Would you like the opportunity to help disadvantaged people? What if you could do this while at the same time gaining valuable ‘real life’ experience and developing a range of skills; and also be in the running for some significant prizes?
The Big Idea is a national competition between teams of undergraduate students from participating universities. It requires students to develop an idea for a social enterprise and prepare a business plan for that enterprise. The ultimate objective is to try and develop an idea which could go on to be as successful as The Big Issue in helping disadvantaged people in the community.
The Big Idea is a social enterprise planning competition, inviting students to develop a concept and business plan for a social enterprise or a social business.
A Social Enterprise Competition - The Big Idea is a social enterprise concept and planning competition for undergraduate students. Not only are there great prizes to be won, but participation will provide a unique learning experience. The competition is about creating solutions to real life social issues. It is open to all undergraduate students from across the university.
Some Competition Details
The competition will be conducted across Semester 2. Flinders University students can undertake the project as an extra-curriculum activity. Support will be available from both The Big Issue (the organiser of the competition) and from the New Venture Institute.
The competition will take place across semester two, with internal judging taking place in early November, while national judging will take place later in November.
How will I benefit from participating?
As well as being in the running to win professional development with The Big Issue, iPads for your team, and vouchers to The Co-op, you’ll develop your business planning, analytic and teamwork skills, and have the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s most influential leaders across a range of sectors. The Big Issue may be able to support finalists to implement their ideas, potentially changing the lives of thousands of disadvantaged Australians! Check out this document for some ideas about how to refer to The Big Idea on your resume, and how to talk about it in job interviews.
To register your interest in participating - attend next week’s information sessions:
Big Idea Info Session- Tonsley Session
Seminar Space Level 2
Tuesday 8 September 10am - 1030am
Big Idea Info Session- Bedford Park Session
Flinders University, Humanities Room 133
Tuesday 8 September 11am - 1130am