Migrants and refugees are recognised as important contributors to successful startup ecosystems. They are known to have high risk appetites, having started a new life in a new country – often with no capital, no credit history, no assets, and no security. The risk-taking that defines a migrant’s experience often continues as they embark on entrepreneurial journeys to establish themselves. This is a collection of resources designed to support new Australians on their entrepreneurial journeys.

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The New Startup Visa in Australia

Airtree Ventures have created guide to Australia's new 'Startup Visa' that answers all the questions and queries you may have about the terms and conditions, requirements and, most importantly, how you can get one.

The New Startup Visa in Australia— a Guide for Beginners
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Hatch Quarter's Startup Playbook

Supported by LaunchVic, Hatch Quarter created a comprehensive and free resource to help new migrant entrepreneurs launch their startup journeys. Ready for anyone to use, it covers the topics, tips & tricks that will ready you to build a strong startup in Victoria.

Hatch Quarter's Startup Playbook
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ygap's First Gens Accelerator Program

Here in Australia, migrants and refugees often face increased challenges when starting a business, participating in the community and searching for employment. ygap’s First Gens program supports migrant and refugee led social impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in disadvantage in Australia.

First Gen's Accelerator Program
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Victorian Startup Ecosystem Mapping Report 2018

Did you know that 1/3 of startup founders in Victoria were born overseas? Explore all the latest stats and facts on Victoria's thriving startup ecosystem and find out why Victoria is the best place to grow a startup.

View the report
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The Interpreneurs Community

It doesn’t matter if you are a student, a traveller or a professional looking a career change, this group is made for like-minded entrepreneurs who are interested in the Australian startup industry but also, who want to share their experience and must-do-tips-before-launching-a-startup. InterPreneurs are from all over the world. From France or South America, Australia and China (to name a few), InterPreneurs are attracted by the idea of building a startup in Australia. They might even have a business already but are seeking some help or advices from other successful international entrepreneurs who made their move to Australia.

Hatch Quarter's Interpreneurs Community
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Free to Feed - Now To Launch

Now to Launch is a food business incubator brought to you by Free to Feed supporting people seeking asylum, refugees and new migrants with the skills, knowledge and networks to take their ideas from ‘now’ to ‘launch’.

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Cultov8 provide support to migrant and refugee startup founders in outer metropolitan and regional Victoria through a series of hackathons, events and a pre-accelerator program.

Explore Cultov8's programs