Judge Highlight: Nathaniel Diong

Nathaniel Diong – CEO of Future Minds Network

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/ judge at programs like UC Berkeley, and two hackathons 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.