Bowater Social Entrepreneurship Challenge 2014

The 2014 Bowater Social Entrepreneurship Challenge (BSEC) is a student project that focuses on educating, contributing towards social issues and providing students with the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurship practitioners and academics, working in the social issues area.

If you are passionate about social issues like world poverty, human suffering or conservation then you may be interested in getting involved with Deakin University's BSEC.

The Challenge comprises 3 phases:

  1. Attend a social engagement workshop on 12 April 2014 at Deakin's Melbourne Burwood campus. Students will learn fundamental Entrepreneurship concepts and practices in preparation for the challenge.
  2. Enjoy the unique opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and hear about their experiences with current social challenges faced by businesses today.
  3. Develop and submit a case study based on an existing social venture or a business plan for setting up a total new social venture.

The Challenge is sponsored by the Bowater Trust.

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Organisers: Dr Fara Azmat, Dr Ahmed Ferdous


Guidelines for the students completing a business plan as part of the challenge


Best submissions will be awarded with prizes and certificates.

  • First prize - $2000
  • Second prize - $1000
  • Third prize - $500
  • Two merit prizes - $100 each

Results will be announced in November 2014

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