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Semi-finalists discuss their technology at the Annual New Venture Showcase. 3 Competitions , Up to $200K Awarded, 8 Grueling Months, 1 Huge Opportunity Do you harbor a nagging sense that now's the perfect time to finally get that idea you've been kicking around off the ground? Discover what it really takes to launch a startup. Enter the $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge, the premier platform for identifying, nurturing, and showcasing emerging entrepreneurs at NYU.
MBA Students Take Honors in Social Entrepreneurship Competition | At the Center of It All | The George Washington University School of BusinessMBA student Anthony Shop presents a model for social return on investment. Credit: Marriott School Brigham Young University GWSB MBA students earned high honors last month in a case competition that went beyond the bottom line and asked participants to measure the benefits of social entrepreneurship. The first Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition, held Feb.10-12 at Brigham Young University, asked MBA students to create a model for social enterprise organization Fundación Paraguaya and calculate its social return on investment. Fundación Paraguaya develops innovative solutions to poverty and unemployment, and spreads them around the world.
"Create enduring value and leave clear footprints" (FERD.COM) Ferd Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2011 went to Benjamin Kainz & Oscar Lundin, Founders of “Ung Omsorg”. At the age of 23 they have built a successful social enterprise which employs over 600 young people and is making a really positive impact on the lives of thousands of elderly people in Sweden.
The judging process of the 41 worldwide applications submitted for the FERD Award for Social Entrepreneurship was very tough and challenging. All the applicants presented very interesting and valuable models of social enterprises. The positive social impact created by the entrepreneurial activity of our Alumni is amazing! We would like to congratulate and to thank all the participants for what you are doing and for your interest in the field of social entrepreneurship!
Now in its fifth year, World Challenge 09 is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. World Challenge 09 is brought to you by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell, and is about championing and rewarding projects and business which really make a difference. Plan Bee Plan Bee won the World Challenge 08. The Pakistani project helps female beekeepers boost their income by selling high quality honey. The northern areas of Pakistan are among the poorest and most isolated regions in the country.
In July, I blogged about the Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition in partnership with Ashoka and its TEDxYSE follow-up conference.