Start Something Challenge

One month challenge to turn £10 into as much money as possible, helping to develop entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork, whilst at the same time supporting women in Malawi and Zambia to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

How does it work?

Employees form into groups and have 2 weeks to develop their idea using their knowledge, skills, resources and networks. Teams then have one month to use their entrepreneurial skills to turn £10 into as much money as possible. The team that raises the most amount of money is crowned as the Start Something Challenge champions.

What the Start Something Challenge can do for you:

The Start Something Challenge is a great way to engage your employees. The challenge encourages them to develop new skills, build confidence, strengthen leadership skills. It’s also a great team building exercise.

  • 79% of employees prefer to work for a socially responsible company
  • 57% of engaged employees put more effort into the job
  • And 87% are more likely to stay with a socially responsible employer
  • 90% of consumers would switch to brands associated with good causes

Case study: Start Something with Sapient

In August the Sapient employees participated in the Start Something Challenge. Using entrepreneurial ideas, from selling gold coffee to organising the Sapient Olympics, the teams raised over £600.

“It was an incredible team effort and a rewarding experience” – Kenny Fong, Project Manager Sapient

“The success stories are truly inspirational. It was fabulous to see our teams come together for such worthy causes” – Conor Ogle, VP Sapient Consulting