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D-Prize Social Venture Competition


Global Webinars
January & February 2017

The NYU Social Entrepreneurship/D-Prize Global Social Venture Competition Consortium will be hosting four webinars to help you learn more about the competition and design your idea.

Additional webinar details will be released soon.

Note: Each webinar will be hosted at 9am EST. Click here to find your local time. You will receive instructions on how to access the webinar after registering.

  • Global Webinar 1: Intro to the NYU Social Entrepreneurship/D-Prize Competition Consortium and Social Entrepreneurship

    January 31, 2017 9am EST
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    Join us for the first webinar of the 2017 competition, which will be hosted by NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Program Manager Rachel Botos and D-Prize Co-Founder Paul Youn. You will learn how to successfully design your social venture, get a brief overview of the field of social entrepreneurship, have the opportunity to workshop your idea with an international community of change agents, and ask any questions you may have. At least half of 90-minute session will be dedicated to your thoughts and questions.

  • Global Webinar 2 hosted by BRAC University

    February 6, 2017 9am EST
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    Download the presentation now.

    BRAC University will explore five small social enterprises from Bangladesh and India to understand the typical challenges and social issues that those organizations face. You will walk away with an understanding of what it feels like to start a social enterprise and what challenges you can expect as you create your own organization wherever you choose.

  • Global Webinar 3: Non-Profits, For-Profits, and Hybrids, Oh My! Choosing a Model that Works for You

    February 9, 2017 9am EST
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    Check out the Design Sprint recommended by Professor Gattegno to help answer critical business questions and Getting Beyond Better by Roger Martin and Sally Osberg.

    With so many options out there, how do you know what business form is right for your venture? Join the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program and Eliot Gattegno, NYU Shanghai Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Arts, to dive deep into the world of social entrepreneurship, learn what defines a social enterprise, and explore real-world examples of success and failure from around the world. Walk away with the tools you need to assess your options and decide what type of organization will help you achieve your goals.

  • Global Webinar 4 hosted by Nanyang Technopreneurship Center: Creating a Credible Digital Presence for your Social Venture

    February 15, 2017 9am EST
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    As a newly founded social venture, there will definitely be doubts about your about the authenticity and credibility of your social enterprise. Without past achievement or reputation, you will need to create a credible digital presence for your social enterprise. When the public and prospective partners want to find out about your social enterprise, they are bound to look up your social enterprise on the internet. It could be the first thing they see about your new social enterprise. The question is, what impression do you want to set?

First Round
Submission Deadline: February 19, 2017

Download an application packet and follow the instructions to draft and submit your idea. You will submit a two page concept note and resume for each team member. A team of judges will review and invite the most promising ideas to the next round. Invitations to the next round will be sent by March 3, 2017.

Second Round
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2017

Those invited will receive a second round application packet. You will expand on your concept and draft a full 10 page plan of your new venture. The plan will include an executive summary, a budget, milestones you plan to hit, and your future vision. A team of judges will review and send decisions by April 19, 2017.

Final Round
Team Interviews: Starting April 19, 2017

The most promising entrepreneurs will have interviews with judges on the phone. Based on your plan and interview, judges may decide to award you seed capital to launch. Winners will be notified in on May 12, 2017.

Please refer to the How to Participate page for details on eligibility, judging criteria, and additional resources to help you design your social venture.