Blog : NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

By Patrick Haigis | Dec 5, 2014 | in

In only its second year, the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is already powerfully demonstrating the keen interest of students and community entrepreneurs in helping address some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, and their creativity in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions.

The Social Venture Innovation Challenge invites individuals and teams from across the state of New Hampshire to identify pressing social and/or environmental issues at the state, national or global level, and then find an innovative business-oriented approach to solving them. Finalists from around the state will compete on December 15 in Durham, New Hampshire for cash prizes to help them launch their innovative idea.

The conclusion of the challenge, on December 15, will be a day filled with workshops and presentations open to the public. The day will start at 10:00 a.m. with Social Innovation in Action workshops where topics including citizen power and impact investing. The afternoon will feature a presentation by one of our country's most recognized social entrepreneurs, Eric Schwarz, founding CEO of Citizen Schools and Executive Chairman, US2020 . Mr. Schwarz will also receive the Carsey School of Public Policy's 2014 Social Innovator of the Year Award. The event will conclude with the exciting announcement of the winners of the 2014 New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge and the awarding of the prizes.

Registration is required. For more information about the Social Venture Innovation Challenge and to register click here