Frederic Mahieu is a Mathematics teacher at the Lycee Francais de Chicago and an executive MBA student at Chicago Booth. Below he writes about his experience competing in the Social New Venture Challenge [SNVC]. SNVC is a business launch competition organized by the Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth. Qualifying companies and organizations must show a focus on social impact as well as a model for financial sustainability.
Similar to the NVC, students form teams to create a business plan and receive coaching from Chicago Booth faculty and industry experts. There are several “rounds” in the competition where teams present their business plans during live pitch sessions in front of investors. Read More »