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Project

DreamSpark

We support the potential of Indigenous young people to be future business leaders and major contributors to our technological future.

The DreamSpark aim

Young Indigenous Australians are active contributors to our national economy and can be leaders in the rapidly growing and evolving technology and automation sectors. DreamSpark’s goal is to create a spark in a young person that allows them to unlock their potential and pursue further studies, employment, an accelerator program or maybe one day, their own business.

Our process

DreamSpark has a strong focus on prevention, family support, education and youth development. A core component of the project is a four week program to help young Indigenous Australians uncover their talents, skills and ideas using the experience of entrepreneurship and personal development training. It includes a ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch and connects participants with business leaders and mentors from across the country. Generation One have partnered with student focused organisation Student Edge to deliver the DreamSpark program.

If you are a business, start-up or individual that believes you can contribute to enabling Indigenous youth in unlocking their potential for business and enterprise, please contact us and help spark some big ambitions.

Looking forward

DreamSpark aims to address the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians as business leaders and entrepreneurs in Australia. DreamSpark acknowledges the creativity and potential of Indigenous youth to be significant leaders in Australian society. This project will partner with Indigenous groups and business leaders who have a track record of working positively with Indigenous people.

Project members

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Tim Mcdonald
Chief Executive Officer, Generation One