Global Action Challenge Innovation Investment Competition

Funding Agency:
Global Action Platform

Early Stage Global Action Challenge offers early stage investment opportunities up to $100K for innovations and early business development for enterprises that can have a transformative impact on food, health, and prosperity.  The competitive submission is open to researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from around the world.  Finalists will be recognized at the Global Action Summit and investment decisions will be announced at the closing dinner of the Summit, moderated by Fareed Zakaria, CNN and Time Magazine and the Washington Post, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Early stage investments are made in partnership with Bullpen Ventures.  The purpose of Bullpen Ventures is to turn fresh ideas into thriving business ventures within 90 days.  Bullpen Ventures, gives entrepreneurs who ordinarily might not be able to launch the company they have always dreamed of due to the lack of access to seed capital or other resources, the ability to get proof of concepts. Additionally, thanks to unique skillsets of the investors, Bullpen Ventures also offers entrepreneurs the ability to be mentored by experienced businessmen, who have a wealth of contacts and great institutional knowledge due to their own business success.  Whether you are trying to reinvent the health care system or create a disruptive new technology, Bullpen Ventures is prepared to assist you.

Applications for Early Stage funding is open to submission throughout the year.  Investment decisions are determined and announced quarterly


Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science