Harvard Business School'S New Venture Competition Awards $225K in Cash Prizes

"The New Venture Competition provides a rigorous platform through which students develop their business ideas as a positive force for change," says Elise Bates, the new director of Harvard Business School's New Venture Competition.

This year's competition saw 262 teams from around the world vie for $225,000 in cash prizes, Business Insider reports.

The top prize of $75,000 went to Diagnostix, a technology company that analyzes gene expression in plants to help farmers maximize yield.

The runner-up prize was $25,000 to Sanso, a company that helps drug manufacturers produce life-saving biologics more efficiently, in order to deliver cheaper drugs to patients worldwide.

The crowd favorite in the Student Social Enterprise Track wasSolara, which offers on-demand solar irrigation service to Indian farmers, increasing their access to affordable, reliable, and clean irrigation methods.

The runners-up were SeaCycle, which produces sustainable biopolymer production and driving positive environmental impact, and Health HQ, which addresses clinicians' barriers around learning and advocacy within the transgender community, fostering greater inclusivity and support in healthcare. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Indianapolis Foundation

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Foundation: Gates Foundation

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UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.



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