The following teams in the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) will pitch their social impact startups at the SNVC finals on Tuesday, May 23, in Harper Center, C-25. Doors open for SNVC finals at 10:15 a.m., and remarks start promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Congratulations to the 2017 SNVC finalists!

Flipside uses smart content curation, factoring in social and behavioral science, to create a platform that introduces people on social media to the best articulation of different points of view (College, Law School). Flipside will present at 11:05 a.m.

Direct Giving Lab is a platform for individuals to invest directly in their local communities through cash transfers to low-income households (Booth, Harris). Direct Giving Lab will present at 11:35 a.m.

JuryCheck is a web-based app that provides a comprehensive platform for criminal defense attorneys, courts, and criminal justice reform advocates to detect and monitor racial and gender underrepresentation in jury pools (Law School). JuryCheck will present at 12:05 p.m.

VeteranStay makes travel lodging more affordable for US military veterans, creating a network that allows traveling veterans to spend the night in the home of a volunteer host for below-market rates (Booth). VeteranStay will present at 1:30 p.m.

Provide offers a software-based, back-office solution to lower administrative burdens for child-care providers, so they can focus on offering quality care to more low-income families (Booth). Provide will present at 2:00 p.m.

GoodWerk is an online platform that increases civic engagement by connecting citizens with candidates and causes that share their values (Booth, A Better Chicago). GoodWerk will present at 2:30 p.m.

Jetson Benefits seeks to provide all segments of the workforce, including contract workers, a comprehensive and convenient experience for buying and managing portable benefits (Booth). Jetson Benefits will present at 3 p.m.

After the finals, join us at the Taste the Impact reception in Harper Center, room 104, for snacks and drinks from local social entrepreneurs and to find out the winners of the 2017 SNVC.

Register for the Taste the Impact reception or the SNVC Finals, which will also be live streamed, via this link.

The SNVC is the social impact track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the University of Chicago’s nationally ranked accelerator program. The SNVC is run by Chicago Booth's Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, along with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The SNVC is the cornerstone of the Rustandy Center’s Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program, an initiative named in recognition of a 2016 gift by John Edwardson, ’72, retired chairman and CEO of CDW and chairman of Advance Illinois.