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DKA Welcomes Jamie Toyne

Dec 03, 2020

Services: DKAccelerator

DKA is pleased to have Alice Springs local Jamie Toyne join our team as Pro­gram Direc­tor / Busi­ness Coach, facil­i­tat­ing the new Enter­prise Devel­op­ment pro­gram. Jamie’s role is to research and co-design an eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment pro­gram along­side com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and leaders.

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The Enter­prise Devel­op­ment pro­gram aims to accel­er­ate the devel­op­ment of First Nations enter­pris­es and indus­tries by cre­at­ing eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ties and pro­vid­ing net­work sup­port to emerg­ing entre­pre­neurs, busi­ness own­ers, com­mu­ni­ties, NGOs, and the pri­vate and pub­lic sector.

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Jamie and his friend Lil­ly Alexan­der at the In My Blood It Runs” film launch at Ewyen­per Atwatye (Hid­den Val­ley Town Camp).

Jamie is the Founder and for­mer CEO of inter­na­tion­al busi­ness con­sult­ing group Dealflow Bro­ker­age. He start­ed Dealflow whilst liv­ing in San Fran­cis­co to help entre­pre­neurs start, devel­op, grow and exit their busi­ness­es. Dealflow has worked with entre­pre­neurs in more than 40 coun­tries and now has satel­lite offices in Aus­tralia, Thai­land, Philip­pines, Swe­den, and sev­er­al loca­tions through­out North America.

Upon return­ing home to Mparn­twe after 13 years abroad, Jamie worked with Chil­dren’s Ground (a First Nations-led organ­i­sa­tion) as their Social Enter­prise & Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Offi­cer. Jamie was respon­si­ble for sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment of Indige­nous social enter­pris­es in Cen­tral Aus­tralia, and help­ing the organ­i­sa­tion devel­op sus­tain­able self-gen­er­at­ed income streams. Jamie has also been work­ing with Akeyulerre (an Indige­nous health, heal­ing and cul­ture cen­tre) to facil­i­tate the devel­op­ment of their emerg­ing tourism enterprise.

Jamie says, I am real­ly enjoy­ing the chal­lenge of adapt­ing my expe­ri­ence to the cen­tral deserts. I am learn­ing a lot here, and am grate­ful for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give back to the com­mu­ni­ty where I grew up. It’s real­ly impor­tant for me to under­stand the bar­ri­ers and the oppor­tu­ni­ties that are unique to this region, so I’m try­ing to sit down with as many peo­ple as I can to lis­ten and learn.”

Whilst study­ing busi­ness entre­pre­neur­ship at RMIT, Jamie con­sult­ed large retail­ers on their e‑commerce strat­e­gy and worked with an IT con­sult­ing com­pa­ny to pilot a green ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy in part­ner­ship with solar providers. Upon grad­u­at­ing, Jamie was hired by a Mel­bourne-based tech start-up called Flip­pa Inc. (the world’s first online mar­ket­place for buy­ing and sell­ing inter­net busi­ness­es and dig­i­tal assets) to pilot a new income stream for the com­pa­ny. When the pilot was deter­mined a suc­cess, Jamie was relo­cat­ed to San Fran­cis­co, where he was respon­si­ble for set­ting up Flippa’s first over­seas office, build­ing a team of 20 experts and estab­lish­ing a pres­ence in Sil­i­con Val­ley and North America.

More recent­ly, Jamie has pub­lished dozens of arti­cles and devel­oped sev­er­al soft­ware prod­ucts to help emerg­ing entre­pre­neurs and estab­lished busi­ness own­ers address the myr­i­ad chal­lenges dur­ing the dif­fer­ent stages of devel­op­ment. Jamie’s detailed pro­fes­sion­al back­ground can be accessed on LinkedIn.

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