UPDATE: Year 10 Student Ashutosh Vaitha | WINNER: Australia’s Westpac Youth Impact Challenge – Secondary Category!


A Letter From The ASE Group…

Dear Ashutosh,

Thousands of students across the country submitted an idea into the Westpac Youth Challenge, and the judges have been tirelessly reviewing all of them against our judging criteria, including Ashan Industries.

After some deliberation, we are so excited to inform you, that you have been chosen as the Secondary Winner of the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge.

This is a remarkable achievement and a true testament to all of your passion and drive in growing and developing your business.

As a winner you will receive:

  • An awards dinner at an esteemed restaurant in your city with special guests such as industry professionals, CEOs and leaders, for you to network with and get further support and advice.
  • A Microsoft Prize Pack including Microsoft Surface Device with keyboard and Microsoft Gift Pack.
  • A digital plus physical framed Winner’s Certificate.
  • Mentoring and ongoing support, including 12 months of one-on-one mentoring with Australian School of Entrepreneurship CEO Jahin Tanvir.
  • Alumni access to special events and opportunities to further grow and develop your idea.

You should be incredibly proud of yourself Ashutosh.

We can’t wait to help you take your ideas to the next level over the next 12 months!

Best Wishes,

The ASE Group: The Australian School of Entrepreneurship

Our Year 10 student Ashutosh Vaitha has just been named one of three finalists in the Australia-wide Westpac Youth Impact Challenge’s Secondary Age Category.

Our Year 10 Start-Up class did a workshop with The ASE Group: Australian School of Entrepreneurship earlier this year, when students entered their businesses into this competition.

Ashutosh entered his Ashan Industries business, and The ASE Group emailed this week to say that after two days deliberating, the judges have shortlisted him as one of the Top 3 finalists from around the country.

As the CEO of his own start-up company – Ashan Industries, he is developing a simple to use and visually-based Neurodiverse Children’s App, to help communicate with people like his younger brother Vishan who has autism.

So CONGRATULATIONS Ashutosh as we await the eventual national winner to be judged and announced at the end of the week – GOOD LUCK!

You might remember Ashutosh was awarded Runner-Up in the 2023 Future Anything Grand Final, earning him a place in the YouthX Program, which includes a number of funding and mentoring packages valued at around $10,000.

Last year this Becket Community Leader also collected 1,332 cup noodle donations for the local Rosie’s: Friends On The Street organisation, to help the homeless and disadvantaged people living around Logan.