Friday, July 29, 2011

Rotary Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2011 is HERE!

Hello there!

Do Business. Save the world. All in a day's work?

If you have an idea how you could potentially 'do well while doing good', or if you already are working to get something off the ground and would like to get additional support and access to a whole ecosystem of like-minded individuals, come join the Rotary Youth Social Entrepreneurship Challenge 2011 (RYSEC).    

Our aim is to provide a platform for young individuals youth to discuss their exciting and refreshing business ideas, that not only make a profit but also tackle existing social challenges. This competition is in its 3rd year, and a number of alumni have successfully launched (and expanded) their ideas!! 

There will be 2 levels of competition, and candidates may apply to any of the following categories:
1. Idea Launchpad
For teams who are relatively new to the concept of 'Social Enterprise', and who have a social business idea and are looking to test it.

2. Project Accelerator 
For teams with a mature/in-implementation business concept, and who are looking to meet people and develop networks to bring the idea one notch higher.

The winners of each category will receive prize money , a valuable feedback from  the local and regional Social Enterprise entrepreneurial network, as well as the opportunity to attend workshops conducted by Social entrepreneurs in the region.

You can find out more info on our past winners and plans for this year in the attached slide deck. 

Here is the timeline of upcoming events:
  • Aug 6     - Introductory workshop for individuals new to Social Enterprise, with an idea brewing in their minds
  • Aug 13   - Advanced workshop for individuals who are already working on their ideas, with experienced mentors available for guidance 
  • Aug 27   - Deadline for submissions
  • Sep 18   - Winners declared at award ceremony
  • Mid-Oct  - Winners go to Philippines
Stay tuned, as we will be sending out more information very soon!

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