Dream Venture


Coming to Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne online from
July – November

The Dream Venture Masterclasses is a first of its kind program that is dedicated to equipping Indigenous Australians with the connections, capabilities and access to capital that they need to become investor-ready, or ready to invest.

Be equipped to

raise or deploy capital

Are you interested in learning how to accelerate the growth of your business, or how to invest in the Indigenous business sector and build generational wealth? Through exclusive, virtual educational and networking sessions with some of Australia’s best founders, business leaders and investors, the Dream Venture Masterclass participants will walk away with the connections, capabilities, and access to capital to become ready to invest in emerging ventures, or become income investor ready.

Are you an Indigenous


Indigenous Entrepreneur Masterclass

This stream prepares ambitious Indigenous founders for the capital raising process, and in doing so addresses some of the barriers that they may face in accessing funding.

  • Learn key strategies to raise capital and become investor-ready
  • Meet like-minded Indigenous entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders
  • Understand how to develop and grow a sustainable business that balances social and economic returns

Are you an Indigenous business professional, owner, or leader?


Indigenous Angel Investor Masterclass

This stream is designed to facilitate the creation of more accredited Indigenous angel investors in Australia, and deploy more capital into the Indigenous business sector for accelerated job growth.

  • Acquire key skills that are vital to angel investing: strategy, finance, marketing, people and talent, negotiations and leadership
  • Learn strategies to invest in high growth and early-stage startups
  • Join an alumnus of Indigenous angel investors
  • Access coaching, guidance and mentoring from business and investment leaders

What’s to gain

The capabilities

Learn only from the best and brightest minds in the Australian business ecosystem. Access world-class education, mentoring and resources, with the potential for ongoing support.

The connections

It takes a community to grow a business. Create lasting relationships to level up your venture; both with your peers and the program leaders.

The capital

Turn capabilities and connections into the capital that is required for a successful raise, or investment.

Meet the Entrepreneurs

The participants of our Entrepreneur stream of masterclasses have been preparing to pitch their businesses for potential investors and supporters. We’re excited to share their work with you here.

Key partners

Founding partner


COmmunity partners


About Minderoo Foundation

Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas and accelerate impact. Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives.

About Generation One

Generation One’s mission is to create employment parity with and for Indigenous Australians, within one generation.

We work with our partners to secure meaningful and sustainable outcomes for Indigenous Australians through our demand-led training approach, investment and mentorship for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and programs which shift mindsets to foster financial independence.

Meet the team

Shelley Cable
Chief Executive Officer, Generation One
Les Delaforce
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Manager
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