Saxon Phipps, and his business partner Will Stubley, founded Year13 in 2011 after they saw school leavers struggling to plan their futures and realised there was a lack of relatable support for them. Today 1.6 million young Australians aged 15 to 24 use the Year13 site each year to get life advice and help plan their post-school futures in work, study or travel.
To aid this Year13 does regular research reports into the issues Gen Zs are facing from social media to sustainability, establishing itself as Australia’s leading authority on youth insights.
Phipps will share findings from Year13’s What Gen Z Actually Do Online 2021 report which has tracked young people’s drastic move away from traditional media to online. Phipps has previously participated in events about youth issues such as The Australian Financial Review – Higher Education Summit and the Australian Davos Connection – Future of Education Summits.