I2S Competition Workshop: Attracting Funding and Measuring Impact

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Dori Pap

Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship

 

Summaries

Summary Sentence: The Ideas to Serve Competition is for students and recent graduates who have product or service ideas targeted at solving social and environmental problems.

Full Summary: The 2nd workshop for the I2S Competition will focus on getting funding to start your enterprise and ways to measure your impact.

If you plan to compete in the Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition this year, or if you are just interested in entrepreneurship with a social focus, you won't want to miss this workshop!

The workshop focuses on: Attracting Funding and Measuring Impact and will be led by Brian Cayce of Gray Ghost Ventures, an impact investment firm dedicated to providing market-based capital solutions to entrepreneurs who are addressing the needs of low-income communities in emerging markets.

 

What is the “Ideas to Serve” Competition?

I2S is a competition for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have an early stage product or service idea aimed at creating a better world.  I2S is primarily a competition of ideas, where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to the solving some of today’s most challenging social and environmental problems.

Ideas for the competition might focus on reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, or developing alternate sources of energy, to name a few.

 

I2S Workshop FAQs

Q: Do I have to be a competition participant to come to the workshop?
A: No, this workshop is designed to help you prepare for the competition but could also be helpful in other entrepreneurial endeavors you may take on in the future, so even if you're not sure about the competition, feel free to join us.

Q: Is there a cost to attend the workshop?
A: No, all I2S workshops are free.

Q: Do I have to sign up ahead of time?
A: No, there is no need to rsvp for the workshop. Just show up!

Q: What if I haven't started on a project, or I don't even have an idea? Should I still attend?
A: Yes. You do not need to prepare anything ahead of time, so even if you don't have a project idea yet, there is no harm in just showing up and learning!

 

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Scheller College of Business

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Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
business plan competition, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneur workshop, entrepreneurship, environmental, Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship
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  • Created By: Dori Pap
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 9, 2012 - 6:44am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:58pm