To understand why there are differences between Indigenous and Western Entrepreneurship and why it’s important, we need to understand that Indigenous people operate(d) differently from Western societies. Social norms are basically informal rules that govern behavior in societies which includes beliefs, attitudes, and behavior that are considered acceptable in a social group or culture. For… Read more »
Australian VCs raised more than $1bn in capital for startups, but the median funding for Indigenous ventures sits at $0
The push for diversity in venture capital is long overdue but like a lot of diversity campaigns, First Nations people are being overlooked by investors in Australia. As founder of the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator, I reached out to venture capital firms operating in Australia to conduct research into how much or more accurately, “how… Read more »
IndigiSpace’s Greg Hodgkins (centre) with Donna Ingram and Joanne Cassady. Early-stage investment firm Investible has gifted its founder and startup accelerator program to two Indigenous-focused business development providers, Indigispace and The Cultural Intelligence Project, training them up to independently deliver the programs to Aboriginal founders On the east coast, IndigiSpace founder Greg Hodgkinson is program coordinator, supported by trainer Brendan… Read more »
These Indigenous founders are set to become household names with the positive impact they are making for their people and within the tech ecosystem.
NSW Government launches Tech Savvy Elders Roadshow to improve digital literacy of Aboriginal seniors
The NSW Government has launched the Tech Savvy Elders Roadshow, offering Aboriginal seniors across regional NSW the opportunity to develop their digital literacy.
A notable trend in the Australian EduTech space right now is an acute awareness around the need to proactively support particular niche groups.
Academy Xi has launched The Founding Futures, a new scholarship which will offer Indigenous Australians training in User Experience Design.
Barayamal has partnered with global kids coding initiative CoderDojo to launch First Nations, a network of coding clubs aimed at Indigenous Australians.
Barayamal has partnered with Fishburners to send four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs to join the ‘Budding Entrepreneurs Program’.
The Government has announced $34 million in funding grants for startups and organisations working on innovative services within the aged care space.
Hoping to combat this crisis through a combination of storytelling and technology is the Kurdiji 1.0 Project, an app that aims to reduce feelings of isolation and increase resilience by fostering a sense of belonging.
Bluethumb has raised $1 million in a Series A round led which will go towards expanding the startup’s Indigenous Art Centre program and adding new features.
Taj Pabari’s FiftySix Creations is focused on educating and encouraging young innovators through workshops and built-it-yourself tablet kit.
Commpow is an ecommerce platform where a small cut of each purchase will go directly to a school to help them finance resources and facilities.
The idea for the program, which just finished up its first pre-accelerator earlier this month, came to Foley following the first Indigenous Startup Weekend he organised earlier this year.