Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship: Social Venture Challenge

idea by HarvardSIC
Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship: Social Venture Challenge




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Overview of Idea


The Igniting Innovation Summit will be the largest student-run social entrepreneurship conference in the NE. Through the Summit's Social Venture Challenge, students with promising solutions to pressing social issues will compete to receive funding and mentoring to fully develop their plans.

The Specifics: What will the $1,500 fund?

The $1500 would help cover essential logistical costs (such as food, materials, renting space, and transportation for our panelists) and allow us to fully execute our PR campaign at Harvard and other universities. We aim to host 40 speakers at the Summit and 250 students, representing a range of universities and career sectors including microfinance, agriculture, alternative energy, documentary making, and more. Aside from the Social Venture Challenge, we are also organizing two keynote speeches, 3 TED-style speeches, 12 topic-specific discussion panels, 6 action-oriented workshops, and an Innovation Showcase. With the $1500, we hope to create an environment that is both innovative and competitive to educate and encourage efficient action.

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Submission Began
Thursday, July 19

Submission Ended
Thursday, August 16
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Friday, August 17

Voting Ended
Friday, August 31
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Friday, August 31

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