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Preview of This Thurday's I2S Finals
The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship is gearing up for Thursday's final round of the annual Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition. I2S involves student/alumni teams with ideas for socially relevant products and services who compete for tens of thousands of dollars of prize money. The final event is a poster showcase session that is open to the public. There is even a "people's choice" prize to be awarded based on votes from visitors to the competition.
I2S Teams are either in the Ideas Track, representing early-stage proposals, and the Advanced Track, where most of them have been through one or more rounds of the I2S (or, in several cases, the Global Social Venture Competition or the InVenture Prize). The Advanced Track this year includes 2014 InVenture Prize winner Sanivation and their SafiChoo toilet designed for developing nations. Other Advanced Track teams include NeuroCruitment (a 2014 GSVC finalist), an online recruitment platform for people seeking participation in clinical trials of treatments for neurological diseases. In the Ideas Track are several exciting newcomers such as Lightboards, a skateboard manufacturer in the distressed Old Fourth Ward area of Atlanta that trains and employs local people; Medical Emergency Information Service, which aims to provide EMS technicians with better information to serve trauma patients; and Runoff Power Generation, an ambitious rainwater-collection/power generation proposal.
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PREVIEW VIDEOS OF THE CONTESTANTS' PITCHES ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
What is the Ideas To Serve (I2S) Competition?
I2S is About Creating a Better World
The competition is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world.
Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing of the rate of depletion of natural resources, or developing alternate sources of energy…just to name a few!
I2S is About Ideas
We believe that all great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. Therefore, I2S is primarily a competition of ideas where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to solving social and/or environmental problems.
It is our hope that eventually these ideas will lead to sustainable organizations that are able to generate sufficient income flows to sustain their missions. If the organizations are for-profit companies, the ideas should eventually be capable of providing returns for investors as well.
I2S is About Creating Triple Bottom-Line Organizations
Simply put, I2S seeks to foster the development of organizations that are focused on the “triple bottom line,” showing concern for social and environmental outcomes as well as for economic return on investment.
Find out how the competition works here. Stay up to date on I2S events by subscribing to our email list here.
I2S networking event following the IMPACT presentation. Room #101.