John Edwardson '72 Social New Venture Challenge

BallotReady SNVC 2015 winner

In 2011, as student demand grew for social entrepreneurship support, Chicago Booth developed a new track of the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) uniquely focused on launching social enterprises. The John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC), is organized by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, in partnership with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2018 SNVC Finalists

The 2018 SNVC Finals were held on Tuesday, May 22 and included the following teams.

Unbreakable is a 10-week, anti-bullying online video program that focuses on empowering youth by improving their self-confidence and coping skills using scientifically proven psychological techniques. (Booth)

VouchCircle is a professional networking platform for underserved communities. All people need professional networks to discover careers and find jobs. (Booth)

Shakti empowers functionally illiterate women in India to enforce their rights and access legal and public health resources. (Harris, Booth)

Insights for Impact is a for-profit social enterprise that helps small to medium nonprofit organizations realize the use of data within their organizations. (Booth, Harris)

Gather Activism is a digital platform for political activism. (College)

Mighty is a free online and mobile marketplace for the public to deposit money in secure, community-investing banks. (Graham, College)

AIM Clinics provides the gold standard autism therapy to children in rural US communities. (School affiliation: Booth, Harris, SSA)