NATHANIEL DIONG, CEO, Future Minds Network

Nathaniel is an award-winning speaker, innovator and leading authority in the Future of Education. As CEO of Future Minds Network, he’s delivered career-readiness programs in schools and universities world-wide. Today, the social enterprise has taught thousands of students to build their own businesses and harness entrepreneurial skills like creativity for the future workplace. The social enterprise has empowered students to create innovative solutions tackling the UNs SDGs and has donated over $100,000 in programs to help young people in disadvantaged communities find employment, practice technical skills and prototype apps from their living room.

2021 Young Australian of the Year finalist, Nathaniel is an international startup mentor and Giant in Residence at Blackbird – Australia’s leading venture capital firm. He helps early-stage startups streamline their marketing & comms, strategic plans and measure impact to land corporate partners. Nathaniel also sits on the Advisory Board of SparkTeen, alongside the former CEO of Techstars.
Through immersive workshops and keynotes, Nathaniel helps young people unlock their endless creativity. He helps corporates, NGOs and educational institutions leverage the potential of Gen-Z, harness innovation and the Future of Work. An international speaker, Nathaniel is a regular MC, moderator and guest presenter at Monash University, TEDx, and more:

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