In the beginning …

While this came to ThinkChange India’s attention after the deadline past, the competition seems like a great opportunity for our readers and should definitely be something to do next year.

Titled Genesis, this competition, which will be held at IIT-Madras, aims to do the following:

Genesis is a social entrepreneurship competition that aims to bring together social entrepreneurs, students, NGOs, innovators, incubators, corporations and financiers and encourage them to come up with innovative ideas which are socially relevant and feasible.

The competition is open to all students and working professionals (including NGOs) who have ideas that are innovative, feasible and can benefit society. Our only restriction is that 50% of the registered members of every team that enters this competition should be students.

This year the deadline for first round submissions was February 25th. The full schedule of events can be found after the jump.

Team formation and Idea Preparation

January 20 ,2008 – February 22 ,2008

Introductory Workshops

February 23-24,2008

First Round Submissions

February 25, 2008

Selection of Finalists

February 29, 2008

Preparation of refined business plans and targeted workshops

March 1 – March 29, 2008

Presentation of Final Business Plans to a judging panel and awarding of prizes

March 30, 2008

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  1. […] course, we have covered Genesis, India’s premier Social Entrepreneurship competition conducted by IIT Madras. I’m sure […]

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