Theme

Develop and present an innovative venture that addresses a social issue locally or globally. The initiative may be for-profit, not-for-profit, or a combination. Ventures can focus on a wide range of issues such as education, health, poverty, environment, social justice and more.

The criteria for judging is based on seven categories:

Social impact

How will your idea make a positive change in your community?

Understanding of the problem

Demonstrate clear knowledge of the issue and its consequences.

Innovative thinking

What is creative about your solution?

Sustainable development

How does your idea impact social and environmental concerns as well as economic?

Scalability

Does your idea have the potential to be applied in other circumstances?

Leadership

How will you team and ideas inspire others?

Teamwork

Show how your team worked together in an efficient and effective way.