Solve the world’s biggest social challenges through tech-powered solutions.

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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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Application period

Applicants complete and submit applications by July 10th, 2021. Recommenders submit recommendations by July 14th, 2021.

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Round 1

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.

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Round 3

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. 

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Team formation

Successful applicants join a global project team and are matched with an industry-expert mentor.

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Round 2

Teams test and refine their assumptions through iterative prototyping and customer research, before presenting to a judging panel via live video conferencing.

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Venture launch!

Winners receive up to $50,000 in prize money to bring their tech-powered social ventures to life!

Small Strokes

THE GRAND PRIZE?