This year the city of Melbourne witnessed an incredible array of exciting events to conclude World Refugee Week on 24th June 2017. The festivity was hosted by various refugee organisations to welcome people from refugee communities to celebrate the diversity in Australia.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Business Connect Event is one of its kind coinciding with this year’s Refugee Week. The event featured inspirational guest speakers offering insights on entrepreneurship in Australia and networking opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs, educators, mentors, funders and other business people in the community. Nirary Dacho, CTO of Refugee Talent was honoured to be a guest speaker at The Difference Incubator in the ASRC Business Connect Event.
Nirary shared his aspirations of Refugee Talent, helping refugees gain meaningful employment, enabling people to use their skills and experience to be financially empowered and elevating diversity in the workplace.
The ASRC Business Connect events are held on a regular basis as part of the ASRC Entrepreneurs Program. A four stage program enabling participants to gain valuable skills, and knowledge and networking to pursue their business aspirations in Australia especially those that are keen and ready to launch their own startups. The event welcomes people seeking asylum and the program remains more committed than ever in providing them with invaluable information to improve, evolve and expand their business. Since the program’s launch in 2015, it has helped over 80 participants to regain their self-confidence and self-belief, expanded their networks within the Melbourne business community and led to the launch of 10 businesses.