Project Inspire 2016 Grand Finals


Singapore Committee for UN Women and Mastercard invite you to join us at the sixth annual Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World grand finals.

Are you a social entrepreneur wanting to understand regional social impact work, or a fellow non-profit looking to connect with like-minded causes? Want to see how your business can work with projects that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality, or you're a student looking for opportunities to learn more about the safety and security issues young change-makers from around the world are looking to tackle for women and girls? Well, if you're still reading this, we know you're one of the above.

Project Inspire has selected 10 inspiring finalists working on multiple aspects of safety and security issues faced by women and girls in Asia Pacific, and we are bringing them to Singapore! Come hear their pitch on Thursday 24th November 2016 where we will be hosting our Grand Finals at the Marina Bay Sands with the Responsible Business Forum. Event registration begins at 4:00pm. If you are overseas and wish to be in the action, the Grand Finals will also be streamed live on the Project Inspire website and YouTube.

Project Inspire Grand Finals
16:00: Registration
16:30: Doors Open
16:35: Opening Address
16:45: Finalist Pitches
19:00: Break / Judges Deliberation
19:30: Q&A / Judges Deliberation
19:45: Closing Remarks
19:50: Winners Announcement, Awards Presentation

*Note: Programme is subject to change on the day at the Organiser's discretion

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About Project Inspire

Launched in 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of Mastercard in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, “Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World” is a global challenge that presents 18-35 year olds with a 5-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea to the world. Project Inspire 2016 takes on the theme of ‘Empowering Women and Girls Through Safety and Security’. Applicants were asked to demonstrate how their ideas harness safety and security concepts to empower women and girls throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Now a multi-award winning initiative and one of the most high profile CSR programs in the Asia Pacific region, Project Inspire 2016 celebrates six years of supporting social entrepreneurs around the world. Mastercard continues to support initiatives promoting women empowerment in Asia Pacific, investing a US$25,000 Grand Prize to one project this year. Joining the effort to create lasting impact for many women and girls is new Supporting Partner Mazars, contributing a US$10,000 Financial Inclusion Award to the competition, bringing the total prize pool to US$35,000.

Project Inspire is co-organised and co-founded by Singapore Committee for UN Women and Mastercard. Knowledge Partner, INSEAD and Strategic Partner, Bain & Company have been long-term supporters of the initiative. Mazars joins the competition for 2016, in support of women’s empowerment and social entrepreneurship. This year, the initiative also welcomes back returning Program Partner, Independent Project Analysis, new Program Partner, Own Your Brilliance, and Crowdfunding Partner, Impact Guru.

Join us at the Grand Final event to watch our 10 finalists pitch their projects to our esteemed panel of judges and compete for the Grand Prize. Find out more about the 2016 finalists at projinspire.com.

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Thu Nov 24, 2016
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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