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Global Enterprise Challenge: Panama

 

Follow the progress:  2011 GEC Panama Blog
2011 Winning Team - ”Esperanza: Cultivating with Compassion”
 

Create a sustainable social enterprise in Panama

This is a competition where you will sign up as an individual and particpate on a team. Teams will be determined on the November 13 kickoff. On this date you will begin working with your team to develop an idea for a social enterprise. Teams will compete to win:

  • All Expense Paid Trip to Panama (The winning team will work with Dr. Kori Gregg as part of your independent study to develop a detailed plan for the enterprise and trip. The schedule for the trip will be determined by the team.)
  • $1,000 Scholarship for each team member

The Guidelines are Simple:

Click here for guidelines

Info on the Location:

Details will be provided at the November 13 kickoff. 

What is a social enterprise:

An effort that uses market based strategies to achieve a social purpose.

Examples:
TOMS Shoes: http://www.toms.com/movement-one-for-one
KaBOOM: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129865300

All participants are required to attend the following sessions:

Sunday November 13  12:00-5:00 p.m.
Project kick-off and find out who is on your team. Workshops to help your team develop an enterprise led by the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour.

Wednesday November 16 
5 minute presentations. 

Friday November 18
Special evening event to announce the winners of the GEC and other Global Entrepreneurship Week competitions.

*There will be other opportunities during these weeks that mentors and advisors will be available to support your efforts.
 

 

Also see:  2010 Global Enterprise Challenge – Haiti