The Challenge asks student teams to pitch business ideas that address a social or environmental issue
Two-part event features May 3 local showcase for University of San Diego teams where then two USD finalist teams will progress to the global finals June 14-16, also held at University of San Diego
Annual event expands to more than 25 universities across six continents in 2019 and adds a Tire Recycling Track as a specific environmental challenge for entrepreneurs to address
San Diego CA— Next month, USD student entrepreneurs will convene at University of San Diego (USD) to propose business solutions that address the world’s most pressing problems. Student-led teams will compete to win $10,000 in seed funding to support their business ideas and the chance to represent USD in the world finals of the 2019 Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge held the following month. The goal of the two-part event – according to USD’s Center for Peace and Commerce, a partnership between the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the University of San Diego School of Business – is to shift the trajectories of the next generation of leaders to embrace business as a tool for social good.
- Organization: University of San Diego
- Dates and Times: Friday, May 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.
- Location: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
- Speaker: Rachel Christensen, Assistant Director, Center for Peace and Commerce
- More information: sandiego.edu/cpc/gsic/