Just as business entrepreneurs are defined as change agents for the economy, social entrepreneurs can be defined as change agents for society. Through for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid enterprises, social entrepreneurs identify gaps within current social systems and create innovative solutions in society or redefine those social systems, meeting the needs of the community, the environment, or both. These entrepreneurs measure their success based on the triple bottom line: economic, environmental, and social.
Do you have an idea or business plan that fits the above definition? If so, the Wake Forest Elevator Competition for Social Entrepreneurship is for you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like more information.
The Elevator Competition for Social Entrepreneurship seeks socially-conscious entrepreneurs to share their world-changing ideas. Each team may have up to four participants, with at least one participant who must be a degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a college or university. Participants can be graduate or undergraduate students in any discipline.
Up to four team members present their plan to judges during a two-minute elevator ride. If you are selected as a finalist, you will provide a 20-minute presentation. Winners will receive an award of cash and prizes.
March 23-24, 2012
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Go to Team Registration for more information.
***SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO COMPETE BY JANUARY 20, 2012
ADDITIONAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCES: