Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 for Entrepreneurs [Prizes Worth Rs. 7 Cr]: Apply by Jan 29

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Applications are invited for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 for Entrepreneurs.

About the Challenge

The fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from entrepreneurs around the world. Our goal is to advance early-stage projects that are beyond the concept or idea formation stage, but which have not yet generated over $1M USD in funding and/or revenue.

They look for projects with a dedicated team and that have completed a proof of concept for the core functionality of the product/service at a minimum.

Prizes

In 2021, for our fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are offering an expanded prize pool of $1 million USD, spread across 20 different awards. These prizes will recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

  • $250,000 USD Grand Prize: A single team will be designated the grand prize winner.
  • $75,000 USD Regional First Runners-Up: Three teams from Americas, EMEAR and APJC will be designated the regional first runners-up and will receive $75,000 USD each.
  • $50,000 USD Second Runners-Up: Three teams will be designated the second runners-up and will receive $50,000 USD each.
  • $25,000 USD Third Runners-Up: Three teams will be designated the third runners-up and will receive $25,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD Fourth Runners-Up: Three teams will be designated the fourth runners-up and will receive $10,000 USD each.
  • $10,000 USD People’s Choice: The finalist entry that receives the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.
  • $10,000 USD Cisco Employees’ Choice: The finalist entry that receives the most votes will receive the Cisco Employees’ Choice Award.

Special Prizes 2021

  • $50,000 USD Greenhouse Gas Solutions Prize: A single team will be designated as the winner of this prize.
  • $50,000 USD Ethical AI Prize: A single team will be designated as the winner of this prize.
  • $50,000 USD Digital Inclusivity Prize: A single team will be designated as the winner of this prize.
  • $50,000 USD HBCU Startup Prize: A single team will be designated as the winner of this prize.
  • $50,000 USD Pandemic Response Prize: A single team will be designated as the winner of this prize.
Eligibility

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the challenge through this link.

Applications Deadline

January 29, 2021

For more details, click the link below.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

 

 

 

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