Entries by Nirary Dacho

Refugee Talent Joins Techfugee Hackathon Adelaide – May 2017

The Techfugees Adelaide hackathon 2017 was the first of its kind in Adelaide that took place in Torrens University Australia last May. The event, organised by Techfugees Australia, brought in refugees, NGOs and technical experts into the same room, with the aim of developing new websites and apps to to solve specific problems. Refugee Talent […]

Refugee Talent in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2017social-entrepreneurs

Source:  Forbes – 30 Under 30 – Asia – Social Entrepreneurs Refugee Talent Co founders, Refugee Talent When arriving in Australia from Syria on a humanitarian visa, Dacho could speak English, had a master’s degree in web science and 8+ years of work experience. Still, he found it impossible to break into the employment market. […]

New type of speed dating matches refugees with jobs

Source: SBS  Full Video It’s not a search for a new partner, but a refined hunt for a job opportunity using a novel approach. Mimicking speed dating, at this previously untried event, a group of 40 refugees are given five minute blocks of time to woo and hopefully impress would be employers and job market […]

Syrian refugee wins chance to show off his recruitment startup to the world

Source: startupsmart A Syrian refugee who is building a platform to tackle one of the biggest challenges refugees face when starting new lives in Australia has won a chance to show it off on the world stage. Refugee Talent, formerly named Refugee Intern, was chosen from nearly 40 ventures to compete at The Difference Incubator’s (TDi’s) upcoming […]

5 START-UPS THAT NURTURE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF REFUGEES

5 START-UPS THAT NURTURE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT OF REFUGEES Some fearful voices – both in this country, and overseas – spit out ill-informed tripe, like the preposterous notion that immigrants and refugees are “taking our jobs.” Au contraire. Those of us born overseas (who, for the record, make up more than a quarter of Australia’s […]

Refugees taking on the business world

Source: sbs.com.au Refugees taking on the business world Growing up in Tehran, Mohammed Reza loved nothing more than to help his father in the family’s confectionary shop. From the age of 14, he was trained in the art of making Persian-flavoured sweets and ice-cream. So when the Reza family arrived in Australia as refugees three years ago, Mohammed […]

From Employment Platforms in Austria and Australia to Ethnic Meals in NYC

Source: MIT Technology Review Three startups in three different continents are helping refugees find employment. Refugee cooking food. Credit to EatOff Beat After meeting Abdul, a refugee from Pakistan late last year, Austrian lawyer Dominik Beron was impressed with his ambition to reform the educational system back home. It was his first real longer conversation […]