Agenda

Virtual Pitch Day 1: Innovation for Peace and Justice - Monday, August 31, 2020 14:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:05 Opening/Welcome Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

14:05 – 14:30 How has the pandemic magnified the digital divide?

Globally, 105 countries have closed educational institutions affecting more than 897 million children and youth across the globe. The pandemic has forced most people to turn to digital connectivity, and with it has revealed the digital divide that exists and is increasingly getting bigger. At the heart of the digital divide is the broadband availability. Despite attempts at bridging the gap between urban and rural communities, rural communities continue to suffer from low and poor connectivity rates; disabling them during pandemics such as coronavirus. Education is shifting to purely an online institution with electronic libraries and video streaming learnings. How can we effectively disseminate 4IR technology tools to alleviate the current and unforeseen problems? Moreover, how can we ensure the sustainability of rural communities within efforts to promote connectivity?

Speaker: Kenneth Kwok, Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Capital

14:30 – 14:35 Innovation for Peace and Justice Challenge Video

14:35 – 15:00 Innovation for Peace and Justice Pitches

5 companies will pitch for 5 minutes each:

  1. Aiyin
  2. ID2020
  3. PeaceTech Lab
  4. Peripheral Vision International
  5. Simbi Foundation

15:00 – 15:05 Closing Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

Virtual Pitch Day 2: Sustainable and Healthy Food for All - Tuesday, September 1, 2020 14:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:05 Opening/Welcome Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

14:05 – 14:30 Sustainable Cities: Leveraging technology to prevent the next pandemic

The Coronavirus proved that our hyperconnected world made it easy for a disease to spread rapidly between cities and across country borders, that quickly turned a local epidemic into a global pandemic that we are currently living. This talk addresses the claims that emerging technology holds tremendous potential to combat these consequences and better plan for the future against these threats through detection, prediction and surveillance of such diseases in urban environments. Innovative technologies can bolster management and readiness in such a pandemic while fostering healthy cities by preparing them for how to monitor and respond to an outbreak.

Speaker: Bobby Brooke Herrera, Co-Founder, E25Bio

14:30 – 14:35 Sustainable and Healthy Food For All Challenge Video

14:35 – 15:00 Sustainable and Healthy Food For All Pitches

5 companies will pitch for 5 minutes each:

  1. ColdHubs
  2. IXON
  3. Nilus
  4. Stixfresh
  5. Xilinat

15:00 – 15:05 Closing Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

Virtual Pitch Day 3: Innovation for Inclusive Trade - Wednesday, September 2, 2020 14:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:05 Opening/Welcome Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

14:05 – 14:30 Will the global crisis paralyze rural communities when it comes to trade?

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, it became very clear to the world that our global supply chains are extremely fragile and volatile to a pandemic situation. Will we see a permanent shift from countries that traditionally practiced international trade? Will they be retreating and focusing on sourcing more locally, not only to support their local economy, but because of challenges faced on physical borders due to corona virus?

Speaker: Lisa McAuley, CEO, Global Trade Professionals Alliance

14:30 – 14:35 Innovation for Inclusive Trade Challenge Video

14:35 – 15:00 Innovation for Inclusive Trade Pitches

5 companies will pitch for 5 minutes each:

  1. Agricycle Global
  2. Chap Chap
  3. Fantine
  4. POKET
  5. Takachar

15:00 – 15:05 Closing Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

Virtual Pitch Day 4: Climate Change - Thursday, September 3, 2020 14:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:05 Opening/Welcome Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

14:05 – 14:50 Panel Discussion: Investing in ‘good’ to solve today’s global crisis

Assessing a businesses’ impact on society is the key attribute impact investors look for, though measuring a businesses’ long-term societal impact is not easy and the measurement tools are still evolving. This forces investors today to really think about how capital is raised and spent and to connect with companies they invest in and ask, where does my investment’s value come from? Impact investment tackles one of the main issues of our contemporary financial system: the growing disconnect between financial markets and the “real economy”; resulting in financial markets not doing their job: connecting those who have capital to those who need the capital, in order to help the economy and society thrive.

  • Why is impact investing so important in today’s World?
  • Given that impact investing is here to stay, how can we work towards standardizing impact measurement? How can we create a global norm on how to measure impact?

Speakers:
Noor Sweid, Founder, Global Ventures
Lucy Chow, Director, Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN)
Theodore ‘Trey’ Goede, Head of Portfolio Management, Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
Moderated by: Kenneth Kwok, Founder & CEO, Global Citizen Capital

14:50 – 14:55 Climate Change Challenge Video

14:55 – 15:20 Climate Change Pitches

5 companies will pitch for 5 minutes each:

  1. AlgiKnit
  2. Aquacycl
  3. BioCellection
  4. Plastics for Change
  5. Queen of Raw

15:20 – 15:25 Closing Remarks

Desiree Duray, Master of Ceremony

 

#GlobalMakerChallenge Award Ceremony

Sunday, September 6, 2020 14:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:05 Opening Ceremony Video

14:05 – 14:10 Welcome Remarks

14:10 – 14:20 Opening Statement

14:20 – 14:40 Finalists Recap & Winner Announcement

14:40 – 14:45 Closing Statement

14:45 – 14:50 Closing Video

14:50 – 15:15 Networking

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