Well City Challenge
A social impact competition that will engage and support everyday innovators with new creative ideas for addressing Philadelphia’s health and wellness challenges.
Competition proposals will be supported by developmental workshops, pitch competitions, mentorship, an accelerator, and winning community solutions will win over $100,000 in prizes, as well as access to seed investments.
About Well City Challenge 2.0
The 2023 Well City Challenge is focused on Community Solutions for Mind and Heart Health. Through a series of listening sessions, we have compiled the community’s most common and significant concerns regarding mental and cardiovascular health. Those concerns are the basis for the competition’s subcategories.
FAQ About Well City Challenge
A: There are no costs or fees to apply to the Well City Challenge.
A: Ideas can be submitted from individuals or from teams of no more than four people.
A: From our call from ideas application, we will select up to fifteen ideas, five from each of our content themes (Food and Nutrition, Community and Social Connection, Mind/Body)
A: The Well City Challenge is best suited for those in the idea stage, early stage ventures or existing organizations that are trying to expand into a new market. The incubator and accelerator are designed to help people develop and pilot their ideas.
A: We encourage you to submit your strongest ideas. Applicants are welcome to submit more than one idea.
A: The Well City Challenge is open to for-profit and non-profit ideas. There is no fee to apply for the Well City Challenge
A: No, the application requires that you submit your idea to one category.
A: If your application is selected as a Well City Challenge finalist, your team will participate in the Well City Challenge virtual rapid incubator workshops for approximately 8-10 hours over the course of two weeks in January 2021. These scheduled dates are still being finalized. We are looking to host most programming in the early evening.
Well City Challenge 2.0 (in progress)
The 2023 Well City Challenge is focused on Community Solutions for Mind and Heart Health. Through a series of listening sessions, we have compiled the community’s most common and significant concerns regarding mental and cardiovascular health. Those concerns are the basis for this competition’s subcategories.
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