The Conrad Challenge is a purpose-driven innovation competition for small teams of high school students to create world-changing business ideas.
Like all such programs, The Conrad Challenge needs volunteers, judges, and mentors.
I, myself, have personally volunteered for the upcoming cohort and here at Responsible Solutions Limited, we are encouraging all of our advisors, mentors, and other team members to also volunteer. And today, I am going a step further and encouraging my readers to get involved. Having volunteered at many, many, many such events and programs, I can attest to how wonderful an experience it is.
This year there are five challenge-categories
- Aerospace & Aviation
- Cyber-Technology & Security
- Energy & Environment
- Health & Nutrition
- Re-purposed Farmlands & Alternative uses of Tobacco (and its by-products)
Each of which looks exciting, the last of which I can honestly say I’ve never thought about previously, but I’ve started reading.
The Conrad Challenge is run by the Conrad Foundation which was established in memory of the great man and Apollo 12 astronaut, Charles “Pete” Conrad. They’ve been running this program for 15 years.