On Friday 13 November, some of the most promising high school entrepreneurs from across Australia will pitch their innovative, scalable and sustainable business ideas live online  in the first ever Future Anything virtual Activate National Grand Final. 

Activate is Future Anything’s award winning youth entrepreneurship program delivered in high schools across Australia. During 2020, over 40 schools have participated, challenging their young people to research, develop and prototype scalable business solutions that make the world a better place. Following a series of high energy and extremely compeititve virtual Regional and Semi Finals, the eight best teams now go head to head with students pitching live in the National Grand Final on Friday 13 November.

Grand Finalists Announced

Taking to the (virtual stage) are teams from across Australia who have developed innovative, scalable and sustainable business solutions aiming to tackle a wide range of important, real world problems.

  • AquaShield (St Andrew’s Anglican College) – Addressing the unnecessary killing of thousands of aquatic species along the coasts of Australia due to shark nets.
  • Did I Say Yes? (Kildare College) – Tackling sexual assault towards women.
  • FunpunsbyAndy (The Gap SHS) – Addressing mental health, especially in young people.
  • Heal It (Corinda SHS) – Tackling low self-esteem, stress and depression by supporting people to live to their best every day.
  • ReCycle (MacGregor SHS) – Addressing poverty and unemployment in Logan City by repurposing used bicycles to help the environment.
  • Safe and Secure (Independent) – Solving the issue of plastic waste generated by condoms.
  • The I AM Project (Springfield Central SHS) – Addressing the issue of self-worth and negative thinking, particularly in school-aged students.
  • You’re the Boss (Mercy College Mackay)  Giving  individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, or mental illness the opportunity to connect with others who have experienced similar feelings and emotions.

The event will be broadcast live to the world on YouTube from 12.30pm – 2.15pm AEST on Friday 13 November. To snap up a free ticket to watch the event live online, click here. 

Future Anything transforms young people’s passion and curiosity into innovative ideas that make the world a better place. We support educators to lead authentic Australian curriculum-aligned learning experiences that connect students to the real world.

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