The Dell Social Innovation Competition has been launched jointly by the University of Texas and Dell for college students around the world who want to improve areas of critical human need through innovation.
Providing a vehicle for taking student innovations from idea to reality, Dell’s Social Innovation Competition is a real-world exercise for perfecting your skills in:
· Project/business plan development
· Pitching ideas to investors
· Building resource networks
If you have a groundbreaking idea in mind or if you can mobilize people and resources to affect wide-ranging, scalable social change with your fortitude and personality, then you can submit your idea for the competition.
Issues can cover poverty alleviation/economic development, human rights, peace & security, digital inclusion, global health/AIDS, education, energy/environment/climate change, child/youth development, volunteerism, food/potable water, microfinance, drugs/crime, elections/Government and others.
The team or individual with the most ingenious entrepreneurial idea to change the world wins the grand prize of $50,000 in seed funding to launch or expand their idea.
Competition entries addressing the environment are eligible to win a special $10,000 Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability prize.
Each of the three finalist teams automatically qualify for a spot on the GlobalGiving website, providing the opportunity to secure additional capital and exposure to donors worldwide.
Application deadline: February
For more scholarship information and application: Dell Social Innovation Competition
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