Challenges

We want you to tackle some of the biggest issues facing our communities. Take the challenge and showcase your genius — the bolder and more ambitious your idea the better.

In addition to a cash prize, winners will be connected to experts relevant to their idea and may have the opportunity to have their idea featured on MSNBC.

SingularityU and 92Y Global Impact Competition

We live in a world with staggering challenges. What we do today will dictate how the next several centuries of humanity play out. What extraordinary idea would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (health, water, food, environment, learning, space, energy, disaster resilience, governance, security, prosperity) that would impact the lives of millions of people through the use of technology in the next 5-10 years? One winner will win the chance to attend Singularity University Global Solutions Program hosted every summer at Nasa Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley.

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Start-up Challenge

92Y and Impact Hub are partnering to unearth the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Do you have an idea that could impact communities, environments and cultures in an innovative way? We’re looking to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies with the potential to have a major positive impact on our world.

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Design for Good

For high school students

What are your community’s biggest needs? Team up with up to three classmates and submit your solution to one of your community’s biggest problems through a human-centered design process. Winning submissions will leverage a design thinking process: integrating the needs of people, the potential of new technologies and innovation.

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Challenge for a New Religion

92Y and On Being invite you to imagine a religious or philosophical framework that that cuts across boundaries, strengthens our sense of community and acts as a force for good. Design a framework for a new belief system — or a reimagining of an existing belief system — and share it with us.


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