Students: Social Innovation Competition is a chance to win cash


Shining Hope, winner of the 2010 competition

Applications for Dell’s Social Innovation Competition are due February 14th. In conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin, Dell is giving away more than $100,000 in cash prizes to university (undergraduate and graduate) students from around the world with fresh ideas to solve social or environmental problems.

What’s great about this project is that Dell and UT are encouraging students to submit their ideas no matter where they are in the process. If your idea doesn’t include a business plan and you don’t quite know how to scale it or make it financially viable yet, don’t despair. You won’t win first place but you could be one of 30 students selected to receive mentoring and support to improve your idea’s chances of future success.

If you’re not a student, you can browse and vote up others’ ideas here. Be sure to check out the dates, deadlines and official rules over at the Dell Social Innovation website.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Idealist, Brian , The SEEP Network, Nancy Darcy Gallant, M.P. and others. M.P. said: RT @idealist: $100,000 for student social innovators! Know an undergrad or grad student with a world-changing idea? […]

  2. Shining Hope Featured on Idealist – Wesleying writes:
    January 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    […] Odede ’12‘s picture (above) lurking in the homepage slideshow. The image links to a call for applications for the Dell Social Innovation Competition, which Odede and fellow team members Arielle Tolman, […]

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