2017 Scale X Design Challenge
CREATE. INNOVATE. ACCELERATE. BOLD. INCITE. TRANSFORM.
The CARE Scale X Design Challenge (SXD) will bring together social entrepreneurs, designers, investors, and development practitioners to celebrate and reward proven and promising impact programs to combat and reduce the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Workshop
The Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY, 10001
The morning session of the CARE Scale X Design Challenge will invite participants to engage in a day of learning, collaboration and discussion about how to identify and scale solutions to our world’s greatest challenges. Attendees will collaborate with SXD finalist teams to identify their key challenges and opportunities and also learn how CARE is aiming to change the lives of 150 million by 2020 including through the Scale X Design Accelerator and how they can be a part of it. Participants will walk away inspired and ready to take on professional challenges in a creative and scalable way.
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Pitch Night & Celebration
New Lab, 63 Flushing Avenue, Building 128, Cumberland Street Gate, Brooklyn, NY, 11205
Join us to collaborate and celebrate the most promising programs to eradicate poverty and combat social injustice. Teams from the first cohort of the Accelerator will pitch their innovative ideas and their vision for scale to compete for three $150,000 cash prizes. With financial resources and the agility to implement their programs on a global scale, these teams will lead the way with shared intelligence, a unified vision and a singular focus to empower millions of people and inspire lasting change.
About the Accelerator:
The global humanitarian aid and development industry has a problem: the pace of taking innovation to scale. It takes decades for an innovation to scale from an idea to widespread impact. Seeking to radically disrupt and improve this timeline, CARE launched the Scale X Design Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind platform that draws on countless private sector examples to rapidly design, test and learn, iterate and implement bold new ideas. Collaborating with social entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, development practitioners and community leaders, CARE is identifying and cultivating innovations with high propensity for growth. Building on our extraordinary past and a strong tradition of evolution to meet critical humanitarian and development needs, the inaugural Scale X Design Accelerator will serve as a catalyst in multiplying impact through the delivery of 21st century CARE. To learn more about the Accelerator, visit the Scale X Design Accelerator blog at http://sxdaccelerator.care.org/