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Activate 2023 National Semi Finals

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Join Future Anything and school-aged entrepreneurs from across Australia as we bend the future, one youth-led idea at a time. 

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

During 2023, over 5500 students from over 60 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 program.

Join us on Tuesday 24 October and/or Thursday 26 October from 9am AEST as 40 teams pitch their business ideas live online to our expert judges in eight live Semi Finals. They’ll showcase their epic ideas and be in with a chance of progressing to the National Grand Final, where they can win funding and support to launch their ideas into the real world.

Tuesday 24 October - Meet the teams & judges here

  • Semi Final 1 (9am - 10am AEST) - featuring teams from Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Rochedale SHS, Port Neill Primary School, St Edmunds College & Ferny Grove SHS
  • Semi Final 2 (10.30am - 11.30am AEST) - featuring teams from Marymount College, Ferny Grove SHS, Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus, Port Neill Primary School & Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  • Semi Final 3 (12 noon - 1pm AEST) - featuring teams from Emerald SHS, Woodville High School, Cardijn College, Matthew Flinders Anglican College & Marymount College
  • Semi Final 4 (1.30pm - 2.30pm AEST) - featuring teams from Canterbury College, Marymount College, Emerald SHS, Wavell SHS & Corinda SHS

Thursday 26 October Meet the teams & judges here

  • Semi Final 5 (9am - 10am AEST) - featuring teams from Marsden SHS, Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus, MacGregor SHS, Shailer Park SHS & Kingswood College
  • Semi Final 6 (10.30am - 11.30am AEST) - featuring teams from  Cardijn College, Mountain Creek SHS, Kingswood College, Queensland Academies Health Sciences & Kirwan SHS
  • Semi Final 7 (12 noon - 1pm AEST) - featuring teams from  Brisbane South SSC, Bowen SHS, St Andrew's Anglican College, Cardijn College & Queensland Academies Health Sciences
  • Semi Final 8 (1.30pm - 2.30pm AEST) - featuring teams from  Bowen SHS, Brisbane South SSC, Fairholme College, Stuartholme School & Pioneer SHS

We'll be streaming live throughout each day from 9am AEST - you can watch the whole thing, or drop in at the right moment to support the team of your choice.

Register now to reserve your spot in cyberspace for the big day!

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