ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Our virtual global competition recognizes the best social ventures that create self-sustainable markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid.

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MISSION

The Social Ventures Foundation mission is to facilitate sustainable market creation at the Bottom of the Pyramid by identifying, promoting and facilitating the investment in social ventures that employ the poor to lift the livelihoods of the poor.  ​

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OUR APPROACH

EPIC, the End Poverty Innovation Challenge is focused on engaging the next generation of social entrepreneurs from post secondary institutions worldwide in developing the next generation of social ventures that lift the livelihoods of the poor. 

SIX STAGES OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ASSESS THE POVERTY REDUCTION CHALLENGES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

CONDUCT A COMMERCIAL PROOF OF CONCEPT

CREATE A SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL VENTURE THAT MEETS A CHALLENGE

EXECUTE SOCIAL

VENTURE  LOCALLY

 MARKET RESEARCH & DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE , FIELD TEST IT IN COMMUNITY

SCALE NATIONALLY WITH

SOCIAL FRANCHISING 

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TEAM

Marc Blumenthal

Executive Director

Marc has been involved in a variety of startups in the fields of Education, Medical Devices, Plasma Fusion, and Aerospace.  He founded SVF in 2017 and has been involved in the enterprise on a full-time basis.

Kristy Noel

Business Manager

Kristy Noel brings a wide variety of business management expertise to the Foundation. She develops and manages the business modeling for V’ice and provides financial management for V’ice Haiti.

Haley Burns

University Relations Manager

Haley is the Community Relations Manager facilitating community partnerships and investments in connection with V'ice and the Social Ventures Foundation fostering a global conversation on poverty reduction. 

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES TO DATE...

Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Bahamas Baptist Community College, Bahamas

Bowdoin College, USA

Bryant University, USA

California Lutheran University, USA

California State University Bakersfield, USA

Case Western Reserve University, USA

College Of The Holy Cross, USA

Dartmouth College, USA

Durham College, Canada

Galen University, Belize

John Paul The Great Catholic University, USA

Kaua`i Community College, USA

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

Lingnan University of Hong Kong

Mangosuthu University of Technology, S. Africa

University of Basel, Switzerland

Miami of Ohio, USA

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

North Idaho College, USA

Northeastern University, USA

New York University, USA

Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Belize

Rhodes University, South Africa

San Francisco State University, USA

Santa Clara University, USA

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Seneca College, Canada

St. Johns College, Canada

Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

University of Michigan, USA

Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala

University of Aruba

University of Bologna, Italy

University of Exeter, UK

University of Liverpool, UK

University of Portland, USA

University of Sterling, UK

University of West Indies, Bahamas

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

University of Southern California, USA

University of San Diego, USA

Warner Pacific University, USA

Ozyegin University, Turkey

Estonian Social Enterprise Network

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA

University of Limpopo, South Africa

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Solent University, UK

University of Turin, Italy

Wayne University, USA

Wingate University, USA

Wits University, South Africa

The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas

Asociatia Social Incubator

EDUCATIONAL

ADVISORY BOARD

Busiswe Mandleni

Mangosuthu Institute of Technology,

South Africa

Jeremy Alan Woods

University of California, Bakersfield, USA 

Jay Fisher 

Durham College, Canada

Cuzette Du Plessis

University of Limpopo, South Africa

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna, Italy

Leon Dawson

University of West Indies

Ruth Andrews

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dirk Soma

Kaua'i Community College, Hawaii

Joost Jacobs

University of Aruba

Debbie Magnezy

Northeastern University, USA

Caroline Cannon

Dartmouth University

Aleksandar Erceg

Associate Professor at Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku, Croatia

Orlando Harris

San Francisco State University

Kamilah Cole

Assistant Director, Center for Undergraduate Research & Creativity at Clark Atlanta University

Hachemi Aliouche

Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center, University of New Hampshire

Kevin Baker

Durham College, Ontario Canada

Want to join our team? contact haley@socialventuresfoundation.org

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