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?
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.
Awarded to each winner
Months of entrepreneurship training + monthly mentorship for winners
The Give Work Challenge is a four month process that begins in June 2020 with final awards in August.
Attend webinars that provide guidance on preparing your initial application.
Submit your initial pitch by June 26, 2020.
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.
Samasource workers vote to select the top six projects.
Finalists are paired with a judge to help them prepare for their final pitch
Finalists pitch to Samasource Board and guest judge in late August 2020.
Three winners are selected to receive $4,000 grants.
Winners receive ongoing mentorship and support.
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.