Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022 for early-stage entrepreneurs ($1 Million USD in prize money)

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022 is a worldwide search for early-stage technology-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment.

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of their work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but thrive – in our increasingly digital economy.

Their 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world. 

$1,000,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Register to Participate:

You can participate as an individual, as part of a team, or as a business entity. Teams may have a maximum of 5 members. If you are registering as part of a team, your team leader will need to register first and then can invite you to register as a member of the team, using your email address. For detailed eligibility requirements, please visit their Rules page. 

Prepare your Submission

There will be two distinct submission rounds:

  • Round one opens November 30, 2021 and closes February 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm PST. 
  • The round two application window opens April 26, 2022 and closes May 20, 2022 at 5pm PT. Finalists will be announced on July 5, 2022.

Applications Open Now Through February 11, 2022 at 5 pm PT!

For more information and how to apply click the link below: