- Competition Organizer
University of Washington Foster School of Business
- Submission Date
- Business Plan Submission Date
- Awards Date
- Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)
- Competition Category
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Graduate - Global
- Undergraduate - Global
- Who's Eligible
- Open to currently enrolled students at any higher education academic institution world wide. Business plans submitted by competitors must aim to alleviate a problem of poverty in developing countries, and also must demonstrate the Social Return on Investment.
- Important Dates
The application period opens on July 1, 2011. Applications are due on November 9, 2011. GSEC Week teams will be selected in December of 2011 and must submit a final business plan by February 16, 2012. Final rounds of competition will take place on March 1, 2012 in Seattle, Washington, and will be followed by the Awards Banquet.
- Competition Prizes
2012 Prizes will be announced soon. 2011 prizes totaled over $30,000.
- Other Info
GSEC business plans are evaluated on three criteria: (1) effect on the quality of life and poverty alleviation in one or more developing economies; (2) financial sustainability; (3) feasibility of implementation.