The Conrad Challenge


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 . 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.

Volunteering details can be found on the Judges page and the Subject Matter Experts page.

This year there are five challenge-categories

  • Aerospace & Aviation
  • Cyber-Technology & Security
  • Energy & Environment
  • & 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.

Pete Conrad by NASA 
Pete Conrad By NASA

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.

Check it out, and volunteer today.


Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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