Stand A Chance To Win $10k

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Are you an entrepreneur that has an idea that will help solve societal and environmental problems? Then apply to the Social Shifters Global Innovation challenge and stand a chance to win $10,000 among other amazing prizes!

The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is a program that was created to help inspire young entrepreneurs to take strong action to help save the environment and help develop the society. The program aims to create a lasting impact on the world by fueling social entrepreneurs to create lasting impact in the world with innovative business solutions.

Social entrepreneurship is a branch of entrepreneurship that aims to bring about positive change in the society while making a living. It is a form of entrepreneurship that has been described as “entrepreneurship with a purpose”. And Social Shifters has said that it wants to create the next generation of social entrepreneurs by stimulating them with this opportunity. Here are a few reasons why you should participate in this challenge:

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Why You Should Participate

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.

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Focus Areas

You stand a better chance of being selected as a finalist if your ideas are around the following areas of focus:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Production and Consumption
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships For The Goals

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone between the ages of 18-30 years that has an idea that can better the society.
  • Individuals or a team (up to 5 members).
  • Team participation is strongly encouraged.
  • Individuals or teams that have a business solution to an environmental or social issue.
  • Non profits or for-profit organisations can apply.
  • Business applying must be at an early stage (less than one year old with no significant funding in place).

Judging Criteria

Applications will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Impact: Will the business idea solve an important social or environmental problem?
  • Innovative: Is the idea insightful, and potentially a breakthrough solution to the problem?
  • Feasible: Could the idea be implemented with financial and mentoring support?
  • Scalable: Does this idea have the potential to be expanded on a larger scale?

What You Stand To Win

  • A selection of $10,000 cash prizes are on offer for the best ideas PLUS a package of mentoring and other support.
  • There are prizes for runners up too, and all shortlisted ideas get opportunities for global recognition and media publicity.

How To Apply

The application portal is now open for pre-registration and you can access it by clicking on this link.

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