What is the Dell Social Innovation Challenge?
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) connects university students to the people, tools and opportunities they need to change the world. The challenge is part competition and part community. At DellChallenge.org, students compete for cash prizes to put their social innovation projects into action and connect with a worldwide community of supportive, likeminded educators and professionals.
Who is the DSIC for?
Anyone who wants to change the world! Anyone can follow, vote for or comment on their favorite projects. If you're a student at any university in the world, you can create a profile and enter a social innovation project into our competition. If you're a university faculty member or administrator, you can sign up as a university partner and create a group for your school. If you work at a business or nonprofit, or are a retired professional, you can apply to become a DSIC-certified mentor or judge. Or you can contact us about sponsorship opportunities.
Who runs the DSIC?
The DSIC is a program of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Staff members from the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service lead DSIC operations.
How did the DSIC start? Who started it?
The program launched in 2007 with support and funds from Tom Meredith, former CFO of Dell, Inc. Meredith co-created the DSIC with Dr. Peter Frumkin, Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Public Affairs.
How is Dell involved?
Dell is the DSIC's chief sponsor, lending its name, resources and funding.
Do you have other sponsors? How can I become a sponsor?
We are extremely grateful to all our generous sponsors who make the DSIC possible. We welcome sponsors from all countries and industries. If your business wants to support the next generation of social innovators, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.
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