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2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition (CEC)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 10, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on September 29, 2020
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2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship (CEC) banner

The Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition (CEC) is a part of the Entrepreneurship Campus and was initiated to empower entrepreneurs all around the world to create innovative answers to global and/or community challenges and to engage in a more peaceful and sustainable world.

You are invited to submit your innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governmental challenges of our time.

Before, during and after the CEC you have the possibility to take two courses to help develop a sustainable business model from your idea.
You will gain knowledge that can be helpful to change or upgrade existing projects as well.
The Brain versus Capital (BvC) course serves as a basis and can also be completed without prior registration.
The additional Sustainable Entrepreneurship Course (SEC) is recommended to be done after the end of the BvC course.
Both courses are free of charge.

Note: Taking the BvC and/or SEC course is not mandatory to take part in the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.
However, it is a helpful tool to get the greatest possible potential out of your ideas and projects.
We recommend that you do the Brains versus Capital course first, followed by the Sustainable Entrepreneurship course.

1. Anyone who is 13 years old and over with an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and everyone from 13 years up who is operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program.
2. Depending on your age, you either take part in the Youth (13 – 29 years old) or the Adult (from 30 years up) category.
3. Submit your entry in English.

Please read the Privacy Statement attentively and thoroughly.
By participating in the competition you confirm that you have read and understood the privacy statement and that you adhere to it.

Entries will be posted on the competition website and are subject to online commenting and public voting.
Ten finalists in Youth (idea & project) and Adult (idea & project) categories will be determined according to votes and the Personal Activity Indicator algorithm.

Finalists are requested to submit a video of their idea/project if they have not done so yet.
The video can be a maximum of 3 minutes long, longer videos cannot be considered!

From among the finalists, the judges will make the final selection of three winners (Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, and 3rd Prize) in each category.
Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact, and sustainability, among other factors.
The People’s Choice is awarded to the participant with the most votes. They are automatically among the finalists.

Utilize This Offer

If you are between 13 and 29 years old, please submit your idea and/or project in the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship category.

If you are 30+ you can submit your idea and/or project to the Adult Citizen Entrepreneurship category.

Please make sure that you submit your entry into the right category.
If not, your entry cannot be included in the competition. You will have to delete the entry and submit it again.

JULY 6, 2020 - Start of Voting, Commenting & Sharing.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 - Deadline for new entries | Publication of the entries.
OCTOBER 30, 2020 - Deadline for Votes & Comments.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 10
Jun 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jun 13
Jun 13

Thanks, Ana!