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Future Anything National Grand Final 2021



Support high school entrepreneurs from across Australia as they bend the future, one youth-led idea at a time. 

Future Anything transforms young people’s passion and curiosity into innovative ideas that make the world a better place.

In 2021, over 45 Aussie schools have put their students in the driving seat of entrepreneurship, challenging them to create for-purpose business ideas that make their world a better place, through our Activate school entrepreneurship program.

Join us on Tuesday 23 November as our top teams go head-to-head to win funding and support to launch their businesses into the real world in the National Grand Final 2021.

There’ll be live pitches with a panel of expert judges, plus the chance for you to pick your favourite team from our expo teams in the live People’s Vote. We’ll also unveil the winners of the first ever Future Anything Educator Awards.

Attend in person at QUT Gardens Theatre, or register for a livestream ticket to watch live from anywhere in the world!

Venue seats are limited, so register NOW to secure your place. This event will be run in line with COVID-safe guidelines.

Meet the pitching teams

Chloe’s Heat Wheats

Redcliffe SHS

I make lavender heat wheats in cool and funky materials. They are made with wheat and dried lavender. I am very passionate about my business.

Coco N Sammy

Marymount College

Coco N Sammy make sustainable and biodegradable pet supplies.

Cowgirl Cosmetics

Fairholme College

Cowgirl Cosmetics is a social enterprise that is working to stop bullying by spreading awareness and providing funding for the foundation Dolly’s Dream.

Eco Boards

Bribie Island SHS

Eco Boards is a skate boarding company aimed to decrease the rising number of trees being cut down to produce skate board decks.

Eco iLash

Marymount College

Eco iLash is the first ever eco-friendly lash extension supplier with demand for change in the beauty industry.

Klip ‘n’ Go

MacGregor SHS

A social enterprise that is planning to distribute affordable e-bike kits to alleviate traffic congestion, atmospheric pollution, and inactivity.

just Be You

Springfield Central SHS

My business will be making and selling custom clothing for people with Dwarfism so they will be helping people with Dwarfism feel more included.

Sole Movers

Kildare College

A sustainable enterprise using recycled materials, aimed at helping athletes who are suffering from a sport induced mental illness through motivational shoelace tags.

Virtual Break

Redlands College

An app to gets kids excited about having breaks from technology, they will earn virtual coins that will accumulate to purchase gaming coins or goods.

Meet the showcase expo teams

All event attendees (online or in person) can vote for their favourite showcase team in our live People’s Vote. Learn about the teams, and support your favourite here!


Mabel Park SHS

Drink Safe

Marymount College

Gloomy & Friends

Sheldon College


Fairholme College

Natural Technology

Bribie Island SHS

Ream Cycle

Bribie Island SHS

Meet the judges

Rowena Barrett

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Entrepreneurship

Professor Rowena Barrett is an experienced and authentic leader who brings integrity, purpose and commitment to engaging people across many domains inside and outside QUT around entrepreneurial mindset and practice. She leads the development of an encouraging, supportive and collaborative environment for entrepreneurial action at QUT.

Lauren Capelin

Principal, Startmate

Lauren is a community strategist and disruptive innovation specialist passionate about the development and application of new business models, corporate social innovation, impact investment and fostering entrepreneurial capacity, particularly in women. She is Principal at Startmate 

Lucas Patchett

Co-Founder & MD, Orange Sky

In 2014, when he was 20, Lucas and his best mate Nic wanted to do something to support people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Brisbane and decided to build a free mobile laundry van. In September 2014, their old van Sudsy was transformed and Orange Sky was born.


Huge thanks to the team at QUT for their generous support of this event.

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