NYU/D-Prize Social Venture Competition


Global Webinars: November 1 - 28, 2017

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

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

Global Webinar 2: Using the Idea Napkin by IBA Karachi

Global Webinar 3: Business Models for Social Enterprises with Nanyang Technopreneurship Center

Global Webinar 4: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in the Developing Country Context with BRAC University

Global Webinar 5: Getting Into Their Shoes: A more successful 3-minute pitch with Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation

  • November 28, 2017 6:00 - 6:45AM EST / 7:00 - 7:45PM China
  • Click here to register.
  • What would you say to an impact investor about your idea? Or a donor you want to support you? Or a prospective partner? Join Rick Wang of Social Venture Partners and the Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation to learn a new template for a more compelling 3-minute pitch that gives you a better chance for success.

First Round: February 4, 2018

Download an NYU/D-Prize Round 1 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 February 26, 2018.

Second Round: April 1, 2018

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 20, 2018.

Final Round: April 23 - May 11

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 on May 11, 2018.

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

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