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PeaceRise Innovation Challenge Opening Ceremony

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Join us for the Opening Ceremony of the PeaceRise Innovation Challenge, kicking off a weekend of innovation, collaboration, and impact.

Event Details:

What to Expect:

  • Inspiring Opening Remarks: Hear from our esteemed hosts and organizers as they set the stage for a weekend of innovation.
  • Intention Setting: Join Sister Keli as she shares her insights and sets the intentions for the challenge, inspiring participants and attendees alike.
  • Challenge Overview: Get a detailed understanding of the challenge's programming, timeline, and objectives from our organizers.
  • Sponsor Highlights: Learn about the incredible support from our sponsors, including Disco, Pieces for Developers, Big Kitty Labs, Ghost Agency, Applied Intelligence Agency, Bots Crew, Iron Hook Group and the opportunities they provide for participants.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Connect with fellow innovators, mentors, and leaders during our networking session, followed by a locally catered lunch.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Submissions: Participants have until April 28th at 12:00 PM to submit their idea papers, team, solo, and mentor applications to be considered for participation in the challenge. CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSIONS

Program Schedule:

  • 10:30 AM: Doors open to the public.
  • 11:00 AM: Host announcement and opening remarks.
  • 11:10 AM: Organizers' opening remarks - Pat Longo, President & CEO Alloy Development Co., Inc
  • 11:20 AM: Sister Keli's intention-setting remarks.
  • 11:30 AM: Guest speaker opening remarks - Pete Blackshaw, Founder/CEO Brandrank.Ai
  • 11:40 AM: Organizers' announcement about the programming.
  • 11:45 AM: Sponsor remarks.
  • 11:50 AM: Commencement of the challenge.
  • 12:00 PM: Networking and lunch.

Challenge Overview:

  • The PeaceRise Innovation Challenge is a 72-hour competition running from May 3rd to May 6th. Participants can enter solo or as a team and have the option to present original ideas or select one from a provided list, focusing on sustainability, conflict resolution, and economic prosperity. The task is to create a compelling pitch deck, record your pitch, and submit it by noon EST on May 6th.


  • Our community brings together minds from various disciplines – from technology to design, academia to non-profits – all united in pursuing harmony through innovation.
  • Our Mission: We help people develop peaceful initiatives through technology.
  • Our Vision: To become the go-to repository of tools that facilitate peaceful initiatives around the world.
  • Purpose: To foster a global community that collaborates to solve critical challenges and promotes peace through innovation and technology.

PeaceRise is an initiative of Alloy Growth Lab 501(c)3


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