- December 19, 2012
- Posted by: Meg VanDeusen
- Category: EA Inspired
Show the world how you are an Everyday Ambassador and submit an original idea for innovative social impact work to the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators with transformative ideas who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Have you traveled somewhere and seen a community that could make incredible strides with a little push from you and your idea? Are you fed up with a problem in your own community? Are you excited to make a difference?
Winning university students will receive world-class teaching and training to help advance their ventures as well as start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisers. DSIC has the largest global network of like-minded students, so you and your peers can work together to refine your ideas and bring them to fruition. All semi-finalists will have help creating a fundraising platform and be eligible for a matching grant. The first place winner (of 45 award winners!) will receive $60,000.
You might ask, what exactly is a social innovation? It’s an idea that significantly improves the results of existing social or environmental problems. Let yourpassion and abilities innovation your idea and grow global impact. We have an incredible community already making social change through innovation, check out Toni Maraviglia, founder of mPrep story, here or Sonia Chokshi, co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Kip Solutions, here! We are so excited to hear about all the great ideas our community has to offer the world.
Anyone can join this growing online community to support social innovation – what an amazing way to use social media for social change. Don’t wait to share your ideas, the deadline is January 28, 2013. Be sure to enter EA on the referral/promo code field so we can help support our community of change makers!