EPIC Final Round LIVE
Time & Location
About the Event
The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to drastically increase both poverty and extreme poverty in developed
and developing nations alike. Since 2017, the Social Ventures Foundation has operated the annual End
Poverty Summit featuring virtual case presentations of outstanding social ventures which lift the livelihoods of
It is our belief that some of the most cutting-edge solutions to the major problems the poor face are being
developed in University affiliated labs and social entrepreneurship business and engineering programs. The
overriding challenge that most all of these ventures will face is funding to commercially scale.
Judges for EPIC will be selected from a global pool of Social Impact Investors who have made investments
at the Bottom of the Pyramid. The winners of EPIC 2020 will receive cash rewards and scaling help through
the support of several EPIC partners and The Social Ventures Foundation.
Social ventures that lift livelihoods and provide solutions to the problems the poor face and employ the poor
to deliver them, at a price the poor can afford, will by their very nature be EPIC.