Dell Social Innovation Competition

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Key Info
Competition Name: 
Dell Social Innovation Competition
Awards and Prizes
First Prize : 
Other Prizes: 

The Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability: $10,000


The Tomberg Family Philanthropies encourage the development of effective and practical solutions to environmental sustainability by challenging students to dream green. Competition entries addressing the environment are eligible to win a special $10,000 prize.


Contestants entering the competition will be notified of their eligibility to win the Tomberg Prize when the semifinalists are announced. The Tomberg Prize winner will be awarded at the reception following the final round of competition in May.


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Each of the three finalist teams automatically qualify for a spot on the GlobalGiving website, providing the opportunity to secure additional capital and exposure to donors worldwide. GlobalGiving,, is the leading Internet-based network for peer-to-peer philanthropy.

Eligibility Criteria
Competition Dates
Competition Registration Date: 
February 14, 2011
Competition Final Event Date: 
May 2011

The University of Texas and Dell are looking for college students from around the world who want to improve areas of critical human need through innovation.


Providing a vehicle for taking student innovations from idea to reality, Dell’s Social Innovation Competition is a real-world exercise for perfecting your skills in:

  • Project/business plan development
  • Pitching ideas to investors
  • Building resource networks