World's Challenge Challenge

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Think big. Think broad. Think collaboratively.

The World's Challenge Challenge calls on students to solve some of the problems facing the world. In teams of three, students from diverse backgrounds will choose one idea and relate it to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the global community. It is an engaging opportunity for students to gain real-world experience through social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Plus you can win cash!

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Protein Responsibly takes the bronze at the Global Final

The competition starts each fall with a deadline at the end of December. The WCC Committee will evaluate each submission and choose the top teams to compete by January. These teams will have opportunities to hone their pitches through venture coaching and presentation delivery workshops. The UB WCC Competition kicks off Sustainability Month each year. The tentative date this year is Thursday, April 2nd. 

     UB WCC Prizes:

  • First Place $3,000
  • Second Place $2,000
  • Third Place $1,000

The winner of UB's World's Challenge Challenge will go on to represent the United States at the Global Final competition held at Western University in London Ontario. This is a week-long training with teams from all over the world, and culminates in the final competition. All travel and expenses will be paid for, but a valid passport and documentation are necessary to compete. The Global Final is typically the first week of June. All three team members must be able to attend for the entire week. If that is not possible, the second place team will be asked to participate. 

     Global WCC Final Prizes:

  • First Place $30,000 (Canadian Dollars)
  • Second Place $15,000 (Canadian Dollars)
  • Third Place $7,500 (Canadian Dollars)