Presenting the best ideas of the 2023 community challenge

  • 2023-09-28
A densely populated urban settlement in Hong Kong
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Pitching Event

Thursday, 28 September, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (CEST)

Language: Englisch

Online in Zoom

More than 60 community members took up this year's challenge to share their ideas on how to contribute to sustainable cities and communities. We were impressed by the level of interest and the quality of the submissions. The eight best ideas, selected by community voting and the jury, will be presented on 28 September. The alumni will try to prove their concept in three-minute pitches to both the community and the jury.


The agenda includes a lightning talk, the three-minute pitches by the eight individual alumni or teams, and announcement of the challenge winners.

🕐 | 3:00 - 3:20 PM (CEST) - Lightining talk by Bianca Praetorius

Get a glimpse into the art and science of communicating visionary solutions that drive both societal impact and sustainable growth. Learn from industry leader Bianca Praetorius about crafting inspiring and compelling narratives that resonate, inspire, and mobilize stakeholders. 

🕐 | 3:20 - 4:20 PM (CET) - ­­Pitches by eight finalists 

Eight selected individuals or teams will have three minutes each to showcase their innovative ideas. Following their presentations, jury members will provide immediate feedback and pose questions. The names of the finalists and their ideas can be found below. 

🕐 | 4:45 (CEST) - Announcing the winners

The winners of the 2023 Community Challenge will be announced by the jury. The three winners will receive professional entrepreneurial mentoring to further develop their concepts. This comprehensive mentoring program includes guidance from experts in the field of entrepreneurship who assist the winners in creating a business plan, advising on legal and financial issues, and formulating business and marketing strategies. 

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