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Reality star's "One-for-One" business model inspires mtvU to seek out "Movers & Shakers"

Julia Clancy

Issue date: 9/25/09 Section: News
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"And the kicker," DeMarco added, "the winner doesn't only get $25,000, he or she gets to ring the NYSE bell. We thought it was pretty flashy."

Ringing the bell doesn't seem to be the only swanky part of the experience. All the finalists get cash prizes and "super valuable advice." The winning group will also be featured in a short mini-series on mtvU.

But why not give the cash to someone who knows a lot more about business? Say a successful forty year entrepreneur? 

DeMarco seems convinced that an 18- year-old could do better.

"College students are on the front line of social change, they're out of their homes, they're experimental, they have boundless creativity and if anyone has the potential to unlock some of the issues facing the world and steer us in a positive direction, it resides in this group," he said.

In no way must contestants feel confined to fashion or mosquito nets. 

"It could be any issue in society that needs addressing," DeMarco said. Health care, clean water, clean energy, better school funding, sex education, are all potential subjects.  

For young people that want to follow in his footsteps, Mycoskie advised not to wait for perfect timing. "Just go out there and do what you're most passionate about. Try to incorporate giving in what you do, there is no greater feeling than helping someone."

More information and an application can be found at
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