Ashoka’s Changemakers and We Media Competition: The Power of Us: Re-Imagine Media

December 17, 2008

Deadline January 21, 2009 for media and technology ventures for social good. Competition will award up to $25,000 in seed funding to one nonprofit venture and will provide $25,000 in seed capital to the best new commercial idea.

What happens when everyone has the power to tell the story?

Join We Media and Ashoka’s Changemakers in the search to find the best new ideas for inspiring a better world through media and technology. We are looking for business and non-profit venture ideas and will award $50,000 in seed funding to the innovators who can bring the best ideas to life.

Submit your entries by January 21, 2009 6:00 pm EST (21:00 GMT)

We Media and Ashoka have teamed up to present the We Media Changemakers $50,000 Challenge, “The Power of Us,” which aims to find and help launch the best new ideas for inspiring a better world through media and technology. We’re looking for groundbreaking and impactful ideas from people who can bring those ideas to life. The winning ideas should incite action, encourage collaboration and lead society to knowledge.

We invite entries from all fields.  We will have two categories, one for business ventures and one for non-profit ventures, and will award up to $50,000 in seed funding.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, we will provide $25,000 in seed capital to help launch the best new non-profit idea.  Similarly, for the best new commercial idea, we will award $25,000 in seed capital.

The search is hosted at http://changemakers.net/. Entrants will find resources, including collaborative partners and potential investors, while the global online community will discuss, debate and improve upon the most creative solutions.

All entrants are invited to join We Media and Changemakers at the fifth annual We Media Conference in Miami, February 24-26, 2009.  Entrants will have the opportunity to present their ideas to potential funders and partners as part of an innovation showcase. 

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