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Inspiring Entrepreneurs Across Australia
Adam Mostogl, 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year, is launching from his base in Tasmania to start empowering the future entrepreneurs across Australia. With over 1600 young Tasmanians having been impacted by Adam's programs since he started working in schools in 2010, Adam and his business illuminate Education and Consulting are taking these programs to Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Adam Mostogl was announced as the 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year for his passionate work in entrepreneurial education and support as well as his endeavours in his local community of Queenstown, and his education programs have been gaining a strong reputation across the country, including being featured nationally on the Backroads series on ABCTV earlier in the year.
On why programs like this are important, Adam said, "Our young people are our future which is something we all agree on - but we cannot pigeon-hole them into a specific career. Students have to learn the basics of creative problem solving, financial analysis, speaking in public, being strategic and working in a team to survive today - and being an entrepreneur for a week is one the best ways to encourage growth in these areas."
"After working hard to build the programs within Tasmania, it is exciting to be able to start sharing the opportunity with students across Australia and even have interest now coming from the United States and South Africa. It's surreal sometimes because I saw it as a problem in my community that needed something, and put this in place - and businesses and organisations have been fantastic in sharing the vision and investing in the program."
Adam will be rolling out his programs in Baldivis, Western Australia with high school students (September 12 - 16), primary school students (September 19 - 23) and even the parents of these school communities with an entrepreneurs bootcamp (September 17 & 18). Adam will be running his illuminate:nextgen Challenge in Victoria in July in partnership with the Deakin Business School, for 100 Year 10 and 11 students around the Burwood Campus of Deakin University, while plans are still in development for the New South Wales programs based on the Central Coast.
For more information and to find out more about getting involved, please contact Adam at illuminate Education and Consulting.