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A NOTE FROM OUR 2022 GLOBAL FINALS HOSTS

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO - KROC SCHOOL

Our mission at the Kroc School of Peace Studies is to equip and empower students to go on to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. The Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge plays a primary role in accomplishing that goal. With a focus on equipping students and institutions with the habits of mind and resources necessary to unlock the solutions our planet needs, the potential impact of our network of changemakers knows no limits. With over a decade of supporting 2,500+ student social entrepreneurs with mentorship and funding, this year's Global Finals is the biggest yet. Eighteen different ventures recieved seed funding of at least $1,000 (USD). That funding that will shepperd their innovative solutions into existence. There's a lot of work ahead in order to make that a reality. I'm confident our global network of changemakers is up to the challenge. Our mission is to support them every step of the way, and help them shape a more prosperous future.

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE

$25,000 + BRAND IDENTITY PACKAGE FROM CUBIC ORANGE

Grand Prize Winner
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GAZELLE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The vicious cycle of overgrazing and desertification in Sub-Saharan Africa driven by human impact and rising global temperatures and the absence of a means for impoverished and uneducated ranchers to sustainably manage their land places millions of people at economic risk and causes massive ecological deterioration, as 60% of wild grazers have died. Gazelle is the one-stop-shop, accessible, and simple-to-use offline mobile application built for ranchers that calculates the sustainable carrying capacity of a pasture, provides comprehensive land and livestock management, and includes a verified carbon offset trading platform to empower ranchers to make confident, data-driven decisions while being rewarded through carbon sequestration.

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SECOND PRIZE

$15,000 IN SEED FUNDING

WEZESHA BINTI FOUNDATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

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Wezesha Binti Foundation is a nonprofit committed to ending period poverty for menstruators in Kenya. Our mission is to provide lifelong sustainable solutions to address period poverty and period stigma facing underserved menstruators through education, aid, and empowerment, reducing teenage pregnancy, gender-based violence, and adverse health effects.

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THIRD PRIZE

$10,000 IN SEED FUNDING

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DÉSHERBEX

THE UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBROOKE

Desherbex offers an effective, innovative, and autonomous technological solution to manual and chemical field weeding. Specifically, our solution is towed agricultural equipment consisting of interchangeable robotic tools capable of precisely and automatically remove weeds. Designed in a modular fashion, our machine is custom-made to fit your field requirements and offers maximum weeding capacity without affecting your crops. With its cutting edge AI and no chemical weeding needed, Desherbex is the logical next step in weeding technologies.

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IN THE TOP 8

$2,000 IN SEED FUNDING

HIMAYAT

DUKE UNIVERSITY

Himayat is a digital human services and benefits platform that enables female domestic workers in developing countries to directly avail social, health and financial services through their employers sand help employers build long lasting relationships to retain labor. Our vision is to protect and improve the working and living conditions of female domestic workers worldwide by formalizing their role within the economy.

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ECON HABITAT PROJECT

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

The ECON Habitat Project is a housing development company out of Minneapolis, and we work to provide renewable eco-friendly low-income housing for families in need. We transform used shipping containers, that may have only seen one journey across the ocean and turn them into beautiful and modernly designed houses. These houses are faster and cheaper to build than current houses leading to a larger impact.

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LAEDEN

CETYS

Laedan is a collaborative teacher project to include leadership in the classroom.

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FLUX HYBRIDS

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Developing aftermarket hybrid retrofits to offer commercial fleets the fastest, most cost effective way to electrify their vehicles and cut carbon emissions.

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LUMBRICINA

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

Lumbricina manufactures compact anaerobic digesters for commercial-use that utilize the biogas from food waste as an alternative fuel source for cooking and/or heating.

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IDEA GRANT WINNERS

$1,000 IN SEED FUNDING

10 CHICKS

DAVIS COLLEGE

10 Chicks aims to distribute 5 months old chicks to single parents in rural areas to improve lives.

EQUILIBRIUM

SP JAIN

To solve the challenges faced by people in rural India, Equilibirum seeks improvement in areas of unemployment and provision of a clean water supply.

KAI PONO SOLUTIONS

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Kai Pono Solutions is an early stage startup that produces stormwater filtration systems. Kai Pono Solutions is based in San Diego and aims to integrate sustainable stormwater filtration processes amongst cities and communities with the vision of a healthier future for our environment. Our solution is a three basin system that sits directly in the curb and gutter line and filters water in a sequence before reaching the nearest storm drain inlet.

UWELL

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS

UWell facilitates support for students struggling with mental health.

SOCIAL-LITES

ASHESI UNIVERSITY

We are a social enterprise that seeks to positively affect the employment space in Ghana through immersive physical and digital game experience.

NLC

UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO DE VITORIA

NLC is full fledged system to guide visually impaired people through closed environments.

PURE

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Our social venture is a closed-loop shower system designed to cut down on shower water waste by 75%. It circulates and filters 4 gallons of water per shower and then flushes the water after the shower.

AGRO REVOLUTION

CUIB CAMEROON

Agro Revolution is an innovative, sustainable solution that reduces post harvest losses and ensures food security while maintaining the nutritional content of tomatoes.

PROJECT XYLEM

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Thousands of offshore oil and gas platforms have been built and decommissioned till date, but less than 10 have been repurposed for a new use. Recent data, however, suggests that platform repurposing is not only economically feasible but also environmentally valuable. Project Xylem can provide international policy expertise to oil companies globally, even in countries that don’t have existing initiatives in this field. We are developing models for the platforms to be converted to sites for green hydrogen production, carbon capture, and/or aquaculture.

ENVI BOTTLE

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

An insulated water bottle with integrated reusable utensils, straw, and bag.

THE CAPDEVILLA GILLESPIE FOUNDATION AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

$2,500 IN SEED FUNDING

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WEZESHA BINTI FOUNDATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

Wezesha Binti Foundation is a nonprofit committed to ending period poverty for menstruators in Kenya. Our mission is to provide lifelong sustainable solutions to address period poverty and period stigma facing underserved menstruators through education, aid, and empowerment, reducing teenage pregnancy, gender-based violence, and adverse health effects.

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FLUX HYBRIDS

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

Developing aftermarket hybrid retrofits to offer commercial fleets the fastest, most cost effective way to electrify their vehicles and cut carbon emissions.

See you next year!

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