The Ashoka Innovation Network Challenge

The Ashoka Innovation Network Challenge:

Changing the world, in 7 minutes or less!

Do you have an idea or a project to change the world for the better? Can you pitch it to an audience in 7 minutes or less? Are you a young professional? Are you a CHANGEMAKER? If yes, please read on….

Who: The Ashoka Innovation Network, AIN, is looking for young professionals with an idea OR a project that is helping to improve the world!

What: The submission can be in an idea phase or in full-implementation swing! As long as your idea or project demonstrates a clear social impact, you have a chance of being selected.

The Challenge: Selected speakers will have 7 minutes to pitch their idea or project, and then the audience will have a chance to engage in a lively discussion with the speaker. After the speakers have presented, audience members will be asked to select their favorite topic of the evening, and the winning topic will serve as the theme for the next AIN event.  Speeches can be given in English, Arabic or a mix of both!

When/Where: The “AIN Challenge” will take place on December 4th at the Culture Wheel in the Word Hall. The event will start promptly at 2:00 PM

How: Send your idea and/or project description to Emily at by Thursday, November 25th. Ashoka Arab World staff will review submissions and contact you if you have been selected as a speaker. Submissions can be submitted in English or Arabic.

Make sure submissions include: your full name, cell phone number, and if you need to use a power point presentation or visual aids during your speech.

Smile for the Camera: All presentations will be recorded and put on the Ashoka Arab World website and blog.

Come be an audience member and vote on your favorite speaker! Please RSVP by December 1st to Emily at

The winning speaker will receive a prize!!

About AIN:

AIN is an initiative designed by young people for young people that directly supports Ashoka’s principles of “Everyone a Changemaker”™ (EACH). To reflect the values of EACH, AIN provides an enabling environment through which young people in the Arab World can support one another in exploring creative and effective ways to address their communities’ pressing social challenges. AIN is the first forum specifically for young professionals in Egypt interested in social entrepreneurship to network, connect with innovative individuals from different sectors, and learn about the latest trends and initiatives in social entrepreneurship.



2 comments on “The Ashoka Innovation Network Challenge

  1. Pingback: Ashoka Innovation Network Challenge (Egypt) | Leaders of Tomorrow | قادة الغد

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