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 challenging social issues while proposing innovative ways to provide sustainable funding for their solutions through a business activity.
Businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and other community partners evaluate and score the plans, after which competitors pitch 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.
October 20, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
Kick-Off event, McKenna Hall 117
- Learn about the competition
- Hear from former competitors
- Free pizza!
January 11–March 1, 2023
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 take the series for credit as BUS 3682.
Due by February 7, 2023, 5 p.m.
Intent to Participate form
Due by March 10, 2023, 5 p.m.
Submission Form and written plan
Due by March 24, 2023, 5 p.m.
Team information for website (specific items TBD)
April 12, 2023, 6 p.m. (tentative)
Coaching sessions for all competing teams, SPU Ames Library
Due by April 14, 2023, 5 p.m.
Pitch video one-page executive summary
April 19, 2023, 2 p.m.
Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase, Upper Gwinn
Recap of Recent SVPC Showcase Winners
The results are in and the winners are . . .
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
For More Information
Contact the Center for Applied Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.