Share your world-changing ideas,
win life-changing rewards

The Future Makers Challenge is about sharing bold ideas that have the ability to change the world.



Be: Zam Zam for Mental Health


Jacqueline M: In real life


About the Challenge

As part of our commitment to building a more thoughtful, well-connected Australia, the Crescent Institute is calling on you, our country’s disruptors, entrepreneurs and social change leaders, to submit innovative ideas that will make a positive impact locally or globally on people, or the planet.

Get voted up by your peers and you could win the chance to present your idea to a panel of Angel Investors and Industry Leaders or fine tune it with fully funded access to the exclusive Harvard Club of Australia's 2018 Leadership Program presented by Harvard Business School Professors Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Ethan Bernstein.

How it works

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Think you’ve got what it takes to rule the corporate world?  Are you searching for ways to improve your current skill set, and develop new insights into understanding technology’s role in successful business leadership?

Share your big idea to make our future – and the lives of future generations – brighter, smarter, cooler, more connected.

Get voted up by your peers and you could win access to attend the exclusive Harvard Club of Australia's 21st Annual Program for Leaders (The Future of Work in the Digital Age)  worth around $11,750.


Think you’ve got what it takes to walk the Not-For-Profit tightrope: balancing the complex responsibilities, constraints and benefits of non-profit organisations?

Submit your smart idea for good - the one that will make the future of our world a safer, healthier, brighter, better place to be - and you will be in the running to attend the Harvard Club of Australia 2018 Program for Non-Profit Leaders, valued at over $3,000.

Plus you will have the opportunity to present to a panel of Angel investors and Industry leaders.

Today's ideas for a better tomorrow

Mentoring: Supporting youth from at-risk backgrounds

I am currently undertaking a personal project to better cater mentoring oppertunities to at-risk youth (most in need & least likely to recieve mentoring). Focusing on identifying youth before & once they become at-risk, better training of rolemodels known to the youth & more!

In real life

A literacy platform to engage & inspire financial wellness. 1 in 3 Aussies aren’t financially literate & lack confidence to improve money, impacting their happiness & wellbeing. The platform is a school of life & will provide education, courses, literacy & money life skills.

Sustainable building makes sustainable community

Onsite Recycling system of the wastes and waste water generated of the building for the purpose of reuse within the building would help in creating a sustainable community.


Simple online built home kits. Sustainable and affordeable. Build online and order.

Life changing rewards

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Up to twelve contenders (6 from each of 2x categories) will have the opportunity to present to a panel of industry leaders and angel investors, with the aim of making their idea a reality through funding or mentoring programs.

In addition, two finalist Future Makers will be rewarded with all expenses paid admission to the 2018 Program for Leaders by the Harvard Club of Australia.

The program for Corporates is: The Future of Work in the Digital Age: winning through talent, technology and improved productivity, run by the Harvard Club of Australia and presented by Professors Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Ethan Bernstein and for non-profit entrants you will be awarded access to the 2018 Program for Non-Profit Leaders presented by Harvard Business School Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee.

Key Dates


Entries Close: Wednesday 11 July

Contestant Presentations: from 10AM on Wednesday 18 July

Winners selected:  18 July 2018

Course Dates


Corporate Professional Leaders Course (winner from corporate category):

Sunday 29 July - Friday 3 August (VIC)

Non-Profit Leaders Course (winner from non-profit category)

Wednesday 25 July - Friday 27 July (NSW)