$10,000 Challenge to DePaul Students

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Do you have a revolutionary business idea to help lift Haitian people out of poverty? Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has challenged DePaul students to create social businesses that put  at least 10 Haitians living in poverty to work, and promised funding from his Grameen Creative Lab of up to $10,000 to launch one or more winning ideas.

Muhammad Yunus and DePaul students

DePaul has accepted the challenge and launched the Social Venture Business Plan competition. The contest challenges DePaul students to develop a plan for a business that will employ at least 10 workers living in poverty in Haiti with sufficient wages to support their families and pay for their children’s educations. Plans are due by May 15, 2012.

For contest guidelines and more for information please visit the Haiti Initiatives website.

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