Pure Michigan initiative offers cash prizes for solutions to social challenges
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Corps and Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest have announced the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, the nation’s first statewide social entrepreneurship initiative.
The Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge invites individuals and teams to submit plans for an emerging entrepreneurial idea or replicable model from an existing organization for sustainable social change in a wide range of areas including but not limited to urban revitalization, environment, health, and education.
Participants will also have access to mentorship, networking, and resources tailored to social entrepreneurs. The Challenge will help advance ideas, ventures, and solutions to address pressing social challenges in Michigan.
Beginning February 4, social entrepreneurs are invited to complete an application at GLEQ.org to begin their participation in the Challenge. Applicants will then have immediate access to coaches and special events to support the preparation of their submission before the May 20, 2013 deadline. A special Social Entrepreneurship Showcase and Pitch event will take place on June 18 at GLEQ’s Entrepreneur Connect event in Lansing, MI.
The Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge aims to harness the collective power of today’s entrepreneurs to address the challenges of our state. To learn more about the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, click here: http://www.michigancorps.org/pages/146/