The demographics of people seeking higher education are evolving from the students who matriculate directly from high school. The emerging populations are returning adults, first generation to attend college and independent learners. Options for learning are also rapidly changing from traditional classrooms to include online courses and on-the-job credentialing. Camelback Ventures is committed to changing the face of entrepreneurship and creating social impact. We are seeking novel ideas, tools and models that reimagine postsecondary education for all students.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
In the last generation we have witnessed profound changes to K-12 education that have put the students at the center of learning. The results are new technologies, innovations and school models that seek to meet students where they are at academically, physically and emotionally.
Only recently has a serious discussion begun about how to meet the diverse needs of postsecondary students. This diverse world includes traditional college students, first-generation, returning adult learners and independent students among others. These students need educational opportunities that allow them to re-skill, gain real-world experience, provide mentorship, learn at their own pace, earn valuable credentials and access meaningful feedback in physical (or virtual) spaces that suit their lives. Camelback Ventures seeks entrepreneur-driven ideas for new technologies and models to serve diverse postsecondary students.
This is a special Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on December 7, 2015.
Late submissions will not be considered.
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the finalists. All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
ABOUT THE SEEKER
Camelback Ventures is a nonprofit seeking to create a diverse social innovation ecosystem that leverages the genius of all participants by identifying new leaders with bold ideas and providing them the resources necessary to maximize their impact. Over the last two years we have supported 14 social entrepreneurs through our programs with 92% identified as people of color and 71% as women. These pioneers have gone on to build teams, generate significant revenue and receive prestigious recognition.
What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?
An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.
In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:
Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.