The 2009 Dell Social Innovation Competition February 5, 2009Posted by chandrapong007 in Education.
Welcome to the 2009 Dell Social Innovation Competition!
The RGK Center at The University of Texas and Dell are looking for college students worldwide with ingenious ideas to change the world.
Dream up a plan that combines creativity and innovation to tackle a pressing social issue, and you can win $50,000 to put your plan into action!
Students from all over the world are invited to create change at home, or anywhere in the world, with a social innovation designed to tackle a social problem and help every human reach their fullest potential. There is no limit to the imagination and any significant social issue can be addressed in this competition.
How it works
Students work in teams or as individuals to enter their social innovation online before the February 20 deadline. From the initial group of entries, a small group of semifinalist teams are chosen to write a venture plan and record a 3-minute video pitch of their idea. From the semifinalists, three teams are selected as finalists and invited to Austin, Texas to pitch live in front of a panel of esteemed judges. One winner is chosen and awarded $50,000 as seed funding to launch their venture.
You be the judge!
Along with the student competitors, we invite everyone online to comment and vote on the ideas submitted into the competition. You just need to create a username with your e-mail address to log in and get involved! In each round of the competition, vote on the projects you like the most by promoting them up in the ranking. Your vote matters! Leave comments and suggestions on the ideas you find most intriguing and add your expertise.
The competition final event is May 7. One team walks away with $50,000, but people all over the world will benefit from a few big dreams.