A Social Innovat-a-thon | Cash Prizes
Work in teams with mentors from business and public policy to creatively solve a real-world social problem, QUICKLY!
What is the Star-C uVentureTM Challenge?
The Star-C uVentureTM Challenge is a competition for student teams to apply innovative business model concepts to solve a social issue. The challenge is to find the best business model that will increase capital return, social benefits, and attract investors.View the event flyer
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- Win cash. (first place: $2,500 | second place: $1,500)
- Gain valuable real-world experience.
- Work with successful entrepreneurs and private and public sector leaders (your advisors and mentors).
- Test your skills and develop new entrepreneurial capabilities.
- Create a project you can add to your professional portfolio.
- Expand your professional network.
Who is qualified to participate?
All currently enrolled Georgia State undergraduate (must be at least a sophomore) or graduate students with an interest in entrepreneurship and social innovation can register for this event. It is preferred that students be familiar with one or more of the following: business model design, critical social issues, design thinking, innovation techniques, marketing/branding, or general problem solving.
Three “flash” workshops will be conducted to develop additional entrepreneurial and innovation capabilities.
There is no cost to students to participate in this event.
This event is proudly sponsored by:
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute, Georgia State University
- J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Questions?Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 23
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24
Sunday, September 25 – Thursday, October 20
|Pitch Presentations and Awards
Friday, October 21
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
STAR-C in the News
Marjy Stagmeier runs Star-C, a nonprofit that provides after-school care to residents of Willow Branch, an apartment complex she owns. Willow Branch houses low-income families that often don’t speak English. The program helps ease these children’s transition into the community.