YICThe young innovators competition seeks gifted young entrepreneurs with ideas for innovative social enterprises. The Young Innovators Competition is looking for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.We urgently need new tools to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters on this increased scale. The tools we need could include communication technologies, teaching tools, new equipment to save lives during a disaster, and new tools to help clean up, recover and rebuild after the event.

Prizes: 

Two (2) winners will be selected per challenge, and will receive up to $10,000 of seed funding, in addition to mentorship, dedicated workshops and an opportunity to showcase at the Innovation Space of ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar.

Deadline: July 31st, 2014

Got a great idea? Apply here: Young Innovators 

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