2019 GI Challenge - Finalists

The 2019 GI Challenge is now complete.

Congratulations to all Finalists and a very special congratulations to Zariah Lamont, X&O Media, for winning the 2019 GI Challenge - People's Choice.

At the completion of the Crowdfunding stage, La Coco achieved:
  • Total funds raised: $2,247.50
  • Crowdfunding target: $1,750
  • Community contributions: $1,060
  • Seed funding (from GI):  $750
  • Target achieved bonus (from GI): $437.50
My idea is to design and create practical dog fashion.
 
The problem this GI venture seeks to address is - low quality and non practical dog clothing for dog owners.  To address this issue, the venture has an idea to establish La Coco as a top quality brand for dog fashion with practical built-in harnesses included in the designs.
 
 
 

At the completion of the Crowdfunding stage, Rewardo achieved:

  • Total funds raised: $3,600
  • Crowdfunding target: $1,500
  • Seed funding (from GI):  $750
  • Community contributions: $2,475
  • Target achieved bonus (from GI): $375

My idea is to connect businesses with customers to build social media credibility whilst also building an organic healthy customer base through a reward system.

The problem this GI venture seeks to address is the expensive and time-consuming nature of online marketing for small businesses. To address this issue, the venture has an idea to connect businesses with customers to build social media credibility while also organically building a healthy customer base.

At the completion of the Crowdfunding stage, SeaFrame achieved:

  • Total funds raised: $2,662.50
  • Crowdfunding target: $1,750
  • Seed funding (from GI):  $750
  • Community contributions: $1,475
  • Target achieved bonus (from GI): $437.50

Our idea is to use our social media influence to encourage people to pick up rubbish. This will be done through the use of a location based app that also promotes local businesses.

The problem this GI venture seeks to address is environmental pollution. To address this issue, the Team has an idea for incentivising people to pick up rubbish through a social media strategy using a selfie frame, bags and hashtags.

At the completion of the Crowdfunding stage, X&O Media achieved:

  • Total funds raised: $2,040
  • Crowdfunding target: $1,500
  • Seed funding (from GI):  $750
  • Community contributions: $915
  • Target achieved bonus (from GI): $375

My idea is to mentor young aspiring models and micro-influencers to enter the social media platforms the right way, whilst providing an online resource platform for social content marketing campaigns. This is done through personal branding workshops and confidence building runway events. As well as addressing a major social issue of our time, I also plug a gap in the market for businesses needing creative marketing content; efficiently serving the needs of both sides of the social media equation.

The problem this GI venture seeks to address is low self-belief and body-image related issues among younger girls, arising from unrealistic societal standards of physical appearance on social media. To address this issue, the venture has an idea for personal branding workshops, confidence building runway events and further career management.