Tech company EarthTech has launched a global online program, Together in Action, and now the countdown is on by 30 October for social entrepreneurs to submit their ideas on how to shape our future.
Co-Founder of EarthTech co-founder Ant Moorhouse said the program was designed to connect the best and brightest minds in social innovation with an influential network of judges, organisations, industry experts, and impact investors.
“We have opened this summit to the world and with less than one month to go, it’s time for the best and brightest entrepreneurs to step forward and share their ideas. This is the chance to turn their idea into reality and get the support they need to accelerate and scale their business,” he said.
Together in Action (TiA) comes off the back of the highly successful EarthTech Challenge held on Sir Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island in February which attracted 855 entries from 73 countries.
The TiA program launch coincides with the United Nations’ 75th anniversary and aims to address the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
“These are unprecedented times. More than ever, we need tech-enabled social innovations that are localised, impactful and supported by a global crowd of experts,” Mr Moorhouse said.
TiA partners with leading impact investors, organisations and innovators to bring these ideas to life through EarthTech’s influential network including strategic partners WaterAid and Save the Children.
Submissions are open until 30 October with finalists announced on 16 November, followed by an online Global Impact summit on 19 November to explore sustainable development themes.
Following their highly successful global Challenge earlier this year, the EarthTech team saw the incredible potential to make an even bigger difference globally.
“We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of submissions we received for the EarthTech Challenge. Our inaugural winning team, Safewheel, has come so far since we first met them and are now successfully helping people in rural Bangladesh to receive emergency and medical services via their innovative tuk-tuk style ambulances,” Mr Moorhouse said.
For more information visit www.togetherinaction.org