SCIP is a curated suite of training, incubation, networking and investment tools, hackathon guidance, and resources specifically designed for influential student entrepreneurs building their projects for the Solution Challenge targeting one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Solution Challenge Incubation Program will be a process involving 5 Hackathons in total to motivate teams to build efficient teams and create projects to participate in global competition. It will be a 5 month program for startup companies working on products / services targeting one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The Incubation Program provides technical support to these companies as well as training and mentoring specializing in SDG partnerships, social impact measurement across communities, leadership and fundraising.

With the Solution Challenge Incubation Program we are looking for impactful companies that adopt a technical mindset to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges, with the vision of making the world better by acting with these sustainable goals.


Stage 1


Feb 5 - Mar 10, 2021 

In the hackathons stage, students can team up in the hackathons for the Sustainable Development Goals and start working on the best idea in the Solution Challenge. At the end of the hackathons, the top three teams from all projects will be qualified for SCIP.

In this stage, teams will be supported with:

Stage 2

Pre-Acceleration Program

March 15 - March 31, 2021

In the pre-acceleration section, we start working immediately to participate in the Solution Challenge with better projects. Together with the expert mentors in the field, the needs are determined, and the teams are supported in those areas.

In this stage, teams will be supported with:

  • Weekly Updates
  • 1:1s with GDEs & Mentors
  • Social Impact Measurement Lessons
  • Group Feedback Sessions with the Peers
  • 50+ Google Developers Experts who are ready to help you with any technical questions you might have regarding your solution.

Stage 3

Acceleration Program

April 1 - June 1, 2021

We will support selected projects for this stage. Looking for establishing companies initiated by students that are taking a technical approach to solving some of humanity’s biggest challenges, with the vision for changing the world for the better.

In this stage, teams will be supported with:

  • 1:1s with Mentors & Co-founders
  • Networking with Angel Investors
  • Group Feedback Sessions with the Peers
  • Access to experienced local and international professionals
  • Technical training on design, people, product and growth marketing