SSI’s CEO was driven to create a pathway and ecosystem of support for the First Nations peoples of Australia.
The arrival of Ignite in the Armidale region provided an opportunity to explore the possibilities of using the Ignite model to celebrate the innate wisdom and knowledge, passion and intelligence of the local communities. This initiative has allowed entrepreneurship to flourish in the region, highlighting the economic potential within these communities.
Ignite approach harnesses these qualities and delivers the first start-ups program in NSW regional areas to focus on First Nations peoples, based on an enterprise facilitation model developed by the Sirolli Institute.
Ignite mission is to expand this service across Australia to all Aboriginal communities to provide economic independence and self-employment opportunities.