Applications are now open for the Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge 2019.
Develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty and pitch for a chance to win up to $20,000 plus. Also, an invite to a community of experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help you turn your idea into an impactful enterprise.
Moreover, Acumen, with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, is equipping student innovators to solve problems. Which are associated with poverty through a global challenge platform. Student teams from around the world are coming together to explore areas of opportunity, develop ideas, and pitch. Further, for funding and mentorship. They believe that investing in early-stage innovators can lead to unexpected new pathways for solving some of the most intractable social challenges.
About the Virtual Challenge
In addition to supporting on-campus competitions, Acumen and The Rockefeller Foundation are hosting a Virtual Challenge. With the aim of inspiring and equipping students from all over the world with the skills. Also, support to solve problems associated with poverty. World-changing ideas can come from anywhere in the world, so they’re hosting a Virtual Challenge for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.
There are three phases to the Virtual Challenge:
Are you a university student that wants to solve problems that matter? You’re in the right place.
The best ideas will win up to $20,000 in funding as well as an invitation to an exclusive community of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and change agents, who will help transform these ideas into successful enterprises.
The total prize pool for the Virtual Challenge is $200,000. They anticipate distributing $100,000 in funding in the Fall Virtual Challenge and $100,000 in the Spring Virtual Challenge.