[PAST EVENT] Ali Siddiqui Social Entrepreneurship Competition

January 15, 2013 - February 28, 2013
12:01am - 5pm
Location not specified
Ali Siddiqui is a sponsor of JS Group, one of Pakistan's largest conglomerates and Managing Partner of JS Private Equity, Pakistan's largest private equity firm. He also served as the Executive in Residence at the Mason School of Business in November.

Siddiqui has offered an extremely valuable experience with his company, JS Financial Services, to two W&M students this year. In his own words:

"JS is an emerging markets investment firm that in 2011 decided to make investments in Africa. There are two projects on our plate. The first is in Nigeria and the second is in Uganda. Each year, we make trips to countries where we have projects under development to visit project sites, meet our partners, discuss opportunities with the government, oversee community development, and CSR work.

"This year, we will take two William and Mary students with us. This trip will be for a week and will take place between May 15 and May 30, 2013. All trip expenses will be covered for students.

"We will also visit a second country on the trip where we will focus on innovative social enterprises at work in the field funded by Acumen Fund. JS is a significant supporter of Acumen Fund through our corporate foundation, the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation.

"We are excited to take two students with us on this unique experience."

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Any graduate or undergraduate student at enrolled at William & Mary.

HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY? Send a resume and one page essay explaining why you would like to accompany Ali Siddiqui and his team on the trip to ron.monark@mason.wm.edu no later than 5 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2013.

WHAT HAPPENS THEN? Applications will be screened by a faculty committee. The top 10 applicants will be submitted to Siddiqui and his team, who will make the final decision.

WHAT CRITERIA WILL BE USED TO SELECT THE FINALISTS? The resume should demonstrate your interest in the area of social entrepreneurship, and your one page essay should demonstrate why this opportunity is important to your future plans.

WHEN WILL WE KNOW WHO WON? Ali Siddiqui will announce the winners personally at SEcon2013 on March 22, 2013.