Junior XL Challenge
Empowering students in high school through entrepreneurial education and enrichment opportunities for them to create, capture and deliver value from new ideas, regardless of their future career path.
About Junior XL Challenge
Pretty much everyone sees the world’s problems and wishes things were different. A whole lot of young people have creative ideas for solutions, but sadly most of the ideas are not taken forward. With this project, our aim is to identify and support those brave enough to put their ideas into actionable solutions.
We believe that today’s children and youth should become empowered economic citizens, capable of understanding the importance of being solution oriented and equipped with the skills to be employed and create their own livelihoods. We want young people to learn to take charge of their future. By empowering children and youth, we can help them create a positive wave that will expand from themselves, to their families and to entire communities.
Benefits for participating students
Duration: (February – March 2018)
- Training workshops for participating schools
- Business visits during GMW 2018
- GMW Pitch Event
- Summer boot camp
- Advance training and support in turning ideas into solutions
Best 3 ideas get funding to run the business.
- Support with business registration and setup
- Hosting in a partnering co-working community
Terms & Conditions
High School Students (15 years and above)
There are two main categories the XL challenge will focus on;
- BUSINESS CONCEPT
The primary purpose is to solve customer-oriented problems that by doing so will generate revenue and profit.
- SOCIAL INNOVATION
The primary purpose is to solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment etc.
Applications are open from January 8 2018 and close on 5 February 2018. To mark Global money week, business visits and pitching competition will happen on the 2nd week of March 2018
Top 3 Teams have the opportunity to receive seed funding and direct connection to business