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The Social Innovation Summit is a twice annual event taking place in Washington, DC and Silicon Valley, that represents a global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business come together to investigate solutions and catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting history.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (Silicon Valley and Washington DC)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual Open conferences gather together engaged faculty and university students from across multiple disciplines to share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in the rapidly growing field of technology entrepreneurship education.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lean LaunchPad® Educators Seminar is a 2.5-day program designed for entrepreneurship faculty who want to learn the basics of integrating Lean Startup principles into their teaching. You will learn key techniques for building a curriculum that you can adapt to your institutional environment and needs and put to immediate use.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    Aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. Provides tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UC Berkeley)

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    Center focusing on the role of non-profit and public institutions in the world’s increasingly collaborative economy. Whether students seek to consult with social sector organizations, found a social enterprise, become effective philanthropists, lead through board governance, or pursue a career in the sector, the Center provides the leadership education to help them succeed.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UC Berkeley)

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    Ideal for high net worth individuals and families, leverages the world-class educational assets of UC Berkeley, and other leading institutions and organizations to guide members in their journey to have social impact through philanthropy and impact investing. Every spring, a small cohort of 10-15 gather at Miramar Farms in Half Moon Bay, California for our transformative Discovery Weekend to discuss and learn with our faculty and each other, the values and tools you want to bring to your work as a change agent, followed by six weeks of a custom-built online course that guides you to distill the learnings of the weekend and create a plan anchored by the intersection of your core values and evidence about how to best solve the problems you care most about.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any

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    Annual conference on global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: US (New Haven)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Selected social entrepreneurs mentoring, recogniztion and free tickets to the annual Social Captial Markets conference in San Francisco, which brings together entrepreneurs and funders.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any (Conference in San Francisco)
    Eligibility: Any

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    Kairos 50 (K50)  Training and Support

    Entrepreneurs around the world under 25 apply to become members of the Kairos 50, and 50 finalists are selected to attend the Kairos Global Summit in California, receive business development services, exclusive international opportunities, and visibility to media and investors, and a chance to earn up to $50k in prize money from potential inevestors at the Summit. The Kairos 50 companies represent the next generation of entrepreneurs making breakthroughs in the areas of biotech, education, agriculture, mobile, cleantech, healthcare, and more.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US (California)
    Eligibility: Any (Under 25)

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    The Berkeley Startup Cluster is collaborative effort of: the City of Berkeley‘s Office of Economic Development, the Downtown Berkeley Association, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and UC Berkeley. Our shared goal: making Berkeley an even better place to launch a high tech startup




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    SOCAP 365  Training and Support

    An ongoing year-round event series in multiple locations, SOCAP 365 features world-class speakers and opportunities to connect at the intersection of money and meaning. Through thought leadership panel discussions, inclusive dialogues, and community-building events, SOCAP 365 serves the rapidly growing network of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, conscious corporations, philanthropists, government agencies, and innovators in every sector.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    A startup expo and competition featuring some of the hottest startups out of UC Berkeley! Innovate@Berkeley celebrates the rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship at Berkeley by bringing together startups, students, angels, VCs, and press under one roof.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Features practitioners from the UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley communities who come to Berkeley-Haas to speak about the practical aspects of starting and running an entrepreneurial venture. The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum is held four times during the academic year featuring a networking hour followed, by a presentation topics of interest to entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and members of the Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystem.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Bay Area
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lester Center hosts Hackathons which bring together UC Berkeley students of all stripes and colors–designers, coders, marketers and MBA students alike–to converge around a single theme. The Lester Center supports a number of pre-eminent startup competitions whose finals are open to the public (LAUNCH and GSVC)




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round (see specifc program)
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students

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    Ask the VC  Training and Support

    Blog that serves as informational source on venture capital and entrepreneurship




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    MongoDB University  Training and Support

    Provides public and Private training on how to build and deploy apps taught by MongoDB Engineers that offers hands-on experience, as well as professional certification preparation. Also offers live webinars, Q+A sessions, event,s and user groups to share best practices and network.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Currently available to over 500,000 students. The program is designed to help drive economic development in communities around partner universities increasing the likelihood that students remain and develop their ideas with the region and prepare students to enter the modern workforce with a flexible, entrepreneurial mindset. Offers free mentorship for companies or individuals at any stage in the industry, connections to team mebers, jobs, and knowledge across the world, resources and exclusive deals for software and online courses, and specialized applications and tools.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    Pitch Workbook  Training and Support

    Workbook to help improve your entrepreneurial pitch and boost your chances of getting funded, provided by Canaan Partners.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Lean Impact  Training and Support

    Events and e-books for social good organizations, building on Lean Startup methodology.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lean Startup  Training and Support

    The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers’ hands faster.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Umbrella resource for many innovation and entrepreneurship efforts on UC Berkeley’s campus.




  • Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    Help for Cal students and professors with patents, copyrights, IP rights, marketing and commercial potential analysis, and more.




  • Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Social Good Guides  Training and Support

    A collection of subject-specific e-guides for social entrepreneurs.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    A startup internship and training program for graduate students in business, engineering and information interested in entrepreneurship and technology.




  • Timeline: 1:Fall
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (Graduate)

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    The Summit is a week-long, student-run innovation conference held every April at Northwestern University for young delegates from over 40 countries, 50 universities, and 35 businesses and organizations around the world with change-based projects and ventures that can tackle any social change from education to healthcare to sustainability.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: US (Chicago)
    Eligibility: Students

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    Lynda.com  Training and Support

    Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Stack Social  Training and Support

    Online Store and free/paid resources including Apps, Gadgets, Creative Resources, Software, and Video Tutorials to help Apple fanatics, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, gamers, and early adopters. Offers courses for programming and bundled deals for software and learning materials.




  • Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Brad Feld’s blog  Training and Support

    Gives insight into how to approach scaling hardware companies with investment opportunities, and other investment thoughts.




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    Eligibility: Any

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    A global venture philanthropy firm that funds and supports social entrepreneurs with exceptional promise and impactful ideas that have the potential to scale.




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    Blackstone Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship globally. By leveraging the resources and intellectual capital of Blackstone, the Foundation empowers entrepreneurs, generates job growth, and supports the communities in which we live and work.




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    The Underdog Foundation identifies non-profit organizations that are in need of grants and that have demonstrated abilities to provide important community services; as well as assistance in the form of finance, marketing, operations, strategic partnering, and negotiations. Provides a place for investors, CEOs and advisors to provide mentoring and technical expertise to support non-profit organizations doing important work in our communities. The interest areas of the Underdog Foundation are: Environment and Conservation, Community Investment, Women’s Entrepreneurship, International Community Investment and Community Development.




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    A growing community of innovative business leaders and social entrepreneurs to help you improve your business, enhance your leadership, and expand your impact.




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    Interdisciplinary hub at UC Berkeley for understanding and acting on global poverty.




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    NESsT  Networks

    Provides 5-7 years of incubation to early-stage social enterprises with financial investments (seed capital in the form of grants and soft loans), social capital, capacity support via training and mentoring, and access to markets and networks. Addresses key issues in labor inclusion, sustainable income, and affordable technologies.




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    Net Impact  Networks

    A network of over 100,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working towards a sustainable future. Empowers a new generation to use their careers to take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business around the world.




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    Community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise. Focuses on new trends and ideas/research in market solutions to poverty. Features an editor-curated newsfeed, a calendar of important events, and a career center with continuously updated job opportunities across the “development through enterprise” market sector.




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    A non-profit social investment fund that builds rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Focuses on four focus areas – advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities – to build reesilience and prosperity in developing communities.




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    Aims to facilitate a participatory platform for collective impact, with a vision of a San Francisco Bay Area where everyone has the opportunity to invest, start, partner, work, and purchase from businesses that benefit communities.




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    Ennovent  Networks

    An innovation accelerator working with a range of clients–including entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, foundations, development agencies, CSR departments, NGOs and companies. Additionally, their online global network helps clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries.




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    An active network of professionals who leverage their time, talent and connections to help non-profit organizations launch new initiatives, make a greater impact and accelerate positive change in their communities.




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    Co-creates strong and growing ecosystems of prosperity, by supporting organizations that enable social entrepreneurs to succeed.




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    An open data and resources platform powering the global impact market. ImpactSpace aims to accelerate impact investing by making information about the impact market available to everyone and maintainable by anyone.




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    The oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices, they have propelled $172 million plus $4 billion in follow-on investment into 271 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community.




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    A social finance hub and project incubator that acts as a neutral collaboration space for all sectors–government, community and private–to strengthen our collective ability to mobilize private capital for public good.




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    Benetech  Networks

    A non-profit focused on developing technology for social good.




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    Collaborates with visionary, courageous changemakers to bring new capital to the new economy through capital raising, developing capital market tools, and aggregating community capital necessary to shape a resilient economic ecosystem.




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    India’s largest executive training program for leaders of non-profits and social businesses empowering them with funds, networks and skills to help them scale




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    Social entrepreneurship involves the application of business practices to the pursuit of social and/or environmental mission. It brings the mindset, principles, strategies, tools and techniques of entrepreneurship to the social sector, yielding innovative solutions to the vexing problems facing society – poverty, hunger, inadequate housing and homelessness, unemployment and under-employment, illiteracy, disease, environmental degradation, etc. It finds solutions where government and private sector efforts have not.




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    Myths of Innovation, Scott Berkun  Further Reading

    Berkun shows how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world.




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    Startup Digest, Startup Digest  Further Reading

    Newsletter for all things startup, including latest events and news.




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    Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank  Further Reading

    Blank offers a four-step customer development process and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture.




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    TrustLaw Publications, Thompson Reuters Foundation  Further Reading

    Overviews of legal information on a wide range of topics, including strutures for NGOs and startups.




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    Crowdfund It!, Anna Maguire  Further Reading

    The third edition of Crowdfund it! features an expanded section on equity crowdfunding, updated case studies and profiles plus details of several new fundraising websites. The book is a comprehensive guide to the global crowdfunding phenomenon, which was expected to raise over $US5 billion for projects of all kinds worldwide in 2013. Fully revised for this third edition, it offers expert advice for creatives, start-ups and not-for-profits who are considering running an online fundraising campaign.




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    Startup Revolution, Brad Feld  Further Reading

    Venture capital investing and entrepreneurship articles and books written by early stage investor and entrepreneur Brad Feld




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    Entrepreneurship.org, Entrepreneurship.org  Further Reading

    Forum and website supported by the Kauffman Foundation that provides educational tools, event listings, and various content for entrepreneurs.




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    Fast Company, Fast Company  Further Reading

    Magazine that chronicles how companies create and compete, with regular coverage of innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design.




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    From Idea to Success: The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Guide for Startups, Gregg Fairbrothers and Tessa Winter  Further Reading

    Walks readers through the “entire process of launching a new company, product, or service, from concept to business success.”




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    Monthly magazine and website published by Harvard University that covers different industries, management functions, and geographic locations as well as topics such as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and social entrepreneurship.




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    The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook, Rupert Scofield  Further Reading

    Scofield provides an roadmap for starting up and running a non-profit or social business, sharing personal success stories and advice on what not to do.




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    Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Ryszard Praszkier & Andrzej Nowak  Further Reading

    Praszkier and Nowak detail how social entrepreneurship can creatively solve pressing and seemingly insurmountable social problems.




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    Prahalad argues that the world’s five billion poor make up the the fastest growing market in the world; he describes how the market has vast untapped buying power and represents an enormous potential for companies who can profitably serve the poor.




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    The Innovator’s Solution, Clayton Christensen, Michael Raynor  Further Reading

    Christensen advances his idea of disruption, arguing that companies place too much focus on pleasing their most profitable customers and should rather focus on “disruptive technologies” that can keep them ahead of the competition.




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    Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein & Susan Davis  Further Reading

    Bornstein and Davis define who social entrepreneurs are, how their organizations function, and what challenges they face, to give readers an understanding of what differentiates social entrepreneurship from standard business ventures and traditional non-profit work.




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    Entrepreneur.com, Entrepreneur.com  Further Reading

    Magazine that seeks to inspire, inform, and celebrate entrepreneurs and offer them solutions, tips, tools, and insider news to help them grow their businesses.




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    Allows students to apply the art and science of venture investing by letting them assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and “fund” investment opportunities for a day using strategic investment criteria, valuation, capitalization tables, term sheets, and other tools of the trade. Real entrepreneurs who are currently seeking funding present their startups to the VCIC teams, while the teams are judged by experienced venture capitalists.




  • Timeline: 1: Fall*
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UCB Graduate)

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    Seed investment competition designed to provide early stage funding to entrepreneurs and start-ups that have innovative ideas that can significantly impact the wireless ecosystem. Qualcomm Ventures will select up to eight finalists from the North American region to compete in a finals competition whereby the winner will receive US$250,000 in convertible note funding.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: North America (US and Canada residents)
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Skoll Awards distinguishes up to 10 transformative leaders whose organizations are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale “equilibrium” change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world. They are given funding (typically $50,000 – $1.25 million over 3 years on average) and support by a global network of entrepreneurs, innovators, and government leaders and are formally recognized at the Skoll World Forum Awards Ceremony in April.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit

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    Investment competition in 2015 for first level of funding to launch ideas into successful start-ups. Regional winners receive US$100,000, and the Grand Prize Winner receives an additional US$150,000. Provides entrepreneurs in over 8 regions their first level of funding to launch ideas into a successful start-up businesses. Provides seed investments of up to 5 years to technology start-ups.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Provides support and educational programs for entrepreneurs to build economic independence by lowering barriers to entrepreneurial success and educational achievements, with a special focus on improvements in Kansas City.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any* (option to focus on Kansas City)
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors (either individual or pair), who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Potential nomineeds are inventors, venture capitalists, engineers, or other influential professionals in the fields of science, engineering, medical or business.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Fall
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Any (w. a Bachelor's Degree)

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    An annual invention and entrepreneurship competition that awards up to $10,000 per team for innovative service projects that partner with and positively impact underserved communities around the world.




  • Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (1 must be from MIT)

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    Annually recognizes exceptionally talented young inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians, and pioneers whose work in science and technology has great potential to transform the world.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Crowdrise  Funding

    Online crowdfunding tool for non-profits, event fundraising, special occasion fundraising, team projects, and personal endeavors. Has a “point” system to incentivize funders and project developers.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    VC Index Fund  Funding

    VC Index Fund invests $100,000 per deal into early-stage startups backed by top VCs. Provides online investor network and accelerated fundraising for projects.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit

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    D-Prize  Funding

    Funds social entrepreneurs and early-stage startupsworldwide that can develop better ways to distribute existing proven life-enhancing technologies in health, financial services and technology to actual people in need in developing regions. Mentorship and $10,000-$20,000 is awarded to 5-15 social entrepreneures to help pilot their ideas, launch their work, and attract significant support.




  • Timeline: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    VERB U  Funding

    Entrepreneurship competitions for students and recent graduates run by Verb in partnership with global companies, foundations and governments across the world. Verb concentrates on enabling new competitions that will support early-stage social entrepreneurs with training, mentors and seed funding to grow their enterprises.




  • Timeline: Rolling Deadlines
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (Current and recent Graduates)

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    Facilitates philanthropists, venture capitalists, and social entrepreneurs by providing prizes up to $150,000, a series of workshops and office hours, and feedback from expert judges. There is a $1,500,000 limit in seed capital raised and a $2,000,000 limit in revenue generated. However, plans to create hedge funds, investments, private equities or venture capital funds are generally not eligible.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be from Harvard)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be from Harvard)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Harvard Business School Alumni pursuing new business and social-impact ventures can participate in one of 15 regional competitions hosted by 18 alumni “hub” clubs around the world. The winning team from each regional competition attends the NVC finale and advances to online crowd vote finals where $2k – $50k is awarded to the top 3 voted teams.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any (1 member must be a Harvard ALUMNI)
    Eligibility: ANY* - 1 member must be a Harvard Business School MBA student and a HBS ALUMNI *A team may include students from any other school within Harvard, students from other universities and non-students.

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    Actively searches for social entrepreneurs with new, innovative solutions to solve society’s pressing problems. Fellows receive lifetime network support and stipends that support their research.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Helps entrepreneurs connect with investors and grow high-impact ventures.




  • Timeline: Many: Year-round
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Underdog Ventures  Funding

    Venture capital firm specializing in making investments in socially aware, high-net-worth individuals and companies. It prefers to invest in natural and organic food, environment and conservation, socially responsible consumer products, women-owned businesses, community wealth creation, and socially responsible investment companies




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit

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    For social entrepreneurs, a course that brings Fellows and faculty together for an intensive week to work on design for maximum impact and scalability in a retreat center on the coast in Bolinas, California. The course gives Fellows the rare opportunity to focus completely on their ideas and a systematic way to apply them. Fellows work directly with staff at six-month intervals to incorporate new information, lessons, and ideas into their formatted design of an Impact Model.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US (Bolinas, California)
    Eligibility: Any

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    The CGI U Innovation Fund will source, support, and feature the most effective, high-impact college student entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world by providing critical, early-stage seed funding for their Commitments to Action.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    Competition that seeks innovators and social entrepreneurs to submit appropriate technologies to improve basic supply in crucial areas, which are later showcased on the Solutions Database, giving international spotlight to projects, and allowing them to be supported through virtual and regional workshops, training, and coaching. Awards winners prizes between 5,000 Euro to 50,000 EUR.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    The Rolex Awards for Enterprise supports pioneering work in five areas: applied technology, cultural heritage, environment, exploration and discovery, and science and health. Projects from all over the world are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise. Awards Laureates between 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects, worldwide publicity, and a Rolex chronometer.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Largest annual social impact awards ceremony in the United States that recognizes non-profit and social enterprise programs run by social impact organizations around the world, with topics addressing global poverty and hunger, disease, education, climate change, disaster response and preparedness, and health care accessibility.




  • You must be nominated for this opportunity.
    Timeline: 1: Winter
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Non-profit, For-profit

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    Selects and supports a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the potential to transform industries, communities and countries. Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process (12-18 months), candidates pass a series of local and regional interviews before presenting to panelists from our global business network at International Selection Panels held five to six times each year.




  • Timeline: 6: Year-round (6 selection days Applications are rolling, with many deadlines to apply)
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Students (MBA students)

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    The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. GPF invests resources in four areas they believe make the most impact: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Investors’ Circle  Funding

    Largest and most active early-stage impact investing network, with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices. To date, has invested in nearly $200 million into over 300 for-profit enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. Benefits include oppotrunities to participate in national and local pitch day events, networking, and monthly newsletters.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: US
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit*

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    Free personal online fundraising website for individuals, groups & organizations. Serves as a central hub for receiving community support and donations.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    EquityNet  Funding

    The original and only patented equity online crowdfunding platform used by entrepreneurs, government entities, investors, business incubators, universities, and other members of the entrepreneurial communitiy to plan, analyze, and capitalize young, privately-held businesses.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    PeopleFund  Funding

    PeopleFund is a global pioneer in value added investments focused on technology, internet and media. Partners and invests in early through growth venture investments, private equity and public companies.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: For-profit, Non-profit

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    Database of startups, professionials, markets and their locations, salaries and evaluations of startups, and incubators. Also provides a list of over 45k startup jobs and detailed information, access to top deals through investor-led syndicates, learning opportunities from angels and Venture Capitalists, fundraising opportunities for over 800 startups, team recruitment, and trending startups.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Compete for cash and prizes and represent your school in competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities nationwide.




  • Timeline: 1: Summer
    Location: US
    Eligibility: Students

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    Resources and mentorship for companies working on: connected mobile sensors and platforms; ultra-low power computing platforms for wearable connected devices; robotics for consumer electronics; or thermal management materials and architectures. Winners extended support from Samsung mentors and engineers, and an additional $5,000 in funding for a total of $10,000 in seed funds for participation in CITRIS Foundry.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz
    Eligibility: Students, Faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz)

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    6 month incubator program + 6 month extension option that provides additional resources and mentorship for companies working to solve today’s pressing energy and climate problems. Winners receive an additional $5,000 in funding for a total of $10,000 in seed funds for participation in The Foundry, as well as access to BECI‘s extensive network of energy and climate experts from both UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz
    Eligibility: Students, Faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz)

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    Resources and mentors for companies working on health-related technologies that combine traditional life science with integrated digital technologies (software, hardware and/or services). Winners are accepted into the QB3 Startup-in-a-Box program (6 month incubator program + 6 month continuation option) and have access to the QB3@953 shared space, mentors, and entrepreneurial community.




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF
    Eligibility: Students, faculty, staff, or alumni (at one of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF)

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    Haas Foundry Fellows are first and second-year FTMBAs, passionate about helping develop companies at the cutting edge of technology. Fellows work closely with founders to meet business challenges important to products, markets and investors on a 40-60 hour long engineering and business project over the course of a semester, which can also count for up to 10 academic units towards the students’ degree.




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (MBA students at UC Berkeley Haas)

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    Engineering Foundry Fellows are undergraduate STEM majors passionate about startups, and helping to create tomorrow’s leading companies. Fellows work closely with founders on critical issues related to specification, prototyping, manufacturing and design




  • Timeline: 1: Spring
    Location: UC Berkeley
    Eligibility: Students (UG STEM major students)

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    RocketHub  Funding

    An international, pioneering, open community and crowdfunding platform that has helped thousands of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders raise millions of dollars by connecting with governments, educators, and communities. Artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, game developers, philanthropists, filmmakers, photographers, theatre producers/directors, writers, fashion designers, etc. are welcome to post projects




  • Timeline: Rolling
    Location: Any
    Eligibility: Any

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    Offers competitions and awards cash prizes honoring entrepreneurial ventures and city, state and national governments supporting entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and developing regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility) enterprise. Competitions include: Global Grand Mobi, Michigan Mobi, Enterprising City/State/Nation Mobi, Mobi – x India: honoring New Mobility related entrepreneurs, big businesses and government agencies, and the New Opportunity: For Connected And Automated Mobility Solutions, as well as the People’s Choice Voting. Applicants receive access to the Mobi platform, a cyberspace that crowd sources, connects, honors and advances New Mobility enterprises globally.

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