Innovators may apply as individuals or as teams of up to four members. If you are applying as a team, at least 50% of the team must meet ALL eligibility requirements (i.e., at least one member of a two-person team, and at least two members of a three- or four-person team).
Age: Under age 28 as of December 31, 2021
Residence: Live, work, or attend school in California, or come from California and attend school elsewhere
Role: Creator/founder or co-creator/founder
Geographic scope of innovation: Any
Issue Focus: Any, so long as the innovation addresses a community challenge and is grounded in a strong social purpose
Stage of organization: Early-stage, but must have a working prototype
Form of organization: Any, so long as social purpose is central
At least one co-founder is able to present remotely on January 22, 2022.
***NOTE: When completing the application, you are welcome to submit your responses in a bulleted format in the event you find your answer to a question exceeds the character limit available.