Dell was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit that still thrives in our
company today. Our mission is to help people and organizations everywhere do
and achieve more with technology. We're proud to encourage that spirit among
the world's brightest entrepreneurs through the 2011 Dell Social
Innovation Competition, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin's RGK
Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
we announced the winners of the Dell Social Innovation Competition, and Dell
also committed to provide UT with a $5 million grant
to help grow the competition to be the world's premier network for student
social entrepreneurs. You know, there
aren't many times in your life when you get to be part of something so
meaningful, so game-changing-and meet the young people who have the spirit and
innovation to help solve the world's most pressing social issues. That was
yesterday, and that is what this competition is all about.
Taka Solutions from London School of Economics won
the grand prize of $50,000 in seed money to fund their entrepreneurial
business venture that provides waste management solutions to developing
Taka Taka Solutions was one of 1,400 applicants from 85 countries. The
competition inspires university students to approach global social problems
through entrepreneurship, technology and sustainability and empowers them with
unique skills and opportunities to succeed in a globally competitive workforce.
Here's a closer look at Taka Taka Solutions' business idea:
Across Africa demonstrated the most innovative use of technology, earning
it the special Dell Technology Award of $10,000.
UT's RGK Center for
Philanthropy and Community Service has been a tremendous partner with us since
we started the program five years ago. We're excited about the future of this
competition and hope you will continue to follow its progress as we continue to
give students the power to do more.
For more on the events of the evening, tune in to #DSIC11 on Twitter or
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Wonderful cause and contest.