DREAM SUMMIT

SYDNEY 2019

12 – 13TH SEPTEMBER

Develop a dream – Pitch to produce it.

Dream Summit is a two-day intensive skill-building and leadership program for emerging Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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The Summit aims to help those entrepreneurs who have started working on a business idea and are looking for support to take it to the next level.

The two-day event will focus on skill-building, mentorship and business growth for 80+ Indigenous entrepreneurs, from all over the country. Attendees will work with a community of experienced mentors and create lasting connections to grow their business.

By day two, teams will be ready to pitch their ideas before a panel of judges, to receive up to $45,000 of seed funding, to turn their goals into a reality.

What’s to gain

Grow your business and get access to seed funding

Dream Summit will provide Indigenous entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch for up to $45,000 in seed funding, as well as provide avenues for ongoing support and mentorship.

Connect with expert mentors and business leaders

Attendees will get access to a community of experienced mentors throughout the program, creating lasting connections that will help grow their business.

Meet the best Indigenous founders in Australia

We’re bringing together the best Indigenous founders and entrepreneurs throughout Australia.

A leadership experience you won’t forget

It wouldn’t be a startup summit without a bit of fun. We’ll have games, activities and competitions throughout the event.

Eligibility

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Individuals/teams must have at least one founding member of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

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All team members attending must be at least 18 years old.

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A maximum of five team members per startup idea may attend.

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The startup must have an annual turnover of less than $250,000.

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Startups can be at idea stage, but teams with registered businesses will be prioritised.

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Applications have

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Successful applicants will be notified

Mentors

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Les Delaforce
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Leah Cameron
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Yulu McGrady
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Dwayne Good
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Richard Hurst
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Liam Ridgeway

Program

0 – 4 hrs
4 – 24 hrs
24 – 48 hrs
Opening night!
Time to network and settle in.
Formalities begin!
Ice-breaker breakfast and activities.
Meet the mentors and get to work!
Fine tuning for the finale!
Further workshops and pitch preparation.
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Full Agenda

DAy one

Arrival, formalities and Welcome to Country

Community breakfast and activities to get to know one another

Teams share their ideas and get to meet the mentors

Mentor presentations and group workshops:

  • Creating a sustainable and viable business model
  • Design thinking for business owners
  • How to rapidly test ideas with your customers
  • Marketing in the modern age
  • Looking after yourself as a business owner

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided

DAy two

Mentor presentations and group workshops:

Community breakfast and warm-up activities

Mentor presentations and group workshops:

  • Investment and raising capital
  • The importance of great teams to build a great company
  • How to pitch to partners, investors and advisors
  • Pitch practice sessions with mentors

Closing ceremony and team pitches to a panel of judges

Announcement of seed funding allocations

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided

Startup
Community Partners

Want to become a Dream Summit Community Partner?

We want Dream Summit to reinforce the great work already happening in Australia, so we’re seeking partnerships with leading startup hubs and key Indigenous stakeholders.

Being a Dream Summit Community Partner means:

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You can nominate five Indigenous entrepreneurs within your community for fully-subsidised participation.

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You can send up to two Indigenous mentors or members of your leadership team fully-subsidised.

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You are acknowledged on all promotional material as a Dream Summit Community Partner.

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If you would like to become a Dream Summit Community Partner or find out more contact us.

+61 8 6460 4949

Community Partners

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RESOURCE PACKS

If you are interested in attending the summit or would like more information on becoming a sponsor or partner, you can download our resource packs below.

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CREATING PARITY FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

Dream Summit is backed by Generation One, an initiative of the Minderoo Foundation.

Generation One is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to close the gap in education outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Photo Credit: Wander Woman Collective.