Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020, Cisco, USA


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January 17, 2020

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Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Digitize. Do More Good.

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital technologies connecting more devices and data than ever before, good ideas now have the ability to make a difference more quickly than ever before – and we’re here to help.

Our fourth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$350,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

ELIGIBILITY. 

This Contest is open and offered only to (1) individuals age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of registration (“Individual Participant”), 2) teams of up to five individuals age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of registration (“Team Participant”), and (3) legal business entities (“Business Entity Participant”) satisfying the following requirements:

 

  • Individual Participant. Individuals must be either (a) current students at any post-secondary institution, or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2018. For the India Impact Grand Prize, India Impact Runners Up prizes, and India Impact People’s Choice award the individual must be a current student at any Indian post-secondary institution, or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree at an Indian post-secondary institution after March 1, 2018
  • Team Participant. A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the individual members comprising a team must be either (a) current students at any post-secondary institution, or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2018. For the India Impact Grand Prize, India Impact Runners Up prizes, and India Impact People’s Choice award a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the individual members comprising a team must be either (a) current students at any Indian post-secondary institution, or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree at an Indian post-secondary institution after March 1, 2018.
  • Business Entity Participant. Business entities must be at least 25 percent (25%) owned by (a) current students at any post-secondary institution, and/or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2018. Business Participants may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to provide proof of business ownership for verification purposes. For the India Impact Grand Prize, India Impact Runners Up prizes, and India Impact People’s Choice award business entities must be at least 25 percent (25%) owned by (a) current students at any Indian post-secondary institution, and/or (b) recent graduates who completed a post-secondary degree after March 1, 2018. Business Participants may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to provide proof of business ownership for verification purposes.  

For purposes of this Contest, “post-secondary” refers to an education beyond high school level as defined in the United States, such as education offered by colleges, universities, vocational schools, and any other educational facility that provides an academic degree or certificate.

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December 13, 2019
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