2023 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge for young Entrepreneurs (prizes of up to $10,000!)

Application Deadline: August 20th, 2023

Social Shifters are next generation leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs with fresh solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Social Shifters seek creative ideas, projects, and business solutions to the problems that matter most to you and your community. We welcome ideas at any stage and from anywhere in the world.


  • A selection of cash awards of up to $10,000 are on offer for the best ideas in each category! 
  • A FREE digital incubator program for everyone who applies – global networking, skills building and expert coaches from some of the world’s leading companies!
  • Global recognition and media publicity for all shortlisted ideas! Follow @SocialShifters on social for EXTRA free support and reward announcements.
  • Unlock Your Potential

Develop your skills, confidence and future prospects with help from skilled mentors and as part of a supportive global community.

Accelerate Your Idea

Get FREE access to a world-leading Digital Incubator program to help develop your project or business idea.

Make an Impact

Compete for awards of up to $10,000 to deliver activities that improve lives, help communities, and protect the planet.

Special Challenge Awards 2023

Refugee Challenge

Ideas to help refugees & enable them to live settled lives.

Supported by Amazon

Climate Challenge

Ideas to accelerate the shift to net zero.

Supported by Rathbones

Education Challenge

Ideas to deliver universal access to free and high quality education.

Supported by Fitch Group

Water Challenge

Ideas to help provide safe and affordable drinking water for all.

GIC 2023 Timeline

– Today: Register Now For Early Access To Support

– June 26th : Submissions Open

– August 7th: Submission Support Starts

– August 20th : Submissions Close

– August 28th: Digital Incubator Starts

– September 18th: Judging Begins

– October 13th: Judging Ends

– November 1st: Finalists Coaching Begins

– November 27th: Finalist Pitching Begins

– December 8th: Winning Projects Announced

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2023 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge


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