As we near the end of 2020, and we look back on the year that was, here at Impact Hub, we find ourselves frequently reflecting on the Generation Impact Fellowship - one of our top highlights from our Impact Hub journey to date!

The Generation Impact Fellowship was a multi-city entrepreneurship program, that aims to equip and empower young innovators from the Asia Pacific region to make their innovative ideas and sustainable ventures a reality.

We had a fantastic group of 8 inspiring young impact leaders, who absolutely blew us away with their passion for the betterment of themselves, and of the  community, as they set the stage as the first ever Kiwi cohort.

These Fellows were:
- Daniel Eb
 - Guillaume Dehan
- Jan Czaplicki
- Kelly Johnson
- Matthew Goldsworthy
- Shalini Guleria
- Sheridan Jamieson
- Tristan Adams

Over a 3 month period, these Fellows took part in national and regional virtual capacity building workshops focused on a variety of topics, such as the Sustainable Development Goals, personal leadership and branding, creating dual purpose models, and impact measurement.

Our Fellows also received one-on-one support including business and personal development coaching;,  plus, they had the opportunity to connect into an international platform filled with other inspiring entrepreneurs across the Asia Pacific.

This programme culminated with a National Demo Day, where each of the Fellows pitched their impact initiatives to a series of judges. A huge congratulations to Jan Czaplicki of Carbon Click, who delivered the winning pitch, and was named New Zealand’s first ever National Winner of Generation Impact Fellowship.

‘I am humbled and honoured. It has been a hard journey but we are excited about the year ahead. We have the rocket fuel we need and are about to ignite it! Reach out and join us!’ Jan Czaplicki, CPO and Co-founder of CarbonClick.

As the national winner, Jan competed with the 8 other national winners from Impact Hub's APAC regional cluster. In this grand finale Nofi Bayu from Indonesia won the first place but Jan came in second with an honorary mention of his great achievements so far!

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