Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Announcing new Foster School D-Prize Competition

The Global Business Center is partnering with D-Prize to launch the first Foster School D-Prize Competition - a new business for global impact competition opportunity for  UW graduate students!  We need your help spreading the word and encouraging students to apply! 

The competition challenges UW graduate student teams, which must include at least one MBA, to address distribution and scalability challenges for proven global poverty solutions.  Specifically, UW students will be grappling this year with 1) improving vaccine supply chains 2) distributing solar lamps and 3) providing “sugar daddy awareness” classes to reduce HIV infections. 

The competition will run in a series of rounds from December 15-March 13 with the opportunity for a team to win $10K to launch their solution on the ground summer 2015.

The Global Business Center will be hosting a Matchmaking event/information session for teams and individuals on Thursday, November 6, 5-6 p.m. in the Douglas Forum, 4th Floor Bank of America Executive Center (Map).  Students can register here for that event.

The first deadline is 12/15 for a two page concept note and team resumes.  To find out more, please go to: http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/gbc/Pages/D-Prize.aspx.