The Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition encourages young people from programme countries to develop an innovative ‘startup’ and tell the world about it. 

The three competition categories give all types of ideas an equal chance – whether it's about a great business venture, an amazing creative project or simply trying to make the world a better place. The categories are:

  1. Digital technology
  2. Social impact 
  3. Creative 

We've had hundreds of ideas come in and it was really difficult for our judges to narrow this list down to 63 finalists – including nine teams from Georgia. 

Then, it was up to you – after two weeks of voting, we now have four winning teams in Georgia – one winning team for each category plus a popular vote winner and an overall country winner. Find out more about each of the country winners below.

Sapo | Creative category winner and Country champion

Natural, handmade, toy-shaped, mysterious soaps with their adventure books.

Participants: Naili Vakhania, Tengiz Kavkasidze

Institution: Business Technology University

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iWant | Digital technology category winner

Demand based marketplace, Simply tell the world what you want.

Participants: Levan Tkemaladze, Giorgi Sheshaberidze, David Paichadze

Institution: Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

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Chu | Social impact category winner

A series of board games based on sign language.

Participants: Salome Tsikvadze, Guram Tsikvadze

Institution: Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

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Virtual tickets | Popular vote winner

Experience live events at home, with Virtual Tickets.

Participants: Mariami Devnosadze, Sopo, Kardenakhishvili, Revazi, Shalashvili

Institution: Ilia State University

Watch the video.