BIG IDEAS,

BOLD

SOLUTIONS.

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 17 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 $400,000 to seed the most innovative and promising global ventures. And this is just the beginning.

PUSHING

BOUNDARIES.

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:

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

SOCIAL INNOVATORS

Are you one of them?

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

Your university to participate in the Fowler GSIC

ROUND 2

Students propose how their venture will solve the problem

GLOBAL FINALS

Finalists pitch their proposed solutions in person and virtually

End of November

Early May

Mid-June

ROUND 1

SELECTION

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

Early May

2011

Since

$400,000

Awarded

17

Countries

2,500

Students

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BRING YOUR

LIFE-CHANGING IDEAS

TO THE WORLD.

SOUL MUCH

These women innovators found a solution to solving one of the world's leading contributors to food waste by up-cycling excess grains into vegan and gluten-free cookies! Their mission is to close the gap within our food system by reducing food waste. They are saving the planet one cookie at a time!

KEEPAPPY

KeepAppy is a personal wellness app. It is designed to empower users to take control of their mental and physical wellbeing by enabling people to track all of the vitals that most impact an individual’s wellbeing, increase self-awareness and engage in positive behavior practices.

SENSIBIN

Sensibin is an AI-powered bin that makes recycling easy. The Sensibin scans your waste, and it tells you which bin it belongs in. This venture uses intelligently automated recycling, source segregation, data collection, and analytics. 

Center for Peace and Commerce

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 121

Phone: (619) 260-4857

Fax: (619) 260-4891

cpc@sandiego.edu

© 2020 by The Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge

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