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What is the Fishbowl Challenge?
The Fishbowl Challenge is a college business plan competition which focuses on global collaboration towards solving some of the biggest problems facing the world today.
How do I enter the Fishbowl Challenge?
Who are the mentors and how will they be involved?
I'd like to support the Fishbowl Challenge as a volunteer. How can I get involved?
Do I have to pay an application fee?
Entry to the Fishbowl Challenge is free. Applicants simply have to apply via the application form which can be found at fishbowlchallenge.com/apply
Can I apply as a team?
No. One of the main objectives of the Fishbowl Challenge is to create the opportunity for cross-continent collaboration towards solving a problem, hence team formation will be from the pool of applicants.
Which countries can I apply from?
The Fishbowl Challenge welcomes applicants from all countries in America, Europe, and Africa.
What happens after I submit my application?
Applications will be reviewed and 100 candidates selected. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to go through a team formation process which will involve a matching process based on mutual interest. Teams will then begin the first round of the project which is a problem statement, ideation and initial business plan process.
How are teams going to be formed?
At what stage of the programme will mentors be assigned to teams?
How long would the programme run for?
Who is a mentor?
Mentors are typically experienced thought-leaders in industry and or in academia who are committed to providing guidance and feedback to teams to help develop their ideas and create scalable ventures.
Why are you limiting the group to 100 students?
For the first-ever Fishbowl Challenge, we are only accepting 100 students which our current team has the capacity of handling whilst ensuring that we put together an amazing programme experience for participants. The relatively small number will also help us better understand and gauge student interest in the programme. Based on these learnings, intake for subsequent years will be adjusted accordingly.
What if I am interested in topics that are not on your shortlist?
This year, we are only accepting candidates whose interests are within the shortlisted categories. This is so that we can adequately aggregate interests in the process of team formation. Opening the programme to all areas will result in the dilution of problem areas and cause potential difficulty in forming teams, and finding the right domain experts (mentors) who can provide guidance to teams in the added categories.