Social Business and Microcredit Forum

Hosted by The University System of Georgia

October 17, 2011

Social Business Plan Competition for Students

Social Business Plan Competition for Students

All submissions must be online and from a higher education institution team. All teams must have at least one faculty adviser. Plans must be submitted as an attachment in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM October 10, 2011. All submissions must have Team Leader’s name, student’s email address, and name of the institution.

Official Rules for the Social Business Plan Competition

See the Social Business Plan Competition Judges

Once ready, please submit below.

Important Dates
  • Registration and submission: September 2 – 30, 2011
  • Submission of Social Business Plan (no more than 2 pages): October 10, 2011
  • Qualifying Presentations: October 17, 2011
  • Finalist Presentations: October 17, 2011
  • Identify a “Social Problem” in your community (Home or Collegiate)
  • Identify at least one faculty member to advise each team
  • Prepare a Social Business Plan and submit online (no more than 2 pages)
  • Use the structure below to prepare the presentation
  • Bring 3’x4’ Poster Board that summarizes your Social Business Plan.
  • Prepare a 5 minute presentation.
  • Teams will present before judges at the Qualifying Round.
  • Qualifying Round winners will present in the Final Round.
  • Winners will receive Awards from Professor Yunus.
Submission and Presentation Structure
  • Social Problem Addressed – The Social Business opportunity
  • Solution Proposed - Business Model, Product/Services/Programs
  • Market Analysis and Strategy
  • Launch Strategy and Requirements
  • Financial Plan and Sustainability
  • Impact Summary – Social Benefits

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