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Social Venture Challenge

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is pleased to announce its 7th 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
 

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WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

  • Weekly practical workshops: You have the idea, we provide the workshops you need to actually build your business or non-profit. Every week we offer workshops taught by local entrepreneurs who will give you the tools you need to make your idea a reality.
  • Real-world entrepreneurial mentors: Who better to learn from than entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses and non-profits? We will pair you up with a mentor who can act as a sounding board, resource, and champion for you.
  • Support & coaching: The CEL team is available every step of the way to help you network, brainstorm, and find resources.

TIMELINE

Date

Event

Wednesday, January 15 (6–7 p.m.)

SVC Overview and Team Mix & Mingle

Tuesday, January 21 (6–9 p.m.)

Workshop: Idea Generation and Value Proposition

Tuesday, January 28 (6–9 p.m.)

Workshop: Customer Discovery and Market Research

Tuesday, February 4 (6–9 p.m.)

R&R (Review and Refinement) Workshop with Mentors

Tuesday, February 11 (6–9 p.m.)

Workshop: Business/Nonprofit Financial Model

Tuesday, February 18 (6–9 p.m.)

R&R Workshop with Mentors

Tuesday, February 25 (6–9 p.m.)

Workshop: Brand/Story/Messaging/Marketing

Saturday, February 29 (10-12 p.m.)

R&R Workshop with Mentors

Tuesday, March 4 (6–9 p.m.)

Semi-Final Presentations

Tuesday, March 17 (TBD)

Mentor "Crucible" Meeting

Tuesday, March 24 (TBD)

Mentor Meeting

Tuesday, March 31 (TBD)

Finalist Workshop: Pitch Practice and Feedback

Tuesday, April  (TBD)

Finalist Workshop

Friday, April 17 (TBD)

Full Rehearsal

Saturday, April 18 (6–9 p.m.)

SVC Final Showcase

 

QUESTIONS? Contact:


P 978.867.4140