Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business: Business for Good Competition

In light of the 7th Annual Intercollegiate Business Convention’s focus on innovation and challenging boundaries, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Business for Good Competition. Social enterprise is reshaping the nature of modern business, becoming increasingly important as new businesses incorporate social responsibility into their missions. The Business for Good Competition will reward impactful social enterprise ideas among college students. We seek to facilitate creativity, innovation, and collaboration among social entrepreneurs, increase the visibility of social entrepreneurship, and encourage college students to consider social entrepreneurship as they move into the working world.
 
Access the application here: http://ibc.huwib.org/business-for-good
 
Prizes
 
Prizes include a $1000 grant to the winner, a $500 grant to the runner-up, and various media opportunities.
 
Competition Structure
 
Starting September 1 and ending October 20, teams of students (up to five students, 50% female) will submit their social enterprise business plans on the Business for Good Website. Five teams will be selected based on potential impact, innovation, and overall submission quality to present their ideas at the competition’s Finale Event at IBC 2011 in front of our judge panel.
 
 
Last Year’s Highlights:

2010 Business for Good Winner, Lauren Braun, with Barbara Selmo, representative of competition sponsor, the FW Olin School of Business at Babson.
The winner of the 2010 Business for Good Competition, Lauren Braun, a senior at Cornell University, impressed judges with her innovative, research-based pitch for a medical information tracking bracelet to help mothers in Peru remember their infants’ vaccination dates. 
 
Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business
 
HUWIB is currently the largest undergraduate business organization on campus at Harvard, reaching over 300 members. The organization seeks to empower a dynamic group of enterprising young women by uniting them through business education and experience. Through panels, conferences, outreach initiatives, skill-building workshops, leadership projects, and mentorship programs, HUWIB seeks to expose undergraduate women to a variety of business careers.
 
 
Contact
 
Check out the Business for Good Website: http://ibc.huwib.org/business-for-good
 
Please contact Nancy Flewelling ([email protected]), Chair of External Initiatives, or Tara Suri ([email protected]), Director of Philanthropy, with additional questions.