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All Great Ventures Begin with Great Ideas | Georgia Tech Hosts Ideas to Serve Competition

by Angela King

Ideas to Serve (I2S), presented by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, is a competition of ideas where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to solving social and/or environmental problems.

Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing of the rate of depletion of natural resources, developing alternate sources of energy or any other way to better the world. The competition hopes that these ideas will lead to sustainable “triple bottom line” organizations that are able to generate income to sustain their missions.

I2S competitors are all Georgia Tech students that stand to gain mentoring, access to a network of local social entrepreneurs and impact investors who serve as judges, and prize money. There is an early-stage Ideas track, as well as the later-stage Advanced track. In addition to the main winner, there is also a $500 “People’s Choice” prize awarded based on audience votes.

Why should you come?

The interactive poster showcase gives attendees a chance to engage directly with young social entrepreneurs. Whether you’re looking for a project to support or just want to learn about the great ideas coming out of Georgia Tech, I2S is for you. Through the People’s Choice Award, you also get a say in which team walks away with $500 at the end of the night!

What’s at stake?

A total prize pool of $10,000 is up for grabs at the finals. This includes prizes for the top teams in both the Ideas and Advanced tracks, as well as a number of special prizes including Best Video Pitch and Poster, MBA Social Impact Award, and People’s Choice. In addition to prize money, teams receive mentorship throughout the competition to help them develop and advance their ideas.

Where and when?

The I2S finals will be hosted in the main atrium of the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, April 12 from 6:00 -8:30 p.m. The showcase competition allows visitors to move around the room and interact with the teams, arrive as your schedule permits.

You don’t want to miss this. Register here!

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