Empowering Indigenous economic development & entrepreneurship


WHEN: 12–3pm – 10 Jul 2015

COST: $25

Today, the opportunity surrounding Indigenous economic development and entrepreneurship is massive and sits at the heart of our first "In Conversation" forum in Sydney, Australia, for 2015. EntreHub.org, AuStep and the Maori Business Network has bought some of the sectors most influential business and thought leaders together in an afternoon forum that explores what more can be done and how when it comes to Indigenous economic development and entrepreneurship. Joining us in a Q&A style panel on July 10th in the heart of Redfern's Indigenous community will be New Zealand's Minister for Maori Development and Entrepreneurship and Associate Minister for Economic Development, Te Ururoa Flavell, Australian business leader and former politician, Dr John Hewson, Director of the Board of Indigenous Business Australia and former CEO of the Diversity Council of Australia, Nareen Young, Founder of Tribal Warrior, Shane Phillips, CEO of Supply Nation, Laura Berry and founder and CEO of EntreHub.org, Matthew Tukaki. (please note; Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has had to withdraw because of a personal committment).

The panel will be unpacking the big questions and talking about their insights and experiences as well as how to access capital, getting ideas off the ground, forming connections and networks and how to overcome barriers. The audience will have the ability to submit questions and involved in networking post the event.

  • What is the current state of play when it comes to indigenous business and entrepreneurship?
  • What is happening around the world and what are some of the lessons we can learn and translate into local action?
  • What are some of the barriers to success and what can we do to overcome them?
  • What more can we do to inspire more indigenous people into business ownership?