Friday, March 25, 2011

Accepting Applications: Social Entrepreneur's Cup

Presented by Social Venture Partners Minnesota, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minnesota Cup, the purpose of the Social Entrepreneur's Cup is to seek out, support, and promote Minnesota's most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations that they lead. The winner will be determined by audience votes at EPCON: The Engaged Philanthropy Conference in June, selected out four finalists delivering live presentations to the judges and 600+ attendees. This year's Social Entrepreneur's Cup winner will be awarded $20,000, one year's worth of consulting from SVP MN, and will go on to compete for the Minnesota Cup Grand Prize. Spread the word about this exciting and innovative opportunity!
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR'S CUP

A Program of SVP MN, The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Minnesota Cup

Deadline for submitting nominations is 5:00 pm CST, April 15, 2011.

Purpose of the Social Entrepreneurs Cup

The Social Entrepreneurs Cup is hosted by SVP MN as a division of the Minnesota Cup. The purpose of the Social Entrepreneurs Cup is to seek out, celebrate and promote Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs and the organizations they lead. Four finalists make presentations to the judges and audience at the annual Engaged Philanthropy Conference. Finalists are judged on the following criteria:
  • Social Venture Concept: Judges are looking for a well-articulated social value proposition. The finalist must make a compelling case for why society needs this social venture and the value the concept adds to our society.

  • Innovation: How does the finalist organization standout from other organizations? Where is the innovation in how the finalist organization delivers its social value proposition?

  • Social Return on Investment: What results have the finalist produced so far and what results can it project? Why would social investors (philanthropists) want to fund this concept when they have so many other options? Judges will evaluate ideas on their potential to generate a social return on investment both in the near and long-term.

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