ASHOKA- Be a Changemaker Challenge

Are you a UBC or SFU student eager to change the world?

Get support and up to $1,000 in seed funding to launch your project or organization!

Submit your action plans by Oct. 28th!

We invite all SFU and UBC student changemakers to submit their Action Plans at youthventurelabs.org by October 28th. Up to 10 teams will be eligible for up to $1,000 each in seed funding to launch their social ventures, in addition to incubation support through Ashoka Canada and Ashoka’s Youth Venture. The Be a Changemaker Challenge Selection Panel will bring together six business and social entrepreneurs who will select the winners. The panel is open to SFU & UBC undergraduate and graduate students only and will take place from 6-8 p.m., at Robson Square, Theatre (C300), 800 Robson Street, Vancouver.

Be a Changemaker Challenge – Overview

This exciting opportunity will be delivered by Ashoka Canada and Ashoka’s Youth Venture, hosted by University of British Columbia (UBC) & Simon Fraser University (SFU) and powered by Starbucks, with the vision to enhance the social entrepreneurship experiences of all students.
This challenge consists of:

– University-wide call to action across the SFU & UBC campuses for students to create, launch and sustain social ventures.

– Action plan development by students with resources such as, a user-driven online learning platform, staff support, and mentorship.

– Selection of up to 10 teams for the seed funding of $1,000 at the Be a Changemaker Challenge Panel

– Ongoing post-launch support and fellowship for students’ social ventures as well as changemaker skills development and leadership with a global movement of 100,000+ Changemakers in the Youth Venture network

Students MUST submit their Action Plans by Oct. 28th in order to participate in the panel.

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