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. Covering an immense area of the globe, naturally, the people of Australia are diverse and all-encompassing. With that comes a vast array of innovation, continuously proving to strive and thrive through adversity and necessity. Let’s rise to the occasion and showcase the innovative and creative ideas from Australia that have the potential to positively impact the world.
This is the second SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge this year, and we are excited to once again showcase just how amazing our community is on the global stage.
Selected applicants will be invited to pitch at a series of Impact 1B Events to be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Additionally, a virtual event will be held. All Impact IB Events will take place throughout September 2019.
Impact 1B finalists are offered the opportunity to attend a GIC Bootcamp in Sydney on October 12 and 13, 2019, which will prepare each finalist for the Grand Finale.
The Impact 1B Grand Finale will be hosted on October 22 at the International Convention Centre as part of the at the SingularityU Australia Summit. The winner will be selected by a diverse panel of judges consisting of representatives from communities across Australia, senior business leaders, and global entrepreneurs, and the winner will be announced on the day.
For more on the first SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge experience, listen to our Inspire For 5 Podacsts and hear from our past finalists and winner here:
The winner of this challenge will secure a full scholarship to attend a transformational program at Singularity University.
Dates and timeline
Applications open: August 13, 2019
Applications close: September 30, 2019
Impact 1B Grand Finale & Winner Announced: October 22, 2019
Webinar to get Impact 1B and Moonshot Ready: August 26, 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 Important Dates:
Perth Impact 1B: August 30, 2019
Brisbane Impact 1B: September 2, 2019
Adelaide Impact 1B: September 10, 2019
Canberra Impact 1B: September 12, 2019
Canberra Impact 1B: September 13, 2019
Melbourne Impact 1B: September 17, 2019
Sydney Impact 1B: September 24, 2019
Sydney Impact 1B: September 25, 2019
Successful Virtual Applicants Announced: October 10, 2019
Bootcamp: October 12, 2019
Bootcamp: October 13, 2019
Grand Finale – Summit: October 22, 2019