MONDRAGON CITY CHALLENGE

The Mondragón City Challenge is back! The second International Cooperative Entrepreneurship Competition is looking once again this year to develop business management skills and the ability to validate a cooperative business model within a maximum period of eight months in secondary school, vocational training and university students from all over the world.

They will be organised into teams and divided into 2 categories and join forces to develop their own collaborative business project. For more information please read the terms and conditions of the competition.

TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE!

Are you a secondary, vocational training or university student? Do you consider yourself to be a creative or entrepreneurial person? Take up the challenge!

  1. Put together an entrepreneurial team
  2. Select the challenge that motivates you
    • Technological and Digital
    • Health and Social
    • Energy and Climate
  3. Develop your own cooperative business project
Mondragón City Challenge

TAKE PART AND WIN!

Mondragón City Challenge participants will be eligible to the following prizes:

  • Category 16-18 years old: A trip to Berlin
  • Category 19-24 years old: A trip to the United States

The most innovative project will receive the “Originality Award” and will receive €800 in cash.

PHASES

Phase 0

Phase 0

10/09 - 28/10

Registration of teams

Phase 1

Phase 1

29/10 - 16/11

Selection of 20 teams by the technical jury

Phase 2

Phase 2

19/11 - 06/02

The 20 teams will develop their project

Phase 3

Phase 3

08/02 - 08/03

Selection of 6 finalists by the professional jury

Phase 4

Phase 4

09/03 - 16/04

Preparation of a defence by the 6 finalists

Phase 5

Phase 5

17-18/04 - 20/04

20 equipment Cooperative itineraries + activities in Mondragón

Phase 6

Phase 6

21/04

Defence by the 6 finalists and selection of the winners at the final event

LATEST NEWS

Fase 2

The qualifying teams have already passed the first stage!

20/12/2022

The 20 teams selected by the technical jury are currently developing their project and are monitored by their private tutor belonging to Asekoop or the association friends of Arizmendiarrieta.

  • In the 16 to 18 age category:
    • GU GEU SORTZAILE - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • E&R S.COOP - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • ONMA - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • BIZI-BERRI - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • AMINA - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • TEAM SMART - GERMANY and BELGIUM
    • ODA - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • MUGABA KOOPERATIBA - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA and BIZKAIA)
    • LOS INADAPTADOS - VALENCIA
  • In the 19 to 24 age category:
    • ULTRAVOLT - MALAYSIA
    • SALEM GROUP - TANZANIA
    • BIKELIFE ACCESS COURIER COOPERATIVES (BLACC) - USA (WORCESTER)
    • KOMIDA - COLOMBIA
    • OLATU BERDEA - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • BETABOT - BASQUE COUNTRY (BIZKAIA)
    • ESANGO NUKE - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA)
    • U2K - BASQUE COUNTRY (GIPUZKOA and BIZKAIA)
    • LOS COMIDISTAS - BASQUE COUNTRY (ARABA)

Much encouragement to all!

PRIZES

16-18 years old

A TRIP TO BERLIN

19-24 years old

A TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES

The winners of the second Mondragón City Challenge will be decided on April 21, 2023 at the Amaia Theatre-Cinema in Mondragón.

The team with the most innovative project will be awarded the "Originality Award" from among all the teams that were not finalists at the discretion of the jury and will receive €800 in cash.

PROFESSIONAL JURY

María Ubarrechena Cid

María Ubarrechena Cid

Mayoress of Mondragón

Jokin Díaz Arsuaga

Jokin Díaz Arsuaga

Director of Social Economy of the Basque Government

Iker Estensoro

Iker Estensoro

General Director of Economic Promotion of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa

Joseba Sagastigordia

Joseba Sagastigordia

Director of Business Promotion at MONDRAGON Corporation

Belén Balerdi

Belén Balerdi

General Technical Secretary CSCE-EKGK

Laida San Sebastián

Laida San Sebastián

Coordinator of Entrepreneurship and research professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Mondragón Goi Eskola Politeknikoa

Aitor Lizarza Martin

Aitor Lizarza Martin

Mondragón Team Academy Entrepreneurship Coordinator at the University of Mondragón

Javier Bikuña

Javier Bikuña

Managing Director of Saiolan

Yanoba Mariezkurrena

Yanoba Mariezkurrena

Promotional Technician at Leartibai Fundazioa

TECHNICAL JURY

Javier Bikuña

Javier Bikuña

Managing Director of Saiolan

Joseba Sagarna

Joseba Sagarna

Entrepreneurial Project Manager at Saiolan

Ainhoa Arrizubieta

Ainhoa Arrizubieta

Manager at Leartibai Fundazioa

Yanoba Mariezkurrena

Yanoba Mariezkurrena

Promotional Technician at Leartibai Fundazioa

MENTORING COMPANIES

Eika Caja Rural Kutxa Erreka