It was held on Monday, April 15, 2013 in via Abbi Pazienza 1, at the offices of Pistoia Social Business City in Pistoia, the Evaluation Committee of the projects presented by the students participating in “Youth and Social Business: becoming active agents of change”, a training project aimed at the third, fourth and fifth year of high school in the province of Pistoia. As per Article 3 of the Regulation, the first stage of selection was conducted by a Joint Commission (hereinafter the Commission) consisting of 4 members: a representative of the Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce Onlus, a representative of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia and two of the Yunus Social Business Centre.
Based on the work of the Commission, the finalists who will enter the second and final phase of selection are the ten listed in the table below who have obtained the highest score according to the valuation criteria provided in the Regulations, namely economic sustainability and social-environmental impact, innovation.
As required by Article 4 of the Regulations, the ten groups mentioned above access to the second stage of the selection and will then be invited in at the headquarters of the YSBCUF via Abbi Pazienza No. 1 in Pistoia, for the realization of a video (maximum length three minutes) aimed at the promotion of their business idea, which will then be voted on YouTube under Article 4 of the Competition Rules to determine the final standings. All the details on the second phase of the competition are set out in the Regulations annexed.
The Commission wishes to thank all the students and their teachers who participated in the training project and in the first phase of the competition and wants to congratulate for their efforts to interpret and be able to understand the purpose of Youth and Social Business.
The Evaluation Committee
The complete Regulations of the competition is available.