Black Coffee – Logan – 31st October 2019

Black Coffee – Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole morning, or just pop in and say hello.

 

Date: 31st October 2019

Time: 8.00 am – 9.00 am

Booking: via Online Registration

Venue: Destination Cafe, 3/10 Old Chatswood road, Springwood.

Cost: Free

 

Event contact: Kathryn Potter, BlackCoffee.logan@gmail.com

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Meet the Buyer Forum and Networking Event – Coorparoo – 31st October

The forum will be run as a speed-networking event, with resource companies, contractors and business support organisations stationed at tables to be visited by Indigenous businesses. Indigenous businesses will have 5 minutes at each table to present their business capabilities. There will also be opportunities to network with other Indigenous businesses.

Date: 31st October 2019

Time: 1.30pm – 6.00pm

Booking: via Online Registration

Venue: Easts Leagues Club, 40 Main Avenue, Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

Cost: Free

Event contact: Mel Sutton, MoU to Increase Indigenous Participation in the Queensland Resources Sector, mel@consultingsolutions.net.au

All events are correct at the time of publication.


INDIGENOUS BUSINESS MONTH AWARDS

For the first time Indigenous Business Month (IBM) will introduce three Awards to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to their community and to Australian society. 

The Indigenous Business Month Awards will showcase the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and provides identifiable national and local role models to inspire all Australians.

The Indigenous Business Month Awards are: 

I2I Award
Indigenous businesses buying from and/or supplying to fellow Indigenous businesses build an interconnected and strong Indigenous business sector by supporting each other. Instances of mentoring and peer-to-peer support or development of new ventures and/or initiatives are encouraged in this category.

This award celebrates the commitment by Indigenous businesses to strengthen and grow our sector through trading and working together.  

Indigenous Digital Inventiveness Award
Indigenous digital inventiveness is maturing in Australia. Communities are more connected than ever through digital expression (emails, instant messaging and texting) and at a much larger scale through digital enterprise (business operations and technology).

This award celebrates the intersection between cultural creativity, business nous and technology.

Indigenous Ingenuity Award.
Indigenous business has a role to play in using business models to confront challenging community issues.

This award celebrates an Indigenous business who is working hard to solve challenges in partnerships with Indigenous communities.

The IBM Awards will be held on 30th October at the Melbourne Business School, where final winners will be announced. 

Michelle Evans, MURRA Program Director and Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Melbourne says:

Indigenous Business Month is now in its 5th year and we are very excited to be able to introduce the Indigenous Business Month Awards and celebrate the Ingenuity of Indigenous businesses. It also allows us to showcase the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders businesses make, not only to their communities but to the growing Australian economy”.

The judging panel includes; Mikaela Jade, CEO and Founder of Indigital, Natalie Walker, founder and Managing Director of Inside Policy, and Scott Young, Managing Director of Young Guns.

It is a real honour to be part of the first Indigenous Business Month Awards and go behind the scenes on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses operate, develop, connect and face challenges. The winners will be the cornerstone for future Indigenous businesses.” said Scott Young, Managing Director of Young Guns”.

Applications closes Wednesday 16 October. To enter please go to: http://www.indigenousbusinessmonth.com.au/indigenous-business-month-awards/

Indigenous Business Month runs annually from October 1 to October 31. Registrations to host and attend an event is now open.

Indigenous Business Month is an initiative driven by the alumni of Melbourne Business School’s MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class, who see business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians and improving the quality of life in Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Business Month initiative is supported by 33 Creative, MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class program, Iscariot Media, PwC and CGU.

For more information on Indigenous Business Month visit:

#IndigBizMth #IndigenousIngenuity

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Interviews are available with Co-Founders Michelle Evans, Mayrah Sonter and Leesa Watego.
  • High resolution photos can be downloaded here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Marguerite Barbara, Media and Communications Manager at 33 Creative Pty Ltd p: 02 9516 3466 |m: 0417 692 832 |e: marguerite@33creative.com.au


INDIGENOUS BUSINESS MONTH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CGU INSURANCE LIMITED

Indigenous Business Month is proud to announce today a new partnership with the leading commercial rural and personal lines insurer CGU Insurance Limited a subsidiary of the multinational insurance company Insurance Australia Group (IAG). The partnership will provide five $5000 Wa-murayangkulang Awards (walk forward) to an Indigenous SME Indigenous owner or operators for the purpose of personal and/or professional development.

In recognition of this year’s Indigenous Business Month theme ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’, the Wa-murayangkulang Awards aim to uplift Indigenous small to medium enterprise owners or operators to grow their future capacity and capability to ensure that they thrive in an ever-changing world. The Awards can be spent on further skill acquisition or professional development programs.

The chosen Wa-murayangkulang Award winners may also have an opportunity to be showcased as a preferred procurement option on IAG’s Diversity Procurement Hub, and up to two winners to be incubated and accelerated within IAG innovation division; Firemark Labs.

The Wa-murayangkulang Awards relates perfectly to our belief that the Award winners should be aspiring to walk forwards and onwards to a better future for themselves, their business and their communities. We look forward to working with the Award winners testing their business ideas, concepts, and strategies within our teams. ” Said Lee Hinton, Manager of Indigenous Engagement at Insurance Australia Group.

Michelle Evans, MURRA Program Director and Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Melbourne further adds:

Indigenous Business Month is excited to be partnering with IAG this year for the first time as we celebrate ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’. IAG has provided an opportunity that will pave the way for future Indigenous Businesses to establish themselves as experts in their field through development and innovation.”

The Wa-murayangkulang Award winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at an Indigenous Business Month event in Melbourne.

For more information on how to enter the IAG Wa-murayangkulang Awards, please go here: CGU Wa-murayangkulang Award – Entries closes Wednesday 16th October 2019.

Indigenous Business Month is an initiative driven by the alumni of Melbourne Business School’s MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class, who see business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians and improving the quality of life in Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Business Month initiative is supported by 33 Creative, MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class program, Iscariot Media, PwC and IAG.

For more information on Indigenous Business Month visit:

#IndigBizMth #indigenousingenuity

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Indigenous Business Month Co-Founder Dr. Michelle Evans, is available for interviews.
  • Phil Lockyer from IAG is available for interviews.
  • High resolution image is available here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Marguerite Barbara, Media and Communications Manager at 33 Creative Pty Ltd p: 02 9516 3466 |m: 0417 692 832 |e: Marguerite@33creative.com.au