Social Business Challenge Munich 2021 for Innovators in Bavaria, Germany

Social Business Challenge Munich 2021 for Innovators in Bavaria, Germany

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Applications are open for the Social Business Challenge Munich 2021. The Social Business Challenge Munich is the first innovation competition for sustainable/social projects in Bavaria to encompass corporate citizens, innovators, private and public initiatives, in a joint effort to address the current sustainability challenges under the umbrella of One Young World – hosted in the city of Munich.

The challenge gives innovators, who are developing solutions for a sustainable future tackling the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 9, 11 or 12, the chance to present their idea to a global audience. The preselected applicants present in front of a top-class jury including representatives of the City of Munich, One Young World, Yunus Social Business, BonVenture, FASE and One Young World Ambassadors.


Challenge winners will receive:

  • An opportunity to to showcase their solution on stage in Munich during One Young World Summit 2021.
  • A virtual delegate place to participate in the One Young World Summit 2021.
  • Membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community of 12,000+ young leaders from more than 190 countries.


  • Your company is a social startup based and operating in Bavaria.
  • You have developed a solution to address social or environmental challenges.
  • You support one or more of the following SDG’s with your company:
    • SDG 9: build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
    • SDG 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
    • SDG 12: ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Scalability is desirable.
  • A strong team is key.
  • At least one of your founding members has to be under 35 years.
  • Your company has reached at least the 1st stage and can present a MVP.


The deadline for application is May 14, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

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For more information, visit Social Business Challenge.