2020 Australia Day Ambassador - Adam Mostogl
In any given week, I’m likely to be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential, teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future – or spending time with my family. Everything I’m focused on is unlocking and activating the potential inside of individuals, organisations, businesses and communities – and am extremely passionate about how to make this happen!
Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across a wide variety of industry areas. Since 2011, over 12,500 young Australians have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs lead by Adam as the Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education, which focuses on inspiring students to be the confident, creative and capable people they have the potential to be. Not only are these programs changing the lives of young Australians, but it is also shifting the way schools across the nation teach and inspire students with the skills that they need to thrive.
Adam was announced the 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year – and a finalist for Young Australian of the Year – for his endeavours in entrepreneurial programs, education more generally as well as community development. In 2017, Adam was listed in Anthill’s 30under30 list for Australian entrepreneurs under the age of 30 – and the only Tasmanian on the list for that year.
Adam is also gaining a reputation overseas, not only his experience through illuminate Education being valued in other countries, but also being chosen to be part of a 2017 US State Department funded study tour around social impact and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the United States with twenty two other social entrepreneurs from across the globe, as well as being heavily involved in the 2018 & 2019 UNLEASH Innovation Lab which is the world’s largest innovation process focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
For further information on the Australia Day Ambassador Program, please see the Australia Day Website.