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.
DATES & DEADLINES
|Competition Kickoff and Networking Mixer||November 6, 2019|
|Workshop 1: How to Come up with a Billion Dollar Idea
||November 20, 2019|
|Concept Papers Due
||February 20, 2020|
|Semi-Finalist Teams Announced||March 3, 2020|
|Pitch Decks Due||April 29, 2020|
||May 21, 2020|
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 Kickoff and Mixer on November 6, or the new pilot Jiffal.com.
- What is Social Enterprise? View a presentation from Blum Faculty Director and NVC judge Richard Matthew.
- View an example of a Business Model Canvas from the Social Entrepreneurship Hub at Stanford University.
- Learn how to develop your ideas and start a business with the Acumen Student Resource Library.