Below you will find a great opportunity for Jordanian student teams to participate on an International Competition hosted by the University of Washington.
Besides the opportunity to come to Seattle and interact with several mentors, players and other competitors, this competition is a great springboard for many successful startups and there is a cash award of US$10.000 !
There is an ICT category that fits like a glove to the Imagine Cup Teams and student Entrepreneurs.
Enjoy and forward as appropriate.
Travel scholarships for international teams
to attend the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)
February 27 – March 2, 2012
Seattle, WA, USA
Travel scholarships available for qualifying 2012 international GSEC teams, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation*
Submit your best social business idea
Qualify as a semifinalist
Get a travel scholarship to attend GSEC Week 2012 in Seattle, WA
GSEC is the place for students to learn about harnessing the power of commercial strategies to reduce poverty and affect positive social change in developing economies.
Each year, 15-20 semi-finalist student teams worldwide are selected from the applicant pool, paired with mentors and are invited to participate in GSEC Week, February 27 – March 2, 2012, in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Throughout the process – from application to GSEC Week – students receive expert guidance, refine their business skills, develop their networks, and gain access to new resources.
GSEC Week teams present to 400+ professionals and compete for monetary prizes, awarded to teams that develop businesses with the most innovative solutions to problems of poverty and the best integration of financial and social returns on investment.
GSEC 2012 will award $30,000 in prizes, including: grand, global health, and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT).
How To Apply
Application instructions & eligibility: GSEC Rules & Prizes. Apply by November 9, 2011!
GSEC is open to currently enrolled students at any academic institution of higher education worldwide.
GSEC business plans may focus on any subject area. Multi-disciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.
Need a team or team member?
Post an announcement on the GSEC Facebook discussion board www.facebook.com/GSECUW