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2017 Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals & Taste the Impact Receptio...
Tue, May 23, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
The Social Enterprise Initiative is pleased to announce the 2017 John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge Finals & the Taste the Impact reception.
2017 SNVC Finals, Tuesday, May 23, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Harper Center, C25
Taste the Impact Reception, Tuesday, May 23, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Harper Center, Room 104
On May 23, SNVC finalist teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges and compete for $50,000 in cash prizes. Doors open for the 2017 SNVC at 10:15 a.m., and the program will begin at 11:00 a.m. We expect a crowd, so get there early to get a seat!
Immediately following the presentations, join us for the Taste the Impact reception featuring catering from food-focused, mission-driven organizations based in Chicago. The Taste the Impact reception will culminate in the announcement of the 2017 SNVC winners—so stick around to congratulate these up-and-coming social entrepreneurs!
Both the SNVC finals and the Taste the Impact reception are part of UChicago's Innovation Fest.
About the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge: In 2011, given growing student interest in social entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation developed a new track of the NVC uniquely focused on new social ventures. The Social NVC, coorganized by the Polsky Center and the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, helps students launch for-profit and nonprofit ventures that have a social impact mission and a model for financial sustainability.
About Taste the Impact: Try baked goods from a nonprofit which offers employment opportunities to those with career barriers, sample coffee from a local venture that provides meals to children in Guatemala, and enjoy snacks from other local entrepreneurs who are making doing good delicious! Lagunitas Brewing Company will provide frosty beverages. Taste the Impact is part of UChicago Innovation Fest, which features innovation and entrepreneurial activities happening on campus and is sponsored by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
About UChicago Innovation Fest: Innovation Fest is a three-week celebration of the University of Chicago’s entrepreneurial and innovative advances and solutions, kicks off May 12 and runs through June 2, with more than 35 sessions scheduled across the city and UChicago’s downtown and Hyde Park campuses. Join us to share big solutions to problems in Chicago and across the globe, find new collaborators, and rub shoulders with leaders in business, health care, tech, and social and environmental policy. Highlights of this year’s celebration include the 20th anniversary of the Polsky Center’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a behind-the-scenes look at life as an entrepreneur at the university’s Chicago Innovation Exchange, and events featuring faculty who are bringing groundbreaking advances out of the lab and classroom.
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s innovation leaders, including Arete, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Social Enterprise Initiative, and UChicago Tech. Additional sponsors include UChicago Urban, UChicago Urban Labs, and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.