Social Impact Business Plan Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

Social Impact Change

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
U.S.-based nonprofit organizations with a focus in education, youth development, health, poverty alleviation or community economic development. The competition has two tracks: Early Stage Growth, and Mezzanine-Stage Growth.
Important Dates

Round I submissions are due December 9, 2009. The first annual conference and final round of presentations will take place on June 17-18, 2010 in New York City.

Competition Prizes

The winner of the Early-Stage Competition will receive up to $50,000 in cash and the services of a consulting firm to further develop its growth plan. The winner of the Mezzanine-Stage Competition will receive up to $100,000 in cash, a guaranteed place to present at the next Exchange Annual Conference’s Investment Fair, and a place in Growth Philanthropy Network’s portfolio.

Other Info

During an 8-month evaluation process, entrants develop and submit business plans to scale their operations and improve the lives of people in need. Competition entrants have access to a website of resources on growth, take part in group training and one-on-one consulting, and receive customized written feedback on their plans.