University of Texas RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Dell have launched a Social Innovation Challenge which expects to spur innovation by students throughout the world.

http://www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com/resource/1255642101000/image_newMainBanner

The challenge whose goal is to provide a vehicle for taking student innovations from idea to reality, Dell’s Social Innovation Competition is a real-world exercise for perfecting your skills in:

  • Project/business plan development
  • Pitching ideas to investors
  • Building resource networks

Deadline for entry is March 1st 2010 and offers prizes of upto $50,000 and is a good chance for innovators to explore opportunities. This is the fourth year in the competition.

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The deadline to enter is March 1, 2010. There is plenty of time to brainstorm and get started. The entry form is a quick overview of your idea and takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you are in college or know someone in college – encourage them to enter.