Today we get to hear the story of a true doer. Someone who has taken a problem experienced at a personal level, tried to fix it, then seen an opportunity to help others experiencing a similar problem. Usman created a global first business model, an incubator to support Migrants, Catalysr. A pre-accelerator, a world first that is playing a big role in creating a global movement to change the way we view migrant communities right across the globe.
Usman Iftikar is a systems entrepreneur who is on a mission to solve two major wicked problems - global warming, and the global refugee crisis through out-of-the-sphere solutions.
In 2018 Usman was named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year amongst 1.4 billion young people living in 53 Commonwealth Nations by HRH Prince Harry at Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. Usman is the acting CEO of is Catalysr, an award-winning pre-accelerator for early stage startups. They run intensive entrepreneurship programs for high-performing migrant and refugee entrepreneurs (Migrapreneurs) who want to find success in Australia by building their own tech startup.
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