Staples launches entrepreneur competition
Staples Inc., the Framingham-based retailer of office supplies, is once again looking for young entrepreneurs who are creating ventures that can have a positive impact on communities.
Working with Ashoka, a community of social entrepreneurs, Staples said it is launching its fourth annual youth social entrepreneur competition. The grand prize winner will receive an excellence award and a prize worth $5,000, Staples said. The competition is part of Ashoka's Youth Venture, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs worldwide.
In a press release, the company said, "Since 2006, Staples Foundation for Learning, the charitable arm of Staples Inc., has enabled Youth Venture to expand to eight countries in North America, South America, and Europe through more than $2.5 million in funding.