CARE Scale X Design Challenge: Pitch Night and Celebration

Sponsored by Haas Center for Public Service


Friday, February 9, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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David and Joan Traitel Building, Hoover Institution

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6:00pm-7:00pm - Reception

7:00pm-8:15pm - Team Pitches and Audience Voting

8:15pm-9:00pm - Pro Bono Marketplace and Winners Announced

CARE, a leading global organization fighting global poverty, is on a mission to cut the timeline and accelerate the expansion of promising solutions that will impact the lives of 200 million people by 2020. CARE’s Scale X Design program invests in innovative NGO teams who are on the frontlines of fighting poverty, and six of those teams will coming to Stanford.

An expert panel of judges – including Sal Giambanco of Omidyar Network, Tae Yoo of Cisco, Anne Marie Burgoyne of Emmerson Collective and David Baga of Lyft– will award a $75,000 prize. The audience will award a $25,000 prize. Michal Lev-Ram of Fortune will emcee the event.

Teams will pitch their global solutions to compete for a $75,000 grant determined by expert judges and a $25,000 grant determined by the audience. We’re looking for thought partners, mentors and donors to collaborate with us to disrupt poverty and its underlying causes. Click here for highlights from the Scale X Design Challenge in Atlanta and Brooklyn in January 2017.

The six participating CARE teams are Making Treasure from Trash (Ghana), The Cooperative Fund (Georgia), Aloweather (Vietnam), A-Card (Bangladesh), Teaching Resource Labs: Advancing Teachers for Tomorrow's Inclusive Classrooms (India), and Uptakepreneur: A Social Entrepreneurship Lab (West Bank and Gaza Strip).

Learn more here