Ashan Industries

2023 Future Anything Grand Final Runner Up
Ashutosh, Canterbury College (QLD)

Ashan Industries from Canterbury College took out the Runner Up spot at the Future Anything National Grand Final 2023 with founder Ashutosh delivering a brilliant pitch showcasing his innovative app that supports people with Autism in their daily lives.

He took home $1500 to help launch his business in the real world and will also enjoy development days with QUT Entrepreneurship and Queensland Social Enterprise Council, inclusion in YouthX 2024 cohort and more.

About the Future Anything National Grand Final 2023

In the culmination of Future Anything’s Activate 2023 program, eight teams of school-age entrepreneurs pitched their innovative, scalable and sustainable social enterprise ideas live on stage, before facing tough questions from judges Belinda Morrissey (Chair, Social Enterprise Australia & CEO, English Family Foundation), Dr Catherine Ball (Futurist, Author & Associate Professor, ANU), Joel Connolly (Creative Director, Blackbird Ventures & Head, Blackbird Foundation), Kristy Chong OAM (Founder, Modibodi) and Sarah Liu (Founder & Managing Director, TDC Global)

The event was generously supported by Major Partners Advance Queensland and the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and a host of epic organisations who contributed prizes to support the school-age entrepreneurs.

About Activate

Activate is Future Anything’s immersive in-curriculum program that builds enterprising mindsets in every classroom.

Over a Term or Semester in Primary and Secondary schools, Activate builds future capabilities and integrates fully with mainstream curriculum delivery as an assessable unit of work in Business, Science, STEM, English, Design Technologies, Humanities, HPE & Religion classrooms.

With supported educators leading future-ready curriculum, together, we can bend the future; one youth-led idea at a time.

Every Activate student has the opportunity to apply for the Future Anything National Grand Finals – just like Ashan Industries did in 2023!