The Fishbowl Challenge 2020: Entrepreneurial Competition.
The Fishbowl Challenge brings college students from around the world together to solve the world’s most complex social and environmental problems. Their different cultural, social, and geographic insights will enable new solutions and ways of working together, providing a unique model for global collaboration and problem-solving.
Work in international teams
Network and problem solve with some of the brightest young people from across the world as you try to address some of the world's biggest challenges.
Pursue a venture you believe in
Benefit from a safe and supportive environment to practice problem-solving through entrepreneurship.
Get access to top-notch mentors
Access accomplished mentors who are committed to your growth and development. These mentors will provide feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the project.
Win a sponsored summer to work on your project
Win seed funding to launch your social enterprise - $50K in seed funding will be allocated across the winning ventures!
Student teams will make contributions to some of the most pressing issues of our time, adding their voices and bringing real change in these 5 categories
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
RENEWABLE AND ACCESSIBLE ENERGY
THE GRAND PRIZE
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!
HOW IT WORKS...
Apply and join a team of 4 peers to form a Fishbowl Team. Each team will have members physically present in Africa, North-America & Europe.
Come up with an approach for better understanding and solving an important global issue chosen from any of the 5 focus areas.
Develop a business plan and present in 3 increasing selective rounds in front of judges. You will be supported by mentors during this process.
Winning team will receive a Summer long stipend to pursue the idea full time. Your very first start-up funding!
25 TEAMS, 5 FINALISTS, 1 WINNER...
From August 2020 - February 2021, college students from across the globe will come together to solve some of the world's biggest problems! Join the challenge and experience global collaboration first hand.