SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRACK
The UCI New Venture Competition offers UCI students, staff members, and researchers the opportunity to form a team, launch a startup and potentially fund their business idea all within seven months. Teams compete for more than $100,000 in prize money!
You have full control over what you create. We connect you with other students, provide you with the tools to transform your idea into a concept, and even match you with industry mentors to develop your concept into a solution. Teams submit a 3-page concept paper in February and those chosen as semi-finalists build a pitch deck and present their idea to the judges in May!
Following the success of the Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition, the Blum Center is sponsoring the Social Enterprise Track within the New Venture Competition. Learn more about New Venture on the Beall Center website.
For the 2019 Social Enterprise Track, teams are particularly encouraged to submit proposals that address affordable housing and women & girls’ empowerment. While encouraged, it is not exclusive to those themes.
DATES & DEADLINES
|Competition Kickoff and Networking Mixer||November 14, 2018|
|Workshop 1: Ideation and Brainstorming||January 16, 2019|
|Bonus Presentation: Social Enterprise||January 31, 2019|
|Concept Papers Due
||February 24, 2019|
|Semi-Finalist Teams Announced||March 12, 2019|
|Pitch Decks Due||May 10, 2019|
|Competition Finals||May 23, 2019|
For the full list of all workshops and to RSVP, visit the Beall Center website.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TRACK RESOURCES
Finding team members
- If you are looking to build, or join, a team for the New Venture Competition, check out the 2018-2019 NVC LinkedIn Group or the new pilot Jiffal.com.