Dell awards $50,000 to top student social innovator, rocks the Moody Theater

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Entrepreneurship is the answer to almost every single problem we have in the world today.
So says Daniel Epstein, founder of the Unreasonable Institute, as he spoke in front of the crowd of 200-plus gathered at the Moody Theater Tuesday night for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge awards.

DSIC invites college students from around the globe to develop and submit transformative, entrepreneurial ideas that solve a social problem; almost every major issue on the planet from energy to education to economic development is addressed. The winner of the competition receives $50,000 to bring their project to life.

After weeks of reviewing more than 1,700 entries that came in from over 100 countries, the judges decided on the five finalists, who were presented at the awards event on June 12.

Epstein, the keynote speaker, said, “The world is better today than it’s ever been in the history of humankind. But it’s still not good enough. When entrepreneurs see problems, they see opportunities and solutions.”

Source: Cuture Map Austin (link opens in a new window)