Social Impact Business Plan Competition 2011


Deadline for Round I submissions


Competition Organizer

Social Impact Exchange

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible

Open to all 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 (Letter of Intent, Application form, etc) are due on January 3, 2011 (extended). Round II business plans must be submitted by April 15, 2011. Finalists invited to proceed to Round III (Final Round) will give oral presentations to a judges panel on June 15 and 16, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Up to $100,000 in financial and consulting awards.

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. Judging is conducted on a pro bono basis by professionals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. 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.