Forbes Under 30 Summit Change-the-World-Competitions
The Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at BC's Carroll School of Management and the Center for Social Innovation within the University’s School of Social Work have been chosen as the official academic partners for the Forbes $1 million Global Change the World pitch competitions that are part of the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit taking place October 16-19 in Boston.
In one competition, Forbes is partnering with Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, co-founders of Sound Ventures, as well as Boston-based Rough Draft Ventures, to host a $500,000 global competition for early stage for-profit entrepreneurs who have disruptive and scalable ideas with the potential to change the world.
Forbes is also partnering with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to host a $500,000 competition for U.S.-based social entrepreneurs who are advancing solutions that will improve educational outcomes for PreK-12 students nationwide, with particular focus on low-income and urban communities.
Eight finalists, four from the for-profit competition and four from the nonprofit competition, will each pitch their companies at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on October 17 and 18. One winner will be selected from each competition.
Students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Boston College's Shea Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Social Innovation will manage the initial review and assessment of applications, whittling down a field of approximately 2,000 applicants, with final decisions to be made by the official Forbes Under 30 Summit judging team.
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For more information about entry and eligibility requirements, visit yndl.co/forbes_under30.