When Aiman and Mo Hamdouna moved to Australia, they wanted to expand their cultural horizons.
But in the past 10 years they’ve managed to achieve so much more – graduating from university, starting two thriving businesses with clients throughout south-east Asia, building a start-up community and, in one brother’s case, finding true love.
Mo Works in Melbourne
After spending three years in Melbourne strengthening the foundations of Mo Works, the brothers launched a second business – the Hatch Quarter: a start-up incubator.
“We noticed the gap for international people like us who wanted to enter the business ecosystem, so we decided to create a space where we could have the Mo Works agency, but we could also open it up for other businesses to come together to create a community,” Aiman says.
“We created a network for people who don’t have a network. We have created an ecosystem of service providers who can collaborate. In fact, we started referring businesses to each other – and all the businesses that have joined us have grown.”
“I’ve seen how much Maroochydore has changed. It’s definitely becoming more of a start-up hub. There are lots of very good start-ups in Maroochydore and even Noosa now, so for us there are many reasons for us to come back to where it all started.
“We just need to keep working to get there.”