Dell Social Innovation Challenge
Building the next generation of social entrepreneurs depends not just on world-class teaching and training but also on supporting them with opportunities for strategic partnerships and start-up capital. With the goal of bringing visibility and public recognition to thousands of social entrepreneurs worldwide, the RGK Center has partnered with the MFI Foundation and Dell to create the annual Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The international competition attracts more than 1,700 student venture plan submissions, and ultimately awards a $60,000 Grand Prize to the best idea.
Previous Grand Prize Winners:
Shining Hope for Communities combats intergenerational cycles of poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services in Kenya’s Kibera slum through a holistic, community-driven approach.
Gardens for Health is dedicated to enabling people living with HIV/AIDS to improve their nutrition, health and treatment adherence through sustainable agriculture.
Husk Power Systems provides power to millions of rural Indians in a financially sustainable, scalable, environmentally friendly and profitable manner by creating proprietary technology that cost-effectively converts rice husks into electricity.
2007 - AccessAbility
AccessAbility provides users with pedestrian-scale searchable maps, offering detailed accessibility features such as hill gradients, curb cuts, ramps, automatic door entrances and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.