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Indigenous ventures left behind by VC funds

- December 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

Despite paying lip service to diversity and inclusivity, Venture Capitalists have forgotten one important sector of the startup space – indigenous entrepreneurs. In spite of raising over $1.4 billion in the last year, the median funding invested in Indigenous ventures remains $0. According to Dean Foley, founder of Indigenous Accelerator Baryamal, the push to include… Read more »

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9 Indigenous entrepreneurs kicking goals!

- November 12, 2020 5 MIN READ

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held annually to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Nations people in Australia. Dean Foley Founder & CEO of indigenous accelerator program Barayamal shares his take on entrepreneurship in the Indigenous community and highlights up and coming entrepreneurs. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people have the oldest culture in the… Read more »

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Power List: Meet Dean Foley

- July 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

Entrepreneurship wasn’t the first choice for Barayamal founder Dean Foley. Growing up as a young indigenous boy in rural NSW, he had few local examples of entrepreneurs to draw inspiration. “Where I grew up, it was about just getting a job and finding enough money to pay the bills and save to buy a house… Read more »

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Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship to open in Brisbane to support Indigenous businesses

- June 18, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Indigenous entrepreneurship organisation Barayamal is set to open the Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship (BCE) in Brisbane next month to foster the growth of First Nations businesses. Along with an event space and meeting room, the BCE will offer coworking space for up to 30 entrepreneurs. Dean Foley, founder and managing director of Barayamal, said the space aims… Read more »