Nearly $500,000 in funding was available for CGI U 2013 student attendees to turn their ideas into action.
The Resolution Social Venture Challenge
The Resolution Project awarded $100,000 in seed funding to CGI U 2013 students through the Resolution Social Venture Challenge (SVC). The SVC is a competition designed to identify and support young people from around the world who offer innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. A social venture may be a for-profit or nonprofit initiative, as long as it will be sustainable and have a measurable social impact. Students awarded funding for their commitments are also named Resolution Fellows, and receive ongoing mentorship, pro bono services, and robust support.
Click here for more information on the Resolution Social Venture Challenge.
The CGI University Network
The CGI University Network is a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. Thus far, more than 30 colleges and universities have joined the University Network and agreed to provide nearly $400,000 in funding to CGI U 2013 commitment-makers. Each member university provides a minimum of $10,000 total in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers, and each university decides how the funding is allocated.
Up to Us
Up to Us, a nationwide campus competition launched by Net Impact, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and CGI U, was an opportunity for students to build a movement to address our federal government's long-term debt. The Up to Us competition was announced at CGI U 2012, and eleven student teams were selected from across the country to design and run thought-provoking and impactful campaigns around the effects of rising federal debt on economic opportunity and investment in the future. The winning team, from the University of Virginia, was recognized at CGI U 2013 and received a $10,000 prize.