WHAT ChangeNOW IS LOOKING FOR?
1. ChangeNOW search for solutions that can impact and change the world. 2. Your solution may come from various organizations (startups, big company, non-profits,...)
Do you have solutions TACKLING THE WORLD'S MOST URGENT ISSUES
SOCIETY- Sustainable CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION (Solutions to reduce the amount of resources used, to develop production from renewable and recycled materials, as well as solutions to promote sustainable consumption.)-Good HEALTH & WELL-BEING (Solutions to help prevent, diagnose or cure widespread diseases, as well as solutions to promote sanitation and well-being for all.)- Quality EDUCATION (Solutions to improve educational tools and methods, as well as solutions to develop access to education for all.)- PEACE & HUMANITY (Solutions to reduce conflicts, discrimination, refugee crisis, as well as solutions to promote peace and solidarity.)
ENVIRONMENT- Clean AIR & WATER (Solutions to reduce or monitor pollution, be it pollution of air or pollution of oceans, seas and rivers.)- Secured & healthy FOOD & WATER (Solutions to improve access to healthy food and drinking-water, as well as solutions to improve food and water quality.)- Sustainable & accessible ENERGY (Solutions related to production or distribution of clean energy, as well as solutions to make energy accessible, affordable and sustainable to off-the-grid areas.)- Preserved BIODIVERSITY (Solutions to protect or reintroduce biodiversity, as well as solutions to promote a better knowledge of biodiversity.)
Most important is how it matches 4 criteria of selection:
1. HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACTWe decided to focus on 8 areas we consider the most urgent Global Issues of the XXIst century, and for which practical and sustainable solutions can be developed.
2. RETHINK THE STANDARDSWe want to put light on solutions that can bring change. Therefore we are looking for projects that innovate and dare to rethink the standards.
3.HAVE A VIABLE BUSINESS MODELSolutions that we showcase at ChangeNOW are real and feasible. They ideally have a prototype, a mock-up or a finished product to show.They are economically viable, with a viable business model or serious potential for it.
4. HAVE POTENTIAL FOR GROWTHOne of the goals of ChangeNOW is to enable projects to grow and scale, in order to extend their impact.Therefore we select solutions that have the potential to grow and be replicated in different places.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?
1. Send your application (Application form must be submitted till the 14th of September, 2017, 00:00 (UTC+01:00 Time zone)2. Prepare your motivational speech (Semi Finalists will be chosen and notified on the 15th of September, 2017, 17:00 (UTC+01:00 Time zone)3. Come to motivational interview (C’MON experts’ board is waiting to meet you and to see your brightening eyes on the 19th of September, 2017 (5 - 10 teams will be invited). 2 winners will be selected and announced on the 19th of September, 2017, 17:00 (UTC+01:00 Time zone).4. Fly to Paris (The 29th – 30 th of September, 2017 you’ll spend in the biggest startup hub in the world (Station F, Paris) and will be the part of ChangeNOW (http://www.changenow-summit.com/).
Don't miss the deadline ;) Submit your application and be one of 2 selected ;)
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Hurry up and let's go for the better world together ;)www.ChangeMakerson.com Team