APPLY NOW!! 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge ($10,000)
Be a part of our Global Innovation Challenge
Do you have an awesome idea to unravel a social or environmental problem? Are you able to take action, but don’t know where to start? you are not alone.
The 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge will take you from idea to entrepreneur – helping bring your idea to life AND sharpening your social business skills!
All applicants will receive FREE e-learning, specialist project development support and access to mentors also as connection to a network of young changemakers like you! the primary 500 applicants also will receive a VIP Ticket to the Social Enterprise World Forum 2021 and challenge finalists will compete for prizes of up to $10,000!
Are you aged 18-30 with a world-changing idea? Register NOW and return to submit your idea by 16th July to be eligible.
Now open for registration. Applications open until July 16th
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Create change through your ideas
Fuel lasting impact within the world with an innovative business solution
Why take part?
The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is all about supporting children (18-30) to require entrepreneurial action on social and environmental issues that interest you.
Everyone who enters receives a package of FREE startup support and mentoring to develop their idea.
The first 500 applicants will receive a VIP ticket to the Social Enterprise World Forum 2021.
The best idea solutions will compete for cash prizes and funding pots of up to $10,000!
Finalists will receive global recognition and exposure at the Social Enterprise World Forum 27-29 Sept 2021.
Go from idea to action through the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge.
Create your own future
Turning away from a standard corporate career to try to to something with more purpose are often hard. the great news is that you simply can take things into your own hands. Use the Shifters Global Challenge to explore new possibilities, develop new skills, and provides social entrepreneurship a try.
We’re trying to find a world-changing business idea to unravel a drag that matters to you. meaning some sort of activity that creates money while improving lives, helping communities, or protecting the environment. Sounds complicated? try our Social Business Model Canvas to quickly give your idea some shape.
Go from passion to action
EVERYONE that submits a thought gets exclusive free access to Steps to Startup, our world-leading social startup e-learning. This takes you thru the whole startup process at your own pace, with practical tools, templates and tips at every stage. Along the way, you’ll develop new skills, learn from mentors, and connect with others who share your passion.
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Rules & Timeline
The Shifters Global Challenge is straightforward to enter and packed filled with support for everybody that enters.
HOW IT WORKS
We will be accepting submissions from May 26 to July 16. It’s quick and straightforward to submit an entry. Just tell us about the social or environmental problem you would like to unravel , what your business solution is, and what difference it’ll make. Upload a brief video if you’ll , to bring your submission to life.
WHO CAN ENTER
The Challenge is hospitable anyone 18-30 years old.
You can enter on your own or as a team (up to five members). Team participation is strongly encouraged.
We’re trying to find a business solution to an environmental or social issue. this will be a non-profit or for-profit idea but must be at an early stage (less than one year old with no significant funding in place).
All entries are going to be evaluated supported the following:
Impactful: Will the business idea solve a crucial social or environmental problem?
Innovative: is that the idea insightful, and potentially a breakthrough solution to the problem?
Feasible: Could the thought be implemented with financial and mentoring support?
Scalable: Does this concept have the potential to be expanded on a bigger scale?
Submissions that include a brief video pitch (less than 60 seconds) will receive additional points within the evaluation.
1 April 2021
Challenge open for early registration
May 26, 2021
Challenge open for full submissions
July 16, 2021
Submit your full idea application
Every team that submits a thought gets full access to our world leading startup program and mentoring.
July 17 – August 9 2021
Submissions are evaluated by our judges
Aug 10 – Sept 17 2021
Incubation Period for Finalists
Shortlisted teams receive intensive mentoring and training to develop and pitch their ideas.
27-29 Sept 2021
Prizes & Awards Announced
Prize funding announced and winning solutions showcased at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
A selection of $10,000 cash prizes are on offer for the simplest ideas PLUS a package of mentoring and other support.
There are prizes for runners up too, and every one shortlisted ideas get opportunities for global recognition and media publicity.
Watch out for special category and country prizes which will be announced soon.
- More Details And Application HERE