Win up to $50,000 in the Fishbowl Challenge 2022 for Young College Entrepreneurs

Are you a young college entrepreneur? Then you should apply for the Fishbowl Challenge Class of 2022. The Fishbowl Challenge is a 6-month intensive venture-building program for young college entrepreneurs.

Participants work in international teams with students across the globe to build tech-based social ventures that combat issues in these 5 critical areas: Agriculture, Economic Empowerment, Education Technology, Healthcare, and Renewable Energy & Sustainability.  

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021


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Applicants get to:

  • Win up to $50,000 in equity free seed funding to launch your social venture.
  • Work in international teams of college students from across the world and solve problems with like-minded peers.
  • Pursue a venture you believe in: leverage entrepreneurship and tech to work on world-changing ideas.
  • Access top-notch, senior-level mentors to guide your venture’s growth and development.


The opportunity is open to :

  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a university/college, and those who have accepted admission into a university/college as of September 1, 2021.
  • Applicants from all around the world are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be comfortable conversing in English, as it will serve as the primary language of communication during the competition.
  • A recommendation will be required for each applicant. Applicants must submit the name and contact details of a recommender (no friends/family, but professional recommendations from school, work, or other projects are welcome).

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Application Instructions

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About the Fishbowl Challenge

The Fishbowl Challenge brings together a select group of college students across the world to build tech-powered social ventures that address problems in Healthcare, Agriculture, Education Technology, Economic Empowerment, and Renewable Energy & Sustainability.

For 6 months, teams from around the world compete to win up to $50,000 in seed funding, receiving guidance from industry-leading mentors and judges along the way.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Application Deadline is July 1, 2021
  • The challenge starts August 2021

The Fishbowl Challenge 2019 Edition

The Imperishables proposed a solution to the post-harvest loss of crops in Africa, with Nigeria as a pilot. The shelf life of crops will be extended by establishing collection centers, installing solar dryers, and supplying to the domestic and international markets.

Team Scopi- Anna von Wendorff, Daniel d’Olimpio, Matthew Chan, Sonia Garcia

Scopi identified the need for a low-cost way to diagnose speech disorders in developed countries. The 2019 Fishbowl Challenge brought together 21 teams that worked to create solutions to global problems. 3 months of intense competition, 2 selection rounds, and numerous collaborative idea iterations later, 4 phenomenal teams were selected to compete in the finals. The teams  won $50,000 to develop their ventures even further and made them a reality

2019 Finalists

Team After Energy: Lizzie Cruz, Collins Ohagwu, Dennis Nyarko, Lawrence Rufino,  Nametso Moumakwa

After Energy addressed the problem of high fish feed costs and unsustainable waste management in Ghana. Their solution is a Biowaste Treatment facility that would transform organic waste into fish feed.

The Imperishables: Amin Gafaru, Bintu Bangura, Forget Shareka, Kennedy Okello, Patrick Agyei

Their solution was a modern and affordable diagnostic equipment, design for improved diagnosis in patients. 

Team TNT: Abdullah Juma, Ayomide Fagboyo, Bwambale Joash,  Schuyler Rowan

TNT is focused on reducing the impact that water for agriculture has on climate change. To solve this environmental problem, they are developing a smart Irrigation control unit that is climate Smart and precisely applies water to crops in the required amounts and at the right time.

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