[hcs-d] Forbes' $1M Change the World Competition with RDV and Sound Ventures

Jenny Wang jennywang01 at college.harvard.edu
Thu Sep 7 13:26:34 EDT 2017


* Rough Draft Ventures, Forbes and Sound Ventures to Host the *
*$1M Change the World Competition
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2017/08/09/forbes-partners-with-ashton-kutcher-and-guy-oseary-of-sound-ventures-and-rough-draft-ventures-powered-by-general-catalyst-for-500000-change-the-world-competition-for-entrepreneurs/#3fb0033a2e1e>*

Forbes’ largest event, the Under 30 Summit,
<https://www.forbes.com/forbes-live/event/under-30-boston/> brings together
7,000 young leaders in Boston on October 1-4th for the world’s greatest
gathering of entrepreneurs and game changers—comprising four days of
motivating panels, pitch contests, philanthropy, music and food festivals,
parties and beyond.

We're teaming up with Forbes and Sound Ventures to host the $1M Change The
World Competition
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2017/08/09/forbes-partners-with-ashton-kutcher-and-guy-oseary-of-sound-ventures-and-rough-draft-ventures-powered-by-general-catalyst-for-500000-change-the-world-competition-for-entrepreneurs/#2b57f4f72e1e>,
a pitch competition for game changing entrepreneurs. Four finalists will
pitch their companies on stage on Monday, October 2, to a panel of judges
that will include Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Peter Boyce and Mike Perlis,
Forbes Media CEO and Executive Chairman. The competition will include
$500,000 in prizes for entrepreneurs from around the world with disruptive
and scalable business ideas. One winner will be selected and announced on
Monday, October 2. *The deadline to apply is tomorrow, September 8th at
11:59pm UTC.*


*Apply!
<https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/forbes_under_30_summit_change_the_world_competition_2017>*


*Get to know last year's RDV Change the World Competition Winner:
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2016/10/17/opus-12-and-pillar-technologies-win-forbes-under-30-summit-change-the-world-for-profit-competition/#72a6397b2108>*

*Matthew Joyal, Alex Schwarzkopf and Sean Iacobone, co-founders, Pillar
Technologies*

Matthew Joyal, Alex Schwarzkopf, and Sean Iacobone founded Pillar
Technologies to prevent damages on construction sites using sensors and
predictive analytics, empowering contractors to reduce claims, build more
efficiently, and hit their timeline. Pillar graduated from the Techstars
IoT program and the TechCrunch CES Hardware Battlefield earlier this
year and recently announced their $2.75M seed round. Read more
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbespr/2016/10/17/opus-12-and-pillar-technologies-win-forbes-under-30-summit-change-the-world-for-profit-competition/#72a6397b2108>


*About Rough Draft Ventures: *
Rough Draft Ventures <http://roughdraft.vc> is General Catalyst's
student-focused program that backs founders at the university level. RDV is
supporting and connecting the largest network of student entrepreneurs and
has backed over 150 founders that have gone on to raise additional funding
from leading venture firms.

Join us at Forbes! <https://roughdraft.typeform.com/to/iliFpF>
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