student social business competition entries set 1

The UNC Social Business Conference asked student teams from across the UNC system to identify community problems, then take a business-oriented approach to solving them.

31 student teams from all 17 UNC campuses developed proposals that they hoped would both solve community problems and be self-sustaining. Students worked with faculty and staff beginning last spring, then with mentors from TiE Carolinas and the SBTDC, to develop plans that built off their knowledge of a wide variety of disciplines, and observations to address community problems related to food and agriculture, energy, job training and retraining. Some examples:

· Using videogames to retrain unemployed people;

· Improving the efficiency of the market for used medical equipment to make sure underserved markets get exactly the equipment they need;

· Rebranding a struggling rural community’s downtown area to improve economic performance;

· Using aquaponics to turn fish waste into plant food, or recycling hog waste;

·Creating a market that allows homeless people to sell their art.

During the conference, teams made preliminary presentations in front of small groups of judges, selected from across the state and the nation for their experience in community engagement and business. Judges moved forward to the finals student groups from Ellizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, NC A&T, NC State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro and Winston-Salem State. After final presentations in front of the entire room, NC State’s “Pennies for Progress” team finished first, followed by a plan from Fayetteville State, a proposal to convert biowaste, with UNC- Chapel Hill’s recycled medical equipment proposal finishing third along with Sanitation Creations,  which is now running a crowdfunding campaign to allow the team to consult with energy experts who will help the company further develop the bag collection process and the method for turning waste to energy using the filled bags. Currently they have raised $1465 of the $3000 required to meet their preliminary goal. http://sanitationcreations.com/

 

The NC State proposal http://www.pennies4progress.org, outlines in detail a strategy for retailers to donate one penny of every purchase to supporting nonprofit work, thereby relieving nonprofits of some of the challenges of fundraising

INTERSTATE STUDENT SUMMARIES - FOOD DESERT

OTHER US SUMMARIES Cleantech100

 GEORGIA Final 8 project video

NORTH CAROLINA

NC1  Pennies for Progress  Fund Raising NC State
NC2  convert biowaste from Hog laggons Fayetteville State,
NC3  UNC-CH Sanitation Creations.docx,
NC4  Improving the efficiency of the market for used medical equipment
NC5   Using videogames to retrain unemployed people NCSSM VGV Group.docx,

NC6   Using aquaponics to turn fish waste into plant food, ASU Aquaseng.docx         

NC7   Rebranding a struggling rural community’s downtown area UNCG_Gerontology_Fisher Park VillAGE SRB proposal_final.pdf,
NC8   Creating a market that allows homeless people to sell their art UNCG Artifacts Proposal.pdf,
NC9 NCA&T NC Triad Connects.docx
NC10 NCCU TRADES.docx,  changing academics of food science youth
NC11 UNCC SeeingYouForward.pdf
NC12 fsu1.doc, FSU Fresh Starts green market integrating ex-offenders
NC13 UNCW Credit Counseling Plan.docx
NC14 ECU Hotel.docx
NC15 WSSU Incubator.docx,
NC16 ECSU Microcredit.docx,
NC17  NCSSM Camp Aubergine.docx
NC18 UNCA Friends of WNC Markets Social Business Plan.pdf
NC19 UNCP Clothing X.docx
NC20 UNCW Urban Harvest Plan for Social Business Competition.docx,
NC21  WCU CullowheeCommunityCenter.doc,
NC22 ASU Social Bike.docx
NC23 ECSU Wimax.docx
NC24 NCCU Johnson.docx,  beelights warehouse crafts
NC25 UNCP Lights.doc,
NC26 WCU Green Energy Park.docx,
NC27 NCA&T World Through Service.docx
NC28 NCSU Vaccine.docx,
NC29 UNCA-Social Business--Kloeppel.pdf, mountain harvest produce truck
NC30 UNCSA Social Outreach proposal final.pdf,
NC31 WSSU Health Sciences.docx,

 

OREGON

OR1 OSU-STARSports.pdf  -links

OR2 PSU_Open%20Source%20Medical.pdf -links

OR3 UO-OregonCommunityHealthVanl.pdf

OR4 SOU_Southern_Oregon_Aquaponics.pdf,

OR5 WOU-ArtSmarts.pdf, help schools restore arts curricula  ? how introduction to www.singforhope.org NY, and OR1

OR6 PSU-Compass Rose.pdf PSU-Compass Rose.pdf, 309 KB community cafe professionally run

OR7 PSU-ElkartiBusinessSummary.pdf, import business moroccan artisans

OR8 PSU-WasteNotWarriors.pdf, bioenergy supermarket food waste

OR9 PSU-Wealth&Health Gardens.pdf, refugee greet and community market

OR10 Reed_HOME.pdf, homelss portland- transitional jobless

OR11 EOU_CommunityGarden.pdf, combat child obesity (food desert) with demo community farm

OR12 OIT-SolenSphere.pdf, twice as effective solar?

OR13 OSU_BuildingBiomass_FINAL.pdf, Timber biomass

OR14 OSU_SolarWater.pdf, target efficiency of solar to heat water at eg hospitals and other large users

OR15 PSUBareBottoms.pdf, 435 KB 

OR16 WOU-Plantin theSeed.pdf, help schools with vegetable gardening curricula/apprentices - food security

OR17 Sou Farmfinal.doc,

 

 

 

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