Four Vanderbilt University students have been named among the winners of the Social Venture Challenge hosted recently by The Resolution Project nonprofit and the Clinton Global Initiative University. The contest drew more than 300 social entrepreneurship ideas from around the world. The Sustainabears concept by Michael O'Connor, Jim Jin, Shilpa Mokshagundam and Maryli Cheng calls for polystyrene foam to be repurposed as teddy bear packaging.
The Resolution Project has already awarded 63 Resolution Fellowships to young social entrepreneurs with ventures across the globe aimed at tackling some of today’s toughest challenges. Today’s SVC winners will join this Fellowship program, which provides students with seed funding to launch their social ventures, hands-on mentorship and robust support from a team of more than 200 Resolution volunteers, and access to Resolution’s global network of young social entrepreneurs.