A community for individuals interested in pursuing entrepreneurial projects, businesses, or organization that are focused on solving pressing social and environmental problems. Included in this community are rooms related to funding, resources, and tools as well as networking. Check out the startup competitions table for free funding opportunities!
A place for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs to learn about entrepreneurship and business. A collection of resources that will help "catalyze" you into action, connecting you to accelerators, incubators, and other opportunities, as well as business and startup tools.
This group is meant to be a place for collaboration not competition.
with $80,000 in prizes for 2019, the debut challenge is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to unmet health and clinical problemsView Site
Must be a resident of California at time of application and 28 years or younger by 12/31/2015
startup competition for veteransView Site
grant funding to early-stage science and tech student startups who are on the path to launching innovations with a social, health, or environmental impact.View Site
our national bmeidea competition offers university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideasView Site
Make a pen without a lathe, film it and send in the videoView Site
The Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge represents a prestigious, global academic competition with real-world opportunities and experiences designed to stimulate and reward innovative thinking and entrepreneurial persistence. The University of Louisville Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge showcases new business concepts presented by MBA and graduate students from 12 of the world’s leading university entrepreneurship programs, including UofL.View Site
Catalyst program consists of ideation, business innovation, prototype, and incubation; also holds jamathons
Challenge will focus on linking promising social enterprises with venture philanthropists in Southern California
Winners are awarded the Resolution Fellowship, which includes ongoing mentorship, pro bono services, robust support, and access to the Resolution network
Must be a Teach for America alum or corps member
An incubator that gives early-stage entrepreneurs the funding, network and skills to validate their business model with 100 potential customers. Apply now at f6s.com/seedbedView Site
Rutgers student-run clean technology startup accelerator funded by the United States Department of EnergyView Site
In our 2016 Prize Impact Report, Accelerating Innovation Together, we unpack these stats, what we learned, data that interested us, statistics that surprised us, and how we can keep pushing ourselves to improve. We’re sharing this information in the hope that it will be a resource to those of you (funders and innovators) seeking to make the planet a fairer, more equitable and healthy place to live.
For university students
Providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies
The competition is a stage for undergraduate and MBA students to present business ideas and financial valuations to an audience of entrepreneurial leaders, senior venture capitalists, and top industry professionals from across North America.
Every week entrepreneurs deliver powerful presentations at events across the nation.View Site
The NYBPC is New York’s intercollegiate regional & statewide business plan competition.View Site
Our annual New York State High School Business Model Competition offers high school students an opportunity to showcase their business model in an educationally-competitive environment.View Site
After I-Corps Site program, participants are eligible to apply for the NSF I Corps Team program. A 6 week, intensive NSF training with funding opportunities.View Site
Up to $40,000 for non-Michigan-based applicants
A day of coaching at Burt's Bees HQ in Durham, NC, Access to a community of peers, and The Natural Launchpad seal to place on all marketing materials and product packaging
For graduate students only; maximum 4 people on a team
Seven different specific challenges
At least two people; at least one team member must be a U.S. citizen
How can we break down the barriers between us – generational, racial, socioeconomic, geographic – to create an America that works for everyone? At New Profit’s annual Gathering of Leaders 400 leadership-level participants will delve into this question together.
International Pitch Competition at Medtech Strategist Innovation Summit ,Accelerator Kick-Off Event at WSGR Medical Device Conference in San Francisco, CA June, then Four-month Virtual Accelerator, finally MedTech Innovator Showcase & Finals at AdvaMed 2017 in San Jose, CAView Site
Additional bonus prizes available for organizations that raise the most funds using GlobalGiving's platform
Median organizational budget of $1.5M and median organizational age of 10 years
Develop creative financial approaches to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges
Must have an active NSF award or one that has been active within the previous five years. Each team member must commit a minimum of 15 hours per week to the program, which offers a combination of in-person “bootcamp” training and webinars over the course of a 7-week period.
To apply, you must be currently enrolled in college or university; maximum of one alumnus per team
Challenge that will seek ideas on addressing access, saving and promotion of energy as a source of development in Chile.
Empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and prize money to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges.
Designers are invited to enter one of three ISHOW competitions in Bangalore, India; Nairobi, Kenya, and Washington, D.C - 3 winners at each ISHOW can win up to $50,000.
The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.
Idea can be an invention, product, service, app, or any combination, or something unique
All conference registrants — both students and professionals, and both nonprofit and for-profit organizations — are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize
Break down barriers for regional entrepreneurs that will become industry disruptors and game changers with global reach.View Site
Startup competitions for manufacturing and tech startups (non software)View Site
Formerly known as the Food Challenge Prize
At least one person on team must be a current student or a graduate of the Fletcher School
Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (EIX) is a social media learning platform whose goal is to dramatically improve the success rate of new business ventures. Dedicated to entrepreneurship students, professors and entrepreneurs, EIX is philanthropically funded by the Schulze Family Foundation.View Site
Each contestant must submit their business plan, as well as a short video pitch of their concept/company.
Open to undergraduates and graduates. Do not need to be affiliated with a university to apply.
Eligible parties include teachers, campus administrators, or club advisors at a K-12 public or private school
a mission to give every low-income neighborhood in Denver access to healthy affordable food
Option to choose from available challenges or to submit your own challenge and solution
Company is looking to honor and celebrate a social entrepreneur who is creating positive social impact locally or globally
The accelerator program will run from March to April, when finalists will be selected to participate in Demo Days with cash prizes.
During our Ideas phase, we'll call a global community to action – to share solutions that address urgent challenges at the intersections of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways. These ideas should bridge solutions in two of the three issue areas.
At least one member of each team must be a matriculated student at an eligible campus to enter the contest
An annual competition hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the HealthRoots Foundation for Global Health, it offers student teams from universities worldwide the opportunity to present ideas for low-cost, high-impact, scalable global health innovations.
At least one Stanford student (graduate or undergraduate) or alumnus must be on the team to compete
Innovative ideas from individuals, small businesses, startups, think tanks, anyone with a great plan or idea. Package your idea into a 2-minute video.
Global Grant $50,000 with no equity, in St. Louis.View Site
Applicants must be available for the Summit in Spring
The AAEI Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems.View Site
One team member must be a student of a college or university in Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, or Montana
The Anzisha Prize is Africa’s biggest award for her youngest entrepreneurs, and hands out over USD $100,000 every year in funding to entrepreneurs from all over the continent.View Site
Angel Fair Africa is an Angel Africa List event that brings selected African entrepreneurs to pitch to a room of curated investors with the intent of doing deals.View Site
Harambeans are African innovators admitted to the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, who have pledged “to work together as one” to unlock the potential of Africa.View Site
For young entrepreneurial Africans; preference given to female-led ventures
The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge is the premier platform for launching ventures founded by NYU entrepreneurs.View Site
Restricted to Teams with NYU Alumni and Students
A Business Innovation Competition Centered around.View Site
Details in one sentence formView Site