Walan Mayinygu means strong for people in the Wiradjuri language
The Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop Up Hub Program is bringing business masterclasses, practical workshops and networking opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and businesses across New South Wales in 2017/18.
Delivered by Charles Sturt University, the program features a series of events and activities that work as place-based generators of ideas, opportunities and momentum for the Indigenous Australian entrepreneurial sector.
The roaming Pop Up Hubs overcome geographical isolation to provide powerful spaces for individuals and communities to generate their own business ideas.
The purpose of the Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop Up Hub Program is to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities across regional NSW.
Research shows that Indigenous self-employment has almost tripled between 1991 and 2011, increasing from 4,600 to 12,500. This Indigenous entrepreneurial wave needs nourishment through business education, business connections and business incubation.
Launch Event, Albury — 5 April 2017
Walan Mayinygu was launched in Albury on Wednesday 5 April by Charles Sturt University in conjunction with the NSW Department of Industry and Indigenous Business Australia. The launch was an introduction to the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Innovation pop up hubs, developed by Associate Professor Michelle Evans and will take place in four locations across New South Wales during 2017 and 2018.
"Being strong for the people"
Dr Uncle Stan Grant Sr AM describes what Walan Mayinygu means in Wiradjuri.
How can you be a part of the Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop Up Hub Program?
We are seeking bespoke partners and offering unique sponsorship opportunities for organisations and business to support the Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Pop Ups, providing an engaged audience back to the sponsor.
Contact us at Indigenouspopup@csu.edu.au
Thank you in advance for considering partnering and/or sponsoring the Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Pop Up.
Michelle holds an Associate Professorship in Leadership at CSU, and is co-Founder/Program Director for Australia’s Indigenous Business Master Class program, MURRA, based at Melbourne Business School. Michelle, a Fulbright scholar, has a unique combination of professional experience in management, community engagement and facilitation coupled with her excellent track record in research. Only four and a half years out of her PhD, Michelle has attracted three highly competitive Australian Research Council grants, one of which is focused on investigating Australian Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership. Michelle has personally taught and mentored one hundred and fifteen Australian Indigenous business people through the MURRA program and has relationships across the Australian Indigenous business and cultural sectors.
Bree is an employee of CSU, based on the Wagga Wagga Campus and a proud Wiradjuri woman who was born and grew up in Cowra New South Wales. Bree is responsible for the project management of the Pop Up Hub and its initiatives, and is required to plan, schedule and coordinate the project within agreed timeframes, scope and quality. Bree works closely with Mayrah and Michelle to organise and facilitate the different Hubs within communities. Bree is also responsible for managing relationships with community partners in the four Pop Up Hub locations- Lismore, Dubbo, Albury and Port Macquarie.
Join the growing wave of Indigenous entrepreneurial energy and opportunity. Get involved as a supporter or participant in the The Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop Up Hub Program.