I2S is About Creating a Better World
The competition is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts that are geared towards creating a better world.
Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing of the rate of depletion of natural resources, or developing alternate sources of energy…just to name a few!
I2S is About Ideas
We believe that all great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. Therefore, I2S is primarily a competition of ideas where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to solving social and/or environmental problems.
It is our hope that eventually these ideas will lead to sustainable organizations that are able to generate sufficient income flows to sustain their missions. If the organizations are for-profit companies, the ideas should eventually be capable of providing returns for investors as well.
I2S is About Creating Triple Bottom-Line Organizations
Simply put, I2S seeks to foster the development of organizations that are focused on the “triple bottom line,” showing concern for social and environmental outcomes as well as for economic return on investment.
The Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship held the final round of the 2014 Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition in April. I2S involves student/alumni teams with ideas for socially relevant products and services who compete for tens of thousands of dollars of prize money. The final event is a poster showcase session that is open to the public. There is even a "people's choice" prize to be awarded based on votes from visitors to the competition.
I2S Teams are either in the Ideas Track, representing early-stage proposals, and the Advanced Track, where most of them have been through one or more rounds of the I2S (or, in several cases, the Global Social Venture Competition or the InVenture Prize).
|Ideas Track 1st||$7000||Team Soular - Erica Raymond, Alexios Koltsidopoulos Papatzimos|
|Ideas Track 2nd||$3000||Medical Emergency Information Service (MEIS) - Alexandra G Flohr|
|Ideas Track 3rd||$2000||Lightboards - Ryan Akin|
|Advanced Track||$2500||Flow Medtech - Christine Hang, Arnab Chakraborty, Yido Jang|
|Best Domestic Solution||$2000||BME Health Reach - Kelsey Robert,s Emma Mihevc|
|People's Choice||$500||BME Health Reach - Kelsey Roberts, Emma Mihevc|
|SpeechWorks Best Video Pitch||$500||Sanivation - Jasmine Burton|
|Best Poster||$500||Sanivation - Jasmine Burton|
|Flow Medtech||BME Health Reach||Sanivation|