Catalysr Podcast: Migrapreneur Stories

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From Catalysr, this is Migrapreneur Stories. A show about migrant entrepreneurs who have found success in Australia and the stories behind the startups they built.

 

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Catalysr is a Sydney-based pre-accelerator for startups. Our mission is to create a migrapreneurial revolution, by empowering and enabling migrants and refugees in Australia to start their own businesses and create their own futures.

Our podcast Migrapreneur Stories , brings together a host of migrant and refugee entrepreneurs, or migrapreneurs, to learn about their stories, grit, perseverance and how they have fought against all odds to be incredible at what they do! We aim to inspire a new generation of migrant founders by sharing stories of driven, passionate and successful migrant founders in Australia.

Episode 1: Desh Amila - One Way Ticket

Desh Amila is an entrepreneur, entertainer, and educator who is on a mission to educate, entertain and enhance the lives of those he connects with. He’s spearheaded the events, hip hop and entertainment industries, founded two charities, and launched one of Australia’s most influential events companies ‘Think Inc’ and more recently in 2018, ‘This Is 42’. Over his career, he has been responsible for hosting world-class events with internationally recognised educators, thought-leaders and scientists such as Dr Neil Degrasse Tyson, Dr Jane Goodall, Dr Brian Greene just to name a few. Most recently he produced and co-directed the documentary film, Islam and the Future of Tolerance which will be coming to cinemas in Australia this month.

Show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

This is 42

Think Inc

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Syn FM

Sam Harris

Outlandish - "Warrior//Worrier"

The Fine Print

Presenters for this episode were Chelsea Zeller and Vivek Mahadevan

Episode mixed by Brendan Hill

Our theme song is Tanzmusik by Simon Mathewson

Intro song is Chrometrails by Vanilla

Outro song is Assmack by Podington Bear

Episode 2: Mana Ohori - I can't believe I made it this far

Mana Ohori is a 23 year old material scientist and jewellery designer from Sydney. In 2018 through Catalysr’s pre-accelerator program, she founded “Diamonds from the Sky” which is Australia’s first lab grown diamond startup. Her goal is to grow diamonds above the ground using greenhouse gas as a raw material. She’s been creating engagement rings and wedding bands using the most ethical and sustainable form of diamonds available on the planet. Mana is passionate in environmental sustainability and cutting edge technologies.

Show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Diamonds From the Sky

Catalysr

Follow Alan Jones on Twitter

The Fine Print

Presenters for this episode were Vivek Mahadevan and Brendan Hill

Episode mixed by Brendan Hill

Our theme song is Tanzmusik by Simon Mathewson

Intro song is Chrometrails by Vanilla

Outro song is Assmack by Podington Bear

Episode 3: Brian Lim - They wouldn't give me a job because I was a migrant

Brian Lim has supported more than a 1,000 startups across 100 market verticals across 6 continents. He has founded multiple companies, two which are in the space industry, and has raised more than $5M USD for his companies. He has mentored for the World Food Programs Incubator program and was an Entrepreneur in residence for the Singularity University incubator’s 2018 Cohort. Brian Lim has a focus on deep tech and its value in global transformation.

Show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Follow Brian on Twitter @boldbrian

Fishburners

Catalysr

Star Trek Next Generation [Netflix]

Diamonds from the Sky

Warren Buffet on reading
"I still probably spend five or six hours a day reading," Buffett says in HBO's documentary, "Becoming Warren Buffett." "I like to sit and think. I spend a lot of time doing that and sometimes it is pretty unproductive, but I find it enjoyable to think about business or investment problems."

Singularity University
Singularity University Medium
Singularity University YouTube

Peter Davison

The Science of Social Influence

The Fine Print

Presenters for this episode were Vivek Mahadevan and Brendan Hill

Episode mixed by Brendan Hill

Our theme song is Tanzmusik by Simon Mathewson

Intro song is Chrometrails by Vanilla

Outro song is Assmack by Podington Bear

 Episode 4: Syed Mansoor - Changing a million lives by eliminating water poverty

Syed Mansoor is the Cofounder of Water Democracy. An organisation looking to change a million lives by eliminating water poverty.

Show notes

Things mentioned in this episode:

Water Democracy

Follow on Water Democracy on Facebook

Catalysr

Follow Catalysr on social media:

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Medium


FYA Young Social Pioneers program

Zoe Edema - Muralisto

Walgett Water Crisis Facebook Page

The Fine Print

Presenters for this episode were Vivek Mahadevan and Brendan Hill

Episode mixed by Brendan Hill

Our theme song is Tanzmusik by Simon Mathewson

Intro song is Chrometrails by Vanilla

Outro song is Assmack by Podington Bear