Rockefeller Foundation & Acumen — Student Social Innovation Challenge

Deadline has been passed
US$20 thousand

Presentation

Acumen
 
Acumen is a global nonprofit changing the way the world tackles poverty. We invest in social entrepreneurs and share our knowledge and insights to empower change agents around the world through Acumen Academy.
 
The Rockefeller Foundation
 
The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.

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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 and support to solve problems associated with poverty.

Criterias

Anyone can participate in the Virtual Challenge (and compete for $20,000 in funding per team!), so long as you meet the following eligibility and participation requirements:

  • Form a team of two people or more. At least one team member must be actively enrolled at a higher education institution.**
  • Complete 4 of the 5 assignments in the Lean Startup course (including the final assignment) and submit an application for the Accelerator program. At least two team members must complete the Lean Startup course.
  • Interview for and be selected to participate in the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator program.
  • Participate in at least 7 of the 8 Accelerator Learning Labs and submit all assignments, including a final pitch deck. The pitch deck must include a budget for the prize funding and a three-month work plan including key milestones and dates.

**Enrollment at a higher education institution is defined as taking one or more courses that earn credit towards an academic degree.

https://ra.acumenacademy.org/competition