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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

The Impact Summit

The Impact Summit is a conference at the intersection of technology and social good, inspiring computer science students to change the world! From June 1st to June 3rd in NYC, The Impact Summit will empower a community of ambitious students to challenge the status quo by connecting them with seasoned social entrepreneurs, meaningful career opportunities, and financial capital to ignite their ideas. 

The conference will feature discussions and workshops with social impact leaders in health tech, ML, blockchain, and more; 20+ tech organizations that are doing well by doing good; and $30,000 in prize money at The Social Startup Competition. Most importantly, The Impact Summit is a chance to meet other students on a national scale who are passionate about technology and social good!

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VentureWell Funding Opportunities

Future Innovator of the Year Challenge: The challenge offers inventor-entrepreneurs a chance to win a $50k prize and mentorship to support their sustainable innovation. The event occurs during the star-studded Environmental Media Association (EMA) Impact Summit, which takes place on May 21 and 22 at Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California. Applications are due April 20th, apply here.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge: During the annual competition, teams of students and professionals address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions and compete for the $100,000 Ray of Hope prize. Applications are due May 1st, apply here.

E-Team Grant Program: The E-Team Grant Program offers up to a $25k grant for student teams. Applications are due May 2nd. To learn more, or apply, click here.

DEBUT Challenge: The DEBUT Challenge is an opportunity for undergraduate student teams working on innovative solutions to unmet health and clinical problems. Prizes of up to $20,000 will be awarded. Applications are due May 31st. To find out more or apply, click here


Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly-selective, fully-funded scholarship program, based at the distinguished Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to ensure that the next generation of business, political and civil society leaders around the world can effectively serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. We aim to achieve this by (1) recruiting promising young leaders from around the world, people who have the ambition and talent to take on executive roles in government, civil society, or business and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives; (2) educating them about China’s global role via a one-year Master’s in global affairs at Tsinghua and (3) linking them to senior mentors in their field in China and to their peers among China’s rising young leaders.

Applications for the 2019-2020 class open April 2018, with selections made in November 2018.  (Applicants with Chinese passports apply by May 2018, with selections made in September 2018).

To learn more, check out this video introduction, this write up in the New York Times, or the complete brochure here.


Pear Summers 2018 - Applications due ASAP

Pear Ventures is an early stage Venture Capital Firm located in Palo Alto. This summer, they will be investing $250-500k in five selected teams and working with them side by side to bring the companies to their next stage. 

"Over the last four years, we have run a successful 10 week Pear Summer program for students and recent graduates. This year, we’re rethinking Pear Summer. We’ll be investing $250-500k in up to 5 teams and committing to working side by side with the founders to get the company to the next stage.

Additional benefits include: $350k in free perks, free office space, mentorship from world class founders and operators, access to top tier investors and more.

No company is too early and the only requirement is that at least one team member should have been enrolled in a university sometime in the past 3 years."

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Gen Z Insights - Applications due ASAP

Want to research exciting new markets, redesign old products, or work on other business development initiatives? 

At Gen Z Insights, you’ll have the opportunity to join a small team working term-time with top startups to dream up new solutions to big problems. It’s perfect for getting work experience while you’re still in school. 

Gen Z Insights was cofounded by undergraduates with work experience spanning venture capital, finance, and software engineering. Stephanie Guo (Harvard '18) worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and cofounded a Thiel Fellowship Finalist augmented reality surgical imaging startup; Jessica Zhao (Harvard '18) has extensive data science experience and worked in infrastructure investing at Macquarie.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the sooner you can get started! To join the team, check out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2xDOgnEFA-Ms72w5OyyKODG_kPobRwEeHUaFSEbgQ7TF3KQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.      

Upon completion, you should receive an email from us confirming your submission and informing you of the next step of the process -- Please email any questions or comments to genzinsights@gmail.com.


MassChallenge - Rhode Island

Apply for your startup to be a part of the MassChallenge Rhode Island, a four month accelerator program which runs from April to August 2018. Top startups in the program will win shares up to $50,000 in prize money. To learn more, checkout:

https://www.americaninno.com/rhodeisland/inno-news-rhodeisland/masschallenge-expands-program-to-rhode-island/

To apply, go to:

https://accelerate.masschallenge.org/accounts/register/entrepreneur/