A MESSAGE FROM OUR 2022 FINALS HOST:
Never before has our global network's strength persevered more than in these last 2 years. Despite being remote, we were never alone in our quest to harness the power of social innovation to make the world a better place. Together we thrived and at over 2,500 innovators strong, our network represents a diverse community of students and entrepreneurs connected by a passion for tackling the world's most complex problems. This is an ever-changing movement, and we are still wading through the effects of a pandemic. Social innovation is needed now more than ever. This moment is for trailblazers, the doers, and the dreamers, and we can't wait to come together for the 2022 Challenge.
YOU ARE THE
The Fowler GSIC inspires student entrepreneurs around the world to connect and create sustainable business solutions to global issues. Since 2011, we've connected more than 2,500 students from more than 25 countries around the world - including Australia, South Korea, Rwanda, Ireland, Mexico, and Peru - recognizing their outstanding social ventures based on positive impact and financial sustainability. To date, we've distributed more than $500,000 to seed the most innovative and promising global ventures. And this is just the beginning.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Are you one of them?
The Fowler GSIC is for the trailblazers, the dreamers, the doers. It was designed for those who can see a solution where others mostly see a challenge. Whether your passion lies in helping alleviate hunger or stopping environmental degradation, the Fowler GSIC invites you to engage with one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by developing an innovation that responds to an environmental or social challenge at the local or global level.
CONFIRM THAT YOUR UNIVERSITY IS ENROLLED
CREATE A TEAM WITH 1-5 MEMBERS
ANALYZE A SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE
PROPOSE AND VALIDATE A POTENTIAL SOLUTION
PITCH YOUR IDEA FOR UP TO $50,000 IN FUNDING
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AND ADVANCE IN THE FOWLER GSIC
The Fowler GSIC is held each year starting with registration by November and culminating in the Global Finals in June of the following year. Along the way, students nurture an idea from inspiration to practical application, meet and network with changemakers from around the world, and gain tools, mentorship, and up to $75,000+ in seed funding.
Your university to participate in the Fowler GSIC
Students propose how their venture will solve the problem
Finalists pitch their proposed solutions in person and virtually
End of November
Late March to Early April
Students submit an analysis of the problem they want to address
Students' home university holds an internal competition to advance two finalist teams to the Global Finals
End of February
Late April to Early May
TO THE WORLD.
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