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International Social Innovation Challenge: Competition guidelines

This course is designed to help you take a social enterprise idea and turn it into action. We have designed a competition to select and support the best examples of learners demonstrating this in practice.

At the end of the course (Step 3.11) you will have the opportunity to submit a 3-5 minute video demonstrating the action you have taken on your idea. The top 3 ideas will be selected, recognized and awarded consultancy support from the educators and successful social entrepreneurs.

The deadline for entry is 01 April 2017, 5pm BST.

What are we looking for?

  • What problem are you solving, and what is your idea for a solution?
  • What is your venture model?
  • What action have you taken to make this idea a reality?

We aren’t expecting fully formed ventures; we are looking for great examples of action taken on your idea.

Selection Process

The selection process will be in two parts. Judging will first come from other learners, through the number of likes given to the submission comment. After this, the educators will evaluate the top 10 submissions with the most number of likes.

You’ll be judged on the following criteria:

  • Effective problem/solution link
  • Clarity of venture model design
  • Evidence of action taken during the course

You may participate in the challenge either as an individual or as a team. Feel free to use the comments and discussions in the course to identify potential collaborators. You can work together on developing your social enterprise idea, using the guidance provided in the course steps. Be sure to check out the Downloads section below for the complete competition rules.

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Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action

Middlesex University Business School

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