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NYU Reynolds Changemaker (CmC) Challenge

2015 - 16 CmC Timeline


SEPTEMBER 2015


Information Sessions

These hour-long information sessions will provide details about the CmC and an introduction to the field of social entrepreneurship. Join us to get your questions answered and learn more about how you can get funding to help change the world!

  • September 9, 12:30pm RSVP
    Mulberry Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
  • September 9, 6:00pm RSVP
    Mulberry Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
  • September 10, 12:30pm RSVP
    Jersey Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
  • September 10, 6:00pm RSVP
    Mulberry Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
  • September 11, 12:30pm RSVP
    Rogers Hall, Private Dining Room, 6 MetroTech Center
  • September 16, 12:30pm RSVP
    Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Place
  • September 16, 6:00pm RSVP
    Leslie eLab, 16 Washington Place
  • September 17, 12:30pm RSVP
    Jersey Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl
  • September 17, 6:00pm RSVP
    Mulberry Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl

Kickoff Workshop: Tips and Techniques for Writing Your Executive Summary

September 24, 12:30 - 2pm RSVP
Rudin Forum, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl

Attend this exciting CmC Kickoff event and get inspired by connector, practitioner, and instructor Jonathan Lewis. He is an NYU Reynolds Scholar in Residence, Founder/Host of Café Impact, Founder/President of the Opportunity Collaboration, Founder/Board Chair of MCE Social Capital, and Co-Founder of Copia Global. Come learn about the game-changing field of social entrepreneurship and what it means to think like a social entrepreneur, and get tips and insight to help you perfect your Executive Summary submission. Plus, meet other NYU undergrad students interested in making a positive social impact in the world!

Note: Attendance at an information session and the kickoff workshop is not required in order to submit an executive summary.

Executive Summary Deadline
September 30, 2015

All teams participating in the CmC must draft an executive summary about their venture idea and submit it to reynolds.changemaker@nyu.edu. In order to be eligible, teams must adhere to the Executive Summary Guidelines. See Executive Summary Guidelines here.

Check out the 2013 and 2014 Grand Prize Winners' Executive Summaries here: Student to Student; College Connect (formerly KAI).

All teams that submit a valid executive summary will be invited to create an in-depth business plan.

Note: Attendance at an information session and the kickoff workshop is not required in order to submit an executive summary.


NOVEMBER 2015


Business Plan Deadline
November 4

Submission information will be provided to students who are invited to submit a business plan. Business plans will be reviewed by the Changemaker Selection Committee. Up to five teams will be selected as finalists.

Workshop: Create and Deliver a Pitch from Your Plan*
Date and time TBA

Come and learn how to turn your business plan into an effective pitch from presentation and public speaking specialist, Will Carlin. The NYU Wagner Adjunct Associate Professor, who has coached two NYU Wagner teams to national policy presentation championships in the last three years, will share his approach to presentations and public speaking in which finding a story that resonates with your audience is key! Participation is required for at least two team members.

Note: This workshop is only available to finalist teams.


DECEMBER 2015


Pitch Event**
December 2, Time TBA


Seed Grant Winner(s) and Grand Prize Winner Announced



Events listed with an asterisk [*] indicate mandatory attendance for at least two team members.

  • Events listed with a double asterisk [*] [*] indicate mandatory attendance for all team members.

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