Do you possess an amazing idea to solve a social or environmental issue? Are you willing to take action, but don’t know where to begin? Then you are in the appropriate place because Social Shifters is taking applications for the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge for Social Entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom in 2021.
You can bring about change through your ideas by making a lasting impact in the world with a ground-breaking business solution. This is possible due to the fact Social Shifters assists next-generation leaders, visionaries, and entrepreneurs to make a difference in the world.
It functions on a non-profit basis, offering inspiring stories, engaging learning, and an international community of support to propel you forward. You can make use of its revolutionary platform to get your campaign, project, or venture off the ground, fast.
About Social Shifters
Social Shifters assist next generation leaders, pioneers and entrepreneurs to make an impact in the world. They run on a non-profit basis, offering inspiring stories, engaging learning, and an international community of support to propel you forward. Make use of their revolutionary Social Shifters platform to get your campaign, project, or venture off the ground, fast.
Social Shifters is a ground-breaking digital space for individuals, pioneers and entrepreneurs who are inspired to deliver social or environmental influence. Social Shifters is free-to-access, and structured by purpose-led business professionals to;
1) Motivate you with incredible stories and useful high-quality content.
2) Grow the skills you require to create the change that ignites you.
3) Link you with other individuals of one mind in the Shifters community who can support your journey, and who you likewise can support. Powered by professional e-learning from the Social Enterprise Institute, they deliver support programs with key regional associates to thousands of Social Shifters all over the world.
Worth of Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
- Everyone who puts into the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge obtains a package of FREE start-up support and mentoring to grow their idea.
- The first 500 candidates will obtain a VIP ticket to the Social Enterprise World Forum 2021.
- The best idea solutions will contest for cash awards and funding pots of up to $10,000!
- Finalists will get global acknowledgement and publicity at the Social Enterprise World Forum 27-29 Sept 2021.
Eligibility for Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
- is open to anyone 18-30 years old.
- enables you to enter individually or as a team (up to 5 members). Team participation is strongly recommended.
- is seeking a business solution to an environmental or social challenge. This can be a not-for-profit or for-profit idea but has to be at an early stage (less than one-year-old with no substantial funding in place).
All entries will be assessed on the basis of the following:
- Impactful: Will the business idea provide solution to an important social or environmental issue?
- Innovative: Is the idea intuitive, and possibly a breakthrough solution to the issue?
- Feasible: Could the idea be executed with financial and mentoring backing?
- Scalable: Does this idea have the prospect to be increased on a larger scale?
Submissions that has a short video pitch (not more than 60 seconds) will receive extra points in the assessment.
How to Apply for Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
All applications should be made online via the official website.
- Applications are open until July 16th.
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