Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2011


Entries due


Competition Organizer

Ashoka Initiative and Staples Foundation

Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Other
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
  • Undergraduate - Global
  • High School - Global
Who's Eligible

Open to young people ages 12 - 24 living anywhere in the world who are operating a social venture. The work of the venture must reflect the use of technology to advance social change. 

Important Dates

Entries will be accepted until September 9, 2011. Four finalists will be selected to attend the Techonomy Conference in Tucson, Arizona November 13-15, 2011, where they will present their social ventures and winners will be announced.

Competition Prizes

2011 prize information has not yet been announced. Last year's Grand Prize winner received a $5,000 prize and runners up received prizes worth $500.

Other Info

Four finalists will be selected and will receive an all expenses paid trip to Techonomy, an elite conference held in Tucson, Arizona that convenes thought leaders, innovators, and changemakers from the technology sector.