Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

Ashoka and Staples, Inc.

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible
The competition is open to all youth who are:
    •    Between the ages of 12 and 24
    •    Operating a youth-led social venture
    •    Able to demonstrate impact
Important Dates

Nominations and entries will be accepted on a rolling basis through Sept. 30, 2010. Winners will be recognized at a TEDx conference on Nov. 13, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Competition Prizes

The grand prize winning team will receive a prize of $5,000. Seven remaining winners will receive prizes worth $500.

Other Info

The grand-prize winning team will have the unique opportunity to consult with, and draw from the expertise of high-level Staples executives. All eight winning teams will get the opportunity to meet with an Ashoka Fellow – one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.