Hosted as part of Accelerate at Upstairs, Bathurst

Are you ready to take your career to new heights and embark on a transformative journey towards leadership and innovation? LAUNCH is your gateway to a brighter future!

LAUNCH is a workshop series that empowers people within the renewable energy and high-quality food products industries across the Central West of New South Wales to unlock their capacity to lead change, drive innovation and foster entrepreneurial opportunities for those around them.

LAUNCH is not just a series of passive presentations – you will actively develop and create projects to lead change in your organisations and for those around them, actively developing entrepreneurial capacity that can activate long term change. Through building these projects, you will learn more about creative approaches to problem solving, designing with users in mind, financial management and much more!

Delivered by Tasmanian innovator Adam Mostogl (2023 40Under40 Australian Entrepreneurs & Executives & 2015 Finalist for Young Australian of the Year), there will also be plenty of opportunities to share, collaborate and learn about how innovation is driving impact and change around the world – and how you can develop this in your own organisation and with those you actively support.

And because of the support through the Accelerating Regional Innovation Fund from the Department for Regional NSW, the program is free for you to access!

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

Who can be part of LAUNCH?

LAUNCH is perfect for anyone who wants to drive change across the renewable energy and high-quality food products sector, no matter their current role. You do not have to be at a certain level in the organisation to participate, you can be a sole trader or part of a larger organisation – and you have to have a specific idea in advance of the workshop to develop in the workshop. The only requirements are the following;

  • You are currently working in a role within the renewable energy and high-quality food products sector, or are interested in doing more in this space.
  • You can commit to attending all five days of the workshop.


Highlights of LAUNCH

Across the five days of LAUNCH, you will explore skills that are relevant to your own leadership journey as well as what you can use in your job too. The program involves;

  • Interactive Workshops: Engage in dynamic workshops to develop essential leadership and innovation skills.

  • Real-World Projects: Apply your newfound knowledge to real-world projects, gaining practical experience along the way that you can implement immediately.

  • Experience Informed: You will learn in a group setting from everyone in the room, led by Adam Mostogl, an award-winning leader and entrepreneur that understands regional communities.

  • Tailored Curriculum: The program is carefully crafted to meet the needs of today’s workforce, including growing skills in driving impact, digital communications, financial analysis and much more.


When is it running?

LAUNCH is running in the Central West Region of NSW, based at the Upstairs Startup Hub in Bathurst across five days;

  • Monday October 23 and Tuesday October 24
  • Thursday November 9 and Friday November 10
  • Saturday November 18

Each day will be run from 9:30 am until 2:45 pm, allowing you to be focused in the middle of the day on the program, and giving flexibility to the afternoons to allow you to focus on your job, family or other commitments.

Due to the intensive and practical nature of the program, it is preferred that you commit to the program for all five days.


Your journey to becoming a visionary leader and innovator begins here, at LAUNCH. We believe in your potential and are here to help you reach new heights. Seize the moment!

Who is delivering the sessions?

Adam Mostogl

2023 Australia’s Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs & Executives // 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 than 1000 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 20,000 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.

Not only has Adam been recognised as a business leader through being included in Australia’s Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs and Executives in 2023 and Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs  in 2017 (when he was under 30), his focus on impact comes thruogh eveything. Adam was Tasmania’s Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2015, and 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. Since 2018, 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 China, 2022 in Mysuru India and 2023 in Kilgali Rwanda).

"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 LAUNCH 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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