BIG IDEAS,

BOLD

SOLUTIONS.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR 2021 FINALS HOST:

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We have said that the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge is for the trailblazers, the doers, and the dreamers. Never has this mindset been more relevant than in these current times. At over 2,500 innovators strong, our global network represents a diverse community of students and entrepreneurs connected by a passion for tackling the world’s most complex problems. Two strong partners in higher education social innovation programming and support, the University of San Diego and the University of St. Thomas, joined forces to bring this unique social venture creation opportunity to global university leaders and innovative students.

Click here to watch the 2021 Global Finals Awards Ceremony

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JOIN US FOR THE
2022 GLOBAL FINALS
Hosted by the University of San Diego
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, and Stay Tuned for More Information

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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.

PUSHING

BOUNDARIES.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR

SOCIAL INNOVATORS

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

Click on a button below to learn more:

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 $50,000+ in seed funding.

REGISTRATION

ROUND 2

GLOBAL FINALS

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

Mid-June

ROUND 1

SELECTION

Students submit an analysis of the problem they want to address

End of February

Students' home university holds an internal competition to advance two finalist teams to the Global Finals

Late April to Early May

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2011

Since

$480,000

Awarded

2,500

Students

22

Countries

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BRING YOUR

LIFE-CHANGING IDEAS

TO THE WORLD.

CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO EXPLORE

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