The seventh annual Dell Social Innovation Awards were opened with an amazing performance by music group Mother Falcon at Austin Music Hall. Influential social entrepreneurs shared insights: Blake Mycoskie of TOMS, Joy Stoddard of Whole Planet Foundation, Suzi Sosa of DSIC, Karen Quintos of Dell, and Roy Spence of Austin ad agency GSD&M. International music artist and activist K’naan wrapped up our award ceremony with his incredible act.
We honored the world’s top student social entrepreneurs with over $350,000 in prizes and awards. The DSIC 2013 Grand Prize of $60,000 went to Team Solar Conduction Dryer of India for their hard work in reducing food waste, empowering women, and improving the Indian economy by providing solar-powered food dehydrators to farmers.
MAIN DSIC ’13 AWARDS
Grand Prize – Solar Conduction Dryer ($60,000)
Second Place – Foot Soldiers ($40,000)
Third Place – Good Benefits ($20,000)
Finalist – Semka Biomedical Technologies ($10,000)
Finalist – Citizen Power | Sunriding ($10,000)
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD ($1,000)
OUTSTANDING INNOVATION AWARD ($5,000)
Outstanding Innovation Award recipients will receive an official email during the week of May 20th, 2013 with further details.
START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS FELLOWS
The prizes for SSTM Fellows will vary depending on the scope and scale of each project. SSTM Fellows will receive an official email during the week of May 20th, 2013 with further details.