Optus picks five social start-ups for Future Makers programme

Tuesday 15 September 2020 | 16:37 CET | News

Optus named the five social start-ups that made it to the final of its 2020 Future Makers programme. The startups created innovative technology products addressing social challenges for disadvantaged and vulnerable people focused on employability, education, health and aged-disability support. Now in its fourth year, Optus’ flagship social innovation programme equips social start-ups with the tools to grow their for-purpose business. 

This year’s shortlist was selected from a panel of judges which included both senior leaders from Optus and experts from the social enterprise and impact investment sector. 

This year’s Future Makers will take part in a six-month capacity building and accelerator programme designed to develop their skills through workshops and coaching from top talent at Optus and industry experts. At the completion of the programme, each finalist will have the opportunity to access a share of USD 200,000 in grant funding to help scale their platform.

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Companies: Optus
Countries: Australia
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