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$50,000 to change the world?

Olly_BOlly_B Posts: 222 Trailblazer
Thought this might interest some of the more active among the you guys! ANd a possible trip to the States...


  • Students Invited to Propose Ideas for Solving Social Challenges
  • Global Community to Vote on Merit of Ideas
  • Winner to Receive up to $50,000 to Create and Launch Social Venture

Dell and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at The University of Texas are seeking undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges around the world to share their ideas for making the world a better place. Students winning the grand prize in the 2009 Dell Social Innovation Competition will receive $50,000 to help turn their ideas into a reality.

The News:
  • Students are invited to brainstorm and submit a creative, innovative idea to tackle a pressing social issue and enter it www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com. Along with students, citizens worldwide are invited to comment on, vote for and discuss the ideas in an online community forum. The community’s preferences will factor into the selection of the grand prize winner.
  • Teams selected as semifinalists by judges and the community will be asked to write a business plan and submit a three-minute video for consideration. Of the semifinalists, three teams will be invited to Austin, Texas, on May 7, 2009, where they’ll present to a panel of judges for the chance to win the $50,000 grand prize.
  • Submissions will be judged on overall concept; demonstration of the opportunity; assessed social impact; financial viability and sustainability; demonstrated leadership ability; management team; performance benchmarks; assessed risk and contingency plans.

Additional Information:
Social Innovation Competition


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think I would just pile it all in that TED scheme where they get people from the community to help out local schoolkids.
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