Ideas into Action

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3

The Changemaker Hub unites existing platforms for acting on our most pressing social problems at the local, national and global level. With this in mind, we offer a variety of opportunities to engage in social change.

Are you up for the Challenge?

Changemaker Challenge

What makes your challenge unique?

  • The changemaker Challenge is an initiative generating ideas for better addressing one social challenge
  • The 2017-2018 Changemaker Challenge theme is Equity and Access: Education, Housing, and Healthcare
  • This Challenge is open to students, faculty and staff

What 3 dates are crucial for participants to remember?

  • October 10: Movies with Meaning film series begins with Poverty Inc Film
  • October 28: Design Thinking Crash Course
  • November 13: Submissions deadline

How does one enter your challenge?

  • The platform to enter will open September 20, 2017 (through your My San Diego account)
  • Enter individually or as a team
  • Submit a 2-3 minute video of the proposed idea

What awards/prizes does your challenge offer?

  • The top video entries will compete for $6,000 in awards. People are invited to vote online for their favorite idea, and the number of votes each idea receives will determine its share of the pool

Social Innovation Challenge

What makes your challenge unique?

  • The Global SIC promotes, guides and supports student ideas to launch new social innovation ventures or projects.
  • Open to students from partner institutions all over the world.
  • Open to ventures or projects at any stage of development (Define, Design, Pilot, Scale).
  • Challengers receive mentoring and guidance from successful real-world social entrepreneurs.

What 4 dates are crucial for participants to remember?

• December 14, 2017: Student team registration deadline
• January 16, 2018: Round 1 submission deadline 
• April 10, 2018: Round 2 submission deadline
• June 23/24, 2018: Global Finale 

• Fill out the registration form at https://cpc7.typeform.com/to/Afiqpn

How does one enter your challenge?

  • All info available here

What awards/prizes does your challenge offer?

  • $50,000 total cash awards

USD Entrepreneurship

What 3 dates are crucial for participants to remember?

  • April 9, 2017: pitch deck submission deadline
  • April 14. 2017: four finalists notified
  • April 23, 2017: V2 Competition

How does one enter your challenge?

  • Submit a pitch deck - a PPT file of 10 slides maximum, annotated, describing your venture and funding goal

What awards/prizes does your challenge offer?

  • $25,000 awarded by Angel investors among four finalists in same way they invest (not a tournament with assigned prize levels)
  • Non-finalists can present their ventures to the V2 audience in a poster session