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Make a Difference through Social Enterprise

Spring 2018

Do you want to make a difference on campus, in your community, or in the world?
It just takes a small spark to ignite a fire of change – and that spark can be your idea!
Learn more about being part of the MAD Money, Hiram’s new social enterprise idea incubator and idea competition!

What is Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is one that uses entrepreneurial/business principles to organize, create and manage a sustainable enterprise that has a positive social impact on humans, animals or the environment.

What is the MAD Money Idea Challenge?
The MAD Money Challenge is a social enterprise idea incubator and competition. As part of the competition, students will participate in a workshop to help them develop, refine and prepare to pitch their social enterprise idea to a panel of judges to win the MAD Money of $1,000 1st Place and $500 2nd Place. This competitive award will be given to a Hiram student presenting the best written and oral presentation of a social enterprise idea (see definition above). The enterprise can be organized as a for-profit, non-profit entity or hybrid.

“This year MAD Money Challenge is combined with ideabuild!2018. SEE IDEABUILD! http://www.hiram.edu/academics/centers-of-distinction/center-for-integrated-entrepreneurship/student-opportunities/idea-competitions/ideabuild/ for more information.”

MAD Money Challenge Winners 2016

1st Place Winners: Jennifer Kistler ’19, Julia Pfaff ’18, Christian Maner ’18 and Gabrielle Maier ’19 with Jobs for Sanity, an app to address discrimination against American employees with mental health issues.

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2nd Place Winners: Taylor Gibbons ’17, Sara Shearer ’17, Allie Glatt ’17 and Bre’Anna Phoenix ’19 with Terriers for Terriers, an organization to improve Hiram students’ mental health by introducing pet-friendly housing on campus.

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MAD Money Challenge Winners 2015

1st Place Winner: Hamza Raja with F.O.U.R., an organic hydroponic healthy eatery system

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2nd Place Winner: Marley Oles ’18 with Sole Hygenics, and antibacterial destroying device for hospitals

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