Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Today's post features 20 successful nonprofit startups that have been started by students. The article was originally posted on OnlineCollege.org
Colleges have always been hotbeds of idealism, where gifted minds, too young to be jaded, dream of better futures they want to bring into being. At the same time, one of our culture’s most widely promoted values has been the entrepreneurial spirit, especially in recent years. In the private sector, spinoffs of research done at institutions like MIT and Stanford have shaped our modern economy, taking companies like Google and Facebook from dorm rooms to the NASDAQ. Many business schools have recently made a significant shift in emphasis from molding middle management to acting as incubators for start-ups. So it’s no surprise that innovative ventures are actively being created, fostered, and rewarded in the nonprofit zone as well. Here are 20 amazing philanthropic organizations that began as student projects and are now going on to change their communities and the planet:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The competition aims at new startups that are formed in the last 4 years. Startup owners and entrepreneurs take part by posting their website link on the competition pages that are currently running on both Facebook and LinkedIn. They get assessed solely on the content available on the public websites and are given scores by the Evaluation Committee.
As founder of StartupProPlus.com, I'm honored to have been invited to the committee by the Committee and Competition Chair Mr. Domenico Nicolo.
The deadline is on the 20th of October. So hurry up!! Post your startup website using the links below now!
Click to join on LinkedIn
Click to join on FaceBook
Contest Rules for the nomination in the 1th edition of the competition "Calabria Dinamica. Mediterranean Startup Network Awards"
-How to submit your application to the competition?
Startups can submit the application by pasting their website, facebook page or blog URL in the following ways:
a) as a comment to the note in the facebook page "Calabria Dinamica"
b) as a comment to this discussion in the Linkedin group "Calabria Dinamica Mediterranen Startup"
You should not send the busines plan.
-What are the evaluation criteria?
Commitee will evaluate each startup only on the basis of the publicly available information on the website, facebook page or blog of the startup competition participants.
Startups should not send any further information to the members of the evaluation committee
-How will the score attribuited to startups?
Each member of the committee will have a total of 10 points that might distribute among the start-ups that he considers best.
After evaluation by the Committee, shall publish the list of the best start-ups.
There are no cash prizes.
The best startups selected by the committee will be able to participate in a subsequent competition that will provide for the allocation of preferences only by fans.
Participating in the competition startups expressly declare that they accept the rules stated in this note
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION 20 OCTOBER 2012
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