Apply for Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019!

Deadline: 11 January 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019 with an aim to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

Prizes

  • $100,000 USD Grand Prize: A single team will be designated the grand prize winner.
  • $75,000 USD First Runner Up: A single team will be designated first runner up.
  • $25,000 USD Second Runners Up: Three teams will be designated the Second Runners Up and will receive $25,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD Third Runners Up: Four teams will be designated the Third Runners Up and will receive $10,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD People’s Choice: The finalist entry that receives the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This competition is open to individuals and teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university.
  • For participants to be eligible, at least half of the team’s members must be students currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or have received a degree after March 1, 2017. If entering as a business entity, at least 25% of the business must be owned by individuals that meet the above qualifications. Individual students and recent grads may also apply.
  • Eligible solutions (technologies, products or services) must:
    • Incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) or digital technologies as part of the solution
    • Have a positive social, environmental or economic impact (e.g. health, education, accessibility, critical human needs (food, water, disaster response/recovery, safety, etc.)
  • Note: This Contest is not open to individuals in the province of Quebec in Canada. In addition, residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Sudan are not eligible to participate. This Contest is void in these countries and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2EJcA4f

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