Dell Social Innovation Challenge
|Every great business starts with an idea. Dell itself was founded in a dorm room more than 25 years ago. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and we are committed to fostering that spirit in others. In partnership with the University of Texas, the Dell Social Innovation Challenge invites college students around the world to come up with their transformative ideas to solve social problems. |
In doing so, the participants have a chance to win $50,000 to advance their project while partnering with Dell mentors to gain critical business knowledge and skills.
|Explore Dell's social entrepreneur support in action|
|The Dell Social Innovation Challenge|
Collaboration and community make this program different from any other of its kind. Learn about the program and how we're developing it with the goal of providing the largest and most prestigious global competition for student social entrepreneurs.
|2013 Dell Empowering Women Challenge|
Dell has announced the Dell Empowering Women Challenge, a global competition to encourage university students from any country, male or female, to propose initiatives empowering women and girls. The Dell Empowering Women Challenge is a spotlight challenge of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
|2013 Dell Education Challenge|
Continuing its commitment to inspiring innovation, Dell has issued a second Dell Education Challenge. The Challenge asks university students to solve some of the world's most pressing problems with innovative ideas, with promising projects receiving part of a $30,000 investment.
|2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: Solar Conduction Dryer|
Solar Conduction Dryer is reducing food waste and economically empowering farmers in India by dehydrating food through solar energy.
|2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: Essmart Global|
Essmart is a product distributor who partners with retail shops in developing countries, giving them access to innovative products that improve their customers' lives.
|2011 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: TakaTaka Solutions|
The brainchild of Daniel Paffenholz, TakaTaka Solutions, is creating a cleaner and healthier community by providing Nairobi residents with affordable and environmentally responsible waste management services.
|2010 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: Shining Hope for Communities|
Developed by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner, Shining Hope for Communities combats poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services in Kenya's Kibera slum.
|2009 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: Gardens for Health|
Emma Clippinger and Emily Morell created Gardens for Health to help people living with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda to improve their nutrition, health and treatment through sustainable agriculture.
|2008 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winner: Husk Power Systems|
Manoj Sinha launched Husk Power Systems to provide power for thousands in rural India in an affordable, scalable and environmentally friendly manner.
|FY13 Progress Points|
|Worked with TGen to deliver a high-performance computing solution that has significantly accelerated the time need to analyze a patient's molecular data|
|Expanded Youth Learning initiative into Ireland, Nigeria, the Philippines and Singapore|
|Helped create the Red Cross Digital Operations Center|
|Launched the Dell Education Challenge|
|Set a new company record with 707,000 employee volunteer hours|
|Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan|