The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge

We’re pleased to share The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge, a brand new global challenge equipping university students to tackle problems of poverty. We’re thrilled to feature some of your insights in the Energy Sector Brief.

The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge is a global challenge platform for university students to come together and develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty. Both The Rockefeller Foundation and Acumen believe that early stage investing can create new pathways to solving some of the most intractable social problems. Through the Challenge, our organizations aim to equip the next generation of social innovators with the skills and support to launch successful social ventures based on our experience backing companies, leaders, and ideas.

For over 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has promoted the well-being of humanity throughout the world by inspiring and fostering large-scale impact. Since 2001, Acumen has invested ‘patient capital’ in businesses whose products and services enable low-income people to transform their lives and has worked with over 450,000 social innovators and emerging global leaders to build the skills, determination, and moral imagination to challenge the status quo. For more information on how The Rockefeller Foundation and Acumen are supporting student innovators and their social impact solutions, visit https://acumen.fyi/innovate.