GT Students: Do you have an idea for a product or service that addresses a Social or Environmental issue?
Do You Dare to Care? Increase your IMPACT – enter the Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition
The I2S Competition is designed for GT students with a very early stage product/service idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world (or at least a triple bottom line). All great ventures and organizations begin with g…reat ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: 1) solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and wellness, etc.); and/or 2) sustaining our environment (for example improving water management, improving air and water quality, reducing of the depletion rate of natural resources, developing alternate sources of energy, etc). Unlike with a traditional Business Plan Competition, in the I2S contestants do NOT have develop a full blown business plan, instead they are required to submit an Executive Summary and a minute-long video pitch of their idea(s). Also I2S ideas do not necessary have to be technology-focused. Any idea with a social or environmentally sustaining impact may have merit. More specifics regarding the I2S competition are at www.mgt.gatech.edu/i2s. By entering the I2S, participants will have the opportunity to meet local social entrepreneurs, socially minded business leaders, and venture capitalists/investors while vying for cash and other prizes. The I2S competition (just like InVenture and the BPC) also has great resume value.
Deadlines: February 21 – Intent to Compete, February 28 – Executive Summary and Video Pitch.
Competition dates: March 10 –Preliminary Poster Competition, March 16 – Finals: Student Who IMPACT. Prizes: $ 6,000 in cash prizes.