Global SIC Submission Requirements

Round 1 Submission Requirements

Submission due by 11:59 pm PST on January 16, 2018. Student-led teams will be asked to apprentice with a social or environmental issue1. Teams will produce a visual map (infographic) and an executive summary of the issue that demonstrates understanding of the problem and its causes, the current solution pool, and indicate gaps in current service provision. Please see submission examples from prior years.

Round 2 Submission Requirements

Submission due by 11:59 pm PST on April 10, 2018. Student-led teams will be asked to suggest a solution to their identified problem that is feasible, acceptable to the community/target population, and can demonstrate impact, sustainability, and scalability. To do this, the round 2 submission will require the teams to submit a complete social business model canvas and a 2 minute video about the social venture. Samples, resources, and specific guidelines will be provided to participating institutions by January 30, 2018.

Round 3 Submission Requirements

Submission due by 11:59 pm PST on June 18, 2018. Live pitches will take place on June 23-24, 2018. One or more members of the teams selected from each participating university/institution who are competing in the Global Final will be asked to demonstrate the impact, sustainability, and scalability of their social venture in a live 6-minute pitch to a panel of judges (done virtually or in person). Finalists must also demonstrate well-defined next steps, a realistic implementation plan, and demonstrate how their team is committed to implementing the venture. Teams will need to submit their final presentation slides (PowerPoint / PDF / Link to a Prezi) by 11:59 pm PST on June 18, 2018. Samples, resources, and specific guidelines will be provided to participating institutions by April 24, 2018. 


1 The term "apprenticing with a problem" comes from Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Executive Director of the Peery Foundation, who teaches a course with Todd Manwaring at Brigham Young University. They encourage their students to apprentice with a problem as they pursue their social change goals (http://tacklingheropreneurship.com/acknowledgements/).