The 2021 Fishbowl Challenge is now in full gear. Meet our 100 challengers from 41 countries.

The Fishbowl Challenge 

 The Fishbowl Challenge brings college students from around the world together to solve the world’s most complex social and environmental problems. Their different cultural, social, and geographic insights will enable new solutions and ways of working together, providing a unique model for global collaboration and problem-solving. 

  • Work in

    international teams

    Network and problem solve with some of the brightest young people from across the world as you try to address some of the world's biggest challenges.

  • Pursue a venture

    you believe in

    Benefit from a safe and supportive environment to practice problem-solving through entrepreneurship.

  • Get access to

    top-notch mentors

    Access accomplished mentors who are committed to your growth and development. These mentors will provide feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the project.

  • Win seed funding to launch your social venture

    $50,000 in seed funding will be allocated across the winning ventures!

WINNERS CIRCLE!

Congratulations to our 2019/2020 Fishbowl Challenge winners!!!

  • $10,000

    Runners Up

    Scopi has identified the need for a low-cost way to diagnose speech disorders in developed countries. Their solution is a modern and affordable diagnostic equipment, design for improved diagnosis in patients. 

  • $30,000

    GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

    TNT is focused on reducing the impact that water for agriculture has on climate change. To solve this environmental problem, they are developing a smart Irrigation control unit that is climate Smart and precisely applies water to crops in the required amounts and at the right time.

  • $10,000

    Runners Up

    The Imperishables are proposing a solution to post-harvest loss of crops in Africa, with Nigeria as a pilot. The shelf life of crops will be extended by establishing collection centers, installing solar dryers, and supplying to the domestic and international markets.

Curious to know more?

THE 2020/2021 CHALLENGE

25 Teams, 5 Finalists, 1 Winner...

From August 2020 - February 2021, college students from across the globe will come together to solve some of the world's biggest problems and experience global collaboration first hand.

HOW IT WORKS...

Apply and join a team of 4 peers to form a Fishbowl Team. Each team will have members physically present in at least 2 continents.
 1. 
Come up with an approach for better understanding and solving an important global issue chosen from any of the 5 focus areas.
2. 
Develop a business plan and present in 3 increasing selective rounds in front of judges. You will be supported by mentors during this process.
3. 
4. 
Winning teams will receive up to $50K in prize money to launch their social enterprise. Your very first start-up funding!

Student teams will make contributions to some of the most pressing issues of our time, adding their voices and bringing real change in these 5 categories

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

EDUCATION

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

HEALTH

RENEWABLE AND ACCESSIBLE ENERGY 

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info@fishbowlchallenge.com

+254 700 525 652

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