September 28, 2011

Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition!

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The Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is a leading-edge international social venture plan competition, where interdisciplinary student teams from around the world propose creative, commercially viable businesses aimed at reducing poverty in the developing world.
From innovative sanitation solutions in Kenya, to solar-powered modular power generators in Papua New Guinea, to prick-less anemia scanners in India, GSEC business plans demonstrate the power of business to create sustainable, positive change to some of the world’s most challenging social problems.

APPLY TO GSEC 2012 by November 9, 2011!  Review the GSEC rules and submit your application!

GSEC Eligibility - Overview
  • All applicants must review the full GSEC Rules & Eligibility prior to submitting an application. 
  • GSEC seeks the most innovative, student-generated social business plans that aim to alleviate a problem(s) of poverty in developing economies.*
  • GSEC is open to currently enrolled students, in any discipline and level of study, at any academic institution of higher education worldwide.
  • Multi-disciplinary teams are strongly encouraged. Teams may be comprised of students from difference academic institutions.
  • Plans must clearly demonstrate the social impact and calculate the Social Return on Investment (SROI) and provide a social impact assessment.  GSEC business plans may focus on any subject area.
  • GSEC business plans are evaluated on three criteria: 1) Effect on the quality of life and poverty alleviation in one or more developing economies; 2) Financial sustainability; 3) Feasibility of implementation.**
GSEC prizes are awarded to the most innovative business plans that meet the GSEC judging criteria and demonstrate the best integration of financial and social returns on investment. 

For more information, visit: GSEC

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