Want to change the world? Sir Richard Branson has just launched an online competition looking for the next big ethical or socially aware entrepreneurs and businesses ideas, so here is a chance for all you budding social entrepreneurs to be involved in something truly amazing and win an amazing prize, details below:
WHAT IS IT?
In conjunction with the launch of Richard Branson’s brilliant new book ‘Screw Business as Usual’, Sir Richard has launched a competition looking for the next ideas or businesses that are a force for good (the mantra of his non profit foundation Virgin Unite) and are screwing business as usual.
HOW TO ENTER...
An entry can be a story or brief description of a business or social enterprise in action anywhere in the world. An inspiration – in words, thoughts or on film – that shows a new way of creating or transforming a business, or will create a consumer movement that will create demand for better products or services.
Just log on to http://virginunite.screwbusinessasusual.com/uploadyourstory and share your idea or business that is screwing business as usual.
WHAT’S THE PRIZE?
Every month, the top five entries on the leader board – those with the most social shares (votes) – will each receive a prize. The top 10 ideas, as voted for by the online community, by 17th April 2012 will be evaluated by an Independent Judging Panel who will select the Grand Prize Winner !
THE FINAL WINNER
Firstly, the winning ideas or companies will be included Richard Branson’s next global business ‘book’, where they will be showcased as part of a growing community focused on business as a force for good.
There is also a Grand Prize which is a money-can’t-buy spot on a Virgin Unite Connection Trip with Richard to South Africa in 2012 for the winner of the competition. When you join a Virgin Unite Connection Trip you get to join Richard and a small group visiting and learning from front-line leaders who are making change happen in beautiful South Africa! Then you’ll spend time with an extraordinary new breed of emerging entrepreneurs creating new business models and turning capitalism on its head.
Lastly, you’ll spend a few days at Richard’s home in Ulusaba relaxing and sharing a unique time with an inspirational group of individuals. A once in a lifetime prize.
Here are some case studies for inspiration, if you really need - http://virginunite.screwbusinessasusual.com/casestudies