The Council Innovation Challenge
Do you have an innovative product or service that can benefit a sustainable supply chain, and also brings benefits to urban and rural communities, and promotes job creation? Would you like to gain exposure to more than 200 Fortune 500 companies at a high profile event in New York City on October 9, 2012?
If you represent a minority or diverse business with such a product or service, this is your chance to receive National (United States) recognition, press coverage, publicity at events, and gain an opportunity to have any of the hundreds of corporations looking to build their brand and become your core customers! This Challenge is open to any business that fulfills the challenge requirements. However, cash prizes may only be made to businesses that are MBE certified anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico by July 30. Not certified? Certification details within.
This is an Ideation Sustainability Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. This Challenge will close on July 30th.
INNOVATION VIDEO ID
As part of your entry to the Innovation Challenge, The Council invites your team to create and submit a Video ID that can be accessed by all attendees of the 2012 Summit on www.NYNJCouncilGreen.com and on our Facebook page.
Use your smartphone, tablet, computer or any digital video recording device to record a 30-second (:30) to 1 minute (1:00) video detailing the following information: 1) The name of your business and core competency; 2) What innovative goods and/or services your business provides; 3) Why you are participating in the 2012 Sustainability Summit & Innovation Challenge.
THE SUMMIT – OCTOBER 9TH, 2012, NYC
The Sustainability Summit is uniquely designed for industry leaders and stakeholders who support practical green initiatives. Attending groups include sustainability leaders, Corporate Social Responsibility teams, government officials, Fortune 500 companies and multi-cultural businesses of all sizes.
Discussions will also focus on sharing successes and ideas as an incentive to create green partnerships in order to become and remain viable in the 21st century.
For more information please visit: www.NYNJCouncilGreen.com.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona fide minority business enterprises; and facilitates procurement opportunities between Corporate America and Council-certified minority suppliers.
That supplier group includes Asian Indian-American, Asian Pacific-American, African-American, Hispanic-American and Native-American businesses located throughout downstate New York (Albany and below) and Northern and Central New Jersey including Trenton. The Council's corporate membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.
The Council strives to expand business opportunities for minority- owned suppliers by linking them with purchasers in the public and private sector. As an advocate for both its suppliers and corporate members, The Council fosters relationships between corporate decision makers and targeted minority suppliers.
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