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The 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

The 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 16 June 2021
Open to: anyone aged 18-30
Benefits: cash prizes and funding pots of up to USD 10,000


Do you have an awesome idea to solve a social or environmental problem? Are you ready to take action, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone.

The 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge will take you from idea to entrepreneur – helping bring your idea to life AND sharpening your social business skills!

All applicants will receive FREE e-learning, specialist project development support and access to mentors as well as connection to a network of young changemakers like you! The first 500 applicants will also receive a VIP Ticket to the Social Enterprise World Forum 2021 and challenge finalists will compete for prizes of up to USD 10,000!

Social Shifters helps next generation leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to make a difference in the world.

We operate on a non-profit basis, providing inspiring stories, engaging learning, and a global community of support to propel you forward.

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The Challenge is open to anyone 18-30 years old.

You can enter on your own or as a team (up to 5 members). Team participation is strongly encouraged.

Tehy are looking for a business solution to an environmental or social issue. This can be a non-profit or for-profit idea but must be at an early stage (less than one year old with no significant funding in place).


The Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is all about supporting young people (18-30) to take entrepreneurial action on social and environmental issues that matter to you.

Go from idea to action through the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge.



For further information, please visit the official website.