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To participate in I2S, teams must develop:
1) A brief executive summary (Content and Formatting Requirements)
2) A one-minute video pitch to be submitted on YouTube (Content and Formatting Requirements)
3) A poster (Content and Formatting Requirements)
4) A presentation - Note: only finalists complete this portion (Content and Formatting Requirements)
The competition proceeds in two phases:
In the Semifinals Round (Poster Showcase), teams set up their posters in the College of Business Atrium. Judges, who themselves are social entrepreneurs, and environmental sustainability researchers and advocates, will circulate throughout the reception, and over the course of the evening will review each concept and ask questions from the team members present. Prior to this round, teams have submitted their executive summaries and video pitches and these files have been given to the judges for review.
After the culmination of the preliminary round, 5 teams are selected as finalists. In the Final Round, selected teams present their ideas in front of a large audience of students and judges in LeCraw Auditorium.
After the preliminary round, judges will provide written feedback to each team. Teams selected for the finals are encouraged to incorporate this feedback and re-submit their Executive Summaries before their documents are sent to the finals judges for review. Revised Executive Summaries must be received by Sunday, April 7, at 6:00pm. If a revised Executive Summary is not received by this time, the original submission will be sent to the finals judges.
To Enter the Competition:
1. Fill out the online Intent to Compete Form (The form is closed for 2013. It will be available in January for the 2014 competition).
2. Submit the Executive Summary and video link by March 26, 2013.
3. We also ask that teams submit a video/photography consent form so that we can use pictures and video from the competition in future outreach and marketing efforts. This form must be completed and signed by all members of each team. Bring completed forms to the check-in table at the Poster Showcase.
PLEASE READ FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS (see above) BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILES.
Ideas will be judged on their potential to deliver large-scale impact in the future. More specifically, for both rounds of the competitions judges will evaluate entries based the following criteria:
- The idea constitutes a social innovation due to the novelty of the solution, a novel application of an already existing idea, or a significant improvement of an existing process.
- The idea would improve the human condition by addressing a problem while also considering any possible negative environmental and/or social impacts of the solution offered.
- The idea would be sustainable if implemented in the framework of a non-profit, for–profit, or hybrid organization.
- Metrics of success are well defined.
Any current Georgia Tech student or recent Georgia Tech alumnus (graduated in either Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012) is eligible to compete.
No full-time or part-time faculty member, instructor or staff will be eligible to compete. However, Faculty members, instructors, and staff MAY serve as advisors to students, or student teams that are competing.
Previous non-winning teams may submit the same idea again, but they should clearly show the improvements that have been made since their last participation.
Any previous competitor is welcome to submit new ideas.
2013 InVenture Competition or BPC participants are also eligible to compete if their product idea is consistent with the social/environmental value creation component of I2S.
Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged but not required.
A “team” may be comprised of one or more individuals.