The ‘Global Impact Challenge’ is looking for WA applicants for their program. Interested? Applications close 15th Feb…
Are you ready to impact the world?
The SingularityU Australia Global Impact Challenge (GIC) aims to identify and showcase breakthrough ideas.
One of the many connections made at last year’s West Tech Fest was with Lisa Andrews (see photo) who is Co Ambassador for SingularityU Australia.
SingularityU supports the use of technology in tackling the world’s biggest problems.
Lisa was impressed by the level of startup activity in WA and was keen to see Perth teams participate in the Global Impact Challenge.
“It was great to see so much going on in WA and people taking on problems of global importance. We would love to help some of these teams by providing a global platform for them to promote and develop their thinking,” she said.Lisa Andrews
A key learning from being involved in West Tech Fest and OzAPPS over the years is that the right connections can transform your business.
The teams that succeed tend to be those that take advantage of global networks and every opportunity that comes their way.
SingularityU has access to an impressive international network that can open doors for startups and realise their global potential.
So if you have a tech-based idea that will create positive impact on the lives of Australians and a billion people around the world, then Global Impact Challenge is for you.
Think: environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter.
Curtin University is hosting the Perth segment of the Global Impact Challenge. Applications are open online now.
Teams will be shortlisted to pitch at events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and the Hunter Region of NSW.
The judges’ top selections will present at a final event at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria on 6th March 2019.
The winner of this challenge will secure a full scholarship to attend SingularityU’s Global Startup Program (GSP) starting in April 2019.
The GSP helps future-focused entrepreneurs transform radical ideas into tangible products and services that will impact on a global scale. It’s a structured, immersive program offering startup focused educational resources and world-class mentorship from SU’s faculty, staff, and industry experts. The program aims to scale startups into global businesses.
Don’t just dream it – do it!
Applications for the Global Impact Challenge are now open.
Apply online by 15th February 2019
Perth teams to pitch at Curtin St Georges Terrace, 139 St Georges Tce on the 18th of February
Final selection at La Trobe Impact 1B Final on March 6th 2019
MAIN IMAGE (Supplied): The SingularityU Global Startup Program (GSP) has been SU’s flagship program since 2008. The program has served innovators from a wide diversity of backgrounds like Muhammad Yunus, Anousheh Ansari, Astro Teller, Naveen Jain, Sylvia Earle, Esteban Bullrich, Peter Worden, and delegations from UNICEF and World Food Programme amongst others.
SingularitU (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organisations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis with program funding from leading organisations including Google, Deloitte and UNICEF.