Have a Socially Good Idea? Check Out the Pepsi Refresh Project

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 20, 2010


The Pepsi Refresh Project has been running since earlier this year and has funded hundreds of projects that will help local communities.

If you have not heard Pepsi is giving away millions in grant money each month to fund ideas that will do social good in the world. Anyone can apply to have their idea funded at different stages. You can submit for 5k, 25k, 50k, or 250k in grant money. Each month you have from the 1st to the 15th to submit your idea or until 1000 ideas have been submitted. Pepsi then reviews all the ideas and selects which ones meet the guidelines and will be accepted and can be voted on to win the money.

It is a great opportunity for any entrepreneur to get an idea off the ground or take a current project to the next level. If your idea is not accepted you will receive details as to why and can re-submit the following month.

It is a great opportunity if you have a project that will help your community. Submit your idea and see if it gets accepted. If you don’t have an idea then browse and vote for someones who you like!

iB-LIEVE Submission

Back in the spring we covered iB-LIEVE, a startup focused on inspiring people to change their lives for the better. They have recently entered the Pepsi Refresh Project and have until the end of August to gather as many votes as they can for their idea. Below is the video about them and the project they are trying to get funded.

You can also visit their site to learn about their project and vote.

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.