#buddy4you @Global Social Innovation Challenge, 23rd of June in San Diego, California
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#buddy4you @Global Social Innovation Challenge, 23rd of June in San Diego, California

Our project #buddy4you aims the social integration of refugees in Portugal. We ask for support to represent Portugal at the finals of the Global Social Innovation Challenge at U...

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  • 25/06/2018

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Our project #buddy4you aims the social integration of refugees in Portugal. We ask for support to represent Portugal at the finals of the Global Social Innovation Challenge at University of San Diego.

Support us with your input and allow us to improve the social integration of refugees in Portugal. Let us represent Portugal and we will raise awareness of the European Refugee Crisis on a global stage!

#buddy4you is a non-profit organization that coordinates and offers a 1 on 1 relationship between refugees and locals students since the day of their arrival in Portugal. Each refugee will have a local buddy, responsible for helping them overcome culture and language barriers by engaging in social activities, while allowing them to create a friend’s network as well as integrate them in the university environment to create the bridge to society.

Our central-centred organization creates and offers a model, which is easily to adopt and implement at any university in cooperation with our main partners, which gives us an advantage to serve as a centre that maintains quality standards and demonstrates best practices to potential university to scale in future.

Fortunately, with that project, we were selected to represent Portugal and present the European Refugee crisis on stage in America at the finals of the Global Social Innovation Challenge in San Diego, California.

The Global Social Innovation Challenge is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources, and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change, hold by the Center for Peace and Commerce of the University of San Diego. We will pitch our project to a panel of judges on a global stage to spread our mission to a global audience. At the Global Finals, 50 teams from 12 countries and 27 universities across the world will represent their institutions, which gives us a great opportunity to pitch our project to a global audience of students and professors, sponsors and foundations, to seed funding and other resources.

We will have the chance to be selected for prizes within each of the following tracks:

1. WIRELESS TRACK: Teams that are leveraging wireless technology (ie. Mobile phones, Bluetooth, IoT) - $5,000 total prizes.

2. WOMEN INNOVATORS TRACK: Teams that are led or co-led by a woman innovator - $5,000 total prizes.

3. GLOBAL IMPACT TRACK: Teams that have a possibility of global reach - $5,000 total prizes.

4. GENERAL TRACK: All teams are eligible: $35,000 total prizes

In addition, we will also be eligible to win in-kind prizes from supportive organizations in that entrepreneurial community. These prizes include invaluable coaching sessions with industry experts, free subscriptions to web-based platforms that enhance venture operations, and other services that would accelerate the development of our social innovation.

 

Social Media and Live Streaming

The final pitches will be live-streamed to give you the opportunity to watch us on stage and support us from across the globe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj-P_ZJFRbA

For more information about the challenge please visit their website: https://www.sandiego.edu/cpc/gsic/

About the author

We are 4 master students from CATÓLICA Lisbon School of Business and Economics, who created #buddy4you during our Social Entrepreneurship course as part of our study program. From week 1 onwards we knew that we all wanted to contribute and help refugees who left their home countries to live in freedom with us here in Europe. With our passion, we decided to continue with our project even after our course and bring it into action. Today, we are proud to represent our results at the challenge and raise awareness about the European Refugee crisis around the world.

Meet each team member:

  • Margarida Santos, 22, Portuguese, Master in Management for Non-Business Students

  • Catarina Ribeiro, 23, Portuguese, Master in Management, Specialization in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • Pilar Guimarães, 24, Portuguese, International Master in Management, Specialization in Strategy & Consulting

  • Lucy Marie Dreger, 23, German, International Master in Management, Specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Budget and due dates

Since the competition will take place on the 23rd of June at the University of San Diego, we want the campaign only to end on that day, so that you have the chance to watch us live at the competition through the livestream channel on Youtube, to convince yourself of our mission and ambition to win the challenge and bring further contribution to our implementation this year!

For our physically participation in San Diego, we need to raise a budget of €2.500 for:

  • Flights

  • Accommodation

  • Material for our competition pitch

  • Invest with
    2€ or more

    'Thank You'

    A personal 'Thank You' message from us.

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Facebook Post

    A public 'Thank you' on our official facebook page.

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Video + Facebook Post

    A personal 'Thank you' video from California and a public 'Thank you' on our official facebook page.

    36 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Postcard + Facebook Post

    A special Postcard from California and a public ‘Thank you’ on our official facebook page.

    9 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Supporter T-shirt + Facebook Post

    One supporter T-shirt with the Logo of #buddy4you and a public `Thank you`on our official facebook page.

    13 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Supporter T-shirt + Postcard + Facebook Post

    One supporter T-shirts with the Logo of #buddy4you, a special Postcard from California and a public `Thank you`on our official facebook page.

    9 backers

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 11:17

Mon, 02/07/2018 - 12:15

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

25/06/2018

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

05/06/2018

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