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The Barayamal Virtual Accelerator is a 10-week business program for Indigenous Australians, which provides weekly mentoring, 1 on 1 coaching and support to take your business idea or venture to the next level.

Is this program for you?

Are you a First Nations person who:

  • has an interest in starting your own business,
    • Aspiring entrepreneur
    • Innovator or intrapreneur
    • Visionaries
  • keen to learn new skills and methodologies to take your business to the next level, or
  • you want to learn about startups and how businesses can benefit your community.

Program Structure

TBC

Don’t Quit Your Day Job (just yet, anyways!)

Flexible self-study program (online resources/tools) and support. Some of the most successful companies in the world were started as side-projects. You just need to commit to doing the work and getting results.

100% Online – No Travel Expenses

Can’t leave the house (COVID-19 or another pandemic) or live out bush, no worries! The team at Barayamal keeps up with the latest innovations and trends that work for the community.

Mindset

Ideation

Indigenous Entrepreneurship

What is a startup?

Barayamal Storyline

Launch your own Startup

1 on 1 coaching

How to Pitch

End of Program Achievements

The goal is to take things to the next level but we’re only here to support you by providing tools/education and know-how but your success ultimately relies on you – to commit, executive and progress things. We can’t do the work for you….

  • 90-Day Plan (Barayamal Songline).
  • Discover a problem that you’re motivated to solve.
  • Design possible solutions via MVPs and/or prototypes, and
  • Get traction (grow your customer or users).

Other Outcomes

  • Digital Credential in First Nations Entrepreneurship.
  • 1-Page Business Model.
  • Product-Market Fit.
  • Barayamal Songline – identify where you are now and what you need to do to get where you want to be.
  • Introduction to the basics of the Customer Development Process or Lean Methodology.
  • Learn the business skills needed to bring your idea from conception to market.

Facilitator

Founder & CEO at Barayamal
Facilitator

Dean served five years in the Royal Australian Air Force before founding Australia’s Indigenous business accelerator, Barayamal – now known as a world leader in Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Dean is an action-oriented and multi-award-winning Kamilaroi entrepreneur, Member of Telstra’s Indigenous Advisory Committee and CEO at Barayamal.

Mentors

Our team brings together a passionate group of volunteers from diverse backgrounds throughout Australia, which includes technologist, philanthropist, entrepreneurs, industry experts and community leaders.

Key Dates & Times

Application Deadline: 5 pm, July 2021
Program Dates: May – July 2021
Location: Online
Cost: Free