Village to Raise a Child 2015: Public Voting

Public voting is now closed.

“Village to Raise a Child” is a program established by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) that identifies and nurtures five young entrepreneurs from around the world. These five students—called “Global Trailblazers”—are invited to come to Harvard to attend and present their ideas at the annual Harvard Igniting Innovation Summit, giving them the tools, skills and resources they need to execute their community-based projects.

Applicants were required to submit videos to be eligible for the program. They had two weeks to get people to vote for their entry on this page. Voters can cast one vote per day. The five videos with the most number of votes will earn automatic spots as finalists. The deadline to vote for videos was September 20.

Fifteen finalists were selected in total, five selected by the public through voting and the rest selected by the board of judges based on the quality of the students’ applications. All these finalists were invited to a Skype interview, after which five Global Trailblazers were chosen.

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