©2019 by Boma ECU.



The world around us is changing faster than ever. And it's not just technology. Sociopolitical change. Geopolitical change. Climate change. Changes in our structures and economic systems. We want to make sure the future doesn't happen to us; it's created by us. The more we succeed, the better our shared future will be.

We believe in the power of local action to drive that global impact. Our events feature human-centered innovations and initiatives across disciplines from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design community. Gathering like-minded creatives, thought leaders and changemakers in a pitch format, candidates access global exposure, collaborative networks, and strategic and financial support to create and scale outcomes.        

Pitch Your Project

At the intersection of technology, ethics, science, wellness, art and design, we seek actionable ideas that have the potential to repeat, sustain and scale positive impact. Projects may currently be at any stage of development, and candidates will receive pitch preparation support to present for expert panelists and an audience of local creatives and changemakers. Finalists will be eligible to receive full sponsorship to attend and present at an international Boma Summit, strategic support, and financial support of up to $2500.

Application Extended Deadline: December 10, 2019

Event Date: February 5, 2020 


About Us

The roots of the word "boma" date back to Africa, the cradle of all mankind. The boma was a circular enclosure for the community and elders to gather – a sacred space for community gatherings, for meaningful discussions to be had and meaningful actions to be taken. 


Through transformational experiences and events, Boma Global brings together an agile ecosystem of stakeholders to solve humanity's challenges, including social leaders, impact organizations, NGO's, investors, industry & corporate leaders, community, policy & government, entrepreneurs & startups, and educational institutions & thought leaders.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a world hallmark of innovation. From neighborhood cleanups to health design to social initiatives to public art, Boma ECU shares and enriches projects from our community across Boma's global network of local partners to cultivate the exposure, collaboration, and strategic and financial support to turn ideas into impact.


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