The purpose of the SingularityU Argentina Global Impact Challenge is to foster innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Argentina, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
What innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter) using exponential technology that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years?
Why host a Global Impact Challenge in Argentina?
Argentina was the cradle of many technological and innovative discoveries that impacted and changed millions of lives worldwide: the coronary bypass, fingerprints in use for investigation, blood transfusions and many others. This year we are willing to discover more and new developing talents in order to make a bigger impact.
Nowadays we need to develop a new generation of entrepreneurs with the capability to bring together solutions for the different challenges we are facing within the country.
If you have a project and you want to be part of the technological and social change in Argentina, apply to this challenge and tell us how you would improve the standard of living of +1 million Argentinians and people all over the world over the next 3-5 years using exponential technology.
The winner of this challenge will secure a full scholarship to attend Singularity University’s Global Startup Program (GSP).
The GSP helps future-focused entrepreneurs transform radical ideas into tangible impact on a global scale. It’s a structured, immersive program offering startup-focused educational resources and world-class mentorship from SU’s faculty, staff, and industry experts—in a safe, nurturing environment. The program aims to scale startups into global businesses. We want to inspire you to solve the world’s biggest challenges and impact the lives of a billion people.
The GSP brings together entrepreneurs from around the world for structured, immersive workshops and intensive fieldwork in multiple locations around the globe, as well as continued access to support and resources via a best-in-class connectivity platform.
The GSP will start by helping to cultivate a new mindset and toolset to overcome the challenges of technological disruption. Next, the program will work with you to accelerate your time to product-market fit, transform your startup from an idea to a venture that can help a billion people (“billion-scale”), and connect you with a global community to catalyze results. In short, GSP is designed to help you create a 10x startup at a global level.
What does the GSP do?
- Accelerates your growth
- Scales your operations for global impact
- Helps you strengthen your tech stack
- Connects you with a global network of mentors and investors
Learn more about the GSP here
Dates and timeline
Applications open: May 1, 2019
Applications close: July 22, 2019
Evaluation phase: July 23 – July 29, 2019
Interview phase: July 31 – August 7, 2019
Live Pitch Event: August 29, 2019