The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) 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 $85,500 in cash prizes to students since its inception in 2011.
The Social Innovation Challenge is open to all University of San Diego students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We encourage interested students to participate in our Idea Labs series to learn more about how to take an idea to action.
Do you want to positively change the world, but don't know where to start? In this funny and impassioned TED talk, Ernesto Sirolli proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit.
Round 1 Application: March 3, 2014
--Semi-finalists announced on March 14, 2014
Round 2 Written Plan and Video: April 7, 2014
--Finalists announced on April 17,2014
Final Pitch Judging: April 29, 2014
Awards Ceremony: May 2, 2014
Learn about our five awardees who won a total of $42,500 including the Verizon Green Award and the Qualcomm Labs Live Audience Choice Vote by visiting our platform: sandiego.dellchallenge.org