Adam Mostogl

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Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education

Top 30 Under 30 Australian Entrepreneurs in 2017 

Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year 2015


In any given week, Adam Mostogl could be inspiring hundreds of young Australians how to start their own business, supporting small business owners providing advice and support, challenging communities how to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship and supporting education initatives internationally. Adam founded illuminate Education in 2010 to help more young Australians become the entrepreneurs, leaders, small business champions and changemakers of the future, partnering with corporate organisations, universities and government to reach over 6500 students across Australia. He is also heavily involved in small business and innovative opportunities in Launceston and Northern Tasmania where he is based with his wife and two sons, but frequently travels to communities to share his insights and deliver engaging education experiences.

Conference Topic

Entrepreneurship For All

Breaking down the barriers through teaching the 'hidden rules' of business to all.


Tasmania's economy needs more innovators and entrepreneurs to maximise the opportunities that our state provides - but for some, this seems out of reach for reasons beyond their control. Adam Mostogl of illuminate Education (Top 30 Under 30 Australian Entrepreneurs in 2017 & Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year 2015) will share his experience of running entrepreneurship education programs over 6500 students across Australia as well as delivering Australia's first self-employment accelerator for people with intellectual and sensory disabilities in partnership with St Giles with support from the Australian Government, to help realise the role we can all play in helping more people become confident in business, their jobs and generally in themselves.

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Other Conference Speakers

Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition  

Will Hodgman, Premier Tasmania

Professor Jane Long, Provost, University of Tasmania

Tara Howell and Sam Haberle, Directors of S.Group

Trisha Squires, CEO AFL Tasmania

Sadhana Smiles, CEO Harcourts Victoria

Lauren Jauncey, Founder and Director of Frankly Diversity