Barayamal Business Accelerator

Barayamal is Australia’s first Indigenous focused startup accelerator. 

Funded through LaunchVic's seventh funding round, Barayamal is delivering a world-class accelerator program for innovative Aboriginal startups from Victoria. Underpinned by a deep understanding of the factors for successful global entrepreneurship, this program provides effective and culturally appropriate support, at each stage, from concept development to standalone businesses. 

Barayamal supports Aboriginal startups and entrepreneurs through a pre-accelerator and a full accelerator program. Over the full program, startups rapidly develop their businesses and showcase their success at a national pitch night event in Melbourne. The program is facilitated by Indigenous people, providing essential education and training workshops, mentoring, early seed capital, working desk space and concludes with a demo day event.

Accelerator Program Details

Program LocationMelbourne (Online delivery during COVID-19)
Industry FocusSector agnostic 
Length of Program12 weeks (Extended to 6 months online during COVID-19)
Application PeriodJune - August
Program EngagementMentoring, workshops and clinical immersion when COVID-19 restrictions permit. The program culminates in a demo day with exposure to investors and partners
Venture StageEarly Stage
Program Cost$0 program fee
Investment StructureEquity free investment up to $10,000
Desk SpaceLocated in Melbourne CBD (not available during COVID-19)
AlumniVisit findingstartups.launchvic.org

Visit the Barayamal website for further program application details.