Dream Venture Masterclasses Open

Applications are now open for Minderoo Foundation’s 2023 Dream Venture Masterclasses with $200,000 of seed funding on offer, Australia’s largest pre-accelerator prize for First Nations business owners. Dream Venture is a leading national program, led by Minderoo Foundation’s Generation One initiative, equipping First Nations entrepreneurs with the connections, capabilities and access to capital to become investor ready.

The Masterclasses are free and will be offered online by the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship. Finalists will travel to Sydney for a gala event in October and pitch for a share of $200,000 in seed funding.

The program has so far helped participants raise more than $4 million for their businesses with more than 200 entrepreneurs having taken part in the program. This year’s Masterclasses will be delivered in two streams.

Generation One director Shelley Cable says “I encourage all First Nations founders interested in growing their business through investment, to apply for this year’s Dream Venture Masterclasses. The high-quality education and rare access to investors across the country will help you and your business become investor ready.”

For more information and guidance around the application process Waalitj Hub business clients can speak with their Business Coach or visit https://www.dreamventure.com.au/