Challenge:Future Competitions stand at the heart of all think tank’s activities. In this open innovation, sustainability-focused competition, youth teams compete to solve unique global challenges. Every team has a chance to benefit from mentorship support throughout the entire competition period. The teams can either choose a faculty member from their institution (full-time, part-time or even guest lecturer), from a list of available mentors posted on C:F platform, or a mentor can also request to join a team.
Being a Challenge:Future Mentor involves working closely with the teams, guiding them in the process of creating and designing their innovative solutions, evaluating their work and giving them advice for making real impact with their projects.
MENTORS AWARDS The mentors of the TOP 3 winning teams in each Competition will have tuition fee covered for UN PRME Summit and CEEMAN Annual Conference on September 26th-27th 2013, in Bled.
Vladimir is a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Economics Podgorica, University of Montenegro. He teaches Strategic Management, Innovation Management, and Entrepreneurship. Recently, Vladimir integrated C:F as part of his entrepreneurship course curriculum at his university.
Vladimir is a PhD candidate at the University of Montenegro, working on the thesis “Strategy and Entrepreneurship as Key Factors in Building a Systemic Innovation Capability”. He has attended a number of educational programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management (US), University of Greenwich Business School (UK), Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria), NTNU Trondheim (Norway), ESADE business school Ramon Llull University (Spain), and IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia).
Vladimir has co-founded Download Zone, an internet start-up partnered with Crnogorski Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. Downloadzone.me is the first and largest download website in Serbia and Montenegro, providing people with high quality public domain software.
Vladimir is a member of the Editorial Board of Entrepreneur magazine, the leading academic publication in Montenegro focused on business. He is a member of Mensa, the high IQ international society, which provides a forum for intellectual exchange. He has organized and actively participated in over 10 Mensa related activities in Montenegro.
John Corckett served as a mentor to the team iLine, which brought together youth from Latvia and the UK for 2010 C:F Competition Finals.
He currently serves as the Assistance Coordinator for the United States Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan. In this role he coordinates approximately $20 million dollars in US peace/security, development and humanitarian assistance to Azerbaijan. Over the past decade John has worked throughout Central and South Asia and from the US as an economic development specialist designing, and implementing projects in ten countries. His work was highlighted by the response to the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.
As well as his work in international development, John has also been active in the field of youth leadership. In 2009 and 2010 John was a guest lecturer on social entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. During this time he helped to establish the first student chapter of Net Impact. He also served as the faculty mentor for the iLine team, one of last year’s finalist at the Challenge:Future Summit. In Latvia, John was an active member of the AmCham Latvia and worked on the committee that drafted the Chambers first Statement of Corporate Good Citizenship. In his early career John worked as an instructor and outreach specialist in the field civic education and leadership.
John has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and has completed graduate study in Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University. John resides in Baku, Azerbaijan with his wife and two children.
As a Chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College, Canada, Mary Pierce provided support for the UK-Canadian team, Glamorgan-Fanshawe, competing in the C:F competition finals 2010.
Mary Pierce is an experienced educator and former senior business executive. Mary has worked in progressively senior positions with Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson Wax Limited, Blackburn Publishing, and Citigroup. She transitioned to being a marketing educator in 2000 and became Chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College, Canada in 2007. Her focus in on driving innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity in learning, with emphasis on internationalization. Mary is a graduate of University of Toronto.
We invite you to take part in this new experience called Challenge:Future and become one of the Challenge:Future mentors – essential factor of C:F success. Help students around the world to find the road to new ideas, to sustainable and innovative thinking, and to be the best in what they do.
It is our hope that Challenge:Future might be a great tool for you to experiment with:
If you would like to join us as a mentor and be part of the engaging process to shape the future, do drop us a note!
VALID FOR THIS CHALLENGE
Feb 18, 2013: Team Creation
Feb 18-27, 2013: Submit
Mar 01 - Mar 13, 2013: VOTE!
Mar 20, 2013: Semi-Finalists announced
SECOND ROUND / SEMI-FINALS
Apr 3 - Apr 24, 2013: Submit
Apr 26 - May 13, 2013: VOTE!
May 20, 2013: Finalists announced
FINALS - C:F SUMMIT 2013
Sep 19 – 26 C:F SUMMIT 2013
Sep 25 – Finalists Presentations
Sep 26 – Winner Announced