Competition

The SAGE champion team always sends others scrambling to get better!

Socially-responsible business (SRB):

Socially responsible businesses are always legally structured as for-profit businesses; they do not directly address social needs through their products or services or through the numbers of disadvantaged people they employ; instead, they create positive social change indirectly through the practice of corporate social responsibility (e.g., paying equitable wages to their employees; using environmentally friendly raw materials; providing volunteers to help with community projects; and so on.

Social enterprise business (SEB):

Social enterprises 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 for-profit businesses or not-for-profit businesses, but in either case must have an earned income strategy in place

  • State usually takes place between February and July
  • Regional usually takes place between February and July
  • National usually takes place between February and July
  • World Cup usually takes place July or August.
  • Student teams travel to a state, regional and/or national competition.
  • SAGE teams will be assigned to “leagues,” just like in athletic competitions.
  • Each team presents their written reports and live presentations in front of the audience and the panel of judges.
  • The SAGE team that is rated the highest is known as the State/Regional/National SAGE Champion.
  • Be a SAGE school student
  • Form a team of at least 3 students
  • Be between 13-19 years of age
  • Meet SAGE Benchmarks (See Handbook)
  • Choose to compete in SEB or SRB business category

A country coordinator may choose to hold “sub-national” tournaments prior to its national tournament.
The winner of each sub-national competition advances to the National SAGE competition.
The SAGE World Cup usually takes place during July or August each year.

When I began SAGE as a sophomore, I was shy and quite afraid of public speaking. Through SAGE, not only was I able to gain confidence but I was able to start my own business and help people around the world.

-Allie Marasco, SAGE student, Co-owner, Small World Publishing

SAGE World Cup 2016 Manila, Philippines:
SAGE WORLD CUP ODESSA 17
SAGE Ukraine 2017
SAGE WORLD CUP (WINNERS)
SAGE WORLD CUP: BATTLE OF THE BEST IDEAS
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