Congratulations to the winning teams from NC Campus Compact member campuses, NC State University (1st place), Fayetteville State University (2nd place), and UNC-Chapel Hill (3rd place) who competed in the Social Business Plan Competition for Students during the UNC Social Business Conference. The teams won $2500, $1500 and $1000 respectively.
Over 600 people attended the conference on September 27, 2012 at NC A&T State University in Greensboro. Organized by the University of North Carolina General Administration, the event brought together economic development interests from all regions of the state to hear keynote speaker, Professor Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the microcredit concept. He shared his social business concept of combining business know-how with the desire to improve quality of life.
As part of the event, college student teams from across North Carolina were challenged to develop business solutions to pressing local and state issues. Each UNC institution was allowed two teams to compete and present their proposals on a social
entrepreneurial business idea for a business that has one or more objectives that addresses societal needs. Thirty-one teams presented at the conference, resulting in 9 finalists who competed in the second round. Their ideas were judged and winners were announced at the end of the day.
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