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Thursday Gathering Café Nights

  • Venture Cafe Sydney 58 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park Australia (map)

This Thursday we’re exploring amazing people, programs and resources supporting refugee entrepreneurship and pathways for organisations to tap into this talent pool.


Social space, demos and hospitality

3.30PM - 4PM

Refugees are Australia's most entrepreneurial migrants. They are nearly twice as likely to be entrepreneurs as Australian taxpayers as a whole. So what can we all learn from this?

A new report from Philippe Legrain at the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) and Dr. Andrew Burridge at the Centre for Policy Development (CPD) and Macquarie University outlines how Australia can make the most of this entrepreneurial potential.

The report - Seven Steps to SUCCESS: Enabling Refugee Entrepreneurs to Flourish - was officially launched in Canberra on 11 April and Dr. Andrew Burridge will be joining Venture Café to share key learnings.


An inspiring lineup will showcase how Sydney-based change-makers are transforming refugee lives and demonstrating how we can all better tap into refugee talent and migrant entrepreneurial mindsets to enhance local communities and create more inclusive, diverse and thriving businesses.

Join our interactive discussion with: