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2017 SAGE NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION EXPO

Date: 5th -8th June, 2017

Venue: Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu

Theme: IGNITING THE PROBLEM SOLVING MINDSET

CALL FOR ENTRY

Are you a SAGE Team or you are engaged in ANY Socially Responsible or Social Enterprise business and community service projects in your school or community?
Participate at the 2017 SAGE National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expo, where teenage entrepreneurs will showcase their innovative business and community service projects to a panel of influential judges who are civic and business leaders.
This panel will determine which team is the most innovative and creative in entrepreneurship and Community service.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A team of 5 students and one teacher
  • Ages 10- 18 years
  • Send in a 7 minutes project presentation video
  • Pictures of products if ANY , and project activities
  • Show how your business project has met the SAGE Judging criteria
  • Show how your business project has met ANY Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

SHORTLISTED TEAMS WILL:

  • Win scholarships to participate at the 2017 SAGE National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Expo (Feeding and Accomodation) 5th -8th June, 2017
  • Exhibit and compete with business and community service projects
  • Opportunity to participate at the 2017 SAGE World Cup in Odessa ,Ukraine Aug 10-14
  • Business incubation at the “SAGE INNOVATION HUB”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Date: 5th May, 2017

Send to: sagetournament@gmail.com

SAGE JUDGING CRITERIA

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CATEGORY – (SRB)

  1. How innovative and creative is the business? Does this business have features which few, if any, other businesses have, which add to the success of the business?
  2. What is the amount of profit of the business (e.g., has it achieved profitability through earned income? Or has it defined a believable path toward profitability)?
  3. Has the business exhibited sustainable business practices? Does the business meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? Has the SAGE team understood the importance of being responsible stewards of the environment in a market economy, either through its products or services, or by its actions in the community?
  4. Is there evidence that the business has a succession plan in place? In other words, has the team demonstrated that the business continue after the current year? Will the team carry on over the raining and dry season?
  5. How effective were the students in utilizing mass media and social media to publicize their business (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, newsletters, a website devoted to their SAGE business; Facebook)? Insert samples, such as newspaper articles, with your annual report.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BUSINESS CATEGORY – (SEB)

  1. Does the business have measurable and proven impacts? Has the organization succinctly defined exactly what change it is trying to achieve? How has the organization measured the desired changes, and demonstrated that they are caused by the actions/interventions of the organization?
  2. What are the community resources obtained by the business in helping it achieve its mission, and how were these resources employed (e.g., earned income; sources and uses of unearned income; cooperation from community organizations, volunteers, local government; note: at least 50% of the financial resources during the first year of business must come from earned revenue and the business must have a clear plan to eventually achieve profitability from earned revenue alone)?
  3. Has the business exhibited sustainable business practices? Does the business meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? Has the SAGE team understood the importance of being responsible stewards of the environment in a market economy, either through its products or services, or by its actions in the community?
  4. Is there evidence that the business has a succession plan in place? In other words, has the team demonstrated that the business continue after the current year? Will the team carry on over the raining and dry season?
  5. How effective were the students in utilizing mass media and social media to publicize their business (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, newsletters, a website devoted to their SAGE business; Facebook)? Insert samples, such as newspaper articles, with your annual report.

Registration

SOCIALLY ENTERPRISE BUSINESS CATEGORY – (SEB)

Upload Product Pictures or Project Activities

Upload Presentation Video

How has your business project met the SAGE Judging criteria

How has your business project met any Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CATEGORY – (SRB)

Upload Product Pictures or Project Activities

Upload Presentation Video

How has your business project met the SAGE Judging criteria

How has your business project met any Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)