The Fishbowl Challenge brings together a select group of college students across the world to build tech-powered social ventures that address problems in Healthcare, Agriculture, Education Technology, Economic Empowerment, and Renewable Energy & Sustainability.
For 6 months, teams from around the world compete to win up to $50,000 in seed funding, receiving guidance from industry-leading mentors and judges along the way.
The Challenge Timeline
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Applicants complete and submit applications by July 1st, 2021. Recommenders submit recommendations by July 8th, 2021.
08 - 10
Teams begin the venture-building process by creating a business plan that addresses a social problem or market opportunity using technology and receive judge feedback.
01 - 03
Finalists develop a roadmap to market and post-program execution plans. Teams travel to a European city* to present the final version of their business plan in front of judges.
Successful applicants join a global project team and are matched with an industry-expert mentor.
10 - 12
Teams test and refine their assumptions through iterative prototyping and customer research, before presenting to a judging panel via live video conferencing.
Winners receive up to $50,000 in prize money to bring their tech-powered social ventures to life!
THE GRAND PRIZE?
Up to $50,000 in seed funding awarded to the winning ventures!
Winners will receive up to $50,000 in prize money to further develop their ideas. Access to subject matter experts, mentors, leading academics, and investors is also provided to help bring the winning visions to life.