Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Campus Y to open Social Innovation Incubator in January

Budding social entrepreneurs soon will have space to nurture their initiatives in the heart of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The Social Innovation Incubator will open in January in the third floor of the historic YMCA building, home of the Campus Y. The incubator will provide physical space and equipment to its resident teams, as well as important resources such as legal, tax, communications and other expert advice.
The incubator is for UNC students. Applications for residency in the incubator, which can be found on the Campus Y’s website, are being accepted now through Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.
To be eligible, teams must:
  • Pitch an idea that is an innovative solution to persistent social problems that creates social value through sustainable, systemic change and
  • Be UNC students who have thought through short- and long-term challenges, including required resources and sustainability measures.