Social Venture Academy

Through the Social Venture Academy, students from across campus collaborate together with one vision: to help change our world for the better.

The Social Venture Academy works with student entrepreneurs to help build socially-minded businesses, connecting them with the resources and knowledge they need to turn their ideas into reality.

Student teams are mentored through three phases: idea validation, product development, and launch. We hold pitching events for each phase—the Best Idea, Best Product, and Best Venture competitions—where ventures are awarded funding. Teams compete against each other to receive funding in the Best Idea phase. However, the most substantial funding comes from the Best Product and Best Venture competitions where all ventures that reach certain benchmarks and demonstrate high potential can receive funding.

How Do I Participate?

Are you interested in social entrepreneurship? Would you like the opportunity to apply principles of business to make the world a better place? 

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