Solving the world's biggest problems one project at a time...

Fishbowl is an intense 6-month business planning competition to tackle some of the world’s most important challenges. Teams from around the world compete for a fully-funded summer to pursue their venture and for a shot at seed funding while receiving feedback from mentors and judges along the way.


  • 8th JUN - 15th JUL

    Application Period

    Applicants complete and submit applications by July 15th, 2020. Recommenders submit recommendations by July 30th, 2020.

  • 10th OCT - 31st OCT

    Get Accepted!

    Successful applicants get accepted into Fishbowl, join a global project team, and get matched with a team mentor.

  • 1st NOV - 15th DEC

    1st Round

    Teams submit their business plans and receive feedback from judges.

  • 1st JAN - 15th FEB

    2nd Round

    Teams present their business plans via a live video conference in front of a panel of judges.

  • 20th FEB - 30th MAR

    3rd Round

    Teams travels to a European city to present the final version of their business plan in front of judges. If given the offer for the Summer stipend, decide on the spot to accept.

  • 4th APRIL

    Win Sponsorship!

    Winners join a fully-funded Summer long program to bring your idea to life!


Spend the summer in a city of your choice working on your idea!

Winners will receive sponsorship to further develop their idea in a city of their choosing. You will have access to subject matter experts, mentors, and leading academics. You will have the opportunity to pitch to investors for a shot at seed funding to bring your vision to life!


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