The Challenge

Give back with Toms Shoes by designing a unique, comfortable, durable, and cool looking athletic shoe for teens to promote causes around the world that teens care about.

Challenge Dates August 27, 2020 – September 3, 2020
Mission Possible

Select a problem and create a shoe to promote the cause in look, function and feel! For example, if your cause is to help deserving teens start a business, the design and message of the show should reflect the zest, optimism and grit shown by entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Bangalore. For every dollar you make in profit, one dollar will be donated directly to the cause. By the way, it should fly off the shelf at the first “drop."

  1. The Opportunity
  2. Your Mission
  3. Team Deliverables

Challenge Steps

Challenge Kick Off
  • 5:00pm PST - Live Liftoff
  • Join the Liftoff
  • Lost at Sea Team Contest
  • Meet Your BizCoach
  • Zoom Pro-tips
  • Challenge Blast-off
  • 7:00pm PST - Submit "Team Name"
Discover Who You Can Help
  • 5:00pm PST - Opportunities?
  • Pink Lamborghini Client Game
  • Get Ready to Interview
  • Listen for Understanding
  • Story Telling: Hunt for Golden Eggs
  • Lemons, Golden Eggs?
  • 7:00pm PST - Submit "Golden Eggs"
Unlease Your Creativity!
  • 5:00pm PST - How to Think Big
  • Duck Tape Design Battle (Quack-Quack)
  • No Box Thinking
  • Craft BizSolutions
  • Success Factors
  • Land on One Concept
  • 7:00pm PST - Submit "Concept"
Make a Prototype
  • 5:00pm PST - Fail Forward Fast
  • V2 Next Gen Game
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Fast Feedback & Quick Change
  • Refine Your Idea
  • 7:00pm PST - Submit "Refinements"
Prepare Your Presentation
  • 5:00pm PST - How to Pitch Like a Pro
  • Prepare to Meet Your BizDesigner
  • Real World Design on the Fly
  • Hearthrob Improv
  • Build Your Pitch
  • Getting to Carnegie Hall
  • 7:00pm PST - Submit "Pitch"
Competition Day!
  • 5:00pm PST - Making a Difference
  • Battle of the Design BizTeams
  • Judges Feedback
  • Awards Celebration
  • AMA
  • And the Winner Is…

Only 20 Spots

Only 20 spots per challenge
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