SLASummit 2015

How can you permanently change the lives of 30 people with a budget of $5,000?

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SLASummit 2015

The Sexiness Behind SLASummit


SLASummit is a social entrepreneurship conference and case competition designed to discuss fundamental social, political, and economic problems affecting Latin American communities, and implement viable solutions to foster sustainable development.


The conference will be taking place from March 19th to March 22nd, 2015.


A four-day case competition drawing together students from universities around the world, SLASummit sets out to not only highlight major issues facing Latin American communities but cultivate ideas proposing tangible solutions to these problems. By bringing together academic experts in related fields and social entrepreneurs with on-the-ground experience, to give both TED-style talks and interactive workshops, the conference emerges as a unique platform to develop innovative and creative projects that will be sustainably implemented and maintained for years to come. Differentiating itself as more than just a case competition to apply critical thinking and presentation skills, the purpose of SLASummit is to develop winning ideas into solutions that will visibly improve the lives of Latina American communities in need.



SLASummit holds a firm belief in bottom-up, self-empowering forms of development. The proposed solutions will not only be answers to problems communicated directly by the community, but also selected and implemented in conjunction with the local population. By taking this participatory approach, we not only ensure long-term sustainability, but also improve the efficiency of the implemented project(s), catering to communities' needs as specifically as possible.





1. Raising awareness about current political, social, and economic issues in Latin America

2. Building multidisciplinary problem-solving skills necessary to address societal challenges

3. Attracting and connecting the brightest participants and professionals to devise & implement viable solutions to foster sustainable development in Latin America

4. Turning Latin America and Montréal into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in the world




Where It All Came From

McGill students, who are not part of SLASummit, embarked on a social project in Mexico to help an underprivileged community of primary school students to go to school faster. With a budget of $5,000, these students not only provided bicycles for 30 children, reducing their transport time by more than 50%, but they also implemented a bike rental viable business, with its own repair garage, to ensure financial sustainability.




Facts (Because Facts Are Cool)

1. 150 student participants from universities all over the Americas

2. 25 teams of students thinking "outside the box"

3. 3 target communities, and experts in their field giving TED-like talks

4. 1 winning idea, to be implemented on the ground

Allocation of funds



Le coût total de l’événement est de 15,000$. Il est divisé de la manière suivante, pour 150 étudiants attendus :

1.     Location de la salle : 2,000$

2.     Equipement lors de l’événement : 1,000$

3.     Repas pour les trois jours : 10,000$

4.     Evénements de networking 2,000$

5.     Habitation : 0$ ! Nous avons mis en place un système « Auberge espagnole », et personne ne paye quoi que ce soit !


TOUTES LES DEPENSES RELIEES DIRECTEMENT A L’EVENEMENT SONT COUVERTES PAR NOS MULTIPLES SPONSORS : l’université McGill, le consulat mexicain, l’association de gestion internationale, etc.


Cette campagne de crowdfunding n’a qu’un but : collecter les 5,000$ nécessaires pour l’implémentation de l’idée gagnante par des donneurs qui croient au projet et qui souhaitent faire part de ce changement communautaire ! Rejoignez-nous en nous soutenant financièrement !


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Choose your reward

For $CAD5

The McGill Saviour: A thousand "thank you" on our website, until we run out of breath, or you grow bored of it.
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery February 2015

For $CAD10

The Montréal Saviour: McGill Saviour + A "thank you" card, signed by the team, to immortalise our love to you + A photo of you on our "donors' mosaic"
  • Backers: 5
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD20

The Québec Saviour: Montreal Saviour + A VIP pass to our daily videos of the conference
  • Backers: 4
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD30

The Québec AND Ontario Saviour (or "two for the price of one" Saviour): Québec Saviour + official "thank you" during the conference + name at the end of daily videos (for future grandkids purpose)
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery April 2015

For $CAD50

The Canada Saviour: Québec AND Ontario Saviour + VIP access to all speakers' presentations, video format + name at the end of the film (again, grandkid stuff, they'll love it)
  • Backers: 4
  • Delivery April 2015

For $CAD75

Canada and US Saviour: Canada Saviour + Skype meeting with the organisers (organisation of the conference, where from now, Québec beer, anything)
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD100

The Americas Saviour: Canada and US saviour + Skype meeting with (1) organisers, and (2) the winning team
  • Backers: 4
  • Availability: 6/10
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD150

World Saviour: Americas Saviour + a 2 minute recorded speech which will be projected during the opening ceremony! See this as the beginning of a lengthy career for you.
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD250

World & Moon Saviour: World Saviour + a Skype intervention during the opening ceremony
  • Availability: 5/5
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD500

Universe Saviour: World & Moon Saviour + you become the OFFICIAL BENEFACTOR of SLASummit (your name attributed to the prize, your presence during the entirety of the conference, etc.) In student terms, you're now "pretty cool"
  • Backers: 2
  • Availability: 2/4
  • Delivery May 2015

For $CAD1,000

Universe and beyond saviour ("SLASummit Guru"): nothing can be imposed to the Guru. I'd suggest you contact us, so we can talk.
  • Availability: 1/1
  • Delivery May 2015

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