The Pioneer Employer Case Competition: Raising Wages, Increasing Profits is a unique case and curriculum change competition that challenges student teams to analyze cases about Pioneer Employers, business leaders who invested in their lower-wage employees as part of an approach towards developing a sustainable competitive advantage. Teams are also expected to work with MBA faculty and administrators to incorporate cases into their MBA curriculum. Contestants will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes! Please visit our website to learn more about the competition: 2011 Pioneer Employer Case Competition. The Intent to Compete form is due February 28, 2011.
The xpedx Sustainability Scorecard Challenge, sponsored by xpedx and International Paper, gives student the opportunity to work directly with xpedx and its suppliers to advance sustainability goals. Teams of graduate students will develop a sustainability scorecard and vendor survey to measure economic, environmental and social practices at xpedx’s various suppliers. The winning team will present its scorecard directly to a group of xpedx executives and receive a $5,000 cash prize! Please visit xpedx Sustainability Scorecard Challenge to learn more, and fill out this interest form to stay updated on the Challenge. The application form must be submitted by February 18, 2011.
In order to compete in the Pioneer Employer Case Competition, students must be enrolled through the fall semester of 2011. All students enrolled this semester are eligible to compete in the xpedx Sustainability Scorecard Competition.
Imagine knowing where to find career opportunities in corporate social responsibility (CSR), social enterprises, and nonprofit management - and then knowing precisely how to successfully compete for the career opportunities that best align with your own unique goals. The More Than Money (MTM) League course will show you how to do that – and more.
Six week seminar that you must take advantage of. Click HERE to learn more.
New Orleans water concerns are: Water safety for drinking and cooking, Water flood control, and Low water pressure caused by leaks. Can you think of an innovative business solution to solve these problems? If so, you must participate in the Idea Village Water Challenge for a chance to solve a critical problem and to win $50,000 in seed funding for your venture. Read the details in the attached document.
Amy Holiday is a Tulane junior studying English and Business. Social entrepreneurship is her passion; Amy is involved and excited about change through participating across campus, in the community and with Ashoka and Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives. Knowing how involved and dynamic you are in the world of New Orleans and TU social entrepreneurship, she would appreciate your support.
Amy has an exciting opportunity to represent our university and Tulane's spark for social change during a summer-long fellowship in Africa through Think Impact. Think Impact offers an amazing ten-week summer long fellowship in Africa to study social entrepreneurship and grass roots business development to college students from across the country. Fellows work within villages to empower individuals to be creative, confident and able to envision and embark towards solutions.
After a rigorous application and interview process, she was selected to be a part of the program. Think Impact is offering one scholarship to attend the Institute; her participation is contingent upon this money. The scholarship is based on online votes and she is seeking help with reaching the New Orleans community to leverage the support in New Orleans.
Think Impact offers this incredibly inspiring and impacting program that other Tulane students might be interested in as well. It's about enhancing the lives of other people, with a very community-embracing theme. As the only Tulane student accepted into this program, the support of the college would mean a tremendous amount. The online voting contest ends next Monday at 4 pm.
Here's the link:
Amazing portfolio of 45 Social Entrepreneurs. This is a must read. Learn more here: http://marketplace.unreasonableinstitute.org/
Spring into Action, is sponsoring the $25,000 Ideas for Impact Challenge. In doing so, we want to generate ideas for a business that can be consistently profitable in the New York City area, while employing people who need a second chance in life (i.e. the formerly incarcerated, recovering addicts, and/or homeless people). The challenge winner is guaranteed $5000 and another $20,000 if we successfully launch their idea. All the important information, including the business criteria and application are on the website(http://www.ideasforimpact.com), but I want to highlight that the deadline to enter is February 15th, 2011, andno business plans are required. We are also open to partnering with the challenge winner to get the business off the ground.
Details here: http://www.ideasforimpact.com/
$40,000 in cash prizes with a potential to present to regional angel investors for investments of up to $2 million!
This competition will feature both a Traditional and Social Track.
More details in the attached flyer
The Tulane Entrepreneurs’ Association kicks its 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition up a notch with a new competition and a $50,000 top prize for the company with the best sustainable business model rooted in the ideals of conscious capitalism. Read the full press release below.