Please answer all questions as well as you can. Don't worry about making your application perfect — this is just a first step!
optiMize accepts a wide range of projects and ideas — you can start a nonprofit, a startup company, a student organization, a new initiative in an existing organization, or even a creative project. Your focus can be in education, social justice, health, sustainability, or whatever matters most to you.
Whether you have a project you're already working on, an idea you'd like to start, a problem you're passionate about solving, or a desire to find a project to join, optiMize can help you take your next steps and bring your ideas to life.
We'll provide skill-building workshops, access to experienced mentors, and a supportive community of peers. By the end of the Challenge, you'll have the opportunity to pitch for up to $20,000 in funding.
Applications are due October 11th, 2018 at 11:59 PM. We'll reach out to you with next steps once you submit!
Stop waiting for someone else to change the world. Join us and ask yourself, "Why not me?"
Want to learn more? Visit optiMizeMi.org/challenge