No. 1 in supporting First Nations entrepreneurs.

World leader in First Nations entrepreneurship.


Inspire, educate and support First Nations youth and budding entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams and create a better world for all who live in it.


Our core values are the principles that guide our internal conduct as well as our relationship with clients, business partners and the communities that we serve.


We set challenging targets; we are results-focused and action-oriented. We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our clients, and meeting our own high standards of organisational performance and ethical behaviour.


Barayamal acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.


We act with honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.


Our team is supportive of each other’s efforts, loyal to one another, and care for each other both personally and professionally.

What people are saying about us...


Mark Sowerby

Queensland's first Chief entrepreneur

“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”


Linda Ryle

President, Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland

“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”


Matthew Jones

Analyst, Business Banking SME

“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”