TRECC Idea Challenge 2017: Apply for a chance to win $1000USD

TRECC Idea Challenge 2017: Apply for a chance to win $1000USD

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Seedstars Group invites entries for the 2017 TRECC Idea Challenge. Do you have a world-changing idea that can improve the delivery of education in rural areas, making it easier, faster or cheaper? Enter the Rural Distribution Ideas Contest being sponsored by TRECC, a program of the Jacobs Foundation and its partners, focused on improving the quality of education for youth in cocoa growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire.

About the Contest

Imagine you are an African education entrepreneur who just came up with the greatest idea to improve the quality of education and catalyze learning for children and adult, but you live in the city and you want to have an impact in rural areas, where the barriers to education and its delivery are highest.

The Rural Distribution Ideas Contest is taking on the challenge of how to get education solutions to willing learners in rural areas. How would you use market-based solutions to overcome the economic, cultural, geographical, and language barriers to providing a quality education to your customers?


Open to African education entrepreneurs or anyone with creative ideas that can:

  • Expand education to rural areas : Help established education companies and entrepreneurs expand to rural markets, where there is limited electricity, internet, and        quick transportation options
  • Improve education systems : Improve education delivery systems and access to learning through technology or new distribution models
  • Quality education for rural communities : Spark demand for quality education and education-focused goods and services in rural community

Are you passionate about identifying these problems and developing fearless solutions?


To apply, complete the online application form.

For more information, visit TRECCA Idea Challenge.