TechFugees Australia is part of a global movement founded by Mike Butcher connecting the tech community to solve refugee settlement problems. In Australia cofounded by Annie Parker, Nicole Williamson and I in 2015, we are in our 3rd year and we have launched in 4 states (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide).
We bring the tech, startup, design and creative community to collaborate with refugees to solve settlement problems. We support the businesses that come out of the hackathons through mentorship, prize money and our networks. RefugeeTalent is the first business to come out of TechFugees Australia 2015 – co founded by a refugee – Nirary Dacho and Anna Robson, it connects skilled refugees to employers. They have just launched their second business, MigrantTalent, a platform that connects skilled migrants with employers. We organise meetups hosted by TripAdvisor to support refugee business.