YOU CAN CREATE
THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET
Deadline to apply: December 4th
Join this Purpose Challenge and make an impact in the world and in your life!
I want to join as...
You will be assigned to a team and will meet extraordinary people like you!
You can join as a team between 5 and 10 people with no previous initiative
You can join as a startup (at any stage) with a solution related to the challenge
I want to support as...
During the previous week to the Challenge
participants will have access to a series of keynotes that will provide
them with the context and inspiration to create The Future of the planet!
FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Why are we doing this?
There is a well-established scientific consensus that human activities are responsible for the increase in heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, causing average global temperatures to rise over time. This rise in temperature is changing global climate patterns and increasing the likelihood of weather-related natural disasters, affecting communities worldwide. Climate change has the potential to harm these current and future generations’ safety, public health, economy, and quality of life.
In December 2015, world leaders adopted the Paris Agreement, a global action plan to avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change, formalizing their concerted efforts to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The agreement urged national leaders to join forces with states and local governments to commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
But we’re late and we need to act as individuals and entrepreneurs, creating initiatives to fight climate change.
How will we do it?
Purpose Alliance is a non-for-profit entity focused on empowering extraordinary people to create the future.
One of the main activities of Purpose Alliance is running Purpose Challenges where both individuals and existing startups participate to either generate new ideas or evolve existing solutions in order to make a masive impact in a specific area (in this case, climate change!).
Purpose Challenges have the following phases:
Application: People and startups apply to participate in the challenge. Also, mentors, partners and investors apply to get involved in this amazing process and support the participants to generate and/or evolve their initiatives.
Training and keynotes: The week before to the Challenge, all participants get a free training on the meta-innovation methodology Purpose Launchpad. Also, there will be a set of inspirational keynotes (given by domain experts) to provide participants with insights and new knowledge on the field.
Challenge day: Individual participants are grouped into teams (if they didn't register as part of team) and work during a 3-hour session in order to generate disruptive ideas to make a masive impact in the area of the Purpose Challenge using the Purpose Launchpad methodology and with the support of certified Launchpad Mentors. Also, startups spend the 3-hour working session analyzing and evolving their current solution with the support of an official Launchpad Mentor.
Launchpad Accelerator: A number of initiatives and startups will be selected to join the Launchpad Accelerator program, where certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors will work with the teams and startups during one more month after the Purpose Challenge in order to evolve their initiatives to maximize the impact.
Evolution presentations: Teams and startups will present their initiatives and its evolution to the Purpose Alliance community in order to find new purpose-driven doers and investors that are willing to support the further evolution of the initiatives.
Purpose Launchpad, an open-sourced
methodology to make a massive impact
Purpose Launchpad is focused on generating and evolving early-stage ideas into purpose-driven organizations to make a massive impact.
In order to generate disruptive ideas and/or evolve exiting solutions to tackle this global challenge, we will use the Purpose Launchpad, which is an innovation methodology with which people can evolve early-stage ideas into purpose-driven, sustainable, and eventually exponential organizations that will make a massive impact.
Purpose Launchpad includes eight different axes with the areas that innovative initiatives need to properly assess and evolve in order to successfully make a massive impact. These areas are purpose, people, customer, abundance, sustainability, process, product and metrics.
Also, in order to continuously evolve the previously mentioned areas, the Purpose Launchpad meta methodology uses dozens of proven and open innovation frameworks, processes and tools such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Agile, Exponential Organizations, etc.
Participating in a Purpose Challenge, getting to know (with the free training and the real experience) the Purpose Launchpad methodology and working with a certified mentor is a price itself!
What will you achive?
Participating in this Purpose Challenge may change the world, and your life!
Get to know extraordinary people
Training on innovation methodologies
Mentoring during and after the Purpose Challenge
Receive a blockchain-based diploma of participation
Find purpose-driven doers to help with your project
Find purpose-driven investors to fund your project
Make an impact in the world!
Future of the Planet
December 11th, 2020
Process & key dates
Until December 4th
You can be part of the next Challenge to Create the Future of the Planet and have a positive impact on the world! We look forward to the participation of entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptive thinkers, and anyone who wants to contribute ideas to create the Future of the Planet!
Training & Keynotes
Until December 4th
Once participants apply, they will receive a training package (free of charge) on innovation methodologies, including the Purpose Launchpad. Conducting the training is not only a great gift for all participants, it is also mandatory to participate in the Purpose Challenge on December 4th.
Also, there will be a set of (free) online keynotes related to the challenge's topic provided by amazing speakers that will provide a great context and inspiration for participants in this amazing event.
Participants will work with their teams during 3 hours using the Purpose Launchpad methodology and with the guidance of certified mentors in order to either generate new disruptive ideas and/or to evolve their existing solutions in order to make a masive impact.
From January 11th to February 11th 2020
A number of initiatives and startups will be selected to participate in the Launchpad Accelerator program, where certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors will support those teams and startups willing to keep working for one more month after the Purpose Challenge in order to evolve their initiatives to maximize the impact.
Teams and startups will present their initiatives and its evolution to the Purpose Alliance community in order to find new purpose-driven doers and investors that are willing to support the futher evolution of the initiatives.
YOU CAN CREATE THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET
Apply as an individual participant and you will be assigned to a team, which will allow you to meet extraordinary people like you!
STARTUPS & TEAMS APPLICATION
You can join either as a team (with no previous idea) or as a startup (at any stage) with a solution related to the challenge. You will spend 3 hours during the Challenge day, where you will receive high-value support from an official Purpose Launchpad Mentor in order to take their startup to the next level.
Selected teams and startups will join the Launchpad Accelerator program, where you will receive further mentorship, will meet purpose-driven doers and investors.
Teams & Startups
APPLY AS A MENTOR AND/OR AS AN ADVISOR
Help participants to create purpose-driven initiatives to make an impact
(*) Mentors need to hold an official Purpose Alliance Certification
APPLY AS AN INVESTOR
Get access to the periodic evolution presentations (in the Launchpad Accelerator phase) from teams and startups in order to evaluate investment opportunities in purpose-driven projects
APPLY AS A PARTNER
Provide support to the Purpose Challenge to make an impact
Organizers, mentors and advisors
Paco Briseño (Organizer)
Leo Valtierra (Co-Organizer)
Cristina Estepa (Co-Organizer)
Laura Montes de Oca (Co-Organizer)
Arjun Srihari (Co-Organizer)
Ana Briseño (Co-Organizer)
Meghna Lakhani (Collaborator)
Tarek Ayoub (Collaborator)