Got ideas, insights or just a different perspective? Share them. Teaming together, you can help design change.

Spark your creativity! Game Changer is a new online event that provides participants a platform to develop “impact-driven entrepreneurship” that will address a United Nations Sustainable Development goal.  Game Changer takes place Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

Here's the scoop:

On Friday afternoon, we’ll gather online and do a few ice breakers before we begin to form teams. We’ll then present the challenge to you and set the stage for how you begin to create solutions through the Design Thinking process.

Design Thinking presents a set of tools that allows you to engage with the PROBLEM and people that have the problem. This is a well-known and current method used by organizations and companies to develop innovation products and solutions. Understanding WHO, WHAT and the IMPACT of the problem leads to solutions that become a GAME CHANGER.

JPEC’s Game Changer event challenges you to change perspectives, develop critical thinking and team building skills about how to find viable, high-impact solutions to problems that we face on a local, national or global scale.

On Saturday morning, participants will learn the five-stage Design Thinking process (Empathy, Define, Ideation, Prototyping and Testing) to develop solutions to challenges that are based on sustainable development goals.

By early afternoon on Saturday, you and your team will be ready to take the challenge head on and present your solution in a 5 minute online pitch to judges for CASH PRIZES!

In addition to winning cash for your pitch, we will also be awarding prizes throughout the weekend to individuals and teams. No experience is necessary to participate!

Why Should I Participate?

In addition to meeting new people, receiving SWAG, having a ton of fun and potentially winning CASH, you will be developing new skills that will be very attractive to employers and entrepreneurs.

These include:

  • Understanding of Design Thinking
  • Critical Thinking hacks
  • Research Techniques
  • Team Work
  • Presentation and Communication skills

Important Dates

Apply by March 12th and get your SWAG Box!

Final Deadline to enter is March 17.

Warmup Meeting March 18th from 5:00-7:00PM.

Event is March 26th from 3:00-8:00PM and March 27th 9:30AM-6:00PM.

Next Steps

So, whose idea is going to be the next big GAME CHANGER? We are no longer accepting applications for Spring 2021.

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