Social Innovation Challenge Round 1 Application Deadline

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Date and Time

  • Monday, February 15, 2016




The deadline to enter the 2016 Social Innovation Challenge is February 15, 2016. The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) is a student social venture contest 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, economic, environmental, or justice 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. The 2016 SIC will award over $50,000 in funding to student social ventures.

In addition to general prize money for all project issue areas, the 2016 SIC features two specialization tracks dedicated to promote Technology for social change and Women Entrepreneurs:

The Mobile Tech Track: Sponsored by Qualcomm Wireless Reach and Qualcomm Ventures will award $5,000 to projects using mobile and wireless technology to create positive social impact.

The Women Innovators Track: $10,000 of funding will be awarded to projects that are founded and led by female students at USD.

For detailed information about the Social Innovation Challenge visit

Click here to apply today.