At the Global Finals, the top two teams from each participating university come together to pitch their proposed solutions to one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Teams bond with like-minded visionaries from around the world, as well as innovation leaders and enthusiasts, and gain invaluable new connections, experiences, and potentially the funding necessary to accelerate the launch or growth of their social ventures.

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*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, contingency plans set for a hybrid and in-person experience for the 2021 Global Finals. We will be both flexible and agile, and of course, continue to follow official guidelines and recommendations on what is safe. We can't wait to innovate with you.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12th, 2021  


Join our global network as we showcase and celebrate the groundbreaking ideas of this year's Global Finalists. Listen and vote for your favorite among the top 12 teams who will share their 90-second pitch and see which teams earn a portion of over $50,000 in seed funding to continue their idea.


JUNE 11-12th, 2021


The Fowler GSIC is an unparalleled opportunity for student social entrepreneurs to build an international network while competing for vital seed funding. Students will not only be able to showcase their own outstanding ideas, but they will also have the unique opportunity to listen to peers from every continent. All of the student ventures will address at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and define what it means to engage in social innovation.

In addition to pitching to industry leaders and getting valuable feedback, students are invited to networking sessions, as well as workshops on topics ranging from Impact Investing to Entrepreneurship and Ethics during Innovation Week.


Learn More About the 2021 Hosts

Center for Peace and Commerce

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 121

Phone: (619) 260-4857

Fax: (619) 260-4891

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