Dean Foley has no regrets about the turn his life has taken.
Mind you, he wouldn’t recommend others follow the same path.
The founder of Barayamal, an business accelerator program for Indigenous start-ups, left a career with Royal Australian Air Force to pursue his dream of getting into business in Brisbane.
“It wasn’t the smartest idea, leaving secure employment to live off zero dollars,” he said.
However, he was accepted into a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at Griffith University and used his own experiences to launch the grass-roots, indigenous-owned initiative.  
A proud Kamilaroi man, Dean Foley was born in Brisbane but grew up in Gunnedah, New South Wales.
Believing he wasn’t smart enough to go to university, he pursued another goal – serving in the Australian Defence Force.
His time with the RAAF proved valuable – teaching Mr Foley a range of skills, including discipline, and opening his eyes to the world outside his small

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