Launched on May 15, 2019 with Because International. The prize awards $1,000 and a spot in the Pursuit Incubator program to an innovative product that solves a social challenge.
We launched our first ever competition, complete with three rounds of deliverables, presentations, and judging. The competition was open to anyone and everyone who had an idea of an innovative product that aimed to solve a social issue.
Due to its global accessibility, 122 participants applied from 20+ countries and regions: East and West Africa, Indonesia, Middle East, India, and Latin America.
Due to its global appeal, we received increased interest from our donors, and we were able to award $1,000 prizes to not one finalist but all five finalists. The winner of the competition was announced as eWomen SL from Sierra Leone. Several finalists and semi-finalists were also accepted into the Pursuit Incubator program.
We are committed to helping aspiring social entrepreneurs find additional support in building their socially-driven ideas. We continue to seek funding for all future Competitions. Donors interested in learning more about funding future Competitions may contact Bora Laci, Project Manager at Impactionable.