Humanitarian agency World Vision is looking for the next generation of innovators with the launch of a $20,000 Optus Future Makers World Vision Challenge. The aim is to make a dent in the problem of youth unemployment by encouraging and supporting young people to be job ready for the future.
World Vision CEO, Claire Rogers says “World Vision is on the hunt for smart, scalable tech ideas to help prepare young people to be job-ready to better access job opportunities”.
World Vision and Optus are calling out social entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, start-ups and social enterprises to submit innovative technology ideas to the Optus Future Makers World Vision Challenge, by midnight Friday, May 19, 2017.
The successful applicant will receive a grant of $20,000 and access to the Optus Future Makers Program, with advice on how to develop a business case and pitch for funding, as well as practical support. They will also have access to the Optus Accelerator Program which runs between July and October, followed by the chance to pitch to a panel of expert judges for a share of a $300,000 prize pool.