The Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke have been working together to bring Oxford University’s 2016-17 Global Challenge to Duke University. The Duke Global Challenge is a chance for students to take a step back from generating solutions, go deeper in learning about the social and environmental issues they care about (“What’s your problem?”), and learn how to dynamically present their findings to a broad audience (“Why should we
The Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $2,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2016 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize. The Innovation Prize supports outstanding ideas, programs, and organizations which are locally-developed and locally-responsible. The GHIC Innovation Prize is awarded by a distinguished judging panel. Applications are accepted on a rolling application basis.
Changemakers is an Ashoka program that uses the power of open challenges and social innovation knowledge—coupled with Ashoka’s network of social entrepreneurs and impact partners—to connect high-potential changemakers in order to accelerate the rate of change for critical social issues.
Hult Prize competition is a start-up accelerator that provides mentorship and funding up to $1,000,000 for winning entries. The competition attempts to launch the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs.
The Thought for Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.
Organized by Venture Well (formerly NCIIA), BMEStart challenges undergraduate biomedical and bioengineering students to pioneer effective, functional and affordable technology solutions to real clinical medical problems.
Organized by Venture Well (formerly NCIIA), the BMEidea competition recognizes innovative biomedical engineering design with high commercial potential and social impact. Offers collegiate biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas.
Organized by VentureWell (formerly NCIIA), this is a competition for college students working on a technology venture. The three-stage program provides grant funding (up to $75K), experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity. (VentureWell was formerly known as the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance).