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2020 GIVE WORK CHALLENGE

2020 THEME: SUSTAINABILITY

This year’s challenge will be based on the United Nations' 16 Sustainability goals, which are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

 

They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.

How does your business solution address two or more of the SDGs?

GWC 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

JUMPSTART YOUR BUSINESS

 

The Give Work Challenge is designed to help you start a new business, or grow your early stage project.

Winners receive a $4,000 grant, as well as ongoing support and mentorship.  

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$4,000

 

Awarded to each winner

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Months of entrepreneurship training + monthly mentorship for winners

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SELECTION PROCESS

The Give Work Challenge is a four month process that begins in June 2020 with final awards in August. 

APPLICATION PREP

Attend webinars that provide guidance on preparing your initial application.

INITIAL SUBMISSIONS

Submit your initial pitch by June 26, 2020.

SEMI-FINALS

The Give Work Challenge team will select 30 semi-finalist.

PUBLIC VOTE PREP

Semi-finalists create their public profiles & pitch videos. Deadline is July 27, 2020.

PUBLIC VOTE

Samasource workers vote to select the top six projects.

PITCH MENTORSHIP

Finalists are paired with a judge to help them prepare for their final pitch

FINAL PITCH

Finalists pitch to Samasource Board and guest judge in late August 2020.

AWARDS

Three winners are selected to receive $4,000 grants.

MENTORSHIP

Winners receive ongoing mentorship and support.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

 

If you have questions about applying for the Give Work Challenge, fill out the form below and someone from our team will be in touch.

The Leila Janah Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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