Social Innovation Challenge (SIC)
The $40,000 Social Innovation Challenge promotes, guides, and supports student-driven ideas to launch or to contribute to existing social enterprises by for-profit, hybrid and nonprofit organizations, locally and abroad. The SIC has awarded $42,000 in cash prizes to students since its inception in 2010.
The Social Innovation Challenge is organized by the Center for Peace and Commerce and is open to all University of San Diego students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
SIC Track 2012-2012
Paul Rice, President and CEO, Fair Trade USA September 18, 2012, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Defining Problems/Visualizing Solutions
Dr. Steve Conroy to host Adriana Herrera, Fashioning Change, Meghan Dambacher, Rerip, Vivian Glyck, Just Like my Child and October 2, 2012 12:30-2:00 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Business Model Design
R. Todd Johnson, Jones Day, November 6, 2012 12:30-2:00 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms EF RSVP Here.
Ideas Meet Reality
2012 SIC Awardees and Dr. Patricia Marquez, November 29, 2012 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre RSVP Here.
Assessing Social and Environmental Impact
Rob Hanna, Chief Architect of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, February 7, 2013 12:30-2:00 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms EF RSVP Here.
Special Edition: Verizon Green Award
Bryan O'Neill and USD sustainability experts, February 12, 2013 12:15-1:45 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Executive Classroom. RSVP Here.
Pitch Deck Coaching
Dr. Mike Lawless and San Diego Entrepreneurs March 5, 2013 12:30-2:00 p.m., Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms CD
March 19, 2013 community social entrepreneurs, 2013 12:30-2:00 p.m. Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms AD
Apply By: February 18, 2013
Submit Video and Full Written Plan By: April 8, 2013
Final Pitch: April, 30, 2013
Awards Ceremony: May 3, 2013