If you have an ingenious entrepreneurial idea to tackle a pressing social issue, Dell Social Innovation Competition can help you win $50,000 to put your plan into action. Dell has partnered with The RGK Center at The University of Texas and to support college students worldwide who can create a change with a social innovation designed to tackle any major social problem.
Check if you meet the eligibility criteria before you submit your social innovation idea. Undergraduate and graduate-level students from any 4-year university or college in the world are eligible to enter. The social venture should address a significant social problem, incorporate a quantifiable social return, be financially viable, be scalable and may not be a wholly-owned subsidiary of an existing for-profit or nonprofit entity.
After students enter their social innovation idea by February 20, a small group of selected semifinalist teams are chosen to write a venture plan and record a 3-minute video pitch of their idea. 3 finalist teams will be invited to Austin, Texas to pitch live in front of the judges and the winner will be awarded $50,000 as seed funding to launch their venture. They encourage users to comment and vote on the ideas submitted into the competition.
Got an idea – become a social entrepreneur today.