2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge: Enter!

Deadline: January 28, 2013

Are you a student with an idea that can make an impact? Dell Social Innovation Challenge is for you! Just few weeks left, Don’t wait; submit your idea today for a chance at over $350,000 in funding!

The Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. DSIC provides university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.

About the Challenge

The Dell Education Challenge rewards university students who develop the most innovative ideas to transform learning in today’s primary schools. Finalists will be flown to Austin, Texas in May 2013 to make their final pitch at Dell World, a gathering of more than 4,000 global Dell customers.

Prizes and Awards

Dell will offer and give out over $350,000 annually in cash and in-kind prizes. The Grand Prize Awards are chosen by judges, offering five cash prizes totaling $140,000. Full detail on the ‘click here’ link below.

Judging Criteria

Dell is looking for Social Innovation. The DSIC-Certified Judges will evaluate projects using three primary criteria:

  • Clarity of the innovation and significance of social impacts potentials.
  • Demonstration of a high probability of success.
  • Potential impact from winning DSIC.


DSIC annual competition is open to ALL university students in the world–-it doesn’t matter what school you attend or what you’re studying.  And you don’t need a venture plan to enter.  Everything from early-stage ideas to mature projects that are up and running can compete to win. Your innovation project could be vested in starting a nonprofit organization, a for-profit business, a campaign, community volunteerism, university club or even other informal or formal operations.

Note: The Project Competition is in four phases. Read the entry details carefully before applying.

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