The MacArthur foundation is accepting applications until Oct. 15 in two categories: one for “entrepreneurs and builders of new digital environments for informal learning,” with prizes of $250,000 and $100,000; the other for “communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating or translating new ideas around digital media and learning,” with prizes from $30,000 to $75,000. Winners are to be announced in January.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation continues to pour money into explorations of digital media and virtual worlds — and we’re not talking Linden dollars here.
The giant Chicago philanthropy is creating prizes totaling US$2 million to recognize innovation in digital media and learning. It also is funding a series of programs at the Second Life Community convention, to be held Aug. 24-26 in Chicago. (For the uninitiated, Linden dollars are the currency of that online virtual world known as Second Life.)
MacArthur said the new awards are part of the five-year, $50 million program it announced last fall to explore the influence of digital technologies on young people’s learning, play and civic participation.
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Public Voting Opens from July 2007 for Honorees of Spirit Of Enterprise Awards 2007, now in its fifth year of promoting Singapore Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship with a Difference – Hope Through Entrepreneurship
Spirit of Enterprise awards focuses on honoring and inspiring a wider cross section of entrepreneurs in Singapore. Instead of only honoring highly established entrepreneurs, the Spirit of Enterprise award seeks to recognize budding entrepreneurs who have exhibited much enterprise and spirit in their entrepreneurial pursuits.
Programs covers educating students in entrepreneurship through projects in school and through the interview process with would be honorees of their entrepreneurship journey, thereby inspiring the young minds to think about entrepreneurship.
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As we are about to launch a local SL contest – McKinsey have released theirs, I know ours will be more creative and fun, but here are the details of the Mckinsey Contest… stayed tuned for when we release ours…
Consultants McKinsey & Co. have launched a Virtual Venture Competition in the virtual world of Second Life. [Via Sebastian Kupers, who also provided the image above.] The competition is open to students and young professionals no more than 32 years old, and first prize is US$20,000 in training and career counselling. Teams get 45 days to build a business, but there’s no fixed start or end date, you can apparently jump in at any time. Only a limited number of teams will receive initial funding, however. Speaking of funding, McKinsey is so adamant that no outside funding be used that it will be monitoring account balances during the competition (see the FAQ), so if you want to play, you’ll have to roll a new alt for the purpose. I actually think this sounds like a great project; it should attract young people who aren’t necessarily SL residents already, and it’s a nice vote of confidence that SL is a place with real lessons to be learned. The build looks pretty nice too. Check out McKinsey’s »orientation island« and its »Infocenter«.
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Hewlett Packard and its partners, StarHub and Symantec this week announced the launch of its inaugural (yes there will be more) HP Total Care Challenge. Singapore Small and Medium Businesses (SMB’s) are invited to submit their ideas on how technology could be used to enhance their company’s growth
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The $70,000 not available in cash, which could be very useful for an SMB, is made up of HP services, products and partner offerings. Applicants need to submit an essay of not more than 400 words (not alot so don’t think a novel is required) by April 30 2007.
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