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End Poverty Innovation

Challenge 2020


What is EPIC?


The End Poverty Innovation Challenge is open to all social venture startups
focused on lifting the livelihoods of the poor.


Our virtual global competition
recognizes impactful, innovative and scalable social ventures that create
sustainable markets for the world’s poorest at the Bottom of the Pyramid



After an initial round of regional competitions, finalists will present their
social ventures at the final round on December 11th, 2020.

past speakers

past participants

Social Ventures Lab
Get the most out of EPIC: -Join our LIVE virtual classroom hosted by our Executive Director, Marc Blumenthal, and guests from the world's brightest social ventures. -Network with students and teachers from all over the globe. -Every Friday @ 12pm EST from October 16th-November 13th

EPIC supports social entrepreneurs through the invention, identification, and promotion of social ventures that create self-sustaining markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid.

our mission


participating universities to date...

Lingnan University of Hong Kong

University of Michigan, USA

Miami of Ohio, USA

Universidad Autónoma de Santa Ana, El Salvador

University of South Africa

Durham College, 

Bowdoin College, USA

North Idaho College, USA

University of Aruba

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Ohio University, USA

Bryant University, USA

Bahamas Baptist Community College

University of Portland, USA

University of San Diego, USA

California State University Bakersfield, USA

University of Southern California, USA

Anglia Ruskin University

Kaua`i Community College, USA

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Galen University, Belize

St. Johns College

University of West Indies

Northeastern University, USA

Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Wingate University, USA

University of Exeter, UK

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra

Universidad Rafael Landívar

Dartmouth College, USA

New York University, USA

Seneca College, Canada

Wayne University, USA

University of Sterling, Uk

University of Basel, Switzerland

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa

California Lutheran University, USA

San Francisco State University, USA

John Paul The Great Catholic University, USA

Santa Clara University, USA

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

University of Bologna, Italy 

College Of The Holy Cross, USA

Rhodes University, South Africa

Wits University, South Africa

University of Liverpool, UK

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