Students: join the Social Venture Challenge in October
The HFC Democracy Institute and the Resolution Project will co-host the Social Venture Challenge October 26-27 in the Forfa Auditorium on the first floor of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) (Building L) on the main campus.
The Social Venture Challenge is a business plan-style competition designed to inspire college students to propose solutions to pressing social issues. Students can compete to win a $5,000 fellowship based on the Social Venture idea they wish to undertake.
Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, October 19, at 11:59 p.m.
Before applying, please review the eligibility requirements and competition rules.
Learn more by attending an info session
Please consider attending one of the following information sessions:
Monday, October 2, at noon: Social Venture Challenge Information Session 1
- Meeting ID: 837 4321 6321
- Passcode: 710874
Monday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m.: Social Venture Challenge Information Session 2
- Meeting ID: 873 0602 3743
- Passcode: 633541
Thursday, October 5, at noon: Social Venture Challenge Information Session 3
- Meeting ID: 860 2279 3058
- Passcode: 022784
Thursday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m.: Social Venture Challenge Information Session 4
- Meeting ID: 829 5455 8237
- Passcode: 363416
If you cannot attend any of the information sessions or if you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A Resolution Project representative will speak with you one-on-one. For questions or further information, contact Perry at (313) 845-6383 or email@example.com.
“The Social Venture Challenge provides students with an opportunity to kick start an idea they have to address a societal need. This is the second time HFC has hosted this event. In February 2020, students from HFC and other higher education institutions won fellowships from the Resolution Project,” said HFC political science instructor Dr. Anthony Perry.
Attracting talented and idealistic leaders
The SVC is open to not just HFC students, but all undergraduate students in the state of Michigan. The SVC will attract talented and idealistic leaders, giving undergraduate students who are looking to make an impact in their communities a Resolution Fellowship opportunity.
The Resolution Fellowship comes with everything needed to take an idea from conception to reality:
- Seed funding
- Access to a community of like-minded peers
For this competition, students need to develop an idea to address a community or societal need, with a proposed solution on how to alleviate it.
- Entrants will pitch Thursday, October 26.
- Finalists will compete on a panel Friday, October 27.
To be eligible to participate in the SVC:
- You must be enrolled as an undergraduate student.
- You must be a founder or a co-founder of your social venture.
- Your social venture cannot have received prior funding (with the exception of small personal contributions).