University of California, Berkeley: Inviting applications for ‘Global Social Venture Competition’ to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Competition brief: The Global Social Venture Competition leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Through our global network of 14 partner schools and competitions, they give teams the connections, support, and exposure needed to advance their social ventures. Each of the competition’s three rounds…

Microsoft: Inviting applications for ‘Dream.Build.Play 2017 Challenge’ to elevate the industry by connecting, showcasing and rewarding talent and innovation.

Competition brief: This Challenge will operate as a skilled-based contest. This Challenge is hosted in the United States and entry information is collected on computers in the United States. This Challenge will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of…

Securing Water for Food (SWFF): Inviting applications for ‘global water-agriculture photo contest’ to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security.

Funding brief: Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development launch a global water-agriculture photo contest to call attention to the significant issue of water scarcity, while recognizing and celebrating steps being taken around the world to improve water and food security. The Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Global Water-Agriculture Photo Contest aims to:…

International Franchise Association (The Franchise Education and Research Foundation and IFA): Inviting applications for ‘The NextGen Global Competition’ to engage young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry.

Funding brief: The NextGen Global Competition engages young entrepreneurs who are seeking careers and business opportunities in the franchising industry. They are looking for 20 outstanding young entrepreneurs who are poised to take off if given the mentoring and support from franchise business leaders who are the best in the world at scaling concepts. Donor…

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘Startup Open 2017’ from entrepreneurs of any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding.

Funding brief:  Startup Open is a global competition that is open to entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. More than 1,000 teams applied to compete in 2017. Donor Name: The Global Entrepreneurship…

Andreu World: Inviting applications for ‘Andreu World International Design Contest’ to submit new designs for a wooden chair and/or table.

Funding brief:  Andreu World launches its 17th annual International furniture Design Contest and opens registration for 2017. Participants are invited to submit new designs for a wooden chair and/or table. In order to participate, contestants must design an item of furniture (seat or table) that integrates all the specifications outlined by Andreu World, S.A. in…

International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘2017 global media competition on labour migration’ to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration.

Funding brief:  The International Labour Organization (ILO)  is launching a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. Entries submitted should fall under either one of the following 2 categories: (i) written articles (print and online) that should not exceed 8000 words; and, (ii) media production (including photo journalism, audio and video) that should…

IMM Cologne: Inviting applications for ‘the Pure Talents Contest’ to mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants.

Funding brief:  The hosting of the Pure Talents Contest at imm cologne 2018 will mark the fifteenth year for one of the most internationally renowned design competitions for young designers – the starting point for a successful design career for many of the chosen participants. The Pure Talents Contest is conceived exclusively for designers who…

The United Nations Development Group: Inviting Applications for Data Visualization Contest to offer the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal.

Donor Name: The United Nations Development Group Funding name: Data Visualization Contest Funding brief: The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Data Visualization Contest, sponsored by Tableau, is offering the opportunity for data scientists to showcase their skills by analyzing and visualizing data from the new UNDG Transparency Portal (http://open.undg.org/ ). The UNDG Transparency Portal displays…