Mikaela Jade interview

Vogue says you should get to know Mikaela Jade, Co-Founder of Indigital and winner of the 2018 Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award. Foundry658 popped up at the recent Creative State Summit (produced by REMIX Summits for Creative Victoria) and alongside our dedicated stream on creative entrepreneurship the summit featured a number of inspirational creative entrepreneurs.

Based in Canberra, Mikaela’s talk explored how she built her company Indigital in remote Kakadu. Jade’s company and its team work to develop innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture from remote and ancient communities. She has a background in environmental biology.

Her signature app, Indigital Storytelling, uses drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition technology and cultural law to bring the world’s cultural sites alive through augmented reality.

A proud Cabrogal woman, she was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous entrepreneurs to attend the Prime Minister’s Reception for Indigenous Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Canberra.

She is also a United Nations Permanent Forum Indigenous Issues delegate, Tribal Link Alumni member (New York), Professional Associate of the University of Canberra, an Alumni of the prestigeous Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, an advisor to female start-up accelerator #SheStarts and a member of the Microsoft Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Board.

The Foundry658 creative entrepreneurship stream featured a number of successful creative entrepreneurs who shared insights from their respective journeys. You can here Mikaela’s talk here.

We asked some of them for their top tips for starting a creative business which you can find here.

Image from Indigital