HSG Positive Impact Challenge
Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and drive positive change
Join the HSG Positive Impact Challenge 2023!
Whether you’re crafting a new project or taking an existing one to the next level, pitch it to our expert jury.
💸 Win up to 1500 CHF to fund your project idea.
🤝 Receive professional support and access to our network to implement your ideas.
🌱 Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and drive positive change.
💡 Have an idea.
🌍 Adress at least one UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) with your idea.
🤝 Find a team.
📑 Develop a project plan to implement your idea.
🗂️ Create a pitch deck.
📬 Send us your pitch deck.
🎙️ Pitch your project.
🗓️ Important dates & links
🔬 Open Lab Day:
Join the Open Lab Day on November 21st 2023 to develop your project and receive feedback from our Jury.
➡️ Sign-up here
📬 Submission Deadline:
Send us your application pitch deck until the December 17th 2023 by using the following mail: (for information on what should be in your pitch deck, see below)
➡️ Send us your pitch deck
🎙️ Jury pitches:
Pitch your project idea on February 27th 2024 to our expert jury.
After a careful review of your pitch deck, you will receive a final invitation via e-mail by January 7, 2024.
👨💻 Who can participate?
☑️ Any HSG-related student initiative or group with at least one current HSG student.
☑️ We highly welcome submissions of collaborations between different HSG Student Clubs and / or external project partners!
🕵️ Who’s the jury?
➡️ Jessica Aschari Lincoln | Co-Head of the Advice Center for Study Funding & Programme Manager of HSG Student Leaders Workshop, Univeristy of St.Gallen
➡️ Anna-Katrin Heydenreich | Lecturer for Organizational Psychology & Specialist Diversity & Inclusion, University of St.Gallen
➡️ Oriana Würth | Board member for Sustainability, Student Union of the University St.Gallen
➡️ Lasse van Look | Community Developer, ECOnnect
📋 What should be in your pitch deck?
☑️ Idea, purpose & project details.
☑️ Target group, objectives & impact logics.
☑️ Stakeholder network (potential users, partners, competitors, supporters etc.).
☑️ Budget breakdown and prize money allocation.
☑️ Project Timeline.
🎯 What are the evaluation criteria?
☑️ Originality / Innovation performance
☑️ Impact potential
☑️ Feasibility of implementation
☑️ Processes (team collaboration)
☑️ Commitment/ passion of the team
❓ Do you have questions?
➡️Reach out to us at any time to 😊
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