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Dream Venture Masterclasses

Empowering ambitious Indigenous Australians to become investor-ready, or ready to invest.

What are the Dream Venture masterclasses?

The Dream Venture Masterclasses are a first of its kind, national program that prepares Indigenous business owners, leaders, and professionals to raise or deploy capital.

Participants walk away with the connections and capabilities to either access funding for their business venture or to take a seat at the investment table.

The process

Entrepreneurship and angel investment masterclass streams consist of educational and networking sessions with some of Australia’s best founders, business leaders and investors.

Entrepreneurs are equipped to raise capital and grow scalable, sustainable businesses that balance social and economic returns.

Aspiring investors learn how to build generational wealth by investing in high-growth, Australian ventures, including the Indigenous-owned businesses partaking in the entrepreneurship stream.

To apply for the program, partner with us, or simply learn more, visit the Dream Venture website.


The Dream Venture Masterclasses kicked off with a pilot program in Perth in November 2020, consisting of 25 Indigenous entrepreneurs and aspiring investors.

The Dream Venture Masterclasses rolled out to Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne online in mid-2021, with over 75 participants signed up between the three locations.

Project members

Leslie Delaforce
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Manager