Social Innovation Challenge - Dell

Social Innovation Challenge - Dell


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Dell Social Innovation Competition 
The University of Texas at Austin and Dell are looking for university students around the world with innovative ideas to solve a social or environmental problem. We’re giving away more than $100,000 in cash prizes to at least five winning teams who will be flown to Austin, Texas for an expense-paid Finalist Week-End that culminates in a final pitch and awards ceremony.   The Dell Social Innovation Competition takes place in three elimination rounds. Take the first step in making your idea come alive. Enter your idea today!  

We are looking for students with the most innovative ideas to solve a social or environmental problem anywhere in the world. Our process is simple: 

Round 1 : IdeaConcepts

·Post your idea            
·Vote & Comment 

Round 2 : Semi-Finals

·100 Semi-Finalists will be announced on March 1, 2011           
·100 Innovators selected to apply for the Starting Bloc fellowship will be announced on March 1,2011           
·Semi-Finalists paired with Mentor to advice on venture plan           
·Weekly Semi-Finalist conference calls available for insight and advice from the DSIC team           
·Semi-Finalists submit a detailed venture plan by April 1, 2011 

Round 3 : Finals
·5 Finalists will be announced on April 15, 2011           
·20 Semi-Finalists for Semi-Finalist Fellowship Program announced on April 15, 2011           
·Finalists are flown to Austin, TX for Finalist Week-End and Award Ceremony on May 16, 2011

Final Presentations and Awards: The five finalist teams representing universities worldwide fly to Texas to pitch their ideas live in front of a panel of expert judges. The judges will deliberate and award first, second, and third place prizes at the reception following the presentations. The competition covers travel expenses.

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