Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
My aim is to learn concepts of financial literacy that are relevant to my own life and then teach others what I've learned in an engaging and relatable way. There is a lot of information out there, but many young people do not think about their finances and would not go out of their way to learn about various concepts related to managing their money. My hope is to raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy and help others achieve financial freedom so that they can live their best lives. ** Check out my blog at http://www.rachelcwy.co **
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The way I would measure the impact of my idea is looking at the changes it has brought to my own life, as well as the stories from people who have viewed my content and applied it to their own lives. For example, if I successfully saved up for an overseas trip and shared how I did it, and others have told me that they got value out of the process that I shared and managed to save up for their own trips.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Although the ultimate goal is to create a game that teaches financial concepts in a fun and engaging way (and that will be the "business") I am starting small with a blog and Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to get the message out there and share what I have learned. I am not expecting to make money from this, though if it kicks off I will be open to thinking about how to monetise it whilst providing value, so that it can go from a side project to a main gig and I can devote more time and attention to it. To develop the game, I know people in the financial industry, as well as education professionals, and I can read up and learn about game design online and through books, so I'll probably just need developers to help build it out. When I'm ready, I will enter a startup incubator program or something similar so that I can get the necessary financing and connections to build the game.
I'm 22 and studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. My educational background is in Business and Law, but I am constantly learning about diverse topic areas in my own time, such as content marketing and web design. I have a can-do attitude and am able to just get stuff done whenever I have a goal that I'm focused on - I don't like just sitting around and talking about it. I'm not fazed by failure or rejection - it just motivates me to keep trying.