Social Business Champ 2017

Social Business Champ is a global competition for idea stage social businesses that challenges university level students to design business solutions addressing pressing social issues. Today Social Business Champ has become one of the leading social business competitions which engages university students and social business leaders from around the world. The Competition encourages participants from different nationalities to generate timely solutions for acute social problems and launch their own social business ventures.

What’s in it for Winners?
 Award from Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus.
 The opportunity to work with YY Goshti (http://yygoshti.com/) on launching own social businesses by accessing resources and networks.
 Access to social business accelerators and funds for resources to form valuable partnerships.
 Startup capital from SBYA Global (http://sbyaglobal.org/)

Entries will be open to all university from around the world. Students can form a team of 2-4 members and submit the social business idea at http://champ.sbyaglobal.org till 10th May, 2017. From all entries judges will shortlist the best ideas up to a minimum of 30 teams. These teams will join a training session online on developing successful social business plans and they will be asked to submit a social business plan with video pitch. After screening the top 30 plans, judges will select a minimum of 6 teams who will be eligible to join the final contest during Social Business Day 2017 celebrations in Dhaka. On July 28, 2017 top teams will receive hands-on training from mentors on social business designs and investor pitch. Teams will compete for the seed capital and all essential resources offered by the organizers for their social business ideas via pitching in front of the Judges on July 29, 2017 in Bangladesh. Followed by the pitching round, Social Business Champ 2017 will be declared by the judges and they will receive the Award from Professor Muhammad Yunus, the father of micro-credit and social business.

Eligibility Guidelines
 The team must include university students in any area of study from all over the world.
 Each team should include 2-4 persons. Teammates can be from different institutions.
 Submitted plans should aim to be financially sustainable and scalable.
 The idea should address at least one social problem.
 Top teams need to build a working prototype before the final pitch.
 The social business idea can be aimed at creating social impact in anywhere in the world.

Deadline
10 May 2017

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