As evacuees and refugees from Afghanistan start their new lives in Australia, their ability to navigate the digital world will be crucial. Our research, published this week, reveals how newly arrived refugees use digital technologies as they begin this new chapter. Importantly, new arrivals will need some level of digital know-how to participate in QR… Read more »
Catalysr, a Sydney-based organisation supporting ‘migrapreneur’-led startups, is calling for applications to its 2018 pre-accelerator program.
YGAP opens applications for First Gens accelerator program for migrant and refugee-led social impact startups
Not-for-profit YGAP has opened applications for its 2018 intakes of First Gens, an accelerator program aimed at providing support to early-stage social impact companies led by migrants and refugees in Australia.
Melbourne hub Hatch Quarter is creating a ‘playbook’ to help new migrant and refugee entrepreneurs more easily navigate the Victorian startup industry and community.
Queensland general practice Inala Primary Care has developed an app to help track immunisations for refugees
Long having recognised the need to embrace new technologies in order to better go about its work and ensure patients are well cared for is Inala Primary Care (IPC), a general practice in the Brisbane suburb of Inala.
LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s startup funding body, has announced a focus on finding startups that support the state’s migrants and refugees as it looks ahead to its third funding round.
A report examining the existing and potential contribution of refugee entrepreneurs to the nation’s economy and society has found refugee entrepreneurs can provide significant economic benefits.
The international social startup competition the Hult Prize is already underway at the University of Sydney to find young entrepreneurs with a passion to solve a single global problem. This years focus is around the world refugee crisis and students from over 150 countries will participate for the chance to win US$1 million in prizes.
Techfugees Australia has announced its third hackathon, bringing together refugees and the tech community to find solutions to the refugee crisis. To be held in Sydney from November 5-6, Techfugees will facilitate the development of solutions aimed at helping refugees settle into the Australian community.
BlueChilli partners with Red Cross Australia to host ideas hackathon focused on refugees and recent migrants
Blue Chilli has joined forces with the Australian Red Cross to create the first ever Refugees and Recent Migrants hackathon event to gain perspective and build upon cultural cohesion in these Australian communities.
Though the tech community is constantly working on products, services, and events through which it hopes to make a difference in society, for whatever reason, the success rate of these efforts is often mixed. By having hackers learn about the problems they need to solve directly from the people who experienced them, this month’s Techfugees Hackathon aims to help tech teams develop real solutions to the issues facing refugees settled in Australia.