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Optus Future Makers is a capacity building and accelerator program that empowers innovators to use technology to address social issues for vulnerable people. The program is looking for start-ups, social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits with more than just ideas, but with a working prototype solution.

Join other energetic innovators to enhance your business, social impact and tech expertise, network and pitch for funding to help see your solution become a reality.

Shortlisted applicants will take part in a 4-month Future Makers Accelerator program that aims to advance their technology solution and build their business, social impact and tech expertise.

Future Makers includes eight days of workshops and a short series of webinars on topics such as Your Vision, technology, knowing your customer, the art of storytelling, marketing strategies, how to secure corporate and investor funding, managing stakeholders, project planning, financial modelling and measuring your impact.  

Participants will be coached by top talent at Optus and receive technology guidance and insights from industry experts. There will be an opportunity for participants to polish their business case and perfect their pitch before presenting to a panel of judges representing different sectors.

Optus is offering up to $300,000 in funding over two stages: technology grants and pitch grants. As part of the Singtel Group, there is  an opportunity to progress to stage 3 of the program.

Applications close: 18 May 2018.

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