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Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022

$1 Million USD in Prizes

Calling All #TechForGood Startups

How can your early-stage innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

Promotional Toolkit

We've launched our 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge! This year we have a $1M USD prize pool, including $300k USD prizes for Climate Impact and Regeneration solutions. Use these Promotional Toolkit resources to spread the word about the Challenge to your network via email, newsletter, social media, and word of mouth. Resources specific to promoting the HBCU Startup Prize can be found at the bottom of this page. 

If you have questions about the Challenge, please email us at cisco@innovationchallenge.com, or feel free to schedule a Webex session with a Challenge representative.  

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Sample Social Media Posts:  Feel free to copy the text and images below to share on your social media accounts. 

Twitter:

The 6th annual @Cisco #GlobalProblemSolverChallenge has launched and they are awarding $1M USD in prizes! Learn more here: cisco.innovationchallenge.com #TechForGood @CiscoChallenge

 
Facebook:

The 6th annual @Cisco #GlobalProblemSolverChallenge has launched and they are awarding $1M USD in prizes! Learn more here: cisco.innovationchallenge.com #TechForGood @CiscoGlobalProblemSolverChallenge

 
Instagram:

The 6th annual Cisco #GlobalProblemSolverChallenge has launched and they are awarding $1M USD in prizes! Visit cisco.innovationchallenge.com to learn more. #InnovationChallenge #TechForGood #SocialEntrepreneurship #CiscoCSR #Entrepreneurship #IoT #Tech


Email Share
 
Dear (potential applicant(s)),
 
The 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is conducting a worldwide search for early-stage startups with a technology solution that will lead to positive social or environmental impact. The Challenge will award a total of $1 million USD across 15 prizes. To enter, teams must submit a 90-second video about how their technology benefits people, society, or the planet by February 11, 2022.
 
All the details are at cisco.innovationchallenge.com.
 
Good luck!

Newsletter Share
  
Want a chance to win a share of $1 million USD in cash prizes for your early-stage startup? Enter to win the 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge! Among the 15 cash prizes this year, Cisco is offering $300k USD in prizes for Climate Impact and Regeneration solutions. You can register yourself, a team, or nominate a founder of an early-stage startup who is using a digital solution that benefits people, society, or the planet. 
 
Learn more and register at cisco.innovationchallenge.com. Applications close February 11, 2022. 

 Challenge Poster

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If you have questions about the Challenge, please email cisco@innovationchallenge.com
 
  
  

  

HBCU Startup Prize Promotional Resources


As part of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022, we are offering a $50,000 USD HBCU Startup Prize, which is eligible to individuals, teams, or businesses with at least one founder who is a student or graduate of an HBCU. Help us spread the word to HBCU students/grads with an early-stage, innovative technology solution that addresses a social or environmental problem!
 
Use these Promotional Toolkit resources below to spread the word about the Challenge to your network via email, newsletter, social media, and word of mouth. 
 
If you have questions about the Challenge, please email us at cisco@innovationchallenge.com, or feel free to schedule a Webex session with a Challenge representative.  
 

Sample Social Media Posts: Feel free to copy the text and images below to share on your social media accounts. 
 
Twitter:

The #HBCU Startup Prize is open to teams with a founder who's an #HBCU student or grad. The winner will receive $50K USD to accelerate their #TechForGood solution! #HBCUsMatter  Learn more here cisco.innovationchallenge.com 
  
Facebook:

The HBCU Startup Prize is open to teams with a founder who's an #HBCU student or grad. The winner will receive $50K USD to accelerate their #TechForGood solution! #HBCUsMatter Learn more here cisco.innovationchallenge.com #TechForGood 
 
Instagram

The HBCU Startup Prize is open to teams with a founder who's an #HBCU student or grad. The winner will receive $50K USD to accelerate their #TechForGood solution! #HBCUsMatter Learn more here cisco.innovationchallenge.com #TechForGood
 

Email Share
 
Dear (potential applicant(s)),
 
The 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge  is conducting a worldwide search for early-stage startups with a technology solution that will lead to positive social or environmental impact. As part of the Challenge, Cisco is offering a $50,000 USD HBCU Startup Prize, which is eligible to individuals, teams, or businesses with at least one founder who is a student or alumni of an HBCU.
 
This year the Challenge will award a total of $1 million USD across 15 prizes. To enter, teams must submit a 90-second video about how their technology benefits people, society, or the planet by February 11, 2022.
 
All the details are at cisco.innovationchallenge.com.
 
Good luck!

Newsletter Share
 
Want a chance to win a share of $1 million USD in cash prizes for your early-stage startup using technology for social good? Enter to win the 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge! Among the 15 cash prizes this year, Cisco is offering a $50,000 USD HBCU Startup Prize and the winner must have at least one founder who is a student or alumni of an HBCU. Apply by February 11, 2022. 
  
Learn more and register at cisco.innovationchallenge.com


Challenge Poster

Presentation Slide

Challenge Flyer


Email and Web Banners

  


 
If you have questions about the Challenge, please email us at cisco@innovationchallenge.com