The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge

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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.

This competition can be taken in two ways: ‘On Campus’ or ‘Virtually’ but all interested students at Kepler are encouraged to apply for the Virtual Competition. 

Phase 1 — All Participants: Register for Lean Startup and Submit Your Idea

  • Register for the Lean Startup online course before October 15, 2019

  • Complete the course and submit your social venture idea before November 26, 2019

  • Top teams will be invited to join the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator

Phase 2 — Finalists: Student Social Enterprise Accelerator

  • Our online Student Social Enterprise Accelerator will begin on January 27, 2020

  • Develop your idea with one-on-one coaching, peer mentoring, and case studies

  • Pitch your social venture to a panel of judges before March 13, 2020

Phase 3 — Winners: Receive Funding and Join the Community of Social Innovators

  • Winning teams will receive up to $20,000 from a funding pool of $100,000

  • Winners will also be invited to join Acumen’s Community of Social Innovators to receive ongoing support from a network of Acumen Fellows, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers

 

Click this link to apply:https://ra.acumenacademy.org/get-started

Click this link to know more information:  https://ra.acumenacademy.org/competition