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J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks out innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is open to non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that are tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social innovation. In 2019, we will award up to ten Prizes, […]

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HERImpact Pitch Competition – compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and more

Ford Motor Company Fund and 1863 Ventures are hosting HERImpact DC – a 6-month initiative to support female social entrepreneurs. We kicked off the initiative with a summit in the nation’s capital and will end with a pitch competition on March 16, 2019 in DC. The competition will give out $50,000 in cash and many more in-kind prizes […]

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NextGen Cup Challenge: Idea submissions open October 9 – November 16

The $1 million NextGen Cup Challenge is an open innovation initiative seeking to identify and commercialize existing and future solutions for the single-use, hot and cold fiber cup system. The Challenge, managed by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, is the first phase of a multi-year, multi-industry global consortium that aims to accelerate the design, commercialization, and recovery of […]

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Apply for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards :: Deadline Oct 1, 2018

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs who require much needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success. The 2018-19 Regional NYC Competition offers NYC-based students with a budding […]

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The Global Social Venture Competition is Open!! Apply by December 4th

The Global Social Venture Competition is Open!! Apply by December 4th

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, […]

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Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC Deadline Approaching!

Don’t forget to apply for Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC, a contest from The New School’s Center for NYC Affairs. Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC recognizes outstanding work that individuals are doing within and outside of the classroom environment. This opportunity is geared to those willing to offer fresh analysis, approaches, and strategies to some of the […]

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An Innovation Challenge for Native Changemakers

Catapult Design and the Native American Business Incubator Network (NABIN) are teaming up to host a design competition open to Native American individuals, teams, or organizations with a sustainable model for creating change in Southwestern tribal communities. They are seeking exceptional leaders who are in the idea phase, startup phase, or mid-growth phase of a venture […]

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Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC

Prized Solutions: Reimagining NYC offers all students at The New School the unique opportunity to share their well-developed, pre-existing projects with a broader audience through an ideas competition. This contest is geared to those offering fresh analysis and approaches to some of the toughest issues facing the city, such as improving schools, homelessness, and reducing […]

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NYC BigApps is Back! Don’t miss the 2017 Launch event on 1/12!

NYC BigApps 2017 is open and will officially launch on Thursday, January 12, with a public event at Grand Central Tech. The event will feature speakers from the City, partners, and workshop time to begin ideating on solutions. Register here to attend the launch event. They encourage designers, developers, entrepreneurs, students, and New Yorkers at […]

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New Competition from MetLife Foundation: Inclusion Plus India!

Inclusion Plus is an innovation competition from MetLife Foundation seeking solutions that accelerate financial inclusion in India. Participants will receive direct feedback from PNB MetLife judges and will work one-on-one with mentors. Entries advancing in the competition will have the opportunity to gain media exposure and compete for a grant pool totaling $150,000 USD. APPLY Do […]

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