Venture Cafe Sydney, Millers Point
Join Venture Cafe Sydney and the Macquarie University Incubator for the National Reconciliation Week Event featuring two guest speakers:
Theme of Reconciliation Week: Susan Moylan-Coombs 12:00 – 12:30
Founder and Director of The Gaimaragal Group Pty Ltd
The Gaimaragal Group is an organisation that has been established to lead social change and create social impact by bringing together like minds and like spirits. We believe that the philosophies and teachings of Australia’s First Peoples, the way of life that has sustained us for tens of thousands of years, is worth sharing, and that in doing so, we can create a new story of connection and wellbeing for all Australians. We aim to facilitate a voice for our Elders in the contemporary social space, empower our youth to realise their full potential, and provide two-way cultural translation to bring individuals and communities together.
Fireside Chat with Indigenous Entrepreneurial Director: Leslie Delaforce 12:30-1:30pm
Les is the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Director at Minderoo Foundation, Board Director of StartupWA and Non-Executive Director of HelpingMinds. Les is an experienced founder, board director and advisor to startups such as Experlio.
At Generation One, Les leads the Indigenous Entrepreneurship stream with a focus on investment, education and research.
A proud Gumbaynggirr man and 40Under40 winner in 2020, Les built DreamSpark and Covocate, the first Indigenous startup to raise venture capital, scaling internationally with teams in Israel and Canada and an exit in 2019.
In 2017, Les was recognised in the Inside Small Business – Top 50 Business Leaders and in the Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow out of 3000 businesses in Australia plus featured in the book, Stories of Grit.