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Social Venture Challenge

For startups of any type: business or nonprofit

      Challenge Date: April 19, 2018 

  $10,000 prize split between top three pitches

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is pleased to announce its annual Social Venture Challenge. Every spring, the Center sponsors this campus-wide challenge for Gordon student teams preparing to launch their own non-profit or business ventures. The winning teams pitch in front of experienced industry experts and split $10,000 in seed money to get started.

We want students to instigate their own impact in the world—to dream, imagine, and dare to create a venture that will make a difference.

TO REGISTER:

You DO Need

You DO NOT Need

A team (i.e. more than one person)
An idea


A business major or expertise in business planning

Fully developed business plan

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

  • Do you need teammates? Send us an email or come meet with us and we can help your recruit or introduce you to others also looking for a team.
  • Do you want to join a team? Send us an email or come meet with us and we'll get you connected to someone with an idea. 
  • Do you need an idea? Check out our inspiration bank if you are looking for an idea to work on.

REGISTER NOW

TIMELINE

November 30, 2017

Registration deadline 

December 2, 2017

Workshop: Market Research

January 20, 2018

Workshop: Idea Refinement with Mentors at WorkBar

February 17, 2018

Workshop: Budget/Finance 

March 3, 2018

Workshop: Brand/Story 

March 24, 2018

Pecha Kucha: Semi-Finals

April 7, 2018

The Crucible: Finalists Workshop

April 14, 2018

Presentation: Finalists Workshop

April 19, 2018

Final Showcase

View Full Challenge Guidelines ➔

Check out the SVC Archive for photos of last year's winners and participants!

QUESTIONS? Contact:


978.867.4004