Challenges, Contests, Competitions!
Excercise those SUMA muscles and put your grand ideas to the test, succeed through one of these programs and you'll be well on your way to truly making an impact.
The Pollination Project
"Have a world-changing idea, but lack the funds to make an impact?
Luckily, you've got Net Impact in your corner to help out. Net Impact is partnering with the Pollination Project to give grants to next generation leaders who seek to spread compassion in their communities and in the world. Pollination Project Seed Grants support committed people with an early-stage social change vision. If that's you, we encourage you to apply!"
Halycon Incubator is "looking for early stage social entrepreneurs to participate in an 18-month residency-based fellowship program in Washington, DC. The fellowship includes FREE housing + workspace, mentorship, pro bono support from elite partners like Deloitte, Arnold & Porter, and Amazon Web Services, a $10K stipend, and so much more! Our priority is social impact; we do not take equity in the ventures we support."
Applications are due May 3
Net Impact Forward Food Competition
Net Impact is looking for "any business solution that advances consumption, production, or distribution of more sustainable food or drink options. Viable proposals could be a sustainable product, in idea to solve food waste, or an innovation in food systems."
Applications are due May 15
Climate CoLab Contests
MIT's Climate CoLab has launched 10 contests, addressing the challenges of energy, water, transportation, land use, etc.
"Winners will be invited to MIT to present their proposal, be eligible to win a $10,000 Grand Prize, and be invited to join the Climate CoLab Winner’s Program. Proposals can also win cash awards for being included in national and global climate action plans, built on the site later this year."
Proposals are due May 23
The Geneva Challenge
"In 2016, the contest is to discuss The Challenges of Urbanisation. The idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in the world."
Registration is due by May 25