The 2022 Social Venture Plan Competition

Social Venture Plan Competition 2022 - Sixteenth Annual

Each spring, the Center for Applied Learning in Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business, Government, and Economics sponsors the Social Venture Plan Competition — a unique event designed to encourage SPU students from all majors to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world.

2022 Schedule

Jan. 12–March 2, 2022
Weekly resource nights to help you develop and write your social venture business plan. You may attend sessions on an à la carte basis or for credit as BUS 3682.

Due by Jan. 27, 2022, 5 p.m.
Branded application (optional)

Due by Feb. 8, 2022, 5 p.m.
Intent to Participate form 

Due by March 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Submission form and written plan

Due by March 23, 2022, 5 p.m.
Team information for website (specific items TBD)

April 6, 2022
Coaching sessions for all competing teams, SPU Ames Library

Due by April 8, 2022, 5 p.m.
Pitch video one-page executive summary

April 13, 2022
Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase, Upper Gwinn


How It Works

The Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC) encourages teams of students from diverse disciplines to develop an entrepreneurial project that addresses dual bottom lines: social and financial. Participants tackle a felt social need while proposing a way to provide sustainable funding through a business activity.

Business people, entrepreneurs, and other community partners evaluate and score the plans, after which competitors present their projects to faculty, staff, students, and judges at a live trade-show display event on the SPU campus. The teams with the highest cumulative scores from the two phases of the competition win cash prizes.

For More Information

Contact the Center for Applied Learning at

Recap of Recent SVPC Showcase Winners

The results are in and the winners are . . .

2022, 2021, 202020192018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Herbert B. Jones Foundation
The Scott & Kathleen Cummins Family Foundation
Tschetter Group
Bellmont Cabinet Co.
Northwest Center | People of all abilities
Eastlake Real Estate Partners
Highland Private Wealth Management
Skills Incorporated | Creating Jobs that Change Lives

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“We had extraordinary access to both business and academic experts. They helped guide us in the mechanics of starting a business — researching our market, creating a business plan, sharpening our purpose and definition, and engaging both the public and potential investors.”
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Develop Your Plan

BUS 3682 is a nontechnical, workshop-style course designed to help you develop an outstanding social venture plan and compete in the SVPC. Each session concentrates on a specific element of the SVPC planning template.