The 2019 Academy of the European Social Innovation Competition, three-day educational and networking event, begins on July 16.
Each year, the competition connects industry experts with some of Europe's most promising social entrepreneurs. Through workshops, social innovators will be trained around four key areas, such as innovation, impact, sustainability and scale, to build a sustainable social venture.
The semi-finalists will receive personalized support from a coach, based in their own country. For the next stage of the competition, they will be asked to submit extensive Development Plans to the judging panel. The aim of the Academy and continuing support is to enable the semi-finalists to develop their projects into feasible business propositions.
Later this year, competition judges will choose 10 Finalists among whom will be the three winners. Each winner will be awarded 50,000 Euros.
The competition is organized by the European Commission with support from Nesta, Kennisland, Ashoka Spain, the European Network of Living Labs, and Scholz & Friends. Read the Entire Article
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