Submissions Close: 8.1 2019. The Challenge aims to empower young people to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world through entrepreneurship. Competition is open to high-school/secondary school students around the world.
- Business Innovation: If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that by doing so will generate revenue and profit, then the business innovation competition is right for you.The business innovation competition focuses on the development and validation of new business models.
- Social Innovation: If the primary purpose is to solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment, then the social innovation competition is right for you.The social innovation competition focuses on the development of new, social innovation models that may include revenue-generating nonprofit organizations and mission-driven, for-profit ventures.
Student teams are required to submit no longer than a 5-page written concept, and a pitch deck comprised of no more than 15 slides.
- Semifinalists receive an invitation to travel to the University of Delaware to compete in the semifinal round. Top prizes include additional funding that may be used to support the team’s idea or serve as a scholarship to attend any school in the world.
- Semifinalists are awarded an in-kind prize package worth up to approximately USD $2,100 per team that includes tickets to the Summit, hotel accommodations for up to three nights, meals during the conference, and access to speakers, mentors and innovators. Travel costs will be the responsibility of each semifinalists.
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