Days getting shorter, colder weather and the first Christmas songs playing at the supermarkets feel like the end of the year.

It’s been another year full of opportunities, successes and achieved milestones. (Share your 2021 highlights in the comments!)

Before we start putting together our bucket lists for the next year, grab your last chance to finish 2021 strong. 💪

Give your career a well deserved boost and apply for these 15 cool opportunities:

1. JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition

Deadline: November 28, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Open to startups from all around the world that have been operating for less than 5 years; Raised less than US$20 million in funding to date; Currently between the Seed and Series C stages of funding; Possess an innovative product or service; Desire to make Hong Kong or other cities in the Greater Bay Area be part of your future plans.

  • Take your startup to the next level: Pitch top investors & corporates
  • Win up to Us$4 million in investment
  • Gain brand recognition & media exposure
  • Connect with Alibaba ecosystem
  • Access mentorship & training
  • Explore HK & GBA startup ecosystem

2. TechX Clean Energy Accelerator

Deadline: November 28, 2021 | Apply here
Eligibility: Innovative, diverse and forward-thinking technology start-ups who have clean energy solutions to help accelerate the energy transition.

The Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for up to 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

3. QSR Early Career Researcher Grant

Deadline: November 30, 2021 23:00 CET | Apply here
Eligibility: To be eligible to apply you must have been awarded your doctorate from 2013 up to and including 2020; must have an academic appointment at an institution of higher education; must have a proposal for a qualitative or mixed method research project; need to have the support of your university’s grants administration; and, research needs to involve the use of NVivo for at least part of the data analysis.

QSR Early Career Researcher Grant recognizes that early career researchers often find it difficult to access research grants as they have to compete with established scholars. This is why QSR has established this grant just for those starting out on their research careers.

4. Women Entrepreneurs Challenge

Deadline: December 1, 2021 | Appy here 
Eligibility: Women entrepreneurs from across Southeast Michigan (encompassing Detroit to Lansing to Jackson, and the surrounding counties).

Henry Ford Health System invites women to share their innovative, scalable, and job-creating ideas for a startup. The winner will also receive a $10,000 cash grand prize for the development of their concept.

5. Editor’s pick: 🛰️ myEUspace Innovation Competition

Deadline: December 3, 2021 23:59 GMT+0200APPLY HERE
Eligibility: myEUspace Innovation Competition invites innovators and entrepreneurs with space-based commercial solutions

Get ready to explore, develop and commercialise your idea that leverages EU Space data. myEUspace Innovation Competition is looking for bold innovators with solutions that go beyond the current space-applications horizon!

If you are into fusing and testing new technologies in location-based services, smart mobility, smart agriculture, geomatics, or quantum technologies, this opportunity is for you!

6. Summit Showdown Pitch Competition

Deadline: December 3, 2021 | Appy here 
Eligibility: Producers and content creators are invited to apply.

Realscreen Summit’s highly-anticipated live international pitch competition is back with TWO (2) $20,000 development deals up for grabs for the 2022 competition.

7. Startup Wise Guys Sustainability Accelerator

Deadline: December 8, 2021 00:00 CET| Register here
Eligibility: B2B startups having at least a working MVP; at least 2 co-founders/team members; initial customer traction, ideally MRR or revenues, LOIs (Letter of Intent), and Pilots are also good.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Working with ambitious and globally thinking startups for almost a decade, Startup Wise Guys believe that technology and entrepreneurs can help to tackle Climate change and Sustainability Accelerator is there to support this effort.

8. Global Communication Summit

Dates: December 7-8, 2021 | Register here
Prices: starting from EUR 890,-
Location: Online

The Global Communication Summit is the annual flagship event for international communications and PR professionals. After the challenges of the past two years, the transition into 2022 will be a global opportunity to hit the ‘reset’ button and reconnect: in the way we do business, in the way we work, in the way we lead, in how we relate to one another, and in the what, where, when and why of communications.

9. Open Door: Russian Scholarship Project

Deadline: December 10, 2021 | Register here
Eligibility: The competition is open to foreign citizens and stateless persons, including compatriots living abroad, having a Bachelor’s degree or completing a Bachelor degree program in the year of the Olympiad for the Master’s track and having a Master’s or Specialist’s degree for the doctoral track (analogous to Ph.D.) in the year of the Olympiad.

Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project is your chance for early admission to a tuition-free program at one of the leading universities in Russia.

10. ISM Global Case Competition

Deadline: December 10, 2021 | Appy here 
Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students studying supply chain management, business, finance or relevant field, with an interest in supply management

The ISM Global Case Competition gives students an opportunity to gain real-world case solving experience within supply management while also applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution.

11. Apex Hybrid Business Plan Competition 2022

Deadline: December 10, 2021 | Appy here
January 20-21, 2022
Eligibility: Graduate & undergraduate students and early-stage, massively scalable ventures

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The Apex Hybrid Business Plan Competition will challenge participants to be innovative and creative as they develop, direct, organize and present a business plan or new venture to a panel of judges & mentors.

12. Editor’s pick: World Youth Forum 2022

Deadline: December 15, 2021 | Apply here
Dates: January 10-13, 2022
Eligibility: The application is open to all youth of all nations that believe in their power of making changes and aim to become influential within their communities.
Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

The forum is a chance for you to engage with top policymakers, share and amplify your ideas as well as network with promising young professionals from all over the world who are determined to make our planet a better place for everyone.

13. Valencia Digital Summit

Dates: December 15-16, 2021| Register here
Price: the event is free
Location: Valencia, Spain

Valencia Digital Summit will showcase how technology, innovation and digitization can change, impact and transform every aspect of our lives in a positive way. It will address the role of technology in the main social and economic challenges faced by society in the near future.

14. Management Today Business Awards 2022

Deadline: December 16, 2021 | Appy here
Eligibility: Management Today recognises whole organisations and individuals across all sectors of UK business. Entries are accepted from all organisations of any size.

Entering these awards is a chance to boost your national coverage, stand out amongst the competition, get noticed by the country’s top business leaders, investors and commentators, and be recognised for your work, all backed by Management Today.

15. NASBITE International Student Case Competition 2022

Deadline: December 17, 2021 | Appy here
Eligibility: Teams must be made up solely of three to four undergraduates for the undergraduate competition and two to three graduate students for the graduate competition.

The NASBITE International Student Case Competition is an exciting learning opportunity for undergraduate students attending two-year and four-year colleges and universities that offer an academic business program as well as for graduate business students. The 2022 competition will be entirely virtual.

🎁 BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Master of International Business at Business School Lausanne

Deadline: January 31, 2021 23:59 CET Apply here
Who should apply: Young leaders fluent in English and holding a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are welcome to apply.
 Lausanne, Switzerland

💸 BSL offers partial scholarships to candidates on a need and merit base, interested in leveraging business as a force for good!

If you are a Bachelor’s graduate interested in addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in business and society, you can’t miss this great career opportunity to join the Master of International Business – Concentration in Sustainability at Business School Lausanne.

Not sure if this program is right for you? No worries! Sign up via this form to join a free consultation on what it takes to study in Switzerland!

🤩 Did you find a match? Comment below or get in touch via our contact form!

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