Village to Raise a Child 2016: 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 25 days 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 July 1st.

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

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