$300K in Funding Available for CGI U 2013 Students
CGI U Announces Funding Opportunities
More than $300,000 is now available for CGI U 2013 student attendees to turn their ideas into action. To be eligible for these funding opportunities, students must first apply online to attend CGI U 2013. The final application deadline is January 30, 2013.
The Resolution Social Venture Challenge
This year, CGI U is proud to work in conjunction with The Resolution Project, an organization dedicated to youth leadership development through social entrepreneurship. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 in seed funding to CGI U 2013 students through the Social Venture Challenge, a competition which will identify and support undergraduate students from around the world who offer innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U student attendees may apply for up to $5,000 in seed funding for their Commitments to Action. Social Venture Challenge finalists will pitch their ideas at CGI U 2013 and the winners will be announced in St. Louis on Saturday, April 6. Students must first apply and be accepted to CGI U 2013 in order to apply for the Social Venture Challenge.
The CGI University Network
The CGI University Network is a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. Thus far, 21 colleges and universities have joined the University Network and agreed to provide more than $200,000 in funding to CGI U 2013 commitment-makers from their respective campuses. Any CGI U student from a University Network school is eligible for funding, and may receive seed funding for commitments and/or travel assistance to attend the CGI U meeting.
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