The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) is a student social venture competition organized by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego. Through the SIC, university students in San Diego generate ideas for innovative ventures that respond to a social or environmental issue of their choice, and compete for seed funding to launch or expand their ventures. Social ventures may be for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid models with a domestic or international focus.
2016 San Diego Social Innovation Challenge Dates
Round 1 Submissions Due - Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:59 pm via SIC online platform.
Semi-Finalists Announced - February 26, 2016
Idea Lab 5: Advance Workshop (required for SIC Semi-Finalists) - Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:15-2:30 pm, KIPJ rooms AB
Idea Lab 6: Speed Coaching (required for SIC Semi-Finalists) - Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:15-2:00 pm
Round 2 Submissions Due - Monday, March 28, 2016, 11:59 pm via SIC online platform
Finalists Announced - Friday, April 8, 2016
Idea Lab 7: Final Pitch Rehearsal (required for SIC Finalists) - Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:15-2:30 pm
Round 3 Live Pitch to Judges - Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9 am - 5 pm (open to public from 10 am-4:15 pm)