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1 Working Together to Improve Your Community through Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility Starting a SAGE Team at Your High School

2 Are there teens in your community or school who: Have a GREAT business idea that can make a lot of money and/or improve your community? Want to start their own socially- responsible business OR social enterprise? Want to develop leadership, teamwork and project management skills?

3 Do These Teens: Like to travel to exciting new places? Want to meet successful business and civic leaders? Want to create better futures for themselves and their children?

4 SAGEs Vision and Mission SAGE Vision –Creating better futures through social enterprises, socially responsible businesses and community service. SAGE Mission –To help create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprises address the major unmet needs of our global community.

5 I am an interested teen. What do I need to do? (3 Steps) 1. Identify a business venture, form a team of at least two more teens at your school, and find an adult ally/sponsor –The business must be either be a Socially responsible business (SRB) or a Social enterprise business (SEB) 2. Operate the business during the year –Focus on: Marketplace viability Social impact 3. Travel to the SAGE national tournament to present your business to a panel of leaders (by invitation only: your invitation will be extended only if you meet certain reporting benchmarks during the year) Note: the highest-rated SRB and SEB will be invited to participate in the SAGE World Cup (most recent World Cup hosts have been USA (2005), China (2006), Ukraine (2007), Nigeria (2008), Brazil (2009), South Africa (2010), USA (2011), USA (2012), Nigeria (2013), Moscow (2014), South Korea (2015).

6 Key Milestones Each Year (USA Example) By December 1, 2013: Submission of your intent to participate (online) By April 1, 2014: Submission of an acceptable annual report (online) May, 2014: Travel the SAGE USA National Tournament (to be determined; it will be in Northern California or Pittsburgh, PA) The winning teams are invited to the SAGE World Cup.

7 How effective were the students in their responses to judges questions during the Q and A period? 20 pts SAGE Competition #1: SRB Judging Criteria (100 points total) Socially-Responsible Business (SRB) Judging Criteria Written Annual Report Oral Presentation 1. How innovative and creative is the business? Does this business have features which few, if any, other businesses have, which add to the success of the business? What is the amount of profit of the business (e.g., has it achieved profitability through earned income? Or has it defined a believable path toward profitability)? Has the business exhibited sustainable business practices? Does the business meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? Has the SAGE team understood the importance of being responsible stewards of the environment in a market economy, either through its products or services, or by its actions in the community? Is there evidence that the business has a succession plan in place? In other words, has the team demonstrated that the business continue after the current year? Will the team carry on over the summer, winter and spring? How effective were the students in utilizing mass media and social media to publicize their business (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, newsletters, a website devoted to their SAGE business; Facebook)? Insert samples, such as newspaper articles, with your annual report. 55 TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 40 pts

8 SAGE Competition #2: SEB In their annual report and verbal presentation, how effective were the students in demonstrating that they were: Innovative and Impactful in Operating Their SEB? Note: Social enterprise businesses (SEBs) directly address social needs through their products or services or through the numbers of disadvantaged people they employ; they can be legally structured either as nonprofits or as for-profit businesses, but in either case must be profitable

9 How effective were the students in their responses to judges questions during the Q and A period? 20 pts SAGE Competition #2: SEB Judging Criteria Social Enterprise Business (SEB) Judging Criteria Written Annual Report Oral Presentation 1. Does the business have measurable and proven impacts? Has the organization succinctly defined exactly what change it is trying to achieve? How has the organization measured the desired changes, and demonstrated that they are caused by the actions/interventions of the organization? What are the community resources obtained by the business in helping it achieve its mission, and how were these resources employed (e.g., earned income; sources and uses of unearned income; cooperation from community organizations, volunteers, local government; note: at least 50% of the financial resources during the first year of business must come from earned revenue and the business must have a clear plan to eventually achieve profitability from earned revenue alone)? Has the business exhibited sustainable business practices? Does the business meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs? Has the SAGE team understood the importance of being responsible stewards of the environment in a market economy, either through its products or services, or by its actions in the community? Is there evidence that the business has a succession plan in place? In other words, has the team demonstrated that the business continue after the current year? Will the team carry on over the summer, winter and spring? How effective were the students in utilizing mass media and social media to publicize their business (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, newsletters, a website devoted to their SAGE business; Facebook)? Insert samples, such as newspaper articles, with your annual report. 55 TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 40 pts

10 Q & A from Judges (7 minutes) In their oral presentation, how effective were the students in: Responding to judges questions during the mandatory seven-minute Q and A session following the 13-minute oral, multimedia presentation.

11 Other Things to Consider Each country will send its two winning teams to the World Cup; however, if a country conducts only one competition (SEB or SRB), only the winning team will qualify for the World Cup A number of special awards (to be determined) will be given at the World Cup in both competitions (e.g., best social enterprise businesses addressing the Millennium Development Goals)

12 How To Fund A SAGE Team Recruit a Business Advisory Board (BAB) that includes successful entrepreneurs and business leaders Approach civic organizations and leading businesses to seek their support; some businesses, like Wells Fargo, Target, Staples, & Best Buy, provide small grants to local schools for leadership/community activities like SAGE. As your SAGE business grows, more companies will support you by providing BAB members and financial resources

13 Other Information A high school or organization can have many SAGE teams, as long as each team: –Consists of at least three active teens –Selects one SEB or one SRB to focus its effort (but not both) –Each team can only enter the same business for a maximum of three years

14 SAGE World Cup History The 2006 SAGE World Cup took place August 3-6, 2006 in Shanghai, China. The 2007 SAGE World Cup took place August 1-6, 2007 in Odessa, Ukraine. The 2008 SAGE World Cup took place July 21-28, 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria. The 2009 World Cup took place in Brazil in August 2009 The 2010 World Cup took place in Cape Town, South Africa in July. The SAGE World Cup in 2011 was in Niagara Falls/Buffalo NY on July The SAGE World Cup in 2012 was in San Francisco, CA USA on July The SAGE World Cup 2013 was in Abuja, Nigeria in August, 2013 Summer 2014: Moscow, Russia Summer 2015: Seoul, South Korea

15 For More Information: SAGE GLOBAL: Dr. Curt DeBerg SAGE Founder California State University, Chico College of Business Chico, CA


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