The purpose of the SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge is to foster entrepreneurs, startups and anyone with moonshot ideas to have positive impact. We intend to improve the lives of Australians and scale the moonshot to impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
What moonshot can you imagine that would solve a global grand challenge using exponential technology?
Why host a Global Impact Challenge in Australia?
Australia is the only continent country on this planet and Australians have always been innovative and creative individuals. We strive and thrive through adversity and necessity. This is the first Australian SingularityU Global Impact Challenge and we are excited to showcase just how amazing we are on a global landscape.
A series of Impact 1B Events will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and The Hunter. The judges top selections will head to the Impact 1B Grand Final on March 6, 2019.
The finale winner will be selected by a diverse panel of judges consisting of representatives from communities across Australia, senior business leaders, and global entrepreneurs.
Selected applicants will be invited to pitch at selected venues around the country in February 2019.
Finalists will be selected and offered the opportunity to attend a GIC Bootcamp in Canberra on March 1-3, 2019. The Bootcamp will help prepare each finalist for the final pitch to the international judging panel.
The Finalists Pitch Event will be on the 6th of March in a venue To Be Announced, where the winner will be announced on the day.
The winner of this challenge will secure a full scholarship to attend Singularity University’s Global Startup Program (GSP) starting in April 2019.
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.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: April 8, 2019 – May 5, 2019
Location: Singularity University HQ
Dates: June 3, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Learn more about the GSP here
Dates and timeline
Applications open: January 7, 2019
Applications close: February 11, 2019
Impact 1B Grand Final & Winner Announced: March 6, 2019
Webinar to get Impact 1B and Moonshot Ready: January 31, 2019
The SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge team will host a webinar to answer your questions about moonshot ideas and what you need to do to enter the SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge
Impact 1B Pitch Rounds:
Pause Fest/La Trobe Impact IB Events: Wednesday, February 6-8, 2019
Work Club Barangaroo Impact 1B Event: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Sydney School Entrepreneurship 1B Event: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Newcastle Impact 1B Event: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Perth Impact 1B Event Curtin University: Monday, February 18, 2019
Impact 1B Bootcamp for finalists: Saturday – Sunday, March 2-3, 2019
Grand Final Impact 1B – La Trobe & Winners Announced: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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