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UC San Diego Global Social Innovation Challenge

Do you have a vision that will change the world? 

Our world needs changemakers who create new models and work within new paradigms of sustainable change. Innovate with us to make this world a better place and participate in the Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC). The UC San Diego Global Social Innovation Challenge encourages students to conceive and cultivate social ventures that promote positive societal changes. 

The GSIC is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change. Apply for the chance to pitch your venture to a panel of judges for up to $50,000 in funding and other resources at the 2022 Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge finals on June 18th, 2022. 

Interested in applying? Please email Diana Kanchanasuwan at   

   Program Timeline 

2022 GSIC Timeline: 

  • May 26th– Pitching 101 workshop with StartR Director, Professor Kim Davis King
  • May 28th – Application closes 
  • June 2nd @ 12:00pm-1:30pm - UC San Diego Final pitch competition 
  • Late May/June: Additional coaching and mentoring for UCSD teams 
  • June 10, 2022 – Final Presentations due to USD. 
  • June 18, 2022 – Fowler Global Final at USD.