The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, based in Switzerland, has just launched the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Competition to recognize outstanding social entrepreneurs around the globe. At the time of application, the candidate organization but also the individual(s) leading it, shall have already three years of operations and have implemented an innovation that took the form of:

  • A new product or service;
  • A new production or distribution method;
  • A new labour supply;
  • The reformulation of an existing product for an underserved population and/or
  • New organizational structures or funding models.
Selected winners will be included in the Schwab Foundation network of social entrepreneurs. This includes access to a peer network of social entrepreneurs, special benefits such as pro-bono consulting services and scholarships to executive education courses at world-class institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford University and INSEAD. Additionally, winners will be invited to the regional meetings of the World Economic Forum which are relevant to their work. Excellent finalists or winners under 40 will also be nominated to the Young Global Leaders network of the World Economic Forum.
The deadline for applications is the 15th of July 2014.
Further information about the selection criteria is available here.
Source: INSME


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