UNC Social Entrepreneurship Competition and Conference

The Social Entrepreneurship Competition and Conference is an initiative of the The University of North Carolina system. It challenges students at UNC’s 17 campuses to identify some of the state’s most pressing social problems and then take a business-oriented approach to solving them.

Seeking undergraduate students Interested in Representing NCA&T

Requirements:

  • Identify a compelling social need/problem in the immediate campus community, e.g. health care, financial services, energy, environment, education, etc.
  • Propose a social venture (for profit or non-profit) to address the need/problem
  • Submit a written business plan for the business, according to the competition guidelines
  • Deliver a four-minute presentation to a panel of judges on the day of the competition

VOLUNTEER to represent NCA&T (as an individual or as a team. Individuals will be placed into teams)

 

Eligibility

  • Each campus may have up to two teams (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Undergraduate teams should consist of undergraduate students currently enrolled at the time of the competition. (Graduate students may be a part of the undergraduate team, but must NOT be the majority and are NOT eligible to participate in the presentation).
  • Graduate teams should consist of graduate students currently enrolled at the time of the competition. Undergraduate students or members of the community may be a part of the team, but must NOT be in the majority and are NOT eligible to participate in the presentation).

How the Competition Works?

Teams should prepare two different presentations.

Preliminary Round. Each campus team will have four minutes to submit their proposals to a panel of judges, followed by four minutes of questions from the judges, judges will then select finalists. (Members of each team’s delegation will be allowed in the room for that team’s presentation only if they wish to see it.)


Final Round. Each finalist will have three minutes to present to a second group of judges in front of everyone, followed by three minutes of questions from the judges.

Three winners will be selected in both the undergraduate and graduate categories and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Application Form
Official Rules
Business Plan Format/Outline
Business Plan Judging Rubric (Undergraduate & Graduate) 

For more information, contact Dr. Thaddeus McEwen at mcewent@ncat.edu or 336-285-3356.