Communities everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 — Southwestern Ontario among them. Comprised of diverse talent, innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry experts, we know that disrupted times invite innovative solutions.
That’s why Libro Credit Union, Pillar Nonprofit Network and TechAlliance have launched Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges, to accelerate and scale select “Made in Southwestern Ontario” solutions with a $20,000 financial investment and a suite of personalized business advisory, financial coaching and community impact services.
Recovery & Rebuilding the Region Design Challenges are an open call from London to Windsor and Waterloo, and are co-presented by Communitech and WEtech Alliance, for agile and inclusive innovation designed with diverse perspectives in mind.
Design Challenge Two: “Rebuilding” will focus on a collaborative and innovative solution that supports economic recovery and community prosperity for Southwestern Ontario.
To ensure timely mobilization and solution delivery, the applications will be open for three days, starting June 15. Following the evaluation period, we’ll announce the successful applicant and begin to deploy support. You can see the application questions ahead of time here.
Innovative and technology-enabled solutions that put collaboration at the centre of their design open the door to new, inclusive and disruptive approaches to economic recovery and community prosperity.
Applicants are encouraged to design with empathy for those most affected by COVID-19 and be mindful of diverse perspectives as they create their solutions. We also encourage applications from grass-roots initiatives, individuals or teams of people who are engaged in startup or scaling enterprises and nonprofits.
Be part of the recovery and rebuild. Southwestern Ontario is ready for your solutions.
Read the full announcement details here.