It was a great turn out at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry when the Wirra Hub hosted the second Pop Up Hub in the region. Attendees heard from our Kalgoorlie-Boulder Pop Up Major Partners: KCGM, Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings about local procurement opportunities and an update on upcoming work in the Goldfields region.
To celebrate Indigenous Business Month, the Wirra Hub in partnership with Curtin University hosted the Deadly Business Conference: Boorda Bidi. The event brought together Indigenous business leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs, as speakers focussed on how businesses can forge new tracks towards economic recovery from COVID-19.
This year, the Wirrpanda Foundation established the WA Indigenous Business and Employment Hub, known as the Wirra Hub. The Hub supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia who want to start, grow or sustain their business, and connects corporates with Indigenous businesses or job seekers.
As part of the Wirra Hub’s commitment to providing support to Aboriginal businesses located in regional Western Australia, the Hub has commenced a series of Pop Up Regional Hubs to assist the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses outside the Perth metro region.
Wirra Hub is encouraging Indigenous enterprises to list on the new-look Aboriginal Business Directory WA to take advantage of attractive State Government procurement terms offered as a COVID-19 stimulus measure.
Applications are open for the PwC Murra Boost Initiative, which sees $30,000 in skills and expertise on offer to support a winning Indigenous Business.
Building on the success of the SPURonWA grant, Landgate is offering an accelerator program that supports small business and start-ups navigate working with government and seed funding. The SPUR Location Technology Accelerator program is offering up to six grant placements, one of which is dedicated to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidate, worth $25,000 each.
Wirra Hub is coming to Mandurah this Wednesday, August 26 to assist the Indigenous businesses sector to thrive through supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to start, grow or sustain their businesses.
On 1 July 2020 changes to the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) came into effect. The changes to the IPP first announced by the Australian Government in 2019 include: – The requirement to include mandatory minimum Indigenous participation targets (MMR) in approaches to market from 1 July 2020 for Commonwealth contracts valued at $7.5 million or more now apply to an …
Curtin University is offering scholarship opportunities for Indigenous Entrepreneurs through their Ignition Program. Ignition is an intensive five and a half day commercialisation education program that gives attendees an exciting opportunity to network with innovative like-minded people, some of whom have decades of entrepreneurial expertise to draw on. At the end of the program attendees will have developed a business …