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2023 has been another record year for Future Anything’s Activate in-curriculum school entrepreneurship program with over 5500 students and 220 teachers in 65+ schools across Australia bending the future, one youth-led idea at a time.

One Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October, 120 school-age entrepreneurs in 40 teams from across Australia battled it out in eight live National Semi Finals.

Pitching live online to 24 epic judges from the worlds of social entrepreneurship, education, tech and innovation, teams showcased 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 now progress to pitch live at the Future Anything National Grand Final 2022. The eight Runners Up will also feature at the National Grand Final in our showcase expo.

The National Grand Final takes place in person at The Triffid, Brisbane and live online. Click here to secure your live or virtual tickets!


These teams progress to pitch live at the Future Anything National Grand Final 2023 on Monday 20 November.

Semi Final 1 Winner:

Unified First Aid (Ferny Grove SHS)

A specialised course catered to instructing people with disabilities how to administer first aid.

Semi Final 2 Winner:

Clip-A-Case (QACI)

A pencil case with replaceable, removable and washable fabric on the inside and waterproof, donated chip packets on the outside.

Semi Final 3 Winner:

Rise (Marymount College)

Rise is a businesses to help prevent drowning, pollution and theft with a one floatation device.

Semi Final 4 Winner:

Ashan Industries

Ashan is an application to help people with Autism in their daily life.

Semi Final 5 Winner:

Paw Print Books (MacGregor SHS)

Our books help children who want to save endangered species by empowering them to take practical steps as active citizens to conserve animal habitats..

Semi Final 6 Winner:

Special Bins (Kirwan SHS)

Our business is focus on the protection of our oceans, convincing people to use our bins, covered in artwork of sea animals, in order to gain sympathy.

Semi Final 7 Winner:

Chipz. (Brisbane South SSC)

Our solution is to create a healthy chip out of soybeans which are healthy and high in protein.

Semi Final 8 Winner:

ReSeas (Fairholme College)

ReSeas is a swimwear line made from recycled plastic by BaliSwim. Waterway Warriors offers monthly beach clean-ups to community members.


These teams progress to the showcase at the Future Anything National Grand Final 2023 on Monday 20 November.

Semi Final 1 Runner Up:

The Sustainable Surfer (St Edmund’s College)

Semi Final 2 Runner Up:

Woof Watchers (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)

Semi Final 3 Runner Up:

RimWrap (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)

Semi Final 4 Runner Up:

Elite Fitness (Emerald SHS)

Semi Final 5 Runner Up:

Simply Smile Subscription (Shailer Park SHS)

Semi Final 6 Runner Up:

LuminaDecks (Kingswood College)

Semi Final 7 Runner Up:

Marine Clean Boat Pod (St Andrews Anglican College)

Semi Final 8 Runner Up:

Waste2Warmth (Fairholme College, QLD)


Semi Final 1 People’s Choice:

Kozy (Rochedale SHS)

Semi Final 2 People’s Choice:

Woof Watchers (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)

Semi Final 3 People’s Choice:

RimWrap (Matthew Flinders Anglican College)

Semi Final 4 People’s Choice:

Beach Box (Marymount College)

Semi Final 5 People’s Choice:

Astro Wrists (Marsden SHS)

Semi Final 6 People’s Choice:

CogniShield Sportswear (Cardijn College)

Semi Final 7 People’s Choice:

Popsilighters (QAHS)

Semi Final 8 People’s Choice:

ReSeas (Fairholme College)

See the Future Anything National Semi Finals Winners pitching live and other teams showcasing their business ideas at the Future Anything 2023 National Grand Final live on Monday 20 November live online and in person at The Triffid, Brisbane.

Click here register to attend the National Grand Final 2023 in person or online.

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.

Check our portfolio of school entrepreneurship programs here.

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