Energy and the environment are much on the minds of social business entrepreneurs among UNC system students. The system’s North Carolina Social Business Conference on Thursday included a business-plan competition for student teams with entries from all 17 campuses. Several initiatives focused on energy and the enironment, including food distribution. Poverty and microfinance were also addressed by multiple groups.
A total of 31 teams entered.
The winning teams were from N.C. State University, first place; Fayetteville State University, second; and UNC-Chapel Hill, third. Among the nine finalists was one of the N.C. A&T teams.
The winners’ social business ideas are: