2012-13 CmC Timeline
All meeting rooms are located at NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, unless otherwise noted.
Information Session at NYU's undergraduate Welcome Week to introduce potential participants to social entrepreneurship and the CmC Challenge.
- August 28, 4:00pm - NYU Kimmel Center, Room 405
In these hour-long information sessions NYU Reynolds will introduce you to social entrepreneurship and the CmC. Join us to get your questions answered and learn more about how you can get funding to help change the world!
- September 11, 12:30pm - Mulberry Conference Room RSVP
- September 12, 12:30pm - Lafayette Conference Room RSVP
- September 12, 5:00pm - Mulberry Conference Room RSVP
- September 20, 12:30pm - Mulberry Conference Room RSVP
- September 20, 5:00pm - Mulberry Conference Room RSVP
Come and learn from a practicing serial social entrepreneur! In this 90 minute workshop, NYU Reynolds Adjunct Associate Professor and Founder and CEO of Vendorboon, Andrew Greenblatt, will provide an overview of social entrepreneurship and strategic tips on how to start a social venture. Information about the Executive Summary will also be provided.
- October 2, 5:30pm - Rudin Family Conference Room RSVP
Executive Summary Deadline - October 19, 11:59pm EST
All teams participating in the CmC must draft an executive summary about their venture idea and submit it to email@example.com. Teams must adhere to the Executive Summary Guidelines in order to be eligible. See Guidelines here. All teams that submit a valid executive summary will be invited to create an in-depth business plan.
Note: Attendance at an information session or kickoff workshop is not required in order to submit an executive summary.
Business Plan Workshop
- November 13, 5:30pm - Rudin Family Conference Room
Business Plan Deadline - December 14, 11:59pm EST
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 ten teams will be selected to pitch their venture idea to a selection panel.
Finance for Social Entrepreneurs*
You've set the basic organizational financial framework to achieve your programmatic goals, but is it financially sustainable over time, and can it adapt to changing organizational ambitions, changing programmatic needs and changing financial realities? NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Financial Management Consultant, Russ Pomeranz, will provide insight on how to find a balance among the financial and programmatic structures of your venture. Participation is required for at least two team members.
- February 6, 5:30pm - Mulberry Conference Room
Strengthen: Your Venture, Community & Entrepreneurial Core*
The top selected teams will be asked to design and execute actionable items related to the development of the venture. Guidelines and submission information will be provided to the top selected teams.
- February 27, 5:30pm - Mulberry Conference Room
Create and Deliver a Pitch from Your Plan*
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 and Founder of VShift 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.
- March 5, 5:30pm - Mulberry Conference Room
Selection Panel - First Round Pitch**
- April 3, Time TBA - Mulberry Conference Room
Grand Prize Finalists Announced - Week of April 8
Teams may be required to follow-up with NYU Reynolds on specific feedback. The Grand Prize Finalists will be notified and invited to pitch again.
Selection Panel - Grand Prize Pitch**
- April 23, Time TBA - Mulberry Conference Room
NYU Reynolds CmC Best Overall Venture Announced - Week of April 23
Events with an asterisk [*] are required for at least two team members. Events with a double asterisk [*] [*] are required for all team members.