Social Innovation Challenge: Idea Lab

Social Innovation Challenge: Idea Lab

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice, Rooms E/F

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Calling all social entrepreneurs: the Social Innovation Challenge is back

After the overwhelming success of Social Innovation Challenge 2011, the Center for Peace and Commerce is back to encourage a new wave of social entrepreneurs at USD, in which $12,000 of seed funding will be distributed amongst winners and renowned entrepreneurs to act as mentors.

Are you seeking ideas for your new venture? Do you have a great idea and questions on its feasibility? Are you looking for seed funding or have questions on the Social Innovation Challenge application process? Join us at our very first Idea Lab with entrepreneur Steve Wright of 4 Walls International to kick start the Social Innovation Challenge 2012.

While Wright shares his experiences of running a start-up, students can ask questions to shape their ideas for the SIC competition and get a strong understanding of opportunities and challenges of a new venture. Be prepared with any questions you may have to get a strong Social Innovation Challenge application going.

RSVP here. Lunch is included.  

Recap of SIC 2011:

  • $12,000 in seed money distributed amongst winners
  • First-prize winner Tiffany Owens goes to Haiti to implement sustainable water solutions
  • Other winners focus on tapping the potential of African diaspora worldwide, local sourcing in the San Diego community and educational initiatives for children at risk
  • Winners paired with real-world entrepreneurs as mentors


leading change at USD