We can

(Part of the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub)

We Can is all about supporting and empowering people with disabilities to look at creating their own job, building the skills to make their mark and explore the strengths they already have to build a better future.

Across the workshops, you’ll learn more about;

  • How your strengths and skills can be used to create opportunities for yourself
  • What it takes to start a business (if you are interested in that of course!)
  • Basics around marketing and selling to customers
  • Tips around financial skills, both personally and for business
  • Focus on sharing with others your ideas and skills

all in an applied manner that makes it interesting to turn up every single day. No matter if you are looking to find a job, to create your own or just want to see what you can achieve, We Can is for you!

Delivered by Tasmanian innovator Adam Mostogl (2015 Finalist for Young Australian of the Year & 2017 Anthill’s 30Under30 for Australian Entrepreneurs) who has helped over 1000 people on their journey to starting their own business, and inspired over 17,000 students in skills to develop the skills they need to thrive, so you know you are in good company with the sessions.

And because of the support through the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub- We Can is free to register for, so there is no need to hold back!

Scroll down to read more about the program, and to register your interest today!

Who can be part of We Can?

We Can is specially designed for people with mild intellectual and physical disabilities, with the ability to make adaptions to help you complete the program successfully. No matter if you are looking to build your skills, your confidence or to explore how to start their own business, as long as you can be part of the workshops, then you are welcome to join us.

Family members and/or support workers are welcome to join the workshops, however if you are looking to complete the program to learn the skills for yourself, you should look at LAUNCH, which is part of the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub.



What is covered at We Can?

Across the workshops of We Can, you will learn more about and develop skills in the following;

  • Understanding your personal strengths.
  • Build confidence in the skills you have, and how they can be applied.
  • How to work with others.
  • Building public speaking and communication skills.
  • Learn more about finances and numbers.
  • Work through challenges in innovative ways.

And much much more. While it looks like that is a lot, it is done in an interactive and fun way where you work with others in the course to build new ideas and your skills with confidence.



When is it running?

We Can is running across Tasmania in 2022 and 2023, and as mentioned, there is no charge for anyone that has a disability to participate in the program. Below is the list of currently scheduled programs;

  • Launceston during September 12 – 16, 2022.
  • North West Coast in November 2022
  • Hobart in January 2023

We have capacity to run more programs based on demand, and can look to run these when it suits individuals and/or organisations. To find out more, please click here and complete the expression of interest form.

who is delivering the sessions?

Adam Mostogl

CEO & Chief Entrepreneur, The van Diemen Project & Founder / Inspirer, illuminate Education Australia
2017 Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs // 2015 Finalist, Young Australian of the Year

In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping entrepreneurs to kick-start their business ideas, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future.

Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across a wide variety of industry areas. As the CEO & Chief Entrepreneur of The Van Diemen Project, every single day is focused on making opportunities matter – through helping more people start businesses with confidence, supporting existing businesses to grow and be resilient in these changing times, kickstarting social enterprises, running engaging workshops and events as well as private advisory work to help larger organisations change for the better.

His passion for this has come from his work with young people, where since 2010 over 17,000 students have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs lead by Adam as the Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education Australia, 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, it is shifting the way schools across the nation teach and inspire students with the skills that they need to thrive.

Adam was announced as Tasmania’s Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2015, and in 2017 was the only Tasmanian listed in Anthill’s 30under30 list for Australian entrepreneurs under the age of 30. In 2017, he was chosen to participate in the International Visiting Leaders Program to study innovative ecosystems as a guest of the US State Department. In 2018 and 2019, Adam was selected to attend UNLEASH, the world’s largest innovation process focused on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a participant (in 2018 in Singapore) and a facilitator (in 2019 in Shenzhen).

"Adam is awesome! He’s approachable, professional, and leader in his field. He has given me many insightful suggestions, leads, encouragement and overall support helping me move forward..."

– Lila, St Helens

Get In Touch Today

Please use the form below to register your interest in the We Can program, or to just ask us your questions, and we’ll be in touch soon.


53 Elizabeth Street,

Launceston Tasmania 7250

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