2021 has been another record year for Future Anything’s Activate in-curriculum school entrepreneurship program with over 3500 students and 160 teachers in more than 45 schools across Australia bending the future, one youth-led idea at a time.
One Monday 25 and Thursday 28 October, 40 teams of high schools entrepreneurs from across Australia battled it out in eight live National Semi Finals.
Pitching live online to 27 epic global judges from the worlds of social entrepreneurship, education, tech and innovation, teams showcase their innovative, scalable and sustainable for-purpose business solutions designed to solve the real-world problems that matter to them.
The winners of each of the eight National Semi-Finals, plus the overall winner of the People’s Vote now progress to pitch live at the Future Anything National Grand Final 2021. In addition, our eight Runners Up will feature at the National Grand Final in our showcase expo.
The National Grand Final takes place in person at QUT Gardens Theatre (Brisbane) and live online. Click here to secure your live or virtual tickets!
Semi-final 1 Winner:
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.
Semi-final 2 Winner:
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.
Semi-final 3 Winner:
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.
Semi-final 4 Winner:
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.
Semi-final 5 Winner:
Coco N Sammy (Marymount College)
Sustainable and biodegradable pet supplies
Semi-final 6 Winner:
Eco iLash (Marymount College)
Eco iLash is the first ever eco-friendly lash extension supplier with demand for change in the beauty industry.
Semi-final 7 Winner:
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.
Semi-final 8 Winner:
EcoBoards (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.
Semi Finals People’s Vote Winner:
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.
Semi-final 1 Runner Up:
Maple Mountain Pancakes (Yarrabilba SSC)
MMP is youth based enterprise which provides sustainable, profitable and community focused business opportunities.
Semi-final 2 Runner Up:
dabeadsbizznezz (Mable Park SHS)
We make custom bracelets and necklaces for people.
Semi-final 3 Runner Up:
Drink Safe (Marymount College)
Drink Safe is a business with the aim to help solve drink spiking through drug detecting straws.
Semi-final 4 Runner Up:
Gloomy & friends (Sheldon College)
Our goal is to sell a series of books, targeted at a young audience, which give strategies and solutions on how to deal with emotions.
Semi-final 5 Runner Up:
Earth Scents (Mercy College Mackay)
We are Earth Scents and our goal is to make a positive impact on climate change by selling safe, eco-friendly candles around the globe.
Semi-final 6 Runner Up:
Natural Technologies (Bribie Island SHS)
Natural Technologies, an ecofriendly, innovative business that replaces modern technologies with sustainable options. We are focused on reducing pollution to make our world a better place.
Semi-final 7 Runner Up
Ream Cycle (Bribie Island SHS)
ReamCycle (recycling reams of paper) aims to combat paper waste by creating handmade books, bookmarks, cards, and seed-paper from our school’s waste.
Semi-final 8 Runner Up
Moments (Fairholme College)
Make everyone’s sport day a better day with Moments. Moments is a card game to alleviate athletes stress.
See the Future Anything National Semi Finals Winners pitching live and our Runners Up showcasing their business ideas at the Future Anything 2021 National Grand Final live on Tuesday 23 November live online and in person at QUT Gardens Theatre, Brisbane.
Future Anything transforms young people’s passion and curiosity into innovative ideas that make their world a better place through in-curriculum school entrepreneurship programs fully facilitated student entrepreneurship workshops and teacher professional development.