Marquette will be hosting a Social Innovation Design Contest on
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 4:30-6:30 pm, Emory Clark, room 111. The winner will receive up to $1,000 to attend the Ashoka Exchange in San Diego, CA and automatic entry in the Midwest Social Innovation Pitch Contest ($25K prize) and National Dell Social Innovation Challenge ($50K prize)!
See contest details HERE.
Click here to see the 2012 grand prize finalist projects.
Click here for a video of last year's finalists.
See their powerpoint presentation HERE.
Four Saturday meetings, 10-11:30 am, are scheduled for all participants to better understand how Social Innovation Design leads to positive social change! Download the contest information.
Judges will hear each team’s presentation and award prizes for best in class & runner-up
Matt Barr, SIESO president Mathhew.firstname.lastname@example.org and Allison Glaubke, SIESO Vice President Allison.email@example.com. Jeff Snell, Faculty Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org 414.288.4758 and Elise Chapman, SIESO Events & Publicity Coordinator email@example.com
Objectives of the Social Innovation Design Contest:
Social Innovation/Social Entrepreneurship (used interchangeably – see www.ashoka.org):
What is a Social Entrepreneur?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.
Why "Social" Entrepreneur?
Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss and improving systems, inventing approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better. Most do NOT have a business background.
SID Contest is presented by SIESO; the Social Innovation Initiative is presented by the Office of the Provost