigenous youth to code in 2017 without any funding or support, and after running our first program over a year ago, I’ve started building some new programs on MIT Scratch to teach Indigenous youth…
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Richard Branson Quote on Beach with drink in hand and boats behind

Three Things I’ve Learnt from Richard Branson

I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do after finishing year 12 and I didn’t feel I was smart enough to go to university with below average grades so I ended up joining the Royal Australian Air Force…. It’s…
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Indigenous entrepreneurs set their sights on global markets

“I’m excited to announce that Barayamal is taking some of the best up-and-coming Indigenous entrepreneurs to America from September 3 to 13. The “Indigipreneurs” will attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt event, spend time at the Australian Landing Pad for startups in San…
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Barayamal International Startup Tour

We are excited to announce that one First Nation youth from the First Nations Youth Summit will be joining Barayamal’s US Startup Tour on the 3-14 September 2018, which includes attending TechCrunch’s Disrupt event in San Fransisco (with over 10,000 other attendees) and visiting some Native…
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Dean Foley Award, Best Digital Storytelling

Best Digital Storytelling by an Indigenous Australian

Barayamal Founder, Dean Foley was recently announced as the “Best Digital Storytelling by an Indigenous Australian” Award Winner at the 2018 Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards., which recognised the excellence in use of digital storytelling by an  Indigenous Australian to positively connect…
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Dean Foley at 10x10 Givign

Barayamal raises $13,000 for the international first nations startup tour in September 2018

The Barayamal Family was able to raise over $13,000 at the 10×10 Philanthropy crowdfunding event in Sydney, which will be invested in taking some of the brightest First Nations youth to Silicon Valley and New York for our International Startup Tour in…
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Dean Foley talking to CSIRO

Meet the 2018 CSIRO Indigenous STEM early career award winners

The $20k prize will give a much needed boost to ‘Barayamal’,  Foley’s charity which aims to inspire, engage and educate Indigenous youth and budding entrepreneurs within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) field.
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Dean Foley speaking at Victorian Multicultural Commission

2018 VicForum Event Summary Report

It was an incredible experience for the Barayamal Family to be a part of the 2018 VicForum! Below is a quote from our MD and a link to the event report if you would like to know what happen. “I…
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Indigenous startup founders set to make an impact in 2018

Indigenous startup founders set to make an impact in 2018
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Barayamal Budding Entrepreneurs Program kicks-off in Queensland and New South Wales

Our Barayamal’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program will accelerate your business success by providing free working space at Australia’s largest community of scalable tech startups (Fishburners) and an Entrepreneurship Development Program (mentoring from successful Indigenous and non-Indigenous entrepreneurs, workshops and training by…
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First Nations Founders Stories: Philip Harris

Name: Phillip Harris Mob/Heritage: Wiradjuri and Eastern Arrernte Business concept: Our short-term platform is a music-booking marketplace, which aims to help connect musicians with customers. In the long run, we will be adding new and improving on existing online features…
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What’s holding back investment into businesses led by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders?

http://caama.com.au/news/2018/why-investment-into-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-can-happen
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New program helping Indigenous youth to excel in technology and entrepreneurship

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-program-helping-indigenous-youth-excel-technology-dean-foley/?trackingId=XOL%2F1hkp07yMILC0cN1KSA%3D%3D
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National Indigenous Digital Excellence Awards: Dean Foley, Kamilaroi man, Gunnedah

Former Gunnedah man Dean Foley has received recognition for Indigenous innovation. The Kamilaroi man recently won an entrepreneurship award at the inaugural National Indigenous Digital Excellence Awards in Sydney. Full story: http://www.nvi.com.au/story/4999903/kamilaroi-man-makes-waves/
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First Nations Founders Stories: Jesse T Martin

Why did you start your own business? I started TSM due to a number of circumstances both in my personal life and circumstances of the community and environment I grew up in. In a community context the place I grew…
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Digital entrepreneurs and changemakers celebrated at inaugural IDX awards

Digital entrepreneurs and changemakers celebrated at inaugural IDX Awards
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Meet the Founder of Australia’s first Indigenous Startup Weekend

Dean is the founder of Australia’s first indigenous startup weekend and Barayamal (Black Swan), Australia’s first Indigenous run accelerator for indigenous businesses. Meet Dean Foley, a 27-year-old Kamilaroi man and the founder of Australia’s first Indigenous Startup Weekend and Barayamal…
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Strong Voices 01-09-2017

http://caama.com.au/news/2017/strong-voices-01-09-2017
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New Podcast for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-podcast-indigenous-entrepreneurs-dean-foley/
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Barayamal partners with Fishburners to launch program for Indigenous entrepreneurs

Barayamal partners with Fishburners to launch program for Indigenous entrepreneurs
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Indigenous entrepreneurs making change

https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2017/07/03/indigenous-entrepreneurs-making-change/
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Four Indigenous entrepreneurs will have the life-changing opportunity to work on their startup ideas

Four Indigenous entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to be involved in a 3-month entrepreneur development program at Australia’s largest community of scalable tech startups, Fishburners. Barayamal is teaming up with Fishburners to deliver “Barayamal’s Budding Entrepreneurs Program.” In May 2017, Barayamal organised Give Backathon –…
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The coding workshop future-proofing budding Indigenous entrepreneurs

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/06/09/coding-workshop-future-proofing-budding-indigenous-entrepreneurs
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Get ready for a whole new class of Indigenous Australian startups

https://mashable.com/2016/11/17/indigenous-australian-accelerator/#pIGNQY42l8qW
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Inside Brisbane’s Indigenous Startup Program

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/11/inside-brisbanes-indigenous-startup-program/
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