Every year The Audacious Project invites change-makers to submit their best, boldest ideas for tackling the world’s biggest challenges.

Tonight, the 2019 winners will be announced live from the TED stage in Los Angeles – and you’re all invited to join. The entire event will be livestreamed (8pm ET / 5pm PT) at @TEDTalks – as eight incredible ideas for global change are revealed.

Audacious Ideas, TED

TED has a long track record of surfacing ideas worth spreading and this project sees them partnering with some of the most respected organisations in philanthropy and the public. 

The Audacious Project was brought to life through the collaboration of some of the most respected names in the non-profit world, including Skoll, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Scott Cook & Signe Ostby and more. Virgin Unite is proud to be one of the key partners to have joined forces to help make this possible. 

Together we're working to address a major frustration faced by the world’s change-makers – that without access to venture capital or stock markets, social entrepreneurs have to pitch donors one-by-one, often a deeply inefficient process for all involved.


At a time when our need for positive global change has never been greater, The Audacious Project continues to encourage the world’s greatest change-agents to dream bigger, to shape the best ideas into viable multi-year plans, and to present those ideas in a compelling way to potential supporters – with an ultimate goal of make philanthropy more collaborative, more inspiring and more effective.  

Tune in tonight to experience the world’s most inspiring ideas unveiled at this very special session of the TED conference.