Fishbowl Challenge is a product and business planning competition for college students from around the world to come together in international teams to tackle important social issues. It is a global collaborative entrepreneurial challenge for university students. 100 college students from across the globe will come together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems! Join the challenge and experience global collaboration first hand.
Fishbowl provides an intense 6-month business planning competition to tackle some of the world’s most important challenges. Teams from around the world compete for a fully-funded summer to pursue their venture. Also, they will have a shot at seed funding while receiving feedback from mentors and judges along the way.
The challenge is founded on two main principles: (1) an interconnected world where many of the problems today can only be solved through collaborative efforts; and (2) the need to empower young people to add their voice, knowledge, as well as resources to make the world a better place.
Fishbowl Challenge will offer students Product & Business Planning opportunities while working as part of an international team of like-minded peers in solving problems with the support of mentors and resources to guide them along the way. The students will receive several benefits from the program including:
Winners will receive sponsorship to further develop their idea in a city of their choosing. They will also have access to subject matter experts, mentors, and leading academics. Further, they will have the opportunity to pitch to investors for a shot at seed funding to bring your vision to life!
The Fishbowl Product and Business Planning Competition is open for college students. Further, applicants are eligible from all countries in America, Europe, and Africa.
Applicants may only participate individually. One of the main objectives of the Fishbowl Challenge is to create the opportunity for cross-continent collaboration towards solving a problem. Hence, team formation will be from the pool of applicants.
Applications will be reviewed and 100 candidates selected. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to go through a team formation process which will involve a matching process based on mutual interest. Teams will then begin the first round of the project which is a problem statement, ideation, and initial business plan process.
Eligible candidates may apply for the Fishbowl Product & Business Planning Challenge by completing and submitting the online application form.
Application for the Fishbowl Product & Business Planning Challenge opens until 10 October 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the competition.