Boost for Lismore region Indigenous business

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The NSW Government is partnering with Charles Sturt University to give Indigenous businesses a boost across the Mid North Coast.

The 'Walan Mayinygu Indigenous Entrepreneurship Pop-up Hub' is visiting Lismore City Hall from 15-17 May 2018 offering a range of free Indigenous business development workshops and activities.

Walan Mayinygu is NSW's first regional Indigenous entrepreneurship program developed by Indigenous academic Associate Professor Michelle Evans to nurture Indigenous business, technology, and innovation ideas.

Walan Mayinygu’s visit to Lismore will allow Mid North Coast Indigenous residents to be mentored by established Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

The pop-up hub will offer Indigenous learning events including business masterclasses, practical workshops, panel discussions, a business plan and pitch development studio, guest speakers and networking opportunities.

The pop-up hub is funded by the NSW Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program which is providing $1.5 million to each of NSW's 11 universities - including our local Southern Cross University and its Enterprise Lab – and the CSIRO to work with businesses to drive innovation.

Walan Mayinygu’s visit to Lismore will include interactive activities on procurement skills, digital marketing and financing a business.

Business Strategy workshops will build business skills, Social Enterprise workshops will assist organisations that tackle social problems, and a Deadly Ideas Pre Start Up Workshop will focus on starting a business.