The initiative is Hatch Quarter’s Startup Playbook. The Playbook guides aspiring entrepreneurs through the steps needed to bring their startups to life, offering a systematic approach starting with mental preparation to entrepreneurship and the challenges they should look forward to, then covering the fundamental knowledge every founder should be equipped with, building their team and choosing their legal structure, assessing the viability of their ideas by developing and testing a prototype, and a guide to the startup communities and resources available to them in Victoria. It is a free resource available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish and Hindi.
The Playbook is our way of giving back to the community in a fundamental way. Despite the many obstacles faced by migrants when arriving in a new country, their journey to that point demonstrates initiative, resilience, capacity to take risks, and confrontation of the unknown. All of which are attributes that make for great entrepreneurs.
The Playbook aims to empower migrants and refugees to unlock their entrepreneurial potential by making the startup validation process accessible, regardless of the entrepreneur’s language or background and thus, enable a much larger number of potential startups to start with the right foundations. Moreover, Victoria’s Startup Ecosystem is full of resources, communities, and government bodies that can provide essential support for Startups, we provide a guide to them, since a significant barrier to not engage with the ecosystem is not being aware of what help is available and where it could be found.