If you do then by all means please enter this contest! And help alleviate poverty in Metro Manila!
If your program is chosen you will be given US $ 20,000to use as seed money for implementing your winning business idea.
The Breakthrough Innovation Grant (BIG) of USD $20,000 will be given to the most innovative business ideas that will have an impact on poverty alleviation in the Philippines.
The Fisherman Foundation, the SEVEN Fund Consortia, and the University of Asia and the Pacific-Center for Social Responsibility are pleased to announce the “Breakthrough Innovation Grant” (BIG) competition – the search for the most innovative business idea that can create prosperity in Metro Manila, Philippines. We are looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as social entrepreneurs whose ideas can serve as drivers for poverty alleviation and social improvement. Proposals must be innovative, resourceful, scalable, and fit the particular needs of the Philippines to drive wealth creation.
Think you have the winning business idea? Enter the competition now!
I’m sure many of you have seen something the government did or an NGO project and thought… what if they did this instead? Or I have a better idea! Well this is the time to voice out that idea!!!
You never know… YOU (yes you!!!) might be given the once in a lifetime opportunity ($20k!?!) to make it happen! After all isn’t that what anyone ever needs? The support to make BIG IDEAS a reality!
- How to enter the contest
- Open to anyone 18 years old and above (no limit on citizenship or residence). Individuals or groups and Small/Medium-sized businesses are eligible.
- Deadline is on March 15, 2011
- Learn more about the Breakthrough Innovation Grant here.
- BIG – Breakthrough Innovation Grant on Facebook here.
You’re such a very motivated and supportive friend to do this! I wish I am wise enough to propose and program, but I don’t. Instead, per your request, I did retweet! I love the design they have. Neat design with cool color combination. How stylish! I hope they will receive a lot of attention and wonderful ideas to help alleviate poverty in the Philippines.
I agree… I wish I had an idea I could propose too! Sigh but there are other people who are ingenious at this so I hope that it reaches them!!! Thanks so much for retweeting Kaho! And hope you can also email to your friends who might be interested in this! I am grateful!