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Join us for an insightful fireside chat, led by Usman Iftikhar, Founder and CEO of Catalysr which has supported over 800 migrapreneurs, to learn about the top 10 things that will help new founders, and in particular migrants and refugees looking to start a business in Australia.

Engage with our esteemed panelists via Slido and submit your questions for the live Q&A and seize the opportunity to expand your network during our post-event networking session.

The panel:

Usman Iftikhar, Co-founder and CEO of Catalysr (moderator)

Dr. Tanvir Uddin, Founder of Wholesum

Eugenia Yuan, Co-founder of Inspiring Chats

Anushka Phal, Psychologist and Founder of Umeed Psychology

10 things Migrapreneurs need to do to start their business in Australia

Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: 5:30-7:45pm
Venue: StartSpace inside State Library Victoria.

Bookings are essential, please register to confirm your place.

About Usman Iftikhar

Usman Iftikhar is a systems entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Catalysr, an award-winning startup incubator in Australia. Since 2016, Catalysr’s work has been recognised in the joint UNCTAD, UNHCR and IOM policy guide on entrepreneurship for migrants and refugees, which was co-launched by Usman Iftikhar at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Usman is also currently a venture partner at Backbone Partners, which is an early stage VC fund for immigrant entrepreneurs in Australia.

About Dr. Tanvir Uddin: Founder of Wholesum, trailblazing ethical investments, with a rich background spanning from McKinsey consultancy to impactful ventures in sustainable finance in Indonesia with the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Development Bank. He was previously Co-Founder & CFO of a venture-backed electric vehicle start-up called Vyro, and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters exploring Islamic fintech, Islamic finance and sustainability.

About Eugenia Yuan: Co-founder of Inspiring Chats, leveraging community, technology, and commerce to foster profound connections, blending her expertise in business and social work seamlessly. Eugenia has worked in sales, marketing, and community roles across business and social sectors since she graduated from Monash as an international student.

About Anushka Phal: Award-winning visionary psychologist behind Umeed Psychology, leading the charge in mental health advocacy for diverse communities, recognized for her unwavering commitment to social impact. As an Ambassador for the Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Association, Anushka strives to make a global impact when it comes to mental health.