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Ten Days Remain to Enter $50,000 Social Innovation Challenge

United Way of the Greater Triangle is Mobilizing the Community to Address Childhood Hunger

MORRISVILLE, NC (June 2, 2014) –Time is running out to enter the Social Innovation Challenge—100 Thousand Kids, Hungry No More. The competition, which is open to applicants in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties, seeks to develop new ideas that can combat childhood hunger. Apply online at www.InnovateUnited.org until June 12, 2014.

The goal is to encourage broad participation in order to pioneer the most effective, innovative, long-term, and strategic solutions. The winning idea will receive a $50,000 award from United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) to get their solution off the ground.

Following the entrepreneurial business start-up format, competitors will be judged in three rounds on the following criteria: Social Impact; Break-Through Potential; Feasibility; Sustainability and Scalability. Participants will receive feedback, mentoring and business acceleration workshops between rounds.

The Challenge is open to businesses, nonprofits, groups and individuals; the deadline for submissions is June 12, 2014. Find out more and apply online at www.InnovateUnited.org. United Way of the Greater Triangle has partnered with Bull City Forward for this Challenge.

Corporate and community partners including Arysta Life Science, Syngenta, and Community Food Lab among others are standing with United Way to support this neighbors-helping-neighbors effort.  

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About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)

By working with nonprofit partners, corporations, community and county leaders, along with thousands of volunteers and donors, United Way of the Greater Triangle is creating significant community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina through an emphasis on achieving specific results and developing lasting solutions to some of our area’s most pressing issues.

Learn more about UWGT’s work at www.unitedwaytriangle.org or find out about volunteer opportunities at www.unitedwaytriangle.org/vol.

About Bull City Forward:

BCF connects social entrepreneurs to the resources, knowledge, and relationships they need to realize the full potential of their social ventures. Through Forward Fellowship, Innovation Challenges, and a community of social entrepreneurs, BCF works to improve our economy, the lives of our citizens, and the environment within Durham and beyond. www.bullcityforward.org