Duke's Undergraduate Social Entrepreneurship Competition

ChangeWorks is the premier undergraduate social entrepreneurship competition on Duke’s campus. ChangeWorks provides a platform of guidance and funding for Duke students to pursue a business idea that proposes an innovative solution to a real world problem.

Why Enter ChangeWorks?

- Over $10,000 in rewards to the winning teams
- Three skill-intensive workshops to help teams improve their ideas and develop a polished business pitch
- Semi-finalists are paired with mentors from DBS, the Duke I&E Center, and other entrepreneurs to receive professional advice
- Gives the avenue for you to expand your social network with other entreprenurial-minded people
- Build essential experiences in your resume

How is the Competition Structured?

The ChangeWorks Competition is made up of three rounds. The First Round is comprised of an online application, where entrants answer questions detailing their proposed venture. In the Semi-Final Round, participants will begin to refine their proposal and attend two workshops hosted by student and faculty leaders in Social Entrepreneurship on campus. This round will conclude with a formal presentation to a select group of students and faculty and online voting to select finalists. The Final Round is a public presentation to students, faculty members, and our esteemed board of judges. Make sure to bring your friends, as the competition winner is decided by both the board of judges and live votes cast by audience members!

What is the Competition Schedule?

February 12th: Information Session 1 at 8pm in Social Sciences 139

February 22nd: Workshop hosted by the DBS Entrepreneurship Sphere at 2pm in Social Sciences 139

February 25th: Information session 2 at 8pm in Languages 305

March 1 (Extended): First Round Application Deadline

March 20th: Semi-Final Online Voting Opens!

April 9th: Final Pitches and Selection of the Competition Winner!

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