Aboriginal entrepreneurs from Australia create D:HIVE innovation hub to promote digital literacy and entrepreneurism

Leigh Harris and Julie-Ann Lambourne creators of D:HIVE. Picture retrieved from startups.com

Leigh Harris and Julie-Ann Lambourne creators of D:HIVE. Picture retrieved from startups.com

Two aboriginal entrepreneurs from Australia are creating D:HIVE digital innovation hub to promote learning, collaboration and entrepreneurial among minorities. Groups such as migrants, refugees and persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend the hub to exchange ideas and build inclusive solutions for the digital economy.

According to one of the founders, Leigh Harris, the hub will provide these people with special skills to make their ideas come true. It is expected to open in February 2017 at enVizio non-profit employment and training agency for minority groups in Cairns. It will support 50 people at a time.

The hub will also seek to become a magnet for local innovation and obtain support from government, corporations, education institutions and their community to grow existing tech-driven programs. One of the first projects that will be supported is Open Lingo, an online platform that intends to promote the preservation of vulnerable languages.

Additional Sources: Startups Smart