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


  • 8th JUN - 25th JUL

    Application Period

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

  • 24th AUG - 18th SEP

    Get Accepted!

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

  • 19th SEP - 23rd OCT

    1st Round

    Teams submit their business plans and receive feedback from judges.

  • 1st NOV - 1st JAN

    2nd Round

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

  • 6th JAN - 26th FEB

    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.

  • 6th MARCH

    Win Sponsorship!

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

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.


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. 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!


Kindly take note of the following eligibility requirements before beginning your application. 

  • The Fishbowl Challenge is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a university/college, and those who have accepted admission into a university/college as at September 1, 2020.

  • Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply 

  • Applicants must be conversant with the English language as it would serve as the primary language during the competition.

  • A recommendation will be required for each applicant. Applicants must submit the name and contact details of a recommender. Recommenders cannot be a family member or friend, but professional recommendations are welcome from your networks in high school, university, or any other projects you’ve taken part in. 

For any additional questions, read through our Frequently Asked Questions, or Contact Us.


Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.

+254 700 525 652


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