Brigham Young University Social Venture Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

BYU Marriott School, BYU Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Who's Eligible
Students currently enrolled at Brigham Young University-Provo, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, or Brigham Young University-Idaho may compete in the competition.

The venture can be a nonprofit, a for-profit, a hybrid of both, or even a division of an existing organization. However, the competition’s purpose is to develop innovative ventures in seed, start-up, or early growth stage.
Important Dates

Business plans must be submitted by January 24, 2011. The top three teams will be chosen as finalists after a semi-final round, and the competition finals will take place on April 7 & 8, 2011.

Competition Prizes

1st place: $10,000, 2nd place: $4,000, 3rd place: $1,000

Prize money in the amount of $3,000 will go the "audience's choice."

The three winning ventures may each receive up to $12,000 additional funding as they meet specific milestones jointly set with the competition judges and advisors.

Other Info

Milestones to be reached in order to receive additional prize money include:

  • Launch (venture legalization, partnership agreements)
  • Initial product delivery
  • Secondary funding received (non-founder, non-family donor/investor funds received at certain levels)
  • Consistent growth (certain number of months of profit, increased customers, or product delivery, etc.)
  • Specified social return on investment reached
  • New partnerships arranged