Laura Egan

Katherine, Northern Territory

Social entrepreneur, business champion

Having supported grassroots enterprise for many years in partnership with Aboriginal communities, Laura understands the great potential for native food, tourism and fashion enterprises to flourish in Katherine. She now wants to develop a start-up incubator that will support Aboriginal people to harness their cultural assets. Laura envisages this hub as a place where entrepreneurs can connect, access support, build their networks and share resources. The hub will also put Katherine on the map for innovation and help build economic independence in the local community. Laura will use her grant to design and garner support for the incubator hub.