Coming Up Fri 9:00 PM  AEST
Coming Up Live in 
Live
Punjabi radio

My Australia: Meet award-winning WA tech entrepreneur Nilesh Makwana

Source: SBS

Nilesh Makwana began his transformation - from a struggling student living with his grandfather in India to an award-winning entrepreneur - on the very first day he arrived in Australia.

NIlesh's company provides IT services to communities that have typically suffered from poor access, including disability and aged care service providers and Aboriginal-run organisations.

“What we look for are the projects where there's a human services involved, where there is a greater good involved, where there is a social impact involved, where we are creating some sort of solutions, which is making a positive contribution into our society.”

Nilesh’s passion for technology and his entrepreneurial spirit were born in Mumbai, where he found his first job in the late 1990s assembling computers.

He started his own web design company and paid his own tuition fees to study at a London university, before later arriving in Australia as an international student in 2012.

Today, Illuminance employs 30 people from 26 nationalities, including new migrants, refugees, working mums, Indigenous Australians, seniors and people with disability.

As Illuminance grows its client base across the country, he wants to use the company’s success to ensure opportunities for new migrants.

“Most migrants are looking for an opportunity to prove themselves, that they can do it. All you have to do is open the door for them, and give them that first go.”

Click on the player at the top of the page to listen to this information in Punjabi.


SBS is committed to informing Australia’s diverse communities about the latest COVID-19 developments. News and information is available in 63 languages at https://www.sbs.com.au/language/coronavirus

Listen to SBS Punjabi Monday to Friday at 9 pm. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Coming up next

# TITLE RELEASED TIME MORE
My Australia: Meet award-winning WA tech entrepreneur Nilesh Makwana 25/01/2022 04:49 ...
‘What matters most’: Scott Morrison addresses community concerns over parent visa 20/05/2022 31:08 ...
ਫੈਡਰਲ ਚੋਣਾਂ 2022: ਚੋਣ ਮੁਹਿੰਮ ਦੇ ਆਖਰੀ ਦਿਨਾਂ 'ਚ ਤਨਖ਼ਾਹ ਦਰ ਵਧਾਉਣ ਦਾ ਮੁੱਦਾ ਭਖਿਆ 20/05/2022 06:34 ...
ਫੈਡਰਲ ਚੋਣਾਂ 2022: ਗੱਠਜੋੜ ਦੀ 'ਘਰ ਖਰੀਦਣ ਲਈ ਸੁਪਰ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ' ਵਾਲ਼ੀ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਦੀ ਵਿਰੋਧੀ ਧਿਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਆਲੋਚਨਾ 20/05/2022 08:10 ...
Federal election 2022: Meet Greenway's independent candidate Lovepreet Singh Nanda 20/05/2022 08:48 ...
ਫੈਡਰਲ ਚੋਣਾਂ 2022: ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਨਾਲ ਜੁੜੇ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਮੁੱਦਿਆਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਮੁੱਖ ਸਿਆਸੀ ਪਾਰਟੀਆਂ ਨਾਲ਼ ਸੁਆਲ-ਜੁਆਬ 20/05/2022 31:00 ...
Campaign day dominated by the latest wage figures 20/05/2022 06:34 ...
SBS Punjabi Australia News: Thursday 19 May 2022 19/05/2022 07:30 ...
‘The key to my vote’: Migrants feel ignored in wait for ‘fairer’ parent visa 19/05/2022 31:08 ...
Children's rights in Australia: what are they and how are they protected? 19/05/2022 10:18 ...
View More