Think your startup has what it takes to be epic?
The social venture addresses a clear social problem that authentically raises the livelihoods of the poor.
The social venture changes systems, not just symptoms of the problem.
The social venture model prioritizes social impact over financial gain.
The social venture is transformative and potentially scalable to over 100 million people
The social venture generates a sustainable funding stream.
The social venture’s product or service is environmentally sustainable.
The social entrepreneurship leadership team is tenacious with a pragmatic vision.
The social venture’s mission is non-secular and non-partisan.
*EPIC competition guidelines are abstracted with additions from “The Power of a Simple and Inclusive Definition” by Elizabeth Garlow & Rich Tafel as published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review May 22, 2013
Cash Awards to be announced shortly
Additional prizes will be announced each month as we add new sponsors
Teams in the final round:
Free access into a 6 month mentorship program from world class entrepreneurs via the Entrepreneur Futures Network.
Mentorship and scaling help from Social Venture Foundation's Executive Director, Marc Blumenthal
to end poverty
We award the best social ventures that create self-sustainable markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid.