Social Enterprise Challenge


The reSET Social Enterprise Awards recognize social entrepreneurs with viable, sustainable, market-based solutions for some of our state’s most pressing social problems. This year, applicants compete for up to $10,000 in growth and seed capital and other resources designed to help them take their business to the next level including membership at our Community Space. Winners will be announced at our annual Social Enterprise Awards held this October.


Competition Organizer

reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust

Local US Event
Hartford, CT
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Technology - Green
  • Women or Minority-owned
  • Virtual/Online
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

The business or organization is located in Connecticut

The mission is stated clearly and indicates how the organization will improve the community

This business operates as a social enterprise (see FAQs page for more information)

The potential social impact of the organization is important, meaningful and significant

The organization has a defined pathway for growth and has the potential to create new jobs and contribute to Connecticut’s economy

The business plan is clear, compelling and comprehensive and the team demonstrates and understanding of what’s needed to execute it successfully

The organization has established a plan for attaining financial independence