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Nathaniel Diong

Nathaniel Diong is an award-winning Gen-Z educator and social innovator. As CEO & founder of Future Minds Network (FMN), he's building the next-gen of social entrepreneurs.

FMN is on a quest to tackle youth unemployment through entrepreneurship. Through engaging, educational programs, students learn from mentors at YCombinator (birthplace of Airbnb), Harvard, and Oxford and get to build startups with an impact. They practise key enterprise skills for the Future of Work like communication and problem-solving, and even stimulate the creation of their own jobs for the future.

At 19, Nathaniel had already worked with over 11,000 young people, and was an Entrepreneur in Residence, mentor, AND judge at programs like UC Berkeley and hackathons in partnership with the United Nations. Since then he has mentored early-stage startups across three continents, and sits on 8 non-for-profit boards. He's sat alongside giants like the founder of Techstars - one of the top 3 startup accelerators in the world - Founder's Bootcamp, and more and works across disability, education and healthcare.

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AAYUSHI KHILLAN

Aayushi Khillan is a passionate youth advocate. She has extensive experience in education and health and is currently the only youth board member at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. She is a director of a health awareness initiative Bodyworks and has been asked to panel several conferences and interviews as a courageous emerging leader. She is also a second-year biomedicine student and recipient of the coveted Chancellor's Scholarship at Melbourne University. She endeavours to study medicine and delve deep into medical research to better our world.