Docklander recognised in the Melbourne Awards
Docklands resident and founder and CEO of fintech startup 1receipt Shahryar Faraji was among the finalists at this year’s Melbourne Awards on November 11.
The annual ceremony, which awards the coveted Melburnian of the Year honour, and, for the first time this year, the Young Melburnian of the Year, identifies eight key areas that are central to helping Melbourne thrive, including:
- Aboriginal Melbourne (ganbu guljin)
- Access and Inclusion
- City Design
- Arts and Events
- Knowledge and Innovation
Finalist for the Sustainability award, 1receipt aims to reduce paper receipt wastage through its smartphone app, which issues, stores and manages receipts in one location.
While he didn’t emerge as the award winner, which was won by clothing recycling organisation RCYCL, Mr Faraji said he was honoured by the recognition.
“Being named a finalist for the 2023 Melbourne Awards in the Sustainability category for the second time has been an incredible honour,” Mr Faraji said.
“It’s a testament to our shared dedication to reshaping the shopping landscape and contributing to a more sustainable future.”
The Melbourne Awards also recognised Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM as the Melburnian of the Year for his work in developing the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Australia’s largest independent refugee organisation.
Additionally, the Young Melburnian of the Year was awarded to Georgie Stone OAM for the first time since the category was introduced this year, celebrating her advocacy for trans and gender diverse children and youth. •