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.
2015 San Diego Social Innovation Challenge Dates
Idea Lab 3: Ideas Meet Reality - Tuesday, November 18, 2014, KIPJ rooms AB
Registration opens for 2015 Social Innovation Challenge - Monday, December 1, 2014.
Idea Lab 4: Business Model Creation - Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:15-2:30 pm, KIPJ rooms AB
Round 1 Submissions Due - Monday, February 16, 2015, 11:59 pm via SIC online platform. View Round 1 Questions now.
Semi-Finalists Announced - February 27, 2015
Idea Lab 5: Advance Workshop (required for SIC Semi-Finalists) - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:15-2:30 pm, KIPJ rooms AB
Idea Lab 6: Speed Coaching (required for SIC Semi-Finalists) - Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:15-2:00 pm
Round 2 Submissions Due - Monday, March 30, 2015, 11:59 pm via SIC online platform
Finalists Announced - Friday, April 10, 2015
Idea Lab 7: Final Pitch Rehearsal (required for SIC Finalists) - Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:15-2:30 pm
Round 3 Live Pitch to Judges - Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm
Award Ceremony - Friday, May 1, 2015, 4 - 8 pm