The Greater Good Challenge 2022

Improve the social, economic, political, technological and environmental conditions of mankind, societies and the planet in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

Participation are now open.

OVERVIEW

Through the generous support and collaboration of the Beba Foundation, Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies welcomes students and alumni to join ‘The Greater Good Challenge’ business pitch competition.
 
The competition aims to provide a platform to introduce innovative business solutions addressing current global and societal needs.
 

As the recovery of our ecosystems is both a complex and multi-faceted challenge, collaboration is key to innovating towards a more sustainable future.

 

Beba Foundation

The Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation was founded in 2018 by Prof. Ali Beba and Umran Beba with a mission to create passion, ignite enthusiasm and to prepare mindsets of innovative youth and female entrepreneurs. The key pillars to achieve this were identified as implementing continuous educational and training activities, mentorship and outreach programs. Our goal is to assist innovative youth and aspiring women entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into applications, commercial products and/or services for global markets. Our motto is "make it happen!" You can reach us at www.bebafoundation.org and info@bebafoundation.org.

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MAIN CATEGORIES HAVE BEEN
CHOSEN TO INSPIRE SPS STUDENTS
TO SUBMIT THEIR BEST PROPOSALS
 

  • Sustainability


  • Technology


  • Healthcare


  • Supply Logistics


  • Social Enterprise

 
 

TIMELINE

  • APPLICATION 

    Aug 15, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022
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    Participants form a team and submit their solution.

  • COACHING

    Nov 9, 2022 - Dec 1, 2022
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    The 10 final teams will receive professional coaching with a designated business coach

  • AWARD CEREMONY

    Dec 2, 2022
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    Pitching session to a live audience and result announcement

 

AWARDS

 
  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th

1st

$ 10,000

Cash Prize For The Winning Team

2nd

$ 6,000

Cash Prize For The 2nd Prize

3rd

$ 3,000

Cash Prize For The 3rd Prize

4th

$ 1,000

Cash Prize For The Audience Choice Prize