The Impact Summit competition is a showcase for the world’s most promising purpose-led businesses - offering entrants a global platform to share their message and the opportunity to win prizes that will accelerate their business.
The competition prize package includes a free place on the FutureX Silicon Valley Programme - which offers a cohort of rising purpose-driven entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with leading industry figures and pitch to potential investors. Previous cohorts have met with executives from Airbnb, Facebook, SurveyMonkey, RocketSpace, Y Combinator, Waze, Threshold and more. Programme alumni have collectively raised over £40M in investment.
The final of the competition takes place at Impact Summit 2021, where four finalists will pitch to our expert judging panel and event attendees, who will together choose the winner.
The Impact Summit competition is aimed at entrepreneurs making a positive impact on the people, communities and/or environment around them. You should have an early stage, scalable, startup and be solving a problem in a new or unique way. There are no geographical restrictions - the competition is open to entrepreneurs all over the world.
To submit an entry, Founders/Co-founders must provide an 8-slide presentation (not including title or contact pages), consisting of eight sections that tell us more about your business and how you're making a difference in the world.
This deck will not be shared publicly and will only be used to review your application, and shared with the FutureX team, our partners and the judges involved in the application process.
Information to include:
Mission What is your mission? Why does your company exist and what drives you
ProblemWhat problem is your company solving?
Team Who are the people in your business driving this change with you?
Solution How is your business solving the problem you've identified? (if you're a tech company, please mention if you've created this technology yourself or if you're using existing technologies)
DemoWhat does your product look like? Show us your product in action! (you can include photos, screenshots or a short demo video (maximum 1 minute)).
Results / Traction What have you achieved so far? (financial targets/milestones, social impact, environmental impact, big contracts, etc.)
Market & Scalability Who are you selling to? How big is your market? What are your plans for market adoption, growth & your timeline for doing so (6 months/1 year/3 years)?
Business Model How are you generating money?
Stage 1: After companies submit an application, FutureX and our partners will create a shortlist based on growth, scalability and impact.
Stage 2: Shortlisted companies will take part in the online semi-final, pitching to our panel of judges, including business advisors and established entrepreneurs.
Stage 3: Three companies will pitch at Impact Summit 2021 to a live audience. Judges include investors and established entrepreneurs; they will select one winner, announced on the day of the event.
There’s no word limit, but the information above should be kept to 8 slides of a presentation (16:9 format). Please submit your presentation in a pdf, powerpoint or keynote format. Please note this presentation will be kept confidential during the judging process and only be shared with the judges.