Dell Social Innovation Competition Deadline Extension: March 2, 2009
The RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service at The University of Texas at Austin and Dell invite aspiring social entrepreneurs to enter the 2009 Dell Social Innovation Competition. College students worldwide are challenged to dream up ingenious ideas that can change the world. The student who best combines creativity and innovation to tackle a pressing social issue wins $50,000 in seed funding to launch their idea into the world.
Undergraduate and graduate students from any university in the world are eligible to compete. Students studying in any discipline can submit their entrepreneurial ideas online at http://dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com. There is still plenty of time to enter before the 12:00 P.M. CST (18:00 UTC) deadline on March 2, 2009.
How it works:
From a large group of entries, we narrow down the competitors in three elimination rounds:
1) Executive Summary: Students submit their innovation online giving a brief overview of their idea (Deadline: March 2, 2009)
2) Social Venture Plan & Video: A select group of semifinalists are invited to create a written plan detailing the social venture and 3-minute video pitch
3) Final Presentation: Three finalist teams are flown to Austin, Texas to compete live for the $50,000 grand prize
New this year - Community Voting!
Along with students, we invite the online world to comment and vote on the student ideas submitted into the competition. Simply join the community with a username and e-mail address to get involved. You will have until March 5, 2009 to vote on ideas and comment on the projects you like the most.
2 Ways to Win: The semifinalists are selected by combining the top 25 ideas voted most popular by the public and up to 75 additional ideas chosen by the judges.