iChangeFIU Social Entrepreneurism

Incubating Ideas for Social Change

Do you or a group of friends have an idea for an organization, business, or venture that benefits the community? The GOJA-iChangeFIU Social Innovation Challenge is the newest program at the Center for Leadership and Service. It is a partnership with FIU's Center for Leadership and Service and Walter Gonzalez Jr., the President of GOJA LLC, an online e-commerce company that ships thousands of orders each day to customers all over the world.

iChangeFIU is a social impact program that strengthens the capacity of students to develop innovative solutions to complex social problems through social entrepreneurship. Our overall mission is to create a space where students can learn about social entrepreneurship, pitch an idea to a panel of informed judges, provide mentorship, and earn a chance to win a $7,000 prize provided by GOJA to help kickstart those ideas.


How to Participate:

iChangeFIU is the premier social innovation shark tank at FIU! All you have to do is come up with a 3-5 minute pitch that does three things:

  • Identify a problem that affects a specific population
  • Identify a potential solution to that problem
  • Describe how your idea for a sustainable venture (non-profit or for-profit) can be a part of the solution


Application Deadline

The deadline for signing up for the Fall Pitch Day is November 13, 2017!


For more information, please contact Emani Jerome



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