Katchi Named Semi-Finalist in Cisco 2022 Global Problem Solver Challenge

The 6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

$1,000,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Congratulations to Katchi, one of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022 Semi-Finalists!

This year was extremely competitive with nearly 1200 teams competing. The Katchi team was 1 of 94 teams selected and is one step closer to winning a share of $1,000,000 USD to help them advance their #TechForGood solutions.

Check back on July 5th, 2022 when the Finalists will be announced!

To view the full list of semi-finalists, click here!

About Cisco

Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of their work, they seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. With digital technologies connecting devices and data, good ideas now have the ability to make a difference more quickly than ever before – and they’re here to help.

For 2022, in addition to the general prizes above we are offering $350,000 USD in special prizes to support important solutions and focus areas.

The Climate Impact & Regeneration Prize will be awarded to a startup using technology to assist in any of the following:

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) drawdown and sequestration, or other innovations to stop the increase — or even reverse — GHG concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere
  • Regenerative agriculture – moving large numbers of farmers towards restorative and regenerative agriculture
  • Ecosystem resilience and regeneration – especially where this is accomplished in collaboration with Indigenous communities and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge.