Register as a competing team

Organized by HEC Montréal, Canada, and Yunus Centre founded by Nobel laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh, Social Business Creation competition is an innovative pedagogical platform on which your students learn to create social businesses.

Prizes:

First round

  • The top 10% teams will receive “IMPACTFUL SOCIAL BUSINESS IDEA AWARD”.

Second round

  • The top 5 teams will receive “SOCIAL BUSINESS CONCEPT AWARD”. Each of these top 5 teams will receive CAD 2,000 after having completed Round 3’s requirements.

Final round

  • Third prize: 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en)
  • Second prize: $7,000 cash + 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en);
  • First prize: $15,000 cash + 1 tuition waiver (value of CAD8,500) to participate in MOSAIC-HEC Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society (http://ecole-ete.hec.ca/en);

Training

All training activities (click here for the list of activities) will be provided free of charge to admitted participants:

  • Follow HEC Montréal’s online course comprising 4 modules specifically designed for this competition at https://cours.edulib.org;
  • Follow 1-week training at HEC Montréal;
  • Showcase their projects on http://www.socialbusinesscreation.hec.ca;
  • Use Social Business Creation competition’s online platform and templates for their activities within the framework of this competition;
  • Receive HEC Montréal’s participation certificates if they complete at least the first 2 rounds of the competition.

Submit your application

1. Team's corresponding member (must be a student at the time of application):

*First Name:


*Last Name:


*Email:


*College or University Name:


*Student status proof (current transcript or university’s attestation letter):

2. Team member list and photos:
Attach a file (in Word or PDF format) that lists all members of the team and their contact information as well as team's photo (may be taken individually or in group). For student members, please indicate their institutions.

*Team:

3. Project proposal:
Attach a 1-page proposal (in Word or PDF format) that describes the applicant team’s business idea to solve one or several social issues.

*Project proposal:

4. Proof of application fee payment:
Attach the PDF file emailed to you when you complete the application fee payment (CAD 100 per team member regardless of student status; the link to pay will be available soon).

*Proof of payment:

 

 

 

Applicants will receive their results within 10 working days upon complete submission.