WIN $10,000 FOR YOUR
NONPROFIT OR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Participate in the UA #BeTheChange 10k!
Have an idea for a nonprofit or social enterprise? A top prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the winner, with additional prizes awarded to runners-up.
The pitch competition, open to all UA students, is focused on promoting social enterprise over the spring semester through mentorship, development events and pitch practices.
Presented by: The EXL Center, University of Akron Research Foundation, Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the SEED Legal Clinic
HOW TO ENTER
STARTUP CHALLENGE MENTORS
- Elyse Ball
- EbaNee Bond
- Joe Fox
- Nick Glavan
- Jim Griggy
- Anoo Vyas
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events are held in the EXL Center (Bierce Library, room 168) and will have FREE FOOD!
Friday Feb 21 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday Mar 4 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Sam Borick, Co-founder, Hunger Perks - What your pitch should look like
Friday Mar 13 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
SEED Legal Clinic, Legal issues for nonprofits and social enterprises
Thursday Mar 19 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cristina Gonzalez Alcala, Akron Community Foundation – Raising Money for Your Nonprofit: What you need to know
Wednesday Apr 1 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Check-in and feedback session - We'll answer questions and provide feedback
Monday, Apr 6 | Deadline for application at 11:59 p.m.
Thursday and Friday Apr 9-10
Semi Final competition
Thursday Apr 16 | 5- 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the finals
Come see the five finalists compete for the $10k grand prize! The winner will be determined by a panel of judges and the audience's input, so be sure to bring your friends!
Thursday Apr 16 at 5 - 7:30 p.m.
More details to come!