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Usman Iftikhar

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Co-founder, Catalysr

Usman Iftikhar

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Co-founder, Catalysr

Biography

I am a global systems thinker, driven to create out-of-the-sphere solutions to global warming and the global refugee crisis. To further this mission, I co-founded Catalysr in 2016, which is an award-winning startup accelerator empowering migrants and refugees to launch their own startups in Australia. We have supported 100+ migrapreneurs in our first two and half years of operation. For this work, I was named the 2018 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year.

I am also a Global Shaper with the Sydney Hub, the Australian lead at G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance (YEA) part of designing a G20-wide Youth Entrepreneurship Visa. I have also co-founded a new SpaceTech startup called Space is easy in 2018 to tackle climate change through Singularity University, NASA.

Skills & Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Enterprise
  • Engineering
  • Coaching
  • Training and facilitation

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