Social Change Opportunities with a Chance for Funding!

Have an idea for social change, and think it could win you $12,000?

 

Learn how YOU can contribute to market-based solutions that foster sustainable change in developing countries:

–        Info Session: Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)

10/13, 12:30-1:20 pm

 

–        Social Ideas to Global Ventures Workshop

10/22, all day

 

–        2012 Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)

11/09, application deadline

 

Students across disciplines welcome!  Event details below’; contact gsec@uw.edu


Info Session: Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)

Thursday 10/13

12:30 – 1:20 pm

Paccar Hall, Deloitte Commons (2nd floor), UW Foster School of Business

 

Join us to learn how, through GSEC, you could win $12K, get exposure to 400 +professionals, and receive expert coaching to develop a social venture in developing economies. Featuring Sammie Rayner, founder of Lumana & GSEC alumna. Hear how GSEC helped her launch Lumana which now provides savings accounts, small loans, business management education, and relevant local mentorship to primarily women in small villages across rural Ghana.

 

Social Ideas to Global Ventures Workshop

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Paccar Hall, UW Foster School of Business

 

Special student rate: $20 (includes entrance to all sessions, lunch and refreshments, resources)

REGISTER: http://bit.ly/uwventuresworkshop

 

This workshop will provide students a foundational understanding of global social entrepreneurship in developing countries and outline the process of turning an idea into a viable business.  Featuring speakers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Literacy Bridge, PATH, Social Venture Partners, and Village Reach, & on!

 

2012 Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)

Apply by November 9, 2011

 

Submit your best social business idea – Qualify as a semifinalist – Compete for $30,000!

 

GSEC is the place for students to learn about harnessing the power of commercial strategies to reduce poverty and affect positive social change in developing economies.  Each year, 15-20 semi-finalist student teams worldwide are selected from the applicant pool, paired with mentors and invited to participate in GSEC Week, February 27 – March 2, 2012, in Seattle, WA.   Visit the website for application, schedule, and prize information.

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