SENStation supported by
CEMS - Global Alliance in Management Education and McKinsey&Co would like
to invite students, professionals and companies from around the
world to take part in the SENStation crowd sourcing social entrepreneurship
event - the Global Cooperative Challenge (GC²).Together they are encouraged to battle the
challenges of our times and create positive change in the world. It is the
first time the challenge is open to all students.
Students with innovative ideas
and professionals/companies willing to coach teams can submit their
applications to online social impact accelerator at www.SENStation.org starting
from October 1st until December 15th, 2013. The most promising twenty projects
will be chosen and matched with coaches from partnering organizations. They
will begin to shape their ideas in the battle stage at the beginning of
January. After four months, the community will vote for the best eight ideas
that will get into exciting one month crowd funding period to gather financing
for their pilot projects.
Thanks to partnership with the
Impact Accelerator Network, F6S and Impact Space students will join the
community of passionate entrepreneurs and in the Battle stage teams will
receive up $800k worth of perks from companies like Rackspace, Odesk, Pivotal
Tracker etc. The winner will be chosen by the final jury composed of social
business experts and investors and will receive the prize of min. 2000 Euros
funded by CEMS Head Office located in Paris.
We would like to encourage all
interested stakeholders to communicate the message about GC² to students,
professionals, companies and investors. They can find all required information
SENStation is an online social
impact accelerator focused on social innovation and social enterprise start-ups
developed by social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Social enterprise is a company
designed to address a social or environmental issue, where majority of profits
are reinvested back into the company. Other than charities, it is
self-sustaining, and thus does charge fees for its products/ services.
Social Impact Accelerators may
be broadly defined as providing start-up organizations with a series of
critical inputs to help support and scale the business. These inputs may
include mentorship to hone business development, technical assistance, access
to funding and human capital and ongoing networking and pipeline support. A
majority of these accelerators help social entrepreneurs to deliver essential
goods and services to the bottom of the pyramid around the world, addressing
issues such as safe drinking water, clean energy, access to healthcare,
education and livelihood opportunities.
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