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Future Impact Challenge.
Global Competition for High School Entrepreneurs.

The Future Impact Challenge.

Mentors and Coaches

The Future Impact Challenge is fueled by our passionate coaches and mentors at Applied Computing Foundation. Tap into the pool of innovators and creatives* during the Future Impact Challenge!

These mentors are available during certain hours in a week


Throughout the competition, we will be hosting many workshops so we can help you submit the best version you are able to make! These workshops range from technical classes to entrepreneurial lessons to presentations from industry leaders!


  • Official certificate

  • Prize money awarded to the top 3 teams

  • The opportunity to join Applied Computing Foundation as a startup team


An essential aspect of making an impact on the future is building a community as well as leveraging existing communities to share, receive feedback, support, and hype for your product. The Future Impact Challenge opens the community of Applied Computing Foundation high school startup teams to you!


Round 1

Dec. 1st - Jan. 31st:
Registration & Submissions

Jan. 15th - Jan. 16th:

February 12th:
Semi-Finalists Announced

Round One of the Future Impact Challenge is a qualification phase. Examples and requirements can be found on the Resources page.

You will be required to submit:

  • A pitch deck

  • Survey form with results from reaching out to the audience

  • A deliverable that explains your project

  • Participate in a mandatory workshop

Round Two focuses on bringing your ambitions to life! Examples and requirements can be found on the Resources page.

This includes preparing and showcasing:

  • Impact Pitch Presentation

  • Project video demonstration

  • Real-world customer development, testimonials, and community feedback

Round 2

Product Development:
February 12th - April 30th

Link to workshop schedule

Submit Impact Video:
April 30th

April 23rd - May 7th

Round 2 Results:
May 21st


and Beyond...

This competition is just the beginning of your journey into the startup ecosystem. Even after the competition, there is so much more that you can do!

  • Join ACF!

  • Enter other competitions!

November 1st

Registration and Submissions open!

Submit your Pitch Deck, Survey Information, and Writeup!

November 30th

Registration and Submissions Close!

We love seeing any and all kinds of projects!

December 1st

December Workshops Hosted

Make sure you attend one of the two Future Impact Challenge Workshops!

January 1st

Round 1 Finalists Announced

Info Needed

January 10th

Round 1 Finalists Announced

Info Needed


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