Do you have an idea to address one of the world's most pressing challenges? Are you willing to analyze the problem?

 

Are you a student at one of the participating universities?

 

Engage with one or more of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by developing a social innovation that responds to an environmental or social challenge at the local or global level.

 

Apply and get vetted by your university, you could be one of their top two teams represented at the Global Finals. 

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The Problem

Individually or with a team “apprentice with” a social or environmental issue and demonstrate your understanding of the landscape and "gaps" in the market.

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The Solution

Craft an innovative solution and pitch its impact, feasibility, sustainability, scalability, or replicability as well as its acceptability or desirability to the community or target population. 

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Global Finals

The top two teams from each participating university pitch their solution to industry leaders and impact investors. 

Explore the Detailed Timeline Below:

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THE PROBLEM

Individually or with a team “apprentice with” a social or environmental issue and demonstrate your understanding of the landscape and "gaps" in the market.

PHASE 1

WHERE TO START

Individually or with a team “apprentice with” a social or environmental issue and demonstrate your understanding of the landscape and "gaps" in the market.

PHASE 1

ANALYZE THE PROGRAM

Visit Acumen 

PRE - WORK

MAP THE SYSTEM

Use this resource

PRE - WORK

SUBMIT YOUR DISCOVERIES

Individually or with a team “apprentice with” a social or environmental issue and demonstrate your understanding of the landscape and "gaps" in the market.

ROUND 1 DEADLINE

INFOGRAPHIC

*Confirm the requirements with your university, some deliverables may be different

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

*Confirm the requirements with your university, some deliverables may be different

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT
 

THE SOLUTION

Craft an innovative solution and pitch its impact, feasibility, sustainability, scalability, or replicability as well as its acceptability or desirability to the community or target population.

DEADLINE

NARROW IN

If you don't already have a venture

PRE-WORK

WHAT'S THE BUSINESS MODEL?

Business model canvas explained:

9 steps to creating a successful business model:

 

GLOBAL FINALS

The top two teams from each participating university pitch their solution to industry leaders and impact investors.

Explore University Specific Dates Below:

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Ashesi University

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Ashesi University

Contact: 

TBD

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Australian Catholic University

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Australian Catholic University

Contact: 

Maxine Bradshaw  Maxine.Bradshaw@acu.edu.au

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Colegio de la Frontera Norte

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Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Contact: 

Maria Chong
planydoc@colef.mx 

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Ewha Womans University

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Ewha Womans University

Contact: 

Yiyoung Chu
chu202@ewha.ac.kr

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IESA

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Instituto de Estudios

Superiores de Administración (IESA)

Contact: 

Nunzia Auletta
nunzia.auletta@iesa.edu.ve

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SP Jain

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SP Jain

Contact: 

Prem Chandrani
pchandrani@spjimr.org

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Davis College, Akilah

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Davis College, Akilah

Contact: 

Titus Luger
titus@daviscollege.com

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Florida International University

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Florida International University

Contact: 

Amanda McDole
amcdole@fiu.edu

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Rollins
College

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Rollins College

Contact: 

Melissa Nelson
mnelson1@rollins.edu

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Swarthmore College

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Swarthmore College

Contact: 

Denise Crossan
dcrossa1@swarthmore.edu

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CETYS Universidad, Campus Tijuana

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CETYS Universidad, Campus Tijuana

Contact: 

Celsa Guadalupe Sánchez    guadalupe.sanchez@cetys.mx

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Duke
University

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Duke University

Contact: 

Katherine Black    

katherine.black@duke.edu

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Heritage Christian College

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Heritage Christian College

Contact: 

Alexander Asmah
aea015a@hcuc.edu.gh

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San Diego
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San Diego State University

Contact: 

Jenny Amaraneni
jamaraneni@sdsu.edu

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Trinity College Dublin

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Trinity College Dublin

Contact: 

Gemma Donnelly Cox
gdnnllyc@tcd.ie

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Universidad del Pacífico

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Universidad del Pacífico

Contact: 

Martha Chavez
fce@up.edu.pe

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Contact: 

Akmal Sabarudin
akmal.sabarudin@ukm.edu.my

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University of
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University of Oxford

Contact: 

Serenity Wright
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Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

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Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

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Florence d Emmerez
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University of California, San Diego

Contact: 

Diana Kanchanasuwan
dianak@rady.ucsd.edu

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Université de Sherbrooke

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Université de Sherbrooke

Contact: 

Anne Painchaud-Ouellet
anne.painchaud-ouellet@usherbrooke.ca

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University of Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

Contact: 

Serenity Wright
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University of California, San Diego

Contact: 

Diana Kanchanasuwan
dianak@rady.ucsd.edu